Mary Jones Meyer

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 20:55

Mary Jones Meyer

A poker biography of Mary Jones Meyer.

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Name - Mary Jones Meyer

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For someone who just got invited to visit one poker room barely two years ago, Mary Jones Meyer is a poker player who has certainly accomplished a lot in so short a time. The most notable of these accomplishments, of course, was her first place finish at the World Series of Poker last year.

Currently making Henderson, Nevada as her homebase, Mary Jones Meyer credits Bob, her husband, for introducing her to the wonderful world of poker. Bob himself was a major poker player, but put his game on hold for some time. During that period of hiatus, he took Mary to one poker room. The then would-be champion was instantly hooked on the game.

From there, Meyer began playing in small, inexpensive poker tournaments where she gradually learned all about the basics and how the bigger tournaments, specifically the satellite games, operate.

Slowly, Meyer moved up to playing at the satellite level where she got to learn the process involved in playing at the ultimate table. This became her primary weapon when she eventually won a seat in last year's Ladies Event of the WSOP.

Winning the WSOP seat was already a major victory for Meyer, but apparently, fate has greater things in store for this good-humored poker player. Meyer performed exceedingly well in the tournament, besting about 1,100 other game participants, to eventually reach the finals of the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em.

At the table, she came face-to-face with Shawnee Barton, with whom she engaged in a serious, but entertaining match. After hours of solid play, Meyer eventually walked away with the much-coveted WSOP bracelet safely on her wrist and more than $200,000 in cash prizes.

Needless to say, the WSOP victory was a major one for Meyer, but after the match, she candidly said in an interview that she may need a temporary break because she has a job to keep, although she said that she will try to participate in other WSOP events. Additionally, her husband, who is her game coach, is himself getting a renewed interest in poker and has started participating in several tournaments.

Nevertheless, her love for the game got the better of her, and Meyer did get to enter another major poker tournament just barely two months after her spectacular performance in the WSOP. At the United States Poker Championship (USPC) held at the New Jersey-based Trump Taj Mahal, Meyer was able to reach the finals of the $500 No-Limit Hold'em tournament, knocking out veteran Scott Fischman and taking home $47,192.

Meyer has been tagged as the 'Queen of Hearts' in the poker business largely because hearts and queens are her card favorites, but there are several other significant titles that are credited to her name. These include being the head of the committee on bylaws and elections of the World Poker Association and being a member of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, which has Washington, D.C., as its base of operation.

Indeed, the poker world loves a champion, and Meyer most certainly fits that title. However, she is not just a champion, but a multi-faceted woman as well.