James Meehan alias “Minneapolis Jim” left this world on 6 December 2018. He was one of the greatest players of poker and was a prominent personality loved by all. No doubt he was a legend who belonged to the Midwestern United States and it will is almost impossible for the poker community to forget his contribution and achievement.
He played many games with a bit of success in the events of WSOP before coming to limelight. Some of his earlier success included a success in 1997 WSOP, wherein he finished as a runner-up after Louis Asmo, the 3rd spot in a WSOP, 1999 event with $2,500 Limit Omaha event for the amount of $26,000. However, it was only in 2003 when he got so much fame and in this year he outlasted around 407 players to emerge victorious in WSOP event no.5 with 2000 USD No-Limit Hold’em in which he also got the biggest prize of $280,100.
In 2005, he saw his career in poker going down and luck not favoring him. And after that, he kept playing poker occasionally, in an event he also told the press reports that he is out of poker and is not the same successful player. But his achievement inducted in the list of Hall of Famers in 2015. And his immense contribution to the game of poker can never be forgotten.