Mercier Outlasts Very Tough Field To Take Down $794,600 First Place Prize

Published on April 6th, 2017 9:39 pm EST

Poker player Jason Mercier sporting a full beard and a sports het.  The year is 2017.There is plenty going on in Jason Mercier's life right now, though he put all of the personal news developments (baby on the way, etc) aside over the past couple of days to take down the $25,000 High Roller Event at the SHRPO (Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown) for $794,600.

In order to take down this tournament, Mercier had to outlast the likes of Justin "Zeejustin" Bonomo and Olivier Busquet at the final table. Here is how the final nine ended up shaking out:

1st - Jason Mercier, $794,600
2nd - Justin Bonomo, $556,800
3rd - Loni Harwood, $348,000
4th - Anthony Spinella, $240,700
5th - Olivier Busquet, $153,700
6th - Sam Soverel, $113,100
7th - Bryn Kenney, $92,800
8th - Ari Engel, $78,300
9th - Jeff Gross, $75,400


Despite just having turned 30 years of age, Jason Mercier (who is a member of Team Pokerstars Pro) has already amassed one of the most impressive resumes in poker history.

With his win earlier today, Mercier now has over $18.2 million in total lifetime "live" tournament earnings, plus an additional $2 million+ in online tournament cashes. Mercier's cashes put him at #12 on the all-time money list, a few notches behind the likes of John Juanda and Brian Rast.

In addition to all of his cashes, Mercier owns five World Series of Poker bracelets and an EPT title.

With the World Series of Poker quickly approaching, Mercier seems to be rounding into form.