Mercier Completes WSOP Hat Trick

Mercier Completes WSOP Hat Trick

Friday, 19 June 2015

After a disappointing start to his 2015 World Series of Poker campaign, Jason Mercier hit back in style by taking down the $5k NLHE Six-Max event.

"It feels great. I was really down on myself,” Mercier told “I was getting beat up in cash, busting every tournament. This is the first tournament I made Day 2 of. It feels really good just to go deep, make the final table, and to win is just the cherry on top."

The PokerStars pro topped a field of 550-runners en route to claiming a first prize of $633,357 and his third bracelet.

Mercier's delight meant disappointment for Simon Deadman. The British-pro went tantalisingly close to winning his maiden WSOP bracelet but fell just short.

After over an hour of two-handed action the final pair flipped for the title. Mercier was slightly in front with pocket sixes over Deadman's KcQc. The Englishman added an open ended straight draw to his outs on the flop. The turn and river were blanks though, giving Mercier his third World Series title and leaving a typically raucous British rail disappointed.

WSOP $5,000 NLHE Six-Max Results

1. Jason Mercier – $633,357
2. Simon Deadman – $391,446
3. Mike Gorodinsky – $246,867
4. Dario Sammartino – $163,604
5. Igor Dubinsky – $111,672
6. James Obst – $78,428

Tags: Jason Mercier, WSOP 2015, Simon Deadman