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WSOP Bracelet Winner "Minneapolis Jim" Meehan Passes Away

Meehan Was Inducted Into The Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame In 2015


Minneapolis Jim at the 2005 WSOPJames Michael Meehan, better known to the poker community as “Minneapolis Jim,” passed away on Thursday at the age of 66.

Meehan was raised in Eagan, Minnesota before earning his law degree from the University of Minnesota. He practiced law for two decades and became a regular poker player in the early days of the World Series of Poker.

Just over half of Meehan’s nearly $1.4 million in career live tournament earnings came at the annual summer series, and included eight final-table appearances.

Meehan earned a WSOP bracelet, scoring $280,100 for taking down a $2,000 no-limit hold’em event at the 2003 series. He also made the televised final table of the World Poker Tour Mirage Poker Showdown, and won the World Championship of Online Poker main event.

Despite leaving the game in recent years, Meehan was inducted into the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame in 2015.