Singing Poker Pro Jason Mershon To Share Half His WSOP WinningsFebruary 8, 2010 11:19 am
In a case of life imitating art, poker pro and award-winning songwriter Jason Mershon, has combined his interests and written a new song called ‘Playin’ Poker for a Livin’. However, in an extra twist he has decided to enter the 2010 Main Event at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and give away half any Final Table winnings to the first 15,000 people who download and buy the poker song from his website.
As well as a musician, Jason Mershon (aka J.J. Breeze) has been a professional poker player since the early 2000’s and was inspired to write his semi-autobiographical song ‘playing poker for a living’ while down on chips at a local casino in the summer of 2009. As Mershon explains:
“I wrote the song to humorously tell what it’s really like being a professional poker player; the sarcastic attitudes of many professional poker players; and the monotony of actually playing poker for a living and grinding out the long hours in a casino card room.”
Jason Mershon describes his decision to share half any WSOP winnings with the first 15,000 purchasers of his song as a way of thanking his fans, but it will also serve as an ingenius way of promoting and marketing his new poker theme tune. Although mostly a cash game specialist, Mershon’s chances of earning at the prestigious WSOP Main Event might not be all that slim too, as he explains:
“Naturally, it’s tough to make the Final Table at the Main Event but somebody does have to make it, right? I’ve won dozens of smaller poker tournaments in California and Las Vegas, so I figure it’s time to ‘go for the gold’ at the World Series of Poker…I probably spend 90% of my time playing in cash games but I’m also considered a pretty good tournament player as well. So, I don’t want people to think I’m ‘dead money’ in the World Series of Poker,” he quipped.
Jason Mershon song can be heard and downloaded from his website www.playinpokerforalivin.com.