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Marcel Lüske and Jason Mercier joined the team PokerStars! These accomplished pros are now part of the most prestigious team of poker pros in the world. I was surprised at first that they just made the announcement, as I had always thought that Marcel Lüske and Jason Mercier were a part of team PokerStars already!
Marcel Lüske has been around for literally ages in the tournament poker scene. The gentle Dutchman is one of the most respected pros in the game. He was one of the few who have popularized the “give up your day job to play poker” wave, as he did so in January of 2003 and never looked back.
Lüske has had countless of appearances on televised poker shows, such as the WSOP telecast, Late Night Poker, the European Poker Tour televised tables, the works.  He has numerous money finishes at the WSOP, including a 2nd place finish to Joe Awada in the 2004 $5,000 Seven-card stud tournament, for which he earned $120,800. He’s also been a prolific mentor, having mentored none other than David Williams and Kirill Gerasimov. And he holds a black belt in karate.
Lüske was the European Poker Awards Player of the Year twice, in 2001 and 2004. So his credentials more than make him worthy of being part of the prestigious team of Pokerstars Pros.
Jason Mercier is no slouch either. Mercier has had so much success in the live tournament scene, that its simply basis of envy.  He has had an innumerable amount of cashes in EPT events, the most famous one being a win at the EPT San Remo in Season 4, when he bested none other than the Italian Stallion Dario Minieri in an epic bigstack battle when play was 3 handed. Minieri was wounded and went out in 3rd place in the event, and Mercier went on to win the event earning him €869,000 ($1,372,893) for his efforts. That particular final table was full of the who’s who of online poker, and even William Thorson was present.
He also won the EPT London High Roller’s event, a £20,000 buyin event that went into history as the “2008 £1 Million Showdown”. This event was classified as being a non-title event, and he earned £516,000 ($944,847) for his efforts, while having beaten a final table that was again full of stars such as John Juanda, Scotty Nguyen, Mike “SirWatts” Watson, Isaac Haxton, David Benyamine and also Isabelle Mercier.
Adding to this impressive resume is also Mercier’s bracelet win, which came in the $1,500 buy-in pot limit Omaha event, which was good enough for $237,415 prize.
Needless to say, Mercier has demonstrated time and time again that he is truly made of star stuff. He is a very worthy addition to PokerStars’ impressive lineup of pros.