Jason Mercier, one of the top poker pros in the world right now, took down WSOP gold for a 4th time on Tuesday. The PokerStars Pro is one of the highest-ranked tournament poker players in the game today, and he showed his grit once again by beating out 99 of his other peers in the $10K 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship.
Mercier’s last bracelet came almost one year to the day of him claiming the 2-7 Draw Lowball crown. That event saw him take down an extremely tough field in the $5k 6-Handed NL Holdem Championship, as well as bring home well over $600k in earnings for his win.
Tuesday’s score netted him a healthy $273k, however, the buzz around the Rio after his victory was all the money Mercier apparently won in side bets. These “bracelet bets” have caught fire in the last few WSOP’s, dominating the headlines for the unreal amount of action that many high stakes pros put up against one another on whether someone will either win a bracelet or come up short in their attempts.
Mercier wasn’t shy about admitting he won quite a bit more in side action then he did from the actual WSOP win itself, mentioning that he wouldn’t “get into specifics…let’s just say I won well, well over what first was, on the side.”
This latest win propels Jason into 7th on the all-time United States leading money winner list. Congratulations!
Here are the final table results:
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