Jason Mercier to Stream WCOOP Super High Roller Event

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Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier will be broadcasting his attempt to win the $102,000 No-Limit Hold'em (8-Max, Super High-Roller) event in the 2016 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) on Sunday, 11 September on Twitch.

The event has the largest buy-in ever that a online tournament has seen. The previous record of $51,000 buy-in was set during the last year's WCOOP, also on PokerStars. That event was eventually won by Ben "Ben86" Tollerene.

Mercier will be streaming the event with a 15-minute delay and show his hands to viewers, while explaining the action. Fellow PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville will also be in the booth alongside Mercier during the tournament to provide commentary:

Ladies and gentlemen, on Sunday, September 11th, 2016, beginning at 3:00pm Eastern Time (8:00pm UK), Jason Mercier is going to play the $102k buy-in event of WCOOP live on Twitch with Jason Somerville sitting next to him providing commentary and interacting with the audience. (Note: The event itself begins at 12:30pm, but Mercier will be starting his play and streaming later at 3:00pm.) It will all be on the PokerStars Twitch channel at: twitch.tv/pokerstars

In fact, Mercier is one of the favorites to win the tournament, according PokerStars' sports betting site "BetStars". At the time of writing, "JasonMercier" and Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey were two of the biggest favorites to win the tournament with the site giving both 14/1 odds. Players like Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz (16/1) and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (22/1) are also up there as strong favorites to take down the prestigious title.

There is obviously no way of knowing who will eventually choose to play this event, and we will have to wait and see who are the players that will risk $102,000 of their bankroll to play in this massive event.


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