Pokercast Episode 103 - Vanessa Rousso & Story Time With Jason Mercier
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two Pokercast is Team Pokerstars Pro Vanessa Rousso. Vanessa joins Mike and Adam live from the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure currently underway at the Atlantis Resort and Casino situated on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. She talks about her wildly successful 2009, her appearance in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition and her plans for this years PCA. Jason Mercier shares a great degenerate gambling story in another edition of "Story Time With." Vitas James aka Vitas23 provides some great poker strategy about respecting the game in this weeks Leggo Poker strategy segment. David Sklansky is back at it providing another edition of the Sklansky Minute about Eric Drache's Iron Man cash game Idea. Mike and Adam also discuss forum static, tournament news and give away the first part of the password for the January 10th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Vanessa Rousso, born February 5th, 1983, is a professional poker player and law student from White Plains, NY currently living Miami, FL. She attended Duke University where, after being introduced to Game Theory, became proficient with the Rubik’s Cube and chess. The psychological elements of poker attracted her to the game that she had to play outside of casinos until she turned 21 at the University of Miami’s School of Law.
In 2009, Rousso would took second in NBC’s National Heads-Up Championship to Huck Seed, netting a payday of $250,000 million and adding to her live tournament earnings of over $2.6 million. She is married to fellow poker pro Chad Brown.
Rousso contributes to several poker magazines and is a member of Pokerstars’ Team Pokerstars. Learn more about Vanessa Rousso
Jason Mercier is a professional poker player from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Mercier discovered poker at college, not realizing then it would see his career focus change from becoming a math teacher to travelling the world as a fulltime poker player.
In a few short years, Mercier’s tournament travels have net him nearly $5 million in earnings. In 2008, Jason claimed the title at the EPT San Remo event and later that fall Mercier finished first at the EPT London High Roller Event (as known as the 2008 £1 Million Showdown). Mercier has a WSOP bracelet from the 2009 $1500 PLO event and finished 4th in the 2009 WSOP Europe Main Event at a final table that included Daniel Negreanu, James Akenhead, Antoine Saout and Barry Schulman. In addition to 14 cashes at the WSOP, Mercier claimed first at the 2010 NAPT Mohegan Sun $25,000 No Limit Hold’Em Bounty Shootout and a first place finish at the 2009 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond Poker Classic $5000 H.O.R.S.E. event.
Mercier is a member of Team Pokerstars. Learn more about Jason Mercier