Jason Mercier Is The EPT Champion Of Champions 2011

Jason Mercier has just been crowned the EPT Champion Of Champions 2011, after overcoming a field of 50 past EPT winners to win the freeroll tournament,and collect the €50,000 ($70,720) first place prize.
The 24 year-old’s latest win in Madrid has now further consolidated his position as one of the games most formidable tournament poker players, while also taking his live career earnings to an impressive $5.6 million.
After his latest accolade, the US WSOP bracelet winner commented:
“I’m extremely happy. It was a tough tournament. Really good players came out and, when we got deep, I did think at one point that I was going to bubble it.”
Not suprisingly, the EPT Champion Of Champions was a star-studded affair and by the time the final table of eight had been set, Jason Mercier took his seat alongside
Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, Brandon Schaefer, Michael Tureniec, Sandra Naujoks, Vicky Coren, Max Lykov and Galen Hall.
Eventually, as the finalists began to fall the UK’s Vicky Coren was the first player to get payed in 4th (€10,000) after pushing all-in with pocket eights only to be called by Galen Hall with K-2, who subsequently made two pair.
After Galen Hall then also eliminated Russian Max Lykov in 3rd (€15,000), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway.
Before long Mercier took the lead after his A-J pre-flop push got lucky against Hall’s A-K, with the final hand then being played when Mecier shoved with A-2 and was reluctantly called by Hall with K-3.
Mercier then made trip aces to take down the prestigious tournament, while US pro Galen Turk Malloy Hall picked-up €25,000 for his impressive runner-up finish.

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