MERCIER IS THE CHAMP OF CHAMPS
 
Poker pro takes Euro 50 000 main prize in EPT Champion of Champions event
 
Jason Mercier claimed the Euro 50 000 main prize in the European Poker Tour Champion of Champions event this week, besting 50 rivals.
 
The twenty-four-year-old pro ended the Euro 100 000 prize pool free-roll in a heads up against PCA champion Galen Hall after the two survived a field of former EPT champions.
 
"It was a tough tournament," said Mercier after beating Hall. "Really good players came out and when we got deep I did think at one point that I was going to bubble it."
 
Hall's runner-up finish gave him a payday of Euro 25 000 in Season 8 buy-ins.