Poker Hottie Melanie Weisner Goes With Her InstinctsOctober 24, 2011 8:12 am
Melanie Weisner is a 25-year-old poker pro from Houston, Texas, who despite only playing for a few short years has already made her indelible mark on the game.
Melanie Weisner first became interested in poker while studying vocal performance at New York University. At the time her brother had just won $50,000 playing poker online and so she decided to sign up for an online account and give the game a go herself.
By the time the poker hottie had graduated in May 2009, she had already earned $400,000 playing tournaments online under the screen name “Callisto 5.” It didn’t take long for Melanie to realise she had a promising career ahead of her playing poker and so six months after graduating she also turned her attention to the live circuit.
Just a year later, the US pro had taken down the €1,000 PokerStars.com EPT Monte Carlo Ladies Event for €23,000 ($32,994), and accumulated $185,198 in winnings playing live throughout 2010. This year has seen Melanie Weisner’ results continue in the same vein with $179,299 earned in 2011 to take her career live winnings to $376,283.
In the meantime, Melanie “Callisto 5” Weisner continued playing poker online, where in addition to tournaments she has also become adept at heads-up Sit ‘n’ Goes. Now with over $1.7m in cashes online, the young Texan beauty has shown herself to be equally at home playing the game she loves either online or whilst travelling the live circuit.
Already ranked 60th on the Women’s All Time Money list, there is little doubt that the best is still yet to come for this prodigious talent. We look forward to following her career in the future, and in the meantime Melanie Weisner offers this advice for any budding poker pros:
“Do not over rationalize and talk yourself out of your instincts. If you’ve put the necessary work into your game, you need to trust your instincts. If you have extra information available to you to make a non-standard play in some form, take that edge.”