ONLINE PLAYER WINS A MILLIONAIRE’S PRIZE
ONLINE PLAYER WINS A MILLIONAIRE'S PRIZE After qualifying online at PokerStars, Jason Mercier wins a major tourney Online poker player Jason Mercier fought off a stellar international entry field this weekend to win the $1 340 867 first prize in the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour San Remo Championship after qualifying for the tourney in a PokerStars qualifier satellite. The young American player pretty much dominated play from Day 2 of the event, eventually despatching his last heads up opponent, Anthony Lelouche, in under three hours. Mercier faced down an impressive list of respected players to achieve the title, including Dario Minieri and Gregory Genovese of Italy, Eric Koskas and Anthony Lelouche of France, Dag Palovic from Slovakia, William Thorson of Sweden and US countryman Marcus Bower. Lelouche took home $779 215 for his second place finish.