Jason Mercier, usually known for his skills at live poker events, saw his luck take some time to show up while playing the $10,300 WCOOP High Roller tourney. However, in his usual style Mercier did manage to make his way to the top and took the chip leader position and finally win the whole event coming in at first place.
For his troubles, the lucky Jason Mercier walked away with $253,425. This win comes as a good financial income for Mercier as the player has not been doing so well in playing circles so far.
Perhaps this new win is indicative of a change in fortune for Mercier. This year, Mercier has ended up spending a lot of money in buy-ins and travelling and has not cashed in much.
In his own words, as he tweeted to his followers on Twitter,
Really over the ridiculous losses, beats, and #justbadluck that I have experienced at every single point in this wonderful year of 2012..I am very fortunate to be where I am today in poker..This I know. However, this year has been unbearable. Almost any pro poker player…Would be completely broke if they ran like I have run this year… Played a bit on 2-7 TD 1k/2k too. Didn’t win a single pot… And 1 time I got dealt 86543 pat, my Internet went out n I would’ve won 25k pot
This comment drew up a query from another poker pro – Daniel Negreanu – who is known for having something to say about everything. Negreanu who uses the handle “RealKidPoker” tweeted back stating, “@JasonMercier so does that mean #itofficiallyended?”
Whether Negreanu is referring to Mercier’s run of bad luck or not, it is to be hoped that Mercier will continue to play in live poker events. Negreanu also participated in the $10,300 WCOOP High Roller tourney and cashed in at the third place. He took in a sum of $130,200 which is a good win considering the buy-in amount and lack of live events available.
Other toppers in the $10,300 WCOOP High Roller tourney included a player called Gozoboro who came in at the second place and won $169,725 for his efforts. Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu was followed by Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka who won less than a $100k and only took in $88,350. Anders “donald” Berg, BensBenz and gunning4you were also placed in the money and took in less than $50k each for their troubles.
Sorel “zangbezan24″ Mizzi also played in the high roller poker tourney but placed eleventh for his efforts.