Philipp Gruissem Added to Party Poker Pro Roster
The hits just keep on coming for Party Poker, as the aggressive and growing poker room landed German poker star Philipp Gruissem as their newest sponsored pro.
Jason Mercier is widely considered to be one of the best all-round poker players in the world today, and has been ranked number 1 by both ESPN and Global Poker Index.
Originally from the east coast of Florida, Mercier was first introduced to poker in high school, interested in the mathematical side of the game. Mercier went on to Florida Atlantic University for one year, before attending Broward Community College for another two years to complete his Associates Degree, with the intention to pursue mathematics. However, as his success in poker began to grow, and his earning potential became evident, Mercier turned away from his studies and pursued poker full time. Mercier was first introduced to the poker world as he won the first major event that he played, the 2008 San Reno EPT for $1,372,893. Mercier continued this trend of instant success as he finished 6th at the 2008 Barcelona EPT, and taking down the High Roller Event at the European Poker Championships.
Banking over $2,000,000 in tournament winnings for 2008 made it a fantastic breakout year for Mercier. Mercier has enjoyed considerable success at the World Series of Poker, with nine final tables and two gold bracelets. Both his bracelets are Pot-Limit Omaha, as he won the $1,500 event in 2009 and the $5,000 six-handed event in 2011. Mercier has also performed well at the World Series of Poker Europe making the final table of the main event twice: 4th in 2009 and 8th in 2012.
Online, Mercier is currently a member of Team Pokerstars, which he gained after achieving the SuperNova Elite status for his high level of play on the site. While he currently plays under his real name, Mercier’s old online username ‘treysfull21’ came from his belief that pocket threes were his lucky hand, combined with 21 – his lucky number.
Published 6 years agoOne of the Best Poker Calls of all time by Jason Mercier
Arguably one of the greatest calls ever.
Doug Polk’s YouTube broadside this week against fellow highstakes pro Matt Berkey for not appearing at a big cash game has sparked a Twitter storm.
A new poker player has arrived on the scene, coming into this world with a poker pedigree that may very well be off the charts.
It was a time for the poker community in Florida to come together and support the charity efforts aimed at helping those affected by Hurricane Irma.
Reactions have been varied, many tweeting in fear of loved ones while others have used Twitter to spread the call for help. Others yet have already started the expected political ‘discourse’.
Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida teams up with PokerStars to hold a charity poker tournament for South Florida residents hit hard by Hurricane Irma.
It came as a huge shock last year when the $250,000 Aussie Millions Challenge failed to materialize, and this year it has been left out of the festival’s schedule entirely.