On Saturday, June 11, 29-year-old Florida pro Jason Mercier begins his journey of life in the World Series of Poker.
Even though he didn’t know it at the time, Mercier would win Event 18, a $ 10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship.
After ordering that win, he will go into Event 20, Seven Card Razz Seven $ 10,000, another three-day event, and come in second. But he’s not done yet.
On Wednesday, June 15, he enters another championship event, Event 24, $ 10,000 HORSE, and in the early hours of Saturday, June 18, he will win his second WSOP gold bracelet in the summer visit TorajaBet.
With his father Rick in attendance, Mercier made WSOP history by winning two gold bracelets and finishing second in a span of seven days.
What makes this feat even more impressive is Mercier beating the best player in the world in a championship event.
No other player has achieved such success in the modern poker era. The only other players who have come close to this feat are WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth and poker legend Ted Forrest, who each won three bracelet events in a span of 13 days in 1993.
Today, Jason Mercier’s lifetime tournament earnings are over $ 17 million, placing him in 11th place on poker’s all-time cash list. He has five WSOP gold bracelets, becoming the third youngest player to reach that figure, behind only Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey.
With only a third of the WSOP completed, there is a chance Mercier could win a third WSOP bracelet in 2016, being only the seventh player to have done so.