Jason Mercier has won the inaugural $25,500 PGT Mixed Games 10-Game Championship for $367,500, which was also his first live tournament since August 2019!
Facts and Figures PGT Mixed Games Championship
- Buy-in: $25,500
- Players: 57
- Prize Pool: $1,425,000
- First Prize: $367,500
Jason Mercier only played one event during the first-ever PGT Mixed Games, but he definitely made it count by winning the biggest event of the series.
Mercier topped the field in Event #7: a $25,500 10-Game Championship and took home a staggering $367,500 after a heads-up deal with Dan Zack.
“This tournament was so much fun to play”
Jason Mercier said after his victory:
“This tournament was so much fun to play. It was my first time in the PokerGO Studio. I felt good playing. I played cash for two days before coming here, so I felt like my mixed games were oiled up and ready to go. I played well. I was never all in except for one time in no-limit deuce where I had the guy dead. That was the only time I was all in and at risk during the whole tournament, so I feel like I played really well, ran well, and am super happy to get the W and nice payday.”
The two-day event drew 57 entries and generated a prize pool of $1,425,000.
Jason Mercier and Dan Zack dominating the tournament
Entering the second day, Zack was the chip leader, and Mercier was third, but there wasn’t much of a gap between their two stacks.
Mercier and Zack reached heads-up play after Zack busted David “ODB” Baker in third.
After Baker went out, Mercier and Zack agreed to a deal that saw first take $367,500 and second take $345,000.
The two did a series of Pot-limit Omaha flips after the deal to see who won the trophy, and it was Mercier coming out on top.
PGT Mixed Games 10-Game Championship Final Result:
1st: Jason Mercier – $367,500*
2nd: Dan Zack – $345,000*
3rd: David “ODB” Baker – $199,500
4th: Maxx Coleman – $142,500
5th: Jeremy Ausmus – $114,000
6th: Daniel Negreanu – $85,500
7th: Andrew Kelsall – $71,250
8th: Nacho Barbero – $57,000
9th: Mike Wattel – $42,750
*indicates a Heads-Up Deal
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