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Online Poker: Jason Mercier Drops $200,000

Viktor Blom Sees Bluff Fail In Week's Biggest Pot


Poker pro Jason Mercier is having one of his best years on the tournament circuit, but his online cash game results haven’t been stellar in 2015. According to HighstakesDB, Mercier lost $200,000 in the ring games on PokerStars over the past seven days.

Fortunately, he has won $1,896,195 in tournaments in 2015 and currently sits in third place in Card Player’s Player of the Year race.

Mercier is a $380,000 loser lifetime on PokerStars under his JasonMercier screen name, which first became active in 2010. He is sponsored by the poker site.

On the flip side, unknown PokerStars account “JayP-AA” was the week’s biggest winner with $1,292,749 in profits. The largest hand of the week was a $346,422 pot at $200-$400 PLO between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and JayP-AA. The hand, which took place on Sunday, featured a bluff gone wrong on the river for Blom. Before we get to the action, here were their cards:

JayP-AA: ADiamond Suit ASpade Suit QDiamond Suit 9Club Suit

Blom: KDiamond Suit JDiamond Suit 7Diamond Suit 6Club Suit

In a three-handed game with Isaac Haxton also sitting, Blom made it $1,600 on the button, and JayP-AA three-bet to $5,300. Blom called, and the flop fell JSpade Suit 10Club Suit 6Diamond Suit. JayP-AA bet $7,300. Blom called. The turn was the 5Diamond Suit, and JayP-AA bet $18,400. Blom called again.

The river brought the 5Heart Suit, and JayP-AA bet $26,300 into a pot of roughly $63,000. Blom decided to raise to $142,000. JayP-AA didn’t have much more than Blom’s bet. He eventually called with aces up and took the massive pot. Blom’s attempt at turning his two pair into a bluff had failed.

Despite the hand, Blom did end the week with a profit. Here’s a look at the leader board from the past seven days, according to the HighstakesDB tracking.


JayP-AA: $1,292,749
Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby: $710,695
Isildur1: $248,971
WithColor: $213,243
Zugwat: $85,863


Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky: -$700,139
Phil “RaiseOnce” Ivey: -$654,112
JasonMercier: -$203,232
cumicon: -$192,058
Ike Haxton: -$185,210