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  1. #76
    Quote Originally Posted by DuckTollingGrinder View Post
    1) Given the relative ease of making Queens up top in pineapple, what do you think of having the requirement being KK or better?

    2) Along the same line, what do you think of having the FL rules be that Kings get you a 14 card FL, and Aces up top get you a 15 card FL? Or if people want to keep the minimum at QQ, then have QQ and KK get you 14, and AA get you 15? Staying would be 14 cards regardless.

    The theory behind this is that the current system makes hands like 884AK have a no-thought-needed set (884 back, A middle, K top). By offering another card for AA up top, which is a huge addition to a FL hand, you at least need to consider playing the A up top b/c of the extra reward. More decisions, more spots where there isn't a clear right play, and more strategic options available are always a good thing, no?

    Note: mods, you can delete the theory paragraph if you want questions for JM to be short and without commentary.
    1. You must be running good if you think it's so easy

    2. Against it, just makes FL more valuable and more complicated and more variance - too much
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  2. #77
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonMercier View Post
    dumbest thing I said to a woman- make sure you're ready in 5 minutes
    been there, said that
  3. #78
    Quote Originally Posted by Filik View Post
    Are you in any way involved in the efforts to try to get online poker in the US legalized and regulated?

    In one of your interviews you said that you lost about $2 million in less than six months in 2012. Did that shake your confidence in any way? Is so, for how long?

    What are your thoughts on climate change?

    Which NBA team do you route for?

    What is the craziest investment offer you have ever received?
    Not really involved

    Yes, it did, until I started trending back upward which was shortly afterwards

    I don't understand the question

    Miami Heat

    I get crazy investment offers all the time, but I usually don't give them the time of day to find out which one is the craziest
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    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  4. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Kapitan View Post
    Do you recall any make it or break it moments at the early stages of your career?

    What was the worst bad beat of your career?

    When are you going to buy a bigger boat?

    What is your favorite TV show?
    Yes, I had JJ against Roland de Wolfe's QQ all in on T73 flop with 90 players left in EPT San Remo 2008, I hit a Jack on the river and then won the tournament for 1.4 mill

    Running KK into Antonio's AA when I was 3/19 and he was 2/19 in 2012 WSOP One Drop

    When I win the WSOP Main Event

    Homeland
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    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  5. #80
    Quote Originally Posted by Esterno19 View Post
    Hello Jason ...great pleasure to have you here

    Do you like mobile poker? Do you play on the move ?
    Your favorite movie of all times?
    Can you tell me your favorite poker player outside the US?

    Please define yourself as a poker player in 3 words:

    Much much much success for 2014
    I don't really play much "on the move"

    Gus Hansen

    Determined, hard-working, patient

    THANKS very much!
    Jason Mercier: Team PokerStars Pro
    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  6. #81
    Quote Originally Posted by 3n3rgy View Post
    1) What is the most ridiculous line you ever heard at a poker table?

    2) Online poker has seen a steady decline since Black Friday, do you think this trend will continue or will it eventually reverse or simply even out and stabilize?

    3) Did the final table pressure ever get to you to the point where you made a serious mistake because of it?

    4) Are there any pro’s which you would consider yourself an underdog to in an even chip heads up situation at the end of major tournament?

    5) Do you regret your 3 to 1 bracelet prop bet?

    6) Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

    Thanks!
    1. I don't know

    2. I'm not sure, hopefully will reverse

    3. I've made mistakes at final tables- but not because the pressure got to me

    4. no

    5. yes, because I lost

    6. you know that 20 years ago there were no cell phones right? so hard to answer that question
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  7. #82
    Quote Originally Posted by Ricpoker View Post
    Woooowwww... Mercier is in da house big fan..big fan...

    Who was your biggest opponent at the poker table ?
    What was the first big buy you executed with prize money from a tournament?
    Where do you see yourself within 10 years?
    biggest, like largest? I don't want to call anyone out for being overweight

    bought my parents a car after winning San Remo

    I don't know 10 years Is SOOOO long away
    Jason Mercier: Team PokerStars Pro
    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  8. #83
    Quote Originally Posted by tommyd View Post
    Hi Jason,
    Thanks for doing the AMA, just a few questions:
    - Whats the worst bad beats story you've got?
    - Where is your favourite place to play live?
    - What are your thoughts & predictions on the varying poker legislation that is popping up across the US?
    Thanks!
    running KK into Antonio's AA when I was 3/19 and he was 2/19 in 2012 WSOP One Drop

    I don't have a favorite, wherever the biggest tournaments are

    I don't have any predictions, sorry
    Jason Mercier: Team PokerStars Pro
    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  9. #84
    biggest, like largest? I don't want to call anyone out for being overweight


    too funny. Great answer
  10. #85
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    What are your thoughts on Obamacare? Gun control? Gay marriage? The existence of aliens? What about Bigfoot?
    skip, skip, skip

    aliens and bigfoot don't exist brah
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    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  11. #86
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiorella View Post
    Are you single?
    ya
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  12. #87
    Quote Originally Posted by WTF View Post
    Did any of your friends or family members express concern when you decided to be a professional poker player? Do any of them disapprove of your career choice even though you're so successful? What would you be doing if you weren't playing poker for a living?
    yes, there were a lot of concerns when I first dove into poker

    everyone is on board now though

    I'd probably be coaching sports and teaching math
    Jason Mercier: Team PokerStars Pro
    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  13. #88
    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick M. View Post
    What do you think happened to that missing plane?
    It might have been hi-jacked, but then crashed into the ocean somewhere during a revolt.

    just a guess...
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  14. #89
    How long did it take for your supporters to agree that pursuing poker was the right career path for you?
  15. #90
    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    are you interested in playing the next game of Werewolf at FTR?
    I don't know what that is lol sorry
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    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  16. #91
    Quote Originally Posted by RCB View Post
    Who do you predict will be the next president of the US?
    not Obama!

    I don't know
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    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  17. #92
    Quote Originally Posted by OneByPhi View Post
    What is the most annoying question on this list (excluding this one)?
    despite the exclusion, it's still this one
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  18. #93
    That's all the time I have for today. Thanks guys for the questions! It was a lot of fun

    Have a blessed week
    Jason Mercier: Team PokerStars Pro
    http://www.jasonmercier.com/
  19. #94
    Thanks, Jason! Best of luck to you in all of your endeavors!
  20. #95
    THis was great. Thanks
  21. #96
    Quote Originally Posted by JasonMercier View Post
    That's all the time I have for today. Thanks guys for the questions! It was a lot of fun

    Have a blessed week
    Thanks, Jason! We appreciate you taking the time!

    Cheers
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    Thanks, Jason!

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