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Isabelle Mercier Leaves Team PokerStars Pro

Poker pro isabelle mercier has left Team PokerStars Pro. After staying for 5 years as a member of Team PokerStars Pro, the well-known French-Canadian poker star said that she is saying goodbye to one of the most profitable sponsorship agreements in the poker circuit to take on new projects.

Mercier released a statement on September 14th, 2009 that she currently has a lot of projects, both in nationally and abroad in the poker circuit and is not about to throw away her life's passion. Mercier did not give any specific details regarding her new projects.

In 2008, after the French-language launched of her autobiography Profession: Bluffer, Mercier said that she was looking for an English publisher for her book and she is interested in selling the film rights of her story. Mercier, who is a law graduate from the University of Montreal, had her initial foray into the world of poker was a night shift job at the Aviation Club de France where she quickly got promoted to the position of poker room manager.

After that, Mercier sold everything that she possessed to support herself as a professional poker player, stepping into the poker spotlight when she triumphed in the WPT (world poker tour) Ladies Night II event in 2004.

Since then, Isabelle Mercier has earned more than $1 million in career live poker tournament earnings, most recently following up a final table stint at last year's European Poker Tour (EPT) London High Roller event with a win at the EPT Monte Carlo Ante Up for Africa event to benefit Darfur, where she had given the whole 250,000 euros 1st place cash prize to the charity.

Her biggest online win is a 3rd place finish in the PokerStars Sunday Million in July 2009 for $115,000. Mercier had lived out of her traveling bag the past 4 years before finally acquiring homes in Monaco and Montreal this past year. She remained absent from most of the 2009 world series of poker turning up only to participate in the Ante Up for Africa charity event and the WSOP Main Event.


October 07, 2009
Jeremy Evans

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