RecPoker | Ep 297 – Carlos Welch

RecPoker | Ep 297 – Carlos Welch

Carlos Welch is a player, writer, and coach spending much of his time living out of Prius. Carlos recently won his first WSOP Bracelet, besting a field of 782 entries in the Crazy Eights ONLINE event for $124,369.

He plans on using part of the money to buy a house for his mom in George to serve as the central location for when the Welch family gathers. Carlos shares some tips on being frugal in Vegas during the WSOP and just brings a general positivity to the poker world.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Jesse Fullen

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Jesse Fullen

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Jesse Fullen, Head of Social Media for PokerNews, as he discusses his important role with the company.

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RecPoker | Ep 295 – Mike Patrick

RecPoker | Ep 295 – Mike Patrick

Episode 295 of the RecPoker podcast features an interview with Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor and mixed games specialist Mike Patrick. Mike will be taking his talents to PokerNews this fall, live reporting the WSOP for the entire series. Mike has a background in sports television and would love to combine his TV production skills with his passion for poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/20/21): Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/20/21): Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Johnnie “Vibes” Moreno, discussing being a professional poker player and YouTube Poker Vlogger.

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RecPoker | Ep 293 – Dara O’Kearney

RecPoker | Ep 293 – Dara O’Kearney

On Ep. 293 of the RecPoker Podcast, the panel welcome Unibet Poker ambassador Dara O’Kearney and co-host of The Chip Race and The Lock-in podcasts. In addition, Dara has also authored two books, Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy, and will complete his third book (on ICM, the Independent Chip Model) later this year.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/13/21): Andrew Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/13/21): Andrew Moreno

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Andrew Moreno, who recently captured the 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event for over $1.46 million.

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RecPoker | Ep 291 – Steve Fredlund

RecPoker | Ep 291 – Steve Fredlund

With RecPoker founder Steve Fredlund out of commission this week, the panel looks back on how they came to meet him and join RecPoker, as well as what parts of the community they have come to lead.

Plus, they hear from Paul “QuadQuark” one of the community’s Premium Members who had joined us in the chat for the recording!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/6/21): Poker Hall of Famer Jack Binion

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/6/21): Poker Hall of Famer Jack Binion

On the latest episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard conducts an exclusive interview with former President of Binion’s, and Poker Hall of Famer, Jack Binion.

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RecPoker | Ep 289 – Veronica Brill

RecPoker | Ep 289 – Veronica Brill

On Episode 289 of the RecPoker podcast, the panel speaks with poker player, commentator, and YouTube personality Veronica Brill about the MIke Postle scandal, how Dan Bilzerian influenced her, her involvement in getting K.L. Cleeton a new van, and more.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/29/21): David Peters (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/29/21): David Peters (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show concludes his two-part interview with 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters.

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RecPoker | Ep 287 – Kenny Hallaert

RecPoker | Ep 287 – Kenny Hallaert

On ep 287 of the RecPoker podcast, the crew welcome successful Belgian player and tournament director Kenny Hallaert. With $11 million in career earnings and a stellar record as an industry professional, Kenny is one of the most popular and beloved individuals in poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/22/21): David Peters (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/22/21): David Peters (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters after his win – Part 1 of 2.

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RecPoker | Ep 285 – John Barrows

RecPoker | Ep 285 – John Barrows

John Barrows is the tournament manager for Running Aces Casino, Racetrack, and Hotel, the official sponsor of the RecPoker Podcast.

John opens up to give insight about how poker fits into the context of casino profitability, specifically considering how to balance tournament structure and rake.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/15/21): Annual Q&A Show

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/15/21): Annual Q&A Show

This is the Bernard Lee Poker Show’s annual Q&A episode in which Bernard answer questions that have been posed to him by his loyal listeners throughout the year.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/8/21): Steven Snyder

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/8/21): Steven Snyder

Bernard Lee interviews Steven Snyder, three-time WSOP Circuit ring winner & 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event Runner-Up.

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RecPoker | Ep 282 – Samuel Simoes

RecPoker | Ep 282 – Samuel Simoes

Samuel Simoes on PokerNow and what led him to create this amazing playing and learning tool that we’ll be using at RecPoker every month – and his love of programming, sharing things you love with the world, and more!

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RecPoker | Ep 280 – Chat: Seminar, Road Trips, and the RecPoker Travel Group

RecPoker | Ep 280 – Chat: Seminar, Road Trips, and the RecPoker Travel Group

Content Director Chris Jones has dreamed up an amazing way to have fun, learn together, and build community all at the same time. In this episode we chat about this new approach to interactive learning.

We also hear about the RecPoker Road Trip with the Dakota Poker Tour, a special announcement about RecPoker Invitational Tournaments at Running Aces, and the upcoming road trips with the RunGood Poker Series in Council Bluffs, Iowa and the WSOP in Las Vegas.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/1/21): Brek Schutten

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/1/21): Brek Schutten

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Brek Schutten, who recently captured the 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Main Event.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Mori Eskandani

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Mori Eskandani

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO, former high stakes poker player and Poker Hall of Fame member.

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RecPoker | Ep 278 – Chat: Sky Matsuhashi on using PokerTracker4 to study leaks

RecPoker | Ep 278 – Chat: Sky Matsuhashi on using PokerTracker4 to study leaks

Sky Matsuhashi from The Poker Forge joins the panel to talk about finding leaks, plugging leaks, exploiting leaks, and ways to get the most out of PokerTracker and other software and study tools.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/18/21): Tana Karn

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/18/21): Tana Karn

On the latest episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Tana Karn, President of RunGoodGear.com, about the return of the RunGood Poker Series.

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Giving Some Love to the GPI/THM Podcast Network

Giving Some Love to the GPI/THM Podcast Network

The pandemic forced all of us in the poker community to pivot hard in order to survive. Notably, the GPI/THM crew was left without much to do, as their workload and business evaporated with the disappearance of live poker.

Reinventing themselves, they successfully pivoted to begin producing an excellent suite of four podcasts, which we can only hope they keep up now that live poker is experiencing a post-pandemic resurgence.

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RecPoker | Ep 276 – Chat: RecPoker Road Trips & the Return of Live Poker

RecPoker | Ep 276 – Chat: RecPoker Road Trips & the Return of Live Poker

The full return of live poker is around the corner and the panel talks about their experience during the pandemic and looking forward to the upcoming months.

We also talk about the RecPoker Road Trips coming up May 22 (Fargo, ND), June 21-27 (Council Bluffs, Iowa), and the WSOP Las Vegas. We are so excited to be playing live and getting to finally meet all of RecPoker Nation!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/11/21): Brian Altman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/11/21): Brian Altman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Brian Altman, who was recently crowned 2019-2021 WPT Player of The Year.

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RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

RecPoker | Ep 273 – Martin Jacobson

Martin Jacobson started the November Nine Final Table in 2014 in 8th position, but was able to win the bracelet at $10 million first place prize. In this episode, he recalls the preparation put into that final table, including the support of his poker inner circle.

Martