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  • Melanie Weisner Added to Lock Poker Pro List

    Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 by Ryan

While some sites are currently losing their poker pros right now, it looks like Lock Poker has made a nice step forward with their newest addition to the roster. They have decided Melanie Weisner to team LockPRO Elite this week. This definitely adds a bit of additional punch to an already strong lineup of pros on the site, which include Chris Moorman, Eric “Rizen” Lynch, Leo Margets, Brett Jungblut, and Bryan “PrimordialAA” Pellegrino. Lock Poker is a part of the Merge Network, which is one of the few networks that still allows United States based players to play on it. The other big named site that is part of this network is Carbon Poker, and both of the two sites have done very well since Black Friday.

Weisner may not be as well known as some of the other pros on the site, but she has definitely made quite a name for herself in the recent years. Weisner used to be a Full Tilt Poker pro, so she got quite a bit of action in before the site went down, as they constantly had all types of games running around the clock. She specializes in playing tournaments typically, and you can most commonly find her playing heads-up Sit-n-Go’s. In total profit for online Sit-n-Go and tournament players, she actually ranked right near the top of the leader boards in many different categories in 2010. For starters, with any game featuring a buy-in between $301-$1,000, she was 11th overall in total profit. For any games of any stakes in general she ranked in 20th, and for any game on Full Tilt Poker she ranked in 17th.

To help break down exactly how solid she was at heads up games, she ranked 9th in the overall rankings for heads-up Hold’em games with buy-ins ranging between $301 to $1,000, and she ranked 14th overall for heads-up Hold’em games at any stakes. When you take into account the large number of people who have participated in these games throughout that year, these stats are more than incredibly impressive. At one point during the year she actually found herself in first place among any heads-up Sit-n-Go player throughout every site out there.

While Weisner has been very impressive online, she hadn’t done much on the live tournament circuit, mainly because she hadn’t been playing in many of the events. She has been doing a bit more lately though, as she pulled off a third place finish at the European Poker Tour London, in a £1,000 event, and also had a fourth place finish in the Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em Event there as well. She has also won two live events in her career, and has a 33rd place finish at the $10k World Series of Poker Europe Main Event. In terms of live tournament earnings, she has made $388,002 in her career.

Keep an eye on Lock Poker in 2012, as they definitely have the potential to make the jump into the upper group of poker rooms, especially with this incredibly strong pro lineup that they have.

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