Jason Mercier of Fort Lauderdale earned another $475,000 Tuesday night, winning the PokerStars.net NAPT $25,000 High Roller Bounty Shootout at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut.
It was a bounty tournament, meaning Mercier, 23, got money each time he knocked out another player. So hit totals were $350,000 for the win, $60,000 for the Round 1 win, $40,000 in bounties and a $25,000 entry into the North American Poker Tour's next High Roller event -- for collecting the most bounties.
He's been on fire since winning a European Poker Tour event in San Remo in 2008. Now he's up to more than $4.8 million in career tournament earnings, including a World Series of Poker bracelet.
And he's ranked as the No. 2 player in the world, behind only Phil Ivey.
He had a lot of luck, including doubling up with king-10 versus ace-queen after a rivered straight and turning pocket threes into another rivered straight after he was outflopped by Stein's ace-jack.