Another day at the office, another $700k for Mercier
There's no being Jason Mercier unless you actually are Jason Mercier. I know this, because I've tried. I've stopped shaving for a few days, worn a Miami Heat jersey, and stayed up for days at a time playing poker. I am not a rich man. Meanwhile, Jason Mercier, as near as I can tell, is still Jason Mercier. I know this because I live vicariously through his Twitter feed, a news source that might as well read once a day, "I'm crushing souls, mashing everything else, and becoming much more wealthy than any of you."
The point is this: last night Mercier won another $700,000 in a $100,000 buy-in event at Bellagio in Las Vegas. The top five players in the event got paid. Mercier did a three-way chop with Isaac Haxton and Doc Sands that left extra money for first and second place. Of course, Mercier won for what he reported as a $683,767 plus a $25,000 WPT seat.
A few days ago, Mercier late-registered to the $100,000 event and said casually, "Mgiht as well win this one." Less than 48 hours later, he did. The victory and extra cash puts him near the $7.5 million mark in live tournament earnings. Furthermore, it makes it even easier for him to take a little of that money at put it toward the $100,000 Super High Roller at the PCA in a few weeks.
Of course, for now, Mercier has other work to do. Just a couple of hours ago, he reported via Twitter "Went straight to Bobby's room to play 8/1600 mixed after shipping the 100k... #anotherdayattheoffice."
It may well be time for me to shave and donate this Heat jersey to someone who could make better use of it. There is no being Jason Mercier unless you are Jason Mercier, in which case, you're sitting in Bobby's Room with heaps right now.
Congrats to Jason Mercier for
winning another $700,000 another day at the office.