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An American Poker Player in Europe

Getting to Know Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 18, 2009

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Thanks to the PokerStars European Poker Tour, which allows players who are at least 18 years old to participate, poker champions are getting younger and younger. With the PokerStars-sponsored tour having kicked off its sixth season in mid-August, players from around the world are gearing up for the action, ready to follow in the footsteps of breakout players such as Michael McDonald, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Bertrand Grospellier, and Jason Mercier. Mercier, who has won two PokerStars EPT championships and, this summer, added a World Series of Poker bracelet, is the poster boy for online star turned live-tournament pro via the EPT’s globe-trotting circuit. All of that success certainly gets you plenty of attention, but the 22-year-old Mercier hasn’t let it go to his head — not even close. He is thought by many on the tournament circuit to be a bit of an enigma, a reclusive player who never lets his ...


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