PokerCast Episode 204 - PokerStars Ring Game Changes & Jason Mercier
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast is tournament wizard & Team PokerStars pro Jason Mercier. Jason joins Mike and Adam from his home in Florida to talk about his fourth consecutive year with over one million dollars in tournament earnings, his plans for the upcoming PCA and even trys his luck at some Miami Heat trivia. The guys also discuss the controversial change to the way rake is calculate in PokerStars ring games effecting the VIP program and how Frequent Player Ponts are distributed. In forum static Mike and Adam talk some Phil Ivey gossip, crown the winner of "Ms. OOT" and of course give away the password for the January 8th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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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