EPT11 London: How does Jason Mercier cope when the stakes are *really* high?

God bless Jason Mercier, who actually manages to give straight answers when asked about his strategy for playing in the PokerStars staff tournament at EPT London yesterday.

This tournament is eagerly anticipated among the many employees of PokerStars, but perhaps doesn't quite mean so much to someone with close to $13m in live tournament winnings. However, he did have a bounty on his head, some little gadget from the PokerStars VIP store, so I guess the stakes were a little higher than usual.

But here's what the Team PokerStars Pro had to say about that event -- and, as ever, he makes a lot of good sense.


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Sure, you can be this laid back in a £5K, Jason, but what about when it really matters -- in a staff freeroll?

Follow our coverage of the EPT London festival via the main EPT London page, where there are hand-by-hand updates and chip counts in the panel at the top and feature pieces below. And, of course, you can follow it all live at EPT Live.

Howard Swains
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