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Minnesota Poker Hall Of Fame Inducts New Members

Blake Bohn, Jim Meehan Become Third, Fourth Members


On Friday, the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame announced that poker pros Blake Bohn (pictured left) and “Minneapolis” Jim Meehan are its class of 2015.

Blake Bohn, who hails from Savage, Minn., has been a cash game player since the 1990s, but has managed to accumulate more than $2.2 million in lifetime tournament earnings as well. The largest score of his career came in 2013 when he bested a field of 392 at the Chicago Poker Classic’s main event, winning $288,171.

Just this past summer, Bohn finished 23rd in the World Series of Poker main event for $262,574.

Meehan, who has been playing poker since the 1960s, is a former St. Paul lawyer who won his WSOP bracelet in 2003. His final table of the $2,000 no-limit hold‘em event that year included the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Mike Sexton and Kathy Liebert. Meehan was the last player standing and stood $280,000 richer.

Roughly half of Meehan’s $1.3 million in lifetime tournament earnings have come at the WSOP.

With the addition of Meehan (pictured right) and Bohn, the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame is now up to four members. It was formed just two years ago. Lyle Berman was inducted in 2013, followed by Mike Schneider last year.

Berman is also a member of the WSOP’s Poker Hall of Fame.

In order to be inducted in the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame, one must have “a strong Minnesota connection, either by birth or residence,” “played consistently amongst acknowledged competition,” “withstood the test of time” and “played at a high level, consistently well, gaining the respect of peers.” For non-players, the individual must have “significantly contributed to the overall growth and success of the game of poker in Minnesota.”