WSOP 2016: Jason Mercier Wins Bracelet Number 4

Going into this year’s WSOP, Jason Mercier was confident enough of his chances of winning a gold bracelet that he booked a whole load of side action bets at odds of 3-to-1. That now seems to have paid off handsomely for the 29 year-old Florida pro as after taking down the WSOP $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship event on Monday he tweeted:
“With all the side action, this one ended up being one of my biggest wins of all time.”
Mercier’s biggest ever official score of $1,622,181 came after a runner-up finish in 2014 at the $100k NL Las Vegas Super High Roller, which gives an indication as to how much he must have just scooped as the tournament he has just won had a first place payout of $273,335. As Mercier goes on to explain:
“Now I’m kind of like freerolling the next year or so. It feels great to collect that kind of money in one day. I’m just really looking forward to playing as much poker as I can, and giving myself a chance to win two in one year, maybe more.”
A total of 100 players entered the $10k 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship to create a prize pool worth $940,000, and amongst the notable players finishing in one of the 15 paid money spots was Daniel Negreanu in 14th ($15,464), Mike Matusow in 13th ($15,46), Brian Hastings in 12th ($15,464), Anthony Zinno in 10th ($19,953), and Jesse Martin in 9th ($19,953).
The final table was equally as packed with talent, and eventually Mercier would make it all the way through to heads-up play where he faced-off against Canada’s Mike Watson for the title. One hour of action later, and Jason Mercier would successfully capture a fourth career WSOP bracelet, and talking about how special a victory it was, Mercier explained:
“I’d say this was the second best of the four. The first one you get is always the most special. But I have been wanting to win this event for a long time and to get here against this kind of field was really nice.”
Final Table Results:
1: Jason Mercier $273,335
2: Michael Watson $168,936
3: Lamar Wilkinson $120,025
4: David Grey $86,302
5: Benny Glaser $62,810
6: Stephen Chidwick $46,277
7: Alexandre Luneau $34,522

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