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Jason Mercier Wins Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $50K High Roller

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Sep 11, 2019

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Jason Mercier won his first live poker tournament title in over two years by taking down the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $50,000 no-limit hold’em high roller event. Mercier and his wife Natasha had their first child, Marco, in late 2017, and Mercier told Card Player at the 2019 World Series of Poker that he had played less than 50 hours of poker since last summer. Despite being a little out of practice, Mercier managed to outlast a field of 41 entries in this high-stakes event, dominating the final table in just 82 hands to win $715,860. The score, his first in almost a year, brought Mercier’s career earnings to $19.4 million. Mercier began the final day with more than half of the chips in play. His stack of 132 big blinds was almost five times larger than the next biggest stack of 28 big blinds, which belonged to Giuseppe Iadisernia. As a result, he was able to finish ...


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