WPT Online: Jason Mercier Wins PLO High Roller

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Jason Mercier won the $10,300 World Poker Tour Online Pot Limit Omaha High Roller event on Friday (WPT photo).

There was a time in the not-too-distant past where Jason Mercier would put on a Springtime show on the online poker felt. Mercier is one of just 10 players to have won five PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles and was the 2015 SCOOP Player of the Year. On Friday night, the 33-year-old won his first World Poker Tour Online title after shipping Event #46 ($10,300 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller) for more than a quarter-million dollars.

Mercier defeated Linus Loeliger heads-up to put a bow on topping the 101-player field to win $279,265. Loeliger ended up earning $176,750 while third-place finisher Viktor Blom walked away with $121,200. Former #1-ranked PocketFiver Yuri Dzivielevski just missed out on a podium finish earning $86,860 for fourth place.

Mercier’s win was one of five WPT Online titles awarded on Friday.

Frank Lillis took down Event #47 ($1,575 Six Max Bounty Hunter) for $35,456.23 and another $39,931.67 worth of bounties. Patrik Sundvik came in second place for $35,415.72 and $13,798.82. Pavel Plesuv, who won a SCOOP title earlier in the week, narrowly missed out on a second title, finishing in third place for $25,193.32 and another $13,863.28 from collected bounties Team partypoker Pro Kristen Bicknell finished fourth for $18,403.80 and an additional $1,968.75 in bounties.

Alex Everitt topped the 1,367-entry field in Event #47 Mini ($162 Six Max Bounty Hunter) to win $12,071 and another $9,311.61 in bounties.

United Kingdom-based Andres Gonzalez De Agustin earned $8,478.16 from the prize pool and another $12,164.09 in bounties after outlasting 184 other runners in Event #48 ($530 Six Max Hyper Bounty NLHE). Players player from the U.K. took up the top four spots. Runner-up Josh Anthony Mitchell Hall earned $8,468.80 and $2,234.36 from bounties, third-place finisher Jareth East won $5,957.88 and $2,664.06 in bounties, while Ian Hamilton banked $4,316.15 from the prize pool and $1,640.62 in bounties for finishing fourth.

Fausto Tantillo won Event #48 Mini ($55 Six Max Hyper Bounty NLHE) to win $3,099.06 and another $2,127.84 in bounties.

The fifth WPT DeepStacks flight also ran on Friday with 196 players paying the $1,050 buy-in. Erick Delgado Fernandez finished with the biggest stack (519,490) to lead the 27 players who advanced to Day 2.

Event #40 Mini: $109 Mini WPT DeepStacks Flight 1E
Entries: 719
Prize pool: $71,900

  1. George Mavrikkou – 749,664
  2. Jens Lakemeier – 648,379
  3. Oleg Netaliev – 648,331
  4. Gregory Mc Auley – 544,796
  5. Francis Talbot – 482,348
  6. Shankar Pillai – 472,493
  7. Brad Simpson – 439,316
  8. Andy Goosen – 434,954
  9. Fabrizio Gonzalez – 417,738
  10. Amichai Barer – 396,719

Event #40: $1,050 WPT DeepStacks Flight 1E
Entries: 196
Prize pool: $196,000

  1. Erick Delgado Fernandez – 519,490
  2. Carmine Claps – 474,602
  3. Daniel Christofer Erlandsson – 440,188
  4. Jarkko Nystrom – 437,222
  5. James Rann – 396,862
  6. Ilya Anatski – 355,113
  7. Dimitar Danchev – 332,046
  8. Andres Gonzalez De Agustin – 280,765
  9. Shankar Pillai – 230,337
  10. Jans Arends – 208,880

Event #46: $10,300 Pot Limit Omaha High Roller
Entries: 101
Prize pool: $1,010,000

  1. Jason Mercier – $279,265
  2. Linus Alarik Loeliger – $176,750
  3. Viktor Blom – $121,200
  4. Yuri Dzivielevski – $86,860
  5. Andras Torberg – $63,125
  6. John O’Shea – $41,915

Event #47 Mini: $162 Six Max Bounty Hunter
Entries: 1,367
Prize pool: $205,050

  1. Alex Everitt – $12,071 + $9,311.61
  2. Elvis Arzic – $12,049.62 + $3,785.51
  3. Pedro Perez Gomez – $9,385.02 + $3,193.11
  4. Maximilian Lehmanski – $6,784.35 + $918.75
  5. Mathias Siljander – $4,522.90 + $2,315.09
  6. Steven Gray – $2,826.81 + $1,066.42

Event #47: $1,575 Six Max Bounty Hunter
Entries: 269
Prize pool: $403,500

  1. Frank Lillis – $35,456.23 + $39,931.67
  2. Patrik Sundvik – $35,415.72 + $13,798.82
  3. Pavel Plesuv – $25,193.32 + $13,863.28
  4. Kristen Bicknell – $18,403.80 + $1,968.75
  5. Alexandre Reard – $13,717.12 + $7,195.31
  6. David Tovar Lasierra – $9,144.75 + $8,414.06

Event #48 Mini: $55 Six Max Hyper Bounty NLHE
Entries: 906
Prize pool: $45,300

  1. Fausto Tantillo – $3,099.06 + $2,127.84
  2. Niklas Ehrenholz – $3,094.12 + $1,344.99
  3. Daniel Bowden – $2,304.11 + $767.42
  4. Ryan Yearsley – $1,610.12 + $535.57
  5. Pascal Gregoire – $1,066.81 + $323.44
  6. David Patz – $729.33 + $192.58

Event #48: $530 Six Max Hyper Bounty NLHE
Entries: 185
Prize pool: $92,500

  1. Andres Gonzalez De Agustin – $8,478.16 + $12,164.09
  2. Josh Anthony Mitchell Hall – $8,468.80 + $2,234.36
  3. Jareth East – $5,957.88 + $2,664.06
  4. Ian Hamilton – $4,316.15 + $1,640.62
  5. Fabiano Kovalski – $3,177.53 + $843.75
  6. Luke Martinelli – $2,118.35 + $2,093.75