We often hear stories of how pro players are friends off the tables in poker tournaments.
Hence it should come as no surprise that Jason Mercier and Natasha had found love while playing at the different poker tournaments and meets. Indeed, poker events are great venues to meet new people. As most poker events are arranged over extended weekends, you get to meet several new people and spend time with them in the different activities and events that are usually arranged in festivals and tournaments. Many people have found friends and acquaintances over such events.
Jason and Natasha culminated their friendship in marriage about a week back. The venue of their marriage was in South Florida. They were, however, already registered to participate in the main event of Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open tournament. There were about 760 entries in total and both of them made it to the final four tables. The buy in was about the amount $3500. Both the Merciers were unable to make it further in the event and they finished in 35th and 36th positions respectively.
That was enough to get them $11,430 for each. Indeed, it could not have been a sweeter and better deserved wedding present for the poker enthusiasts. Both the partners have a history in playing poker at a professional level for quite some time. Jason has accumulated about seventeen million in his career till date while Natasha has about one million in earnings.
The engagement happened this summer when the proposal was at the final stage of the WSOP. Here Natasha finished in the third position and won about $350,000. It is definitely a match made at a vocation that both are passionate about. Most fans are hoping to see the pro couple get together more often and they might even end up at a tournament final table some day.