WSOP Bracelet Holder Passes Away at Age 66

Published on December 10th, 2018 3:53 pm EST

Rest In Peace - Minneapolis Jim. Year is 2018.The poker world is mourning the loss of "Minneapolis Jim" Meehan, who passed away at the age of 66 earlier this week.

Meehan started player poker in the 1960s, eventually deciding to focus the bulk of his attention on the poker world in the late '90s. The move would pay off, as Meehan would go on to cash for over $1.4 million in live poker tournaments over the course of his career.

One of the highlights of Meehan's career was his bracelet victory in the 2003 $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event, which Meehan would end up taking down for $280,100. Six years earlier, Meehan had narrowly missed out on his first bracelet after taking second place in the $3,000 Limit Hold'em event for $115,800.

Meehan was widely respected due to his ability to play a multitude of different poker variations. This is evidenced in his history of cashes, as he was able to run deep in No Limit Hold'em, Hold'em, Omaha Hi/Lo and Omaha Hi-Lo Split events, just to name a few.

Meehan's last ever cash came at a $280 No Limit Hold'em event in 2015, where he finished 32nd for a total of $684.


Meehan had spent many years working as a lawyer, so he put this to use at the table, often using his "gift of the gab" to have some fun at the expense of his opponents.

Some appreciated this, while others didn't. Todd Brunson recounted a story of Eli Elezra being so enraged by Meehan's table talk that Elezra went all-in on a gutshot draw, wanting to exit the tournament and get away from Meehan's constant banter. Elezra would hit his draw and eventually go on to win the tournament.

In fact, stories poured in about Meehan over the past couple of days, with all having a fond remembrance for the man known as "Minneapolis Jim".


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