12th Nov 1986
One of the most fearsome tournament players on the circuit, Jason Mercier announced himself to the poker world in 2008 when he won the EPT San Remo for $1.3m and made the final table of the EPT Barcelona a few months later. The following year he bagged his first WSOP bracelet in the $ 1.5k PLO, picking up a second in 2011. In 2009 he was Bluff Magazine Player of the Year. As of January 2013 he has over $8m in winnings.