2012 has hardly been Jason Mercier’s best year in poker, however if you were to just judge his year based on his results in the WSOPE, you would never have guessed it. Having already made some big cashes in a couple of the side events he is now heading towards the final table in the Main Event.
This is nothing new either; it seems that when Mercier takes part in any WSOPE event, things just seem to come together. Just like in 2009 when he managed to finish fourth in the WSOPE Main Event and the years in between where he has managed another three cashes. Mercier is now in second place on the list of all time cashes at the WSOPE with 7 in total.
Even Mercier himself admits he finds it hard to explain why he always seems to do so well in the World Series Of Poker Europe, he says that all he can think of is that it is always nice to be able to come back to a place where you feel comfortable, especially knowing that you have run well there in the past.
Good Fortune Started At The WCOOP!
His turn around in recent fortunes actually started in the World Championship Of Online Poker at PokerStars just a few weeks ago when he won the $10k 8-Game Event which brought him $253k. That was his first win since last December and seems to have provided him with a good bit of momentum.
Though it’s been a hard year, things seem to be turning around for the player who has amassed an amazing $8 million in career earnings on the felt.
He has admitted finding it extremely tough this year and even received criticism from a few players after publicly voicing his discontent at his fortunes on twitter. He claims that the amount of hours a poker player puts into the game can get you down especially when things are not running well. The tournaments that go on for hours can be extremely frustrating when you are not getting any luck from above. Emotions can over spill and things can escalate and can snowball.
However, he can forget about all of that now as he has finally started to run well again and will be looking forward to his next event at the European Poker Tour San Remo, which is once he has finished his business in the Main Event here.
Keep up to date on whether he can go that extra step and win the World Series Of Poker Main Event to complete his turnaround.