Maureen Feduniak

Maureen "Mo" Feduniak, originally from England, began playing poker in the 1990's when she got interesting in the game after watching the World Series of Poker. Most people know her from the World Poker Tour Ladies' Night event where she played with Kathy Liebert, Clonie Gowen, Annie Duke, Jennifer Harman, and Evelyn Ng.

Her other notable TV appearance was when she was profiled during the 2003 WSOP coverage on ESPN when ESPN did one of their "Dead Money" segments. This was where ESPN explains to poker neophyte viewers how certain amateur players have virtually no chance of winning and are referred to as "dead money" by professional players who are just waiting to collect their chips. After showing a few of the amateur players who busted out, the camera showed Maureen busting out and Norman Chad called her dead money. Little did Chad know that Maureen is considered by many to be a solid player. As of 2009, she had 10 WSOP cashes (but no bracelets) and total WSOP earnings of $170,228, mostly from a $108,564 payout for finishing 2nd in the 2006 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event.

When she was growing up, her dream was to be a dancer. She took lessons since she was very young and danced professionally for a few years, before giving it up to start a family.

She later married Bob Feduniak, who is also a professional player. With him, she started playing low-limit cash games in Las Vegas before moving on to tournaments. In 1998, when Bob and Mo married, his wedding gift to her was a buy-in to the main event at the World Series of Poker. From then on, she and Bob have both been regulars at the WSOP.


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I had quite enough of the word CHAD during the 2008 election. -- Norman Chad is an idiot ! His comments are idiotic, unfunny, and sexist. He is one of the most annoying commentators I have ever seen or heard on tv. IF I were ever to be lucky enough to win the WSOP Main Event, my very FIRST answer in my first interview would be to put a question to ESPN as to why they continue to torture poker fans by having this fool as a commentator.

I would donate to a fund to send him to Easter Island or way.

I am watching the 2009 WSOP Africa tourney and he absolutely RUINS the event for me. I would turn the sound off, but I want to hear the PLAYERS & NOT this moron !

Falkie2008 on August 12, 2009

Norman Chad is flaky, but he certainly got that right! She IS indeed, dead money. Hell, Norman could probably beat her in hold em

bad_dog76 on November 30, 2007

Who on God's green earth is this?

Bender on October 5, 2006

More proof that Norman Chad is an idiot.

ps: She can go back to England.

????? on November 25, 2005

Norman Chad was RIGHT - she IS dead money.

Unregistered on July 17, 2005

in other words she sucks.

Unregistered on July 16, 2005

I just watched her at a WPT limit holdem final table, where she bowed out in 4th place. I wasnt terribly impressed with her play, just playing it fairly conservatively and not paying much attention to other's ppls cards. She eventually went out with A-3 and lost to an A-Q. Probably a nice lady but honestly i dont think shes could cut it in more aggressive games.

Observer on June 10, 2005

Maureen is the best poker player in the world, whether it's a cash game or a tournament.

Bill S on May 26, 2005

I hate that for all women poker players. I just want to say I've enjoyed watching you play on TV and hope one day to be a grandma poker player like yourself. If the postings on the women poker player sites are any indication, poker is still a man's world and we women need to equalize the ranks. Go get em Mo!

RivahQueen on February 21, 2005

I had the wonderful pleasure of sitting next to Ms. Feduniak at the WPPC in Las Vegas. She is a very charming woman and quite engaging too!

Rockin Ronnie the Rookie on November 7, 2004

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