Jason Mercier is a 24-year-old Team PokerStars Pro from Hollywood, Florida. He won his first big tournament in 2008 when he took down the European Poker Tour Season 4 San Remo Main Event.
Just one year later, in 2009, he won his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event outlasting 808 players. He has continued to dominate poker tournaments across the world, more recently winning the PokerStars North American Poker Tour No-Limit Hold’em Bounty Shootout in 2010 and successfully defending his title in 2011 at Mohegan Sun.
The 2011 WSOP has been his most profitable Series to date. He has made deep runs in six events and took home another bracelet after winning the $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha - Six-Handed event. On the final hand of the night, Mercier raised to 160,000 from the button and his opponent Hans Winzeler reraised to 480,000. Mercier made the call and the flop came. Mercier bet 960,000 after his opponent checked, Winzeler raised all in, and Mercier insta-called. Winzeler held and Mercier held. The fell on the turn and the hit on the river to give Mercier the straight for the victory. He took home his second coveted WSOP gold bracelet and $619,575 in prize money with the win.