The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/4/20): Jeff Platt and David Tuchman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show sits down with 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series commentators Jeff Platt and David Tuchman to discuss the nuances and unique things about commentating on an online poker series as opposed to a live one.

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RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

RecPoker | Ep 190 Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: The Confidence Game, Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes, and her newest book The Biggest Bluff.

While researching her newest book, she racked up hundreds of thousands in winnings and inadvertently became a great poker player. She joins the RecPoker panel to offer some tips for recreational poker players.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #360: Back to Our Roots

Bruce out-homegamed Robbie for the first time in ages. Also the hosts discuss the debut of The Orbit, an innovative new concept in poker media showcasing a panel discussion of poker experts.

They then review an excellent article about home games from the PokerStars blog, and Ben Ludlow wraps up the show with another must-listen One Outer on the imminent Polk vs. Negreanu grudge match!

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RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

RecPoker | Ep 189 Gareth James

Gareth James, known as Gazellig online, has been a tournament poker coach since 2012, teaching the strategies to be successful at multi-table tournaments both live and online.

Gareth has worked with all manner of players, from those getting their feet wet in the wonderful world of tournament poker for the first time right up to the high stakes cash game players wanting a tournament poker primer before one of the biggest tournaments of the year.

Find out more at mttpokerschool.com.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/28/20): Tony “Panoramic” Dunst

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner and World Poker Tour commentator, Tony Dunst, discussing his second bracelet win.

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RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

RecPoker | Ep 188 – Jason Su

Jason Su, author of “Poker With Presence: Unlocking the Final 15%” joins the panel. Also joining the panel is special guest Woody Adams, the newest member of the RECing Crew.

Jason talks about the importance of the mental game of poker, shares some easy exercises, and shares his own personal experiences. He also gives insight into an actual example from Chris Jones of how we can get thrown off our optimal game.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/21/20): Ryan “JoeyIsAMush” Depaulo

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Ryan “JoeIsAMush” Depaulo, who discusses winning in a mall parking lot just outside of Whole Foods. He also explains his screen name and Bernard talks with Ryan about being named King of Degenerate Gamblers by Bryan Micon and Norman Chad.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #359: Simon says, Bruce returns to poker, Jeff’s Vegas report, Gutterball and a Kenny-ism

Robbie welcomed a special visitor, Simon, to his latest home game. Bruce is finally back playing in a(n online) home game after a four-month break. Jeff has a Vegas trip report, and we take a moment to think about the at-risk folks not playing poker during the pandemic.

George talks about poker players transitioning to board games, and we’ve got a great Kenny-ism you’ll absolutely love.

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RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

RecPoker | Ep 187 – New Rec.Poker Website

Rec.Poker has relaunched with an amazing new website. On this episode, the crew discusses the website with a focus on how it is just a tool to create a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community.

We love poker; and we love playing and learning in the context of relationship… and now, finally, we have the tool to help us do that effectively.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen

Bernard Lee interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Ron “MacDaddy15” McMillen. He captured Event #9, the $1,000 no-limit hold’em 6-max, earning $188,214 by emerging victorious in a field of 1,026 entries.

Ron explains how he got started in poker and how he enjoys coming to Las Vegas, NV, every summer to play in the WSOP. Having never played poker online before, he gave it a shot at the encouragement of his friends, and 12 hours later, Ron became a WSOP bracelet winner with the celebratory moments captured on film.

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RecPoker | Ep186 – Adam Friedman

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Adam Friedman, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, all in mixed games, including back to back in 2018-2019 in the $10,000 Dealers Choice event.

We talk mixed games, WSOP, and advice for recreational players.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.

Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.

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RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

RecPoker | Ep 185 – Chris Moneymaker

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Chris Moneymaker, winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2003 resulting in the “Moneymaker Effect” that included a tripling of the Main Event field the very next year.

We talk WSOP, recreational player strategy, and the importance of learning in the context of community.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #358: Chad McVean

Bruce and Robbie welcome Chad McVean to the show to discuss his home game history, what he loves so much about poker podcasts, and all things poker.

Our sound engineer, Jeff, also joins us to report on what’s happening in the poker scene in Las Vegas, as well as the city vibe in general.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off the show with some hot takes on the WSOP giving out bracelets for online events.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/30/20): Hossein Ensan

2019 WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show for an interview to speak about about his reign as champion during this past year, as well as what he has done to be an ambassador for the game during this time.

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RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 184 – Bluffing; from the RecPoker July Seminar

Every month, members at rec.poker enjoy a seminar put together by the RecPoker Podcast Panel, led by Membership Content Director Chris Jones.

