| 18+ | Play Responsibly | T&C Apply
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
Expired
header-bg

Jason Mercier Reflects on Epic Career-Making Call at EPT San Remo

Jason Mercier is a household name in the poker world, but if it wasn't for an amazing call he made at EPT San Remo in 2008 perhaps none of it would have been possible.

In the latest episode of PokerListings.com's Best Poker Moments, Mercier looks back on the call that propelled him towards one of the biggest heaters in live poker history.

“That hand had a lot of influence on what happened afterwards,” said Mercier. “If I had called and lost the hand or even folded the hand there's a good chance I don't win the tournament.

“If I don't win the tournament maybe I'm not as motivated to play as many live tournaments and win more. There's a lot of little things in poker where if one hand doesn't happen a certain way, your whole career changes.

"I think that was a really pivotal point for me to make that call, win that hand and go on to win the tournament.”

Mercier did make the call, win the hand and go on to win the tournament and for the next few years he absolutely crushed the live tournament circuit. But Mercier says none of his tournament wins since have even come close to making him as happy as when he won EPT San Remo.

Check out the video below to hear the whole story from Jason Mercier himself. Use the links underneath to watch more Best Poker Moments.

Watch Jason Mercier's Best Poker Moment

Watch More Best Poker Moments:

Related Articles

PokerListings Awards 2022
PokerListings Operator Awards – Winners 2022

Since 2020, we have been awarding the best poker operators and innovators in the poker business with our PokerListings Operator Awards. Every year the operators are nominated and awarded in…

January 11, 2023 | Bjorne Lindberg
Oliver Hutchins Wins the Trophy in the €500K GTD PPC Malta Main Event (€71,000)

Oliver Hutchins Wins 2022 PPC Malta Main Event United Kingdom's Oliver Hutchins won the trophy in the €500,000 guaranteed PPC Malta €550 Main Event for €71,000 after a back and…

April 7, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize1Oliver HutchinsUnited Kingdom€74,000*2Damir SavioCroatia€58,000*3Jingchun YuChina€31,0004Massimo RossiItaly€21,0005Wouter SchuurbiersBelgium€16,0006Federico CirilloItaly€13,0007Federico PetruzzelliItaly€10,0008Bradley GudgeonUnted Kingdom€8,0009Guiseppe DiBellaItaly€6,400 *Reflects heads-up deal.

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Damir Savio Eliminated in 2nd Place (€58,000)

Level 41: 400K/800K (800K) Damir Savio It's all over and Oliver Hutchins is the PPC Malta Main Event champion for €71,000 and the coveted trophy. Two hands after Hutchins doubled,…

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Hutchins Doubles with Ladies to Take a Massive Lead

Level 41: 400K/800K (800K) Damir Savio jammed for 15 million from the button with 7 6 and Oliver Hutchins quickly made the easy call with Q Q from the big…

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Stacks are Thin

Blinds have gone up to 400K/800K with a big blind ante of 800K. The lead swapped twice with small pots and Damir Savio currently is the table captain with 15…

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Tides Change Again as Hutchins Doubles Into the Lead

Level 40: 300K/600K (600K) Oliver Hutchins limped from the button with K J and Damir Savio checked back with 10 7 . The 2 7 2 flop generated tons of…

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
Bottom Two Pair for Savio

Level 39: 250K/500K Oliver Hutchins completed from the small blind with K 10 and Damir Savio checked back with 4 2 . Savio check-raised the 10 2 4 from 750,000…

April 4, 2022 | Jason Glatzer
All Poker News

Comment on that

Your message is awaiting approval