Isabelle Mercier is a professional poker player. Isabelle Mercier was born August 5, 1975 in Victoriaville, Quebec.
Isabelle Mercier originally learned to player 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. Isabelle Mercier then moved to Paris, France and earned a Masters 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.
Isabelle Mercier first made a name for herself by finishing in second place in the $800 No Limit hold 'em tournament at the Masters Classic of Poker 2002 in Amsterdam, where she earned $53,499.
In 2004, Isabelle Mercier won the World Poker Tour (WPT) Ladies' Night tournament to win the $25,000 first prize, where Mike Sexton nicknamed her "No Mercy."
In 2005, Isabelle Mercier finished tenth in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final in Monte Carlo, earning $23,090, and outlasting players such as World Series of Poker (WSOP) runner-up Julian Gardner, WPT multi-tournament winner Gus Hansen, WPT season 2 champion Martin De Knijff and Barny Boatman.
Also in 2005, she had three money finishes at the WSOP. Isabelle Mercier made her first EPT final table in February 2006 in Deauville, finishing seventh at a final table also featuring Ram Vaswani and Kirill Gerasimov.
Isabelle 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.
A member of the PokerStars online poker cardroom's "Team PokerStars" group of sponsored players, Isabelle Mercier's total live tournament winnings exceed $695,000 as of 2008.
Isabellemercier.com Official Site
Team PokerStars profile: Isabelle Mercier
Hendon Mob tournament results: Isabelle Mercier
Sporting Life interview