Newborn Baby Can't Stop Queen of Poker

Published November 27, 2008

Newborn Baby Can't Stop Queen of Poker

Baby Deacon dubbed "Poker Baby" after mother Sarah returns to the sport following his birth.

New mother Sarah Jackson has returned to her highly competitive poker games within a month of giving birth to son Deacon, provincial Australian newspaper the Warwick Daily News has reported.

Jackson has been a regular participant in the Australian Poker League in her native state of Queensland, but took time off from the sport for a month following the birth.

Play through labour
She had already begun to have contractions during a regional competition in Warwick, a town of around 13,000 people 130 kilometers south-west of Brisbane, but continued playing to eventually finish in third place. Three days later, she won the weekly competition at a local pub, before giving birth the following day.

After promising her opponents she would return within a month, "The Queen of Poker" as she has now become known, did exactly that, turning up to a tournament in Warwick last Sunday.

She isn't just there to compete, either. Jackson has won 14 poker competitions, the most in her town, and finished 17th from a field of 500 at the Queensland state finals.

Jackson's poker-playing friends in Warwick have also given her son Deacon the nickname "Poker Baby."

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