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Famous Poker Pro Jason Mercier struggling

by Jeremy

Poker is a game of variance – especially when it comes to tournaments. Even the best players go through rough patches where they aren’t able to win much money. Of course, there always seems to be exceptions to the norm such as Jason Mercier.

Mercier has been singled out due to his incredible success over a four-year span, which includes $7,852,900 in total winnings since 2008. Amazingly, he seems have earned million dollar-plus tourney scores every year. But all good things eventually come to an end, and the 25-year-old has earned just $265,529 total from tournaments this year. $265,529 sounds like a lot, but for Mercier, it doesn’t quite cover buy-in fees and travel costs. He’s been tweeting about the poor run with the following:

Really over the ridiculous losses, beats, and #justbadluck that I have experienced at every single point in this wonderful year of 2012.

I am very fortunate to be where I am today in poker…. This I know. However, this year has been unbearable. Almost any pro poker player…

… Would be completely broke if they ran like I have run this year.

The frustration has really come to a boiling point lately. Mercier left his laptop on a plane to Amsterdam after doing pretty terribly in a PokerStars session while playing $1k/$2k Omaha Hi-Lo. The two-time WSOP bracelet winner finished the day down $163,561 over 1,527 hands and tweeted

Played 1k/2k Omaha 8/b all day today on stars with a few tards that were just mashing buttons. I swung from +160k to -140k in a few hours.

He still has a few months before the end of the year to pick things back up, so hopefully Jason Mercier isn’t down for the count.

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