Jason Mercier's Q and A Session On TwitterAugust 2, 2013 12:37 pm
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Jason Mercier is one of the brightest talents on the poker circuit today, with $9,917,181 in live tournament winnings to go with the $1,310,026 he has won online playing under the screen name “Treysfull21”.
Therefore, when the 26 year-old announced on his twitter account yesterday that he would be answering any “reasonable” questions put to him over a half hour period that were not poker strategy related, it is little wonder he was innudated by a flood of questions from inquisitive fans.
When asked about how he started his poker bankroll, Mercier replied that he had won a small amount the first time he played online and never looked back as he played poker and moved up the stakes.
Mercier then said he preferred playing live poker to its internet equivalent before expressing his appreciation of the freedom, competition, and traveling being a professional poker player affords him.
Interestingly, in response to a question as to the person he learned the most from in poker, Jason Mercier replied “myself” and as far as the most useful poker book he has read, Mercier replied; “never have read 1.” He did, however, say that the player he most looked up to when he first started out was none other than Daniel Negreanu.
Here are a selection of some of the numerous questions posed to the US pro:
Ryan211: “How long did it take you to make your first $1 million ? <– I won Ept san Remo in apr 08 for 1.4 mill.”
99WarNickels: “If you had your entire BR on the table, what game would you want to play? <– I wouldn’t. But plo”
Adamnmacdonald: “If there was one change to be made in consideration for all Poker tournys ? <– start antes earlier”
KayJKharym: “If you could only play one poker event for rest of your life other than WSOP ME, ? <– wsop 50k 8 game”
Unclejeffe: “How often do people ask if you were in Entourage?? <– mostly just get told I look like billy Walsh”
Jason Mercier then ended the half hour by thanking his twitter followers for their questions, and promising to hold another Q and A session in the near future.