Hail the EPT champion of champions
Being a champion is obviously a hugely prestigious feeling but being a champion of champions would ensure that you have achieved something that very few people manage to do. Being able to classify yourself as being the best of the best is something that most people probably aspire to but very few could even imagine what it is like, let alone be in with a chance of getting there. This is as true for poker as it is for anything in life but as we all know the difficulties in winning any poker tournament; it says a lot for someone that manages to climb to this heady height.
This is why Jason Mercier deserves a lot of credit after he was hailed the European Poker Tour Champion of Champions. In a contest against 50 past winners of the EPT, Mercier battled to the top in the tournament which was held in the Casino Gran in Madrid, the capital of Spain. This was a monumental achievement for the 24 year old American and it has earned him the prize of 50,000 euros worth of buy-ins for the forthcoming season on the European Poker Tour.
Everybody wants to be a winner
Mercier found himself eligible for the tournament by being successful at the San Remo event back in the fourth season of the European Poker Tour. Mercier showed that he has lost none of his skill or talent by defeating the Galen Hall, the champion of the 2011 PCA. It is not all bad news for Hall though who picked up over 25,000 euros worth of buy-ins for this season’s event.
A prize of 5,000 euros worth of buy-ins went to the third placed finisher, Max Lykov, who is a Team PokerStars Pro.
A grand finale to the EPT season
This event was the curtain closer of the current EPT season, taking place as the final event of the EPT Grand Final Festival but as always in poker, there is never too long to wait until the action all kicks off again.
With buy-in money already assured for the 8th season of the European Poker Tour, you can expect to see these names cropping up again throughout the campaign and no doubt many poker players will be out to knock Mercier off his perch. After all, what better incentive is there than taking out the champion of champions?