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Hand History Time Capsule: Jason Mercier

by Erik Fast |  Published: Feb 01, 2012

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The European Poker Tour began in 2004, with founder John Duthie looking to fill the worldwide demand for no-limit Texas hold’em tournaments in his neck of the woods. The EPT grew rapidly, and by its fourth season the decision was made to increase the buy-ins across the board due to heightened popularity and insufficient space at the host casinos. It was in this fourth season that the EPT San Remo main event facilitated the debut of one of tournament poker’s most successful players over the past three years, Jason Mercier. Before becoming a regular on the live tournament scene, Mercier had been a successful online player while attending college in Florida. Mercier won a satellite into the EPT San Remo €4,700 main event, which drew 701 entrants and boasted a €869,000, or roughly $1,340,867, first-place prize. Mercier found himself with the chip lead at the end of day two, and ...


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