OFC Progressive Pineapple: Isabelle Mercier First World Champion
Prague is definitely the poker capital of the world in December. With the World Poker Tour, the Eureka Poker Tour, The Prague Poker Cup and the European Poker Tour all making their way to the Czech capital, Prague is the place to be for every poker player this time of year. Even though most events are no-limit hold’em events, there are other poker variants on the schedule too.
Last year TonyBet Poker launched the first Open Face Chinese Poker World Championship in Prague, and Jennifer Shahade became the first player to win the prestigious High Roller title. This year TonyBet Poker added a €350 OFC Progressive Pineapple World Championship to the schedule, which played down to a winner this morning.
After 14 hours of play Canada’s Isabelle Mercier came out on top of 108 entries. Mercier defeated Frank Gohletr from Germany heads-up to take home €10,189 ($11,049) for the win:
I won it !!! After a long 14 hours battle I took 1st place at Progressive Event #OFC ! High Roller Event starts in 5h yeah!!!
— Isabelle Mercier December 7, 2015
After being part of Team PokerStars (until 2009), Mercier joined the world’s largest OFC poker site, TonyBet Poker, in October this year. Upon signing she said:
“My history with OFC goes a long way back, way before you could actually play it online. But it’s the new Pineapple Fantasyland variation that brought me back to OFC (…) This new form of Open Face is so exciting and refreshing, this is what the poker world needed.”
If you want to learn more about the game that Mercier, Jen Shahade and other top pros have fallen in love with, you can check out Mercier’s strategy articles here
Photo: Isabelle Mercier, TonyBet Poker.
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