Jason Mercier Falls Short Of Erick Lindgren's Record

Jason Mercier Falls Short Of Erick Lindgren's RecordJason Mercier has been racking up the records ever since bursting onto the tournament scene back in 2008. Unfortunately, one accolade he won’t be able to claim for now is the one currently held by Erick Lindgren, who is the only player to have earned $1 million-plus from live tournament over five consecutive years.
Between 2004 and 2008, Lindgren managed to accrue $6,369,077 in winnings to set a new benchmark in live tournament results, before hitting a wall in 2009 when he won just $76,679. For his part, Jason Mercier amassed $7,587,371 between 2008 and 2011, but eventually cashed for $523,587 this year to fall just short of equaling Lindgren’s record.
At the very top of the game pros judge their results with a more critical  eye than most players and back in August, when Mercier had earned just half his eventual tally for 2012, the 2 times WSOP bracelet winner couldn’t help but vent some of his frustrations. As he wrote on twitter at the time:
“Really over the ridiculous losses, beats, and #justbadluck that I have experienced at every single point in this wonderful year of 2012.I am very fortunate to be where I am today in poker..This I know. However, this year has been unbearable. Almost any pro poker player Would be completely broke if they ran like I have run this year.”
Despite missing out on another feather in his cap, most pros would be happy to have enjoyed a year like the young pro’s. As well as making over half a million dollars in the live arena, on his travels Mercier also managed to notch up several high scores online, including victory at the $10,300 WCOOP 8-Game High Roller for $253,425, and 2nd at the $1,050+R SCOOP PL Omaha 6-Max for $109,120.

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