Melanie Weisner is among the forgotten and unsung poker heroes

Poker has evolved tremendously in the last few years; it now includes virtual and live tournaments. Players can straddle in the in both games to optimize their earnings as well as spread risks, but very few have versatile skills to achieve this.

Melanie Weisner who is a guru poker player is American-based and has played online as Callisto5 and also ventures in live tournaments. In the two diametrical games, she always leaves the platform well paid and sometimes notching venerable titles. Being a lady and investing in what is ubiquitously known to be a male dominated sphere in the gambling world, she is an exemplary player for other women. Poring over her voluminous resume unearths significant accomplishments that have come her way.

Online, she has played numerous games, starting with the PokerStars Turbo Takedown in 2009 where she placed third in a pool of 10,614 players to rake in $40,000. The following year, she emerged second in the FullTiltPoker Double Deuce 200k Guaranteed Tournament to take home $24,000.

This was followed by a 3rd position in the Pokerstars Sunday $500 Tournament to squeeze out $50,398. In 2010, she placed second in the Partouche Poker Tour Heads Up tournament to rake in $32,994 and was 12th in the EPT Prague tournament to take home $43,035 in addition to several cashes. In 2012, she played at the European Poker Tour Grand Final, Monaco to emerge 2nd in the Heads Up Championship for a generous $51,820. At the WSOP, her games are many; she first played in 2010 in the $10,000 NL Heads Up Championship for an 18th place and $18,420. In 2011, she played at the WSOP for a 14th place in the $1,500 NL tournament for $24,679. She has also played at the WSOP/E in 2011 placing 33rd for a whacking $39,500 in the main event. Melanie cashed thrice in 2012 at the WSOP and four times the following year.

Her major breakthrough came when she took the WPT $1,000 NL Six-Max event final table down for a fair $41,289 defeating Lucien Cohen in a heads-up encounter.