Isabelle Mercier at the 2005 World Series of Poker
|Born||August 5, 1975|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Mercier originally learned to play poker as a child, but prior to turning to a poker career, she earned an undergraduate law degree from the Université de Montréal and practiced commercial law for six months. She then moved to Paris, France and earned a master's degree while working as the poker room manager at the Aviation Club de France, before turning to poker full-time. During her time working at the Aviation Club she was nominated for Staff Person of the Year twice at the European Poker Awards.
Mercier has her own instructional DVD and appeared in the documentary That's Poker. In January 2008, she released her own biography: Profession : bluffeuse (Profession: Bluffer), in Montreal and printed in France by Flammarion.
On April 27, 2009, Mercier won the PokerStars' Ante Up for Africa charity tournament in Monte Carlo. The final table included fellow Canadian Daniel Negreanu, Lithuanian Tony G, John Duthie (creator of the European Poker Tour), Italian pro Dario Minieri (who finished third), and English soccer star Teddy Sheringham (who came in second).
On July 12, 2009, Mercier finished 3rd in the PokerStars Sunday Millions, cashing for $115,000, her second highest cash to date.
Until 2009, she was a member of the PokerStars online poker cardroom's "Team PokerStars" group of sponsored players. By the end of 2009, Mercier left the PokerStars pro team and on December 2, 2009, joined gambling giant BetClic as a consultant for their online poker site.
Mercier's total live tournament winnings exceeded $1,200,000 as of 2015.