For July, the seminar is all about bluffing and we felt this was a great opportunity to showcase the seminars while providing the podcast audience with some great discussion on the art/science of bluffing.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/23/20): Author and Poker Player, Maria Konnikova

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Maria Konnikova, accomplished poker player and author of the new book The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win.

Maria talks about her 3.5-year long odyssey in the poker world, which saw her get coached by Poker Hall of Famer Erik Seidel, climb to great heights and big wins, and being a PokerStars sponsored pro.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 2

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about what it was like to commentate alongside Lon McEachern and Norman Chad, as well as what it was like to win the 2019 Global Poker Award for Twitter Personality of the Year.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.

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RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

RecPoker | Ep 183 – Jerry Yang

Jerry Yang has an amazing personal story of growing up in Laos, escaping to Thailand, and ultimately moving to the slums of Nashville, Tennessee.  He worked hard on his education, which ultimately served to be his path out of poverty. In 2005 he started learning poker and only two years later found himself on top of the poker world having won $8.25 million and the WSOP Main Event Championship.

Jerry’s story is chronicled in his autobiography, entitled All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 182 – Carlos Welch on Prius Living

Carlos Welch has one of the most interesting stories in poker. A player, writer, and coach who decided that to best chase his dreams required living out of his van. Then, the need for overnight A/C moved him to buying a Prius.

Carlos and the RecPoker crew talk strategy, game selection, and then dig into a wonderful hand where we face a difficult river shove.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/16/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews World Series of Poker Main Event commentator Jamie Kerstetter. She speaks about how she got into poker after having studied for a Law degree. She also talks about her day-to-day life prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as her preference or playing online poker tournaments.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #356: James “Splitsuit” Sweeney

Bruce and Robbie welcome James “Splitsuit” Sweeney to the show to discuss his personal poker story and the great poker training products available at Red Chip Poker.

Robbie and a longtime listener also share their experiences returning to the home game felt.

Finally, Ben Ludlow ends off with a hilarious list of the top 10 things he misses about the first week of the WSOP.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/2/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 2

Part 2 of Bernard Lee’s interview with longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on bringing the WPT to Australia for the first time as well as raising $100,000 AUD for wildlife during the Australian bushfires.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 181 – Andrew Brokos on “Play Optimal Poker” and Impact of COVID-19

Andrew Brokos is a great friend of the RecPoker podcast and he joins the show again to talk about the release of his new book, Play Optimal Poker 2 with a focus on constructing ranges.

In addition to discussing the book, we talk a bit about the impact of the pandemic on Andrew’s personal approach to poker, as well as poker overall.

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Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

Red Chip Poker Wraps Up Season 3 of Their Podcast

The Red Chip Poker Podcast co-hosted by Zac Shaw and James “Splitsuit” Sweeney, has just completed production on its third season.

In this article we recap the highlights of the final four episodes or the popular poker strategy audio show.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/26/20): Lynn Gilmartin – Part 1

Bernard Lee interviews longtime World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who reflects on what it was like being inducted into the Australian Poker Hall of Fame.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 180 – Facing Frequent Shoves Online

On RecPoker Podcast episode #180, the panel discusses how to handle the situation that comes up often in long re-entry, big field, small buy-in tournaments online; and that situation is having those players that frequently are shoving 30, 40, even 70 big blind stacks over an open raise. It can be frustrating to face, but what do we do?

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #355: Tadas Peckaitis

Bruce and Robbie interview poker coach and strategist Tadas Peckaitis who joins the show from Lithuania to share some fun home game stories and tips. Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables explains how his company is developing products for home game players post-coronavirus to assist with social distancing and sanitary requirements.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 179 – Post Flop Poker – Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey

Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey are the co-hosts of the Postflop Poker Podcast and generally great guys! Ben “gamb64” Hayles is a poker player, coach, author and content provider. At postfloppoker.com you will find the Postflop Poker Podcast (PPP), 13 poker books, the PTP video series, blogs, and information on Ben’s 1 to 1 coaching services.

They join the Rec Poker panel for a fun conversation on this episode.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/19/20): Lexy Gavin

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews poker pro and coach Lexy Gavin, who describes her experiences during the 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101 Main Event, which ended in a 10-way chop with Gavin finishing in 10th place.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/12/20): Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, who discusses his StarCraft career, years in poker, being an ambassador for GG Poker, recently testing positive for COVID-19, and how people have been handling it in Prague, Czech Republic, where he lives.

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RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

RecPoker Podcast | Ep 178 – Nate Meyvis

Nate Meyvis is the co-host of the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brooks, a student of ancient philosophy, and an all-around great dude. He joins the RecPoker panel and talks about a number of things including breaking down an AQ hand in early position.

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