Melanie Weisner – Wikipedia

Melanie Weisner - Wikipedia

American poker participant

Melanie Weisner (born September 30, 1986) is an American skilled poker participant. She can also be identified by her PokerStars on-line display title Callisto 5.[3]

On-line poker[edit]

Born in Houston, Texas, Weisner studied vocal efficiency at New York College earlier than pursuing poker full-time. She was launched to poker when her brother had success enjoying on-line.[4] She earned over $400,000 of on-line event winnings enjoying part-time throughout her examine at NYU.[5]

She has had a number of notable on-line event wins. On March 30, 2009, she took third out of 10,614 entrants for $40,000 within the Pokerstars Turbo Takedown, a event with an entry charge of frequent participant factors with a prize pool of $1,000,000.[6] On Might 16, 2010, she took second out of 8,896 entrants in Full Tilt Poker’s Double Deuce 200ok Assured Match, for $24,000.[7] On August 2, 2010, she took third within the Pokerstars Sunday $500 “500ok Assured” Match for $50,398.[8] On November 18, 2012, she took fifth place in the identical event for $20,034. [9]On December 30, 2012, she took fourth within the Pokerstars Sunday $100+ Rebuys event for $21.893. [10]On April 7, 2013, she took third within the Pokerstars $215 Sunday Second Probability event for $26,933. [11]

Along with multi-table tournaments, she can also be a heads-up sit-and-go event specialist. She hosted the heads-up occasion in Full Tilt Poker’s FTOPS XVII.[12]

She is a contributor to the net poker radio present Chilly Name hosted by Bryan Micon, Brandon Gerson and Adam Schoenfeld.

European Poker Tour[edit]

Six months after graduating in Might 2009, Weisner started to journey the reside circuit. In December 2009, she certified on-line for the European Poker Tour in Prague and gained the Girls Championship occasion there for €3100 ($4,646).[13] She subsequently last tabled the identical occasions at each EPT Deauville and EPT San Remo, getting into with the chiplead at each of the ultimate tables in each occasions and taking 4th and sixth respectively. She then gained the €1,000 Girls Championship on the European Poker Tour Grand Last in Monte Carlo for €25,000 ($33,282), after being atop the leaderboard of the Principal Occasion for 3 days and ending in 71st for €25,000.[14] She is the one participant to ever win two EPT Girls Championship occasions. In August 2010 she completed 2nd within the Partouche Poker Tour’s Heads Up occasion for $32,994.[15] In December 2010 she took 12th within the EPT Prague important occasion for €30,000 ($43, 035).[16] In Might 2011 she chipleaded the EPT Grand Last in Madrid earlier than ending in 42nd for €25,000.[17][18]

In season 8 (2011-2012), she cashed three EPT important occasions consecutively. She completed 91st for €8,500 ($11,719) in EPT Sanremo, 28th for DKK 65,000 ($11,491) in EPT Copenhagen, and 28th for €11,000 ($14,430) in EPT Madrid.[19][20][21] Within the EPT Grand Last in Monaco she completed second within the Heads Up Championship for €39,250 ($51,820). She was defeated by Victoria Coren within the first ever all-female heads up last on the European Poker Tour.[22] This end, coupled together with her different cashes through the season different heads-up occasions, put her in first place within the Participant of the Yr race within the heads-up division. She gained Participant of the Yr for Season 8.[23]

World Sequence of Poker[edit]

On the 2010 World Sequence of Poker, she completed tied for 18th for $18,420 within the $10,000 No-Restrict Heads-Up Championship occasion, dropping to Vanessa Rousso within the fourth spherical.[24] She completed 56th for $11,607 in a $2500 no-limit occasion with a area of 1,942 gamers.[25]

On the 2011 World Sequence of Poker, she completed 14th in a $1500 No-Restrict occasion for $24,679,[26] considered one of her 5 cashes on the WSOP. This made her the lady with the very best variety of cashes on the 2011 sequence. She ranked tied for 15th general within the 2011 WSOP Variety of Cashes rankings.[27]

On the 2011 World Sequence of Poker Europe, she completed 33rd for €27,500 ($39,500) within the Principal Occasion after chipleading the occasion on day 3.[28]

On the 2012 World Sequence of Poker, she cashed Three instances. She completed 57th within the $1500 Ante-Solely occasion for $4,044.[29] She additionally gained her first shootout tables in each the $1500 and $3000 shootouts, cashing for $5,295 and $9,086 respectively, being the one individual to do that on the 2012 WSOP.[30][31]

On the 2013 World Sequence of Poker, she cashed Four instances. She completed tied for 16th within the $10,000 No-Restrict Heads-Up Championship occasion for $26,237. She additionally completed 301st within the $10,000 No-Restrict Maintain-Em Championship Principal Occasion, cashing for $32,242.[32]

On the 2014 World Sequence of Poker, she cashed twice. She completed 21st within the $5,000 No-Restrict Maintain-em occasion for $22,309 after chipleading the event. She additionally completed 26th within the $1,000 Girls Occasion for $4,613. [33]

On the 2016 World Sequence of Poker, she cashed 5 instances, marking 25 whole cashes within the WSOP up to now. Most notably, she completed 127th within the $10,000 No-Restrict Maintain-Em Championship Principal Occasion, cashing for $49,108 and was the second-to-last lady standing within the occasion. She chip led the occasion throughout day Three and 4, marking the primary time a girl has been chip chief of the WSOP Principal Occasion. [34]

World Poker Tour[edit]

On the 2012 World Poker Tour in Johannesburg, South Africa, Weisner claimed her first main title, taking down the $1,000 no-limit six-max occasion for $41,289, defeating former EPT champion Lucien Cohen heads-up.[35]


As of 2016, Weisner is ranked 38th on the Girls’s All Time event cash listing.[36] Her whole reside event winnings exceed $775,000.[37]


Weisner was featured on “Idol Week” of NBC’s Poker After Darkish in 2011. The episode was a $50,000 buy-in, winner-take-all event and featured Tom Dwan, Doyle Brunson, Annette Obrestad, Eric Baldwin, and Andrew Lichtenberger. She took third place, dropping to the eventual winner, Dwan.[38]

Weisner is featured on Late Night time Poker’s 2011 season, taking third place within the $10,000 shoot-out event.[39]

Weisner is featured on Season V within the playoffs for the Occasion Poker Premier League, a $10,000 shoot-out event the place the winner receives a $100,000 entry to the Premier League format event. She took 2nd within the event, dropping to Ben Willinofsky heads-up.[40]


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