PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier is the our next choice from the recently uploaded PokerStars Top 5 episodes from the PokerStars Youtube to share with you, following on from the episodes we have already shared about Liv Boeree, Bertrand Grospellier, Daniel Negreanu and Vanessa Selbst.
PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier has become known as one of the worlds very best live tournament players over the years, despite only really hitting the big time just six years ago. In 2008 he won the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main event for a score of $1,372,893 and has gone from strength to strength since then.
In fact, in just the six years after that win he is already up to 12th in the all time career earners list with a total of $12,248,203. That equates to about $2 million a year on average from the poker tables. He has also been ranked as the number one player in the world by the Global Poker Index in the past, though does not hold that position as of right now.
That is his sole EPT title but he has made another three final tables and cashed a total of five times. He has also picked up two World Series of Poker bracelets, made nine final tables and cashed an amazing 31 times. Two of those final tables were actually in the Main Event both in 2009 and 2012 though he finished 4th and 8th respectively.
All of this and he is still only 27, which begs the question, just how much more can he achieve in his poker career? Well, we are sure that he would love nothing more than to take down a World Poker Tour title to give him pokers Triple Crown, something we are sure he will accomplish soon enough.
He has been a PokerStars Team Pro for a number of years and is always happy to try and connect with fans and share his experiences through social media. He regularly blogs and is the perfect modern day ambassador for the game.
This video shows five of his very best moments at the poker tables as selected by PokerStars. We are sure the decision was difficult as there are so many big moments already in the career of Jason Mercier. Take in the video and admire the poker skills of one of the best young players of this poker generation.
At this rate, in another six years he could be right up among the very top earners in the games history.
Keep checking back with us over the coming weeks as we bring you the next episodes of the Top 5 moments for many of today’s very best professional poker players.