Poker Pro Says Goodbye to PokerStars After Eight Years

Jason Mercier, the 2016 WSOP Player of the Year, has decided to end up his eight-year-relationship with PokerStars. The family is in the top position of his priority list now. He now wants to spend more time with his beloved family. The five-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner has been working as a financial strategy advisor for the world’s largest online poker site; i.e., PokerStars. He announced his retirement a week after Vanessa Selbst announced her retirement. Yes, both of the ambassadors have ended up their relationship with PokerStars. Let’s have a look at the 5 World Series of Poker Bracelets won by Jason Mercier.

Year

Tournament

Prize (US$)

2009

$1,500 Pot Limit Omaha

$237,415

2011

$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha (Six Handed)

$619,575

2015

$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Six Handed)

$633,357

2016

$10,000 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball Championship

$273,335

2016

$10,000 H.O.R.S.E Championship

$422,874 

Mercier has made 17 final tables at the WSOP; he won five gold bracelets. Hence, Jason Mercier became the 24th player in the world to won at five bracelets. Besides, he made the final table of World Series of Poker Europe on two occasions, fourth place in 2009, and eighth place in 2012. On May 15, 2014, this poker pro won his first SCOOP title in Event 34-M. With three more titles in 2015 and one in 2016, Jason has a total of 5 SCOOP titles. Mercier, the 5 Spring Championship of Online Poker Titles winner, had won his first SCOOP title in Event 34-M.

Year

Event

Tournament

Prize (US$)

2014

Event 34-M

$215 8-Game 

$21,242.00

2015

Event 5-H

$2,100 FL Badugi

$39,200.00

2015

Event 8-H

$2,100 NL 5 Card Draw

$34,400.00

2015

Event 20-H

$2,100 NL Hold’em [4-Max]

$178,457.73

2016

Event 42-M

$215 PL Omaha Hi/Lo [6-Max]

$22,572.00 

Mercier wrote: “My most important concern now, and my priority, is being a full-time father and husband. Becoming a parent brings about a complete transformation of who you are. I no longer let myself be so concerned with what I want, but more so the well-being of my wife and my child.”

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