After one particular hand with a jovial (in the heavy sense) woman, Meehan couldn‚Äôt help but to respond to her comment after she folded to his raise. The lady said, ‚ÄúIf only I had a bigger chips stack I‚Äôd call.‚Äù Meehan retorted, ‚ÄúChip stacks don‚Äôt matter. They‚Äôre all idiots here thinking chip stacks matter. That‚Äôs why you have 5,000 stoned idiots walking around here. They all think chip stacks matter.‚Äù
A few seconds later, after a player mentions the blind schedule tomorrow, Meehan steps in saying, ‚ÄúWe‚Äôll all be broke by then. Let‚Äôs just tell a few jokes until we‚Äôre all out of here.‚Äù
While it‚Äôs true the others at his table may be gone, Meehan is sitting fine after level 5 with $26,825 and a few packs of Benson & Hedges 100‚Äôs in front of him. Despite what he says, Meehan is hungry to do well in the main event. He‚Äôs already cashed 4 times at this year‚Äôs WSOP, has a gold bracelet from 2003 in the $2,000 NLHE event and has made over a half million at the WSOP since 1999, but Meehan knows the real money can only be made in the main event.