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Isabelle MercierVictoriaville, QC, Canada
|Canada All Time Money List||50th|
|All Time Money List Current Rank||848th|
|All Time Money List Best Rank||423rd|
GPID: RUV 191
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Isabelle Mercier is one of the very few women who play poker professionally. She was born in 1975, in Canada, and she attended the University of Montreal where she obtained her degree in Law. She practiced commercial law for a year before she moved to Paris, where she attended Sorbonne University to pursue a Master degree in International Law. Meanwhile, she became the poker room manager of the Aviation Club de France, and never returned to the practice of law.
Isabelle has been the TV commentator for the last three editions of the World Poker Tour Championships at the Aviation Club in Paris. She has also been nominated twice for the "European Poker Awards" in the "Casino Staff Person of the Year" category. In addition, she has been a poker writer during two years before she decided to quit poker room management in order to play poker full-time.
Isabelle has been playing poker professionally for just over a year. Nevertheless, she has already set her mark in the poker world and won over $US 250,000 in poker tournaments. Aside a second place she made a few years ago in Europe, while she was still working at the ACF, she has made a dozen of tournaments final tables this year, and won a No Limit event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Besides, and more crucially, she has won the Ladies' event of the World Poker Tour in Los Angeles on September 1st, 2004. Because of the aggressive style of poker she used to defeat her opponents, she has instantaneously been nicknamed Isabelle "No Mercy" Mercier.
Since then, Isabelle has pursued her conquest for poker titles and has travelled the world in order to play. As a result, she has been nominated this year for the "European Poker Awards" in the "Rookie of the Year" category. Furthermore, she has been invited to participate in the "Tournament of Aces", an event where five French celebrities and one professional poker player (Isabelle) competed against each other on French National Television. More recently, she has been invited to play in the "British Poker Open" in London, where she competed live on English TV
The "Ladies Night Out" World Poker Tour title has enable Isabelle to play in the WPT Invitational Tournament at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, as well as in the World Poker Tour Championship, last April at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Isabelle was the highest placed woman in this major Championship, finishing in 28th place for over 55,000$ in prize money.