Mercier Takes Down EPT Champion of Champions Trophy

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2011. May 16.
As a conclusion to this year's <em>European Poker Tour </em>series, <strong>Jason Mercier</strong> won the tournament that brought together all <em>EPT</em> winners of the last 7 years. Mercier defeated <em>PCA </em>winner <strong>Galen Hall</strong> for &euro;50,000 worth of <em>EPT </em>Season 8 buy-ins.
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50 winners of the 7 past EPT seasons sat down at the tables to decide who the Champion of Champions will be. The first EPT champion, Alex Stevic (2004 EPT S01 Barcelona 80.000€) played in the same field as Ivan Freitez, who won this year's Main Event just a few days ago (2011 EPT S07 Grand Final 1.500.000€).

Final Results:

1. Jason Mercier €50,000 EPT Buy-ins
2. Galen Hall €25,000 EPT Buy-ins
3. Max Lykov €15,000 EPT Buy-ins
4. Vicky Coren €10,000 EPT Buy-ins


Jason Mercier's winning spree started with the 4th season of EPT. He won the EPT San Remo Main Event for €869,000. 6 months later, he took down the EPT High Roller for £516,000. These were followed by a WSOP bracelet in 2009 ($237,462) plus 2 consecutive victories at the NAPT Mohegan Sun High Roller event in 2010 and 2011 ($475,000 and $246,600). His total live tournament winnings with bonuses are more than $6 million.


Interview with Jason Mercier, one of today's best MTT players


The Champion of Champions was the final event of the Grand Final, therefore this season of the European Poker Tour has come to its end. A total of $50 million was awarded to players throughout the year. But don't worry, the new season will kick off in just around 3 months. Stay tuned!

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