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."