95/96 | Back to the 90s with Minneapolis Jim, Miami John

Miami John Cernuto

It’s a double-dose of #TBT today as a pair of legendary names in the game would win L.A. Poker Classic prelim events on this very day in back-to-back years.

First to 1995 where Minneapolis¬†Jim Meehan would earn his very first tournament victory, winning the $500 buy-in Limit Hold’em event. WPT television fans will remember Meehan, a 2003 WSOP bracelet winner, at the 2004 WPT Mirage Poker Showdown final table.

1996 saw the presentation of the $500 buy-in Seven Card Stud event as Miami John Cernuto would outlast 86 opponents to win the top prize. Cernuto has won 56 times on the live tournament circuit, including a trio of World Series of Poker bracelets.

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