Jason Mercier stormed onto the poker scene in the first half of 2008 after he won the EPT San Remo, which takes place just across the Italian border, for over $1.3 million. Since his boom, Mercier has been accumulating tournament results around the world in bundles. He currently has nearly $8 million in tournament earnings and two World Series of Poker Bracelets to his name: 2011 WSOP $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha - Six Handed for $619,575 and 2009 WSOP $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha for $237,462.
Mercier is no stranger to the WSOP Europe; in fact, in 2009 he entered the Main Event final table as the chip leader, but ultimately finished in fourth place for $440,620. Obviously he's looking for redemption here today.