Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier has been quite active today, which is why we selected him to be the next pro featured in "An Orbit With." Unfortunately things weren't quite a exciting as we hoped.
Hand #1 (Button): A player in early position opened for 2,700 and action folded to Mercier, who three-bet to 7,000. The blinds both folded and then the original raiser did the same.
Hand #2 (Cutoff): A player in middle position opened for 2,500, Wai Kin Yong called from the hijack, and Mercier folded.
Hand #3 (Hijack): A middle-position player raised to 2,500 and Mercier folded.
Hand #4 (Middle Position): Mercier opened the action with a raise to 2,400 and received calls from the button and big blind. All three players checked, the turn, and the big blind led out for 4,000. Mercier folded.
Hand #5 (UTG+1): Wai Kin Yong opened for 2,500 and Mercier folded.
Hand #6 (Under the Gun): Mercier folded from the under-the-gun position.
Hand #7 (Big Blind): A player in middle position limped and action folded to Mercier, who checked his option from the big blind. Mercier checked the flop and then folded when his opponent bet 2,600.
Hand #8 (Small Blind): Wai Kin Yong raised to 2,500 from the button, Mercier called, and the big blind came along to make it three-way action to the flop, which all three players checked. After the dealer burned and turned the , Mercier led out for 6,500 and both his opponents folded.
For more on the Team PokerStars Pro, check out this video where he talks about dealing with downswings and mentions going down $2 million last year.