Jason Mercier

On to the next one

I wish I could tell you that I went to the Bahamas and won the first tournament I entered. Unfortunately, my return to poker after a two month absence didn't go as perfectly as I dreamed. Despite not cashing in the Super High Roller or High Roller events, I was still able to have a profitable trip....more

by Jason Mercier on January 30, 2014 7:10 AM

In search of balance

I need more balance in my life. I'm home in Florida now after an intense, month-long poker trip in Europe. The trip itself was great, but sometimes these long stints on the road can be physically, mentally and spiritually draining. "Guy gets to spend a month in Europe playing poker and he's tir...more

by Jason Mercier on November 22, 2013 7:42 AM

Flying for WCOOP, waiting on a baby

I'm writing from Florida where I've been enjoying some down time since returning from EPT Barcelona, spending time with family and enjoying watching my Miami Dolphins get off to a good start this season. However, I'm just about to enter another very busy period of travel starting with a trip up to ...more

by Jason Mercier on September 27, 2013 9:51 AM

Sunshine state

Like many other pro poker players, I spent a month after the 2013 WSOP trying not to think too much about poker. I shuttled back and forth between Florida and Toronto to see friends, and worked hard on getting into good shape. I have really started to pay attention to how both my mind and body react...more

by Jason Mercier on August 27, 2013 7:33 AM

All Heated up and ready for a bracelet

Editor's note: Last night, Jason Mercier bagged chips good enough to be in eighth place out of the remaining 22 people left in Event #44. He wrote this a few days ago, so we thought we better get it published before he wins a bracelet and makes it outdated. I'm writing from the WSOP, the day after ...more

by Jason Mercier on June 26, 2013 8:36 AM

Poker experiences

There are so many different formats for tournament poker. I played in two unique tournament formats recently, one I didn't much like and one that I really enjoyed. The first, the one I didn't like, was the Premier League VI event in London. I had been invited to the Premier League in the past but...more

by Jason Mercier on April 25, 2013 8:22 AM

Just bad luck

If you look at my Hendon Mob entry for last year, you probably think I had a good year. It shows that I had $523,587 in tournament cashes for the year and three WSOP final tables. But I can honestly say that 2012 was pretty brutal for me. It was my first losing year as a professional poker player. ...more

by Jason Mercier on February 13, 2013 7:38 AM

Finding Fantasyland

Today, I'm playing in Day 2 of the PCA $100,000 Super High Roller, and if I survive until tomorrow it's going to put a serious dent in my plans to play the PCA's first Open-Face Chinese Poker tournament. After spending over two months traveling around Europe for tournaments, I was finally able to ...more

by Jason Mercier on January 6, 2013 8:50 AM

Why I love Open-Face Chinese Poker

If you follow my Twitter feed or even if you just read the PokerStarsBlog regularly, you know I've become obsessed with Open-Face Chinese Poker. At EPT Sanremo I played for 34 hours straight, then slept for 9 hours, then played for another 20 hours. I'm not sure there's anyone in the world that is...more

by Jason Mercier on November 18, 2012 6:52 AM

WCOOP 2010: I'm pumped for WCOOP

by Jason Mercier I just recently glanced over the PokerStars WCOOP schedule and it got me pretty excited. With just a few weeks before WCOOP starts, I will need to figure out which events I will be playing. I will be trying to balance playing WCOOPs along with playing live, while possibly being in E...more

by Simon Young on August 30, 2010 5:24 AM
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