The long-time poker pro shows he can excel at either live or online events
33-year-old poker pro Jason Mercier has taken down his first title in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Online Series. He won Event #46 with a $10,300 buy-in pot-Limit Omaha High Roller event, which offered over $250,000 in the total prize pool. Mercier triumphed by defeating a tough field of opponents on Day 2 of competition that started with the last eight players in the competition.
The day started with most players ready to fight for the biggest portion of the total prize pool of $1,010,000 that surpassed the guarantee. There weren’t too many surprises when the first players left the tournament – Mark Davis was busted first since he ended with the shortest stack the previous day. The next one hitting the rails was Andres Ojeda; Davis and Ojeda each won $32,320. The next ones leaving the table were John O’Shea and Andreas Torbergsen, and they were followed by Yuri Dzivielevski, who was the last one to go home with a prize under six figures. The third place was for a Swedish legend, Viktor Blom, amassing his first major result of the series, after many recent attempts.
The final heads up battle was between Mercier and Linus Loeliger, who finished Day 1 with the chip lead. It was quite a quick match that went on in just 90 minutes, with Mercier playing with everything he had to conquer the title, trophy and the big cash prize of $279,265. Loeliger is also a specialist in cash games, but would have to settle for second and $176,750