He currently tops the 2016 WSOP POY standings with a 262.7 point lead on Ryan Laplante who is just a few points ahead of multi-bracelet winner Ian Johns.
Mercier's hot streak has earned him a total of $907,818 from his five WSOP cashes. This is only half the amount of what he could get from his $1.8 million three bracelet prop-bet with Vanessa Selbst.
His sheer determination to win three WSOP bracelets this year will no doubt keep him on top of the leaderboard for the rest of the series if he continues on this sick run.
WSOP Player of the Year 2016
At the halfway point of the series the WSOP Player of the year 2016 Standings are as follows:
|John Edward Monnette||844.60|
Below are the stats for the top three players in the WSOP Player of the year 2016 leaderboard, note stats are only current at the time of writing this article.
So far, Jason Mercier has won two bracelets with four final table appearances and has five WSOP cashes at the 2016 World Series of Poker.
WSOP Bracelets: 5
WSOP Cashes: 51
WSOP Earnings: $4,496,221
|Event 15: $1500 Eight Game Mix (6-Handed)||6/10/2016||35th||$3,404|
|Event 16: $10,000 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship (No-Limit)||6/11/2016||1st||$273,335|
|Event 20: $10,000 Seven Card Razz Championship||6/13/2016||2nd||$168,936|
|Event 24: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship||6/15/2016||1st||$422,874|
|Event 32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship||6/19/2016||8th||$39,269|
So far, Ryan Laplante has won one bracelet with one final table appearances and has eight WSOP cashes at the 2016 World Series of Poker.
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WSOP Cashes: 22
WSOP Earnings: $515,876
|Event 2: $565 Colossus II No-Limit Hold'em||6/2/2016||94th||$7,164|
|Event 8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E.||6/7/2016||80th||$2,481|
|Event 10: $1500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em||6/8/2016||176th||$2,283|
|Event 12: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha||6/9/2016||1st||$190,328|
|Event 14: $1500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em||6/10/2016||1016th||$2,250|
|Event 17: $1000 No-Limit Hold'em||6/12/2016||155th||$1,988|
|Event 22: $1500 Limit Hold'em||6/14/2016||21st||$5,155|
|Event 26: $1500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better||6/16/2016||105th||$2,317|
So far, Ian Johns has won two bracelets with two final table appearances and has three WSOP cashes at the 2016 World Series of Poker.
WSOP Bracelets: 3
WSOP Cashes: 20
WSOP Earnings: $1,009,023
|Event 8: $1500 H. O. R. S. E.||6/7/2016||1st||$212,604|
|Event 24: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship||6/15/2016||21st||$15,088|
|Event 28: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||6/17/2016||1st||$290,635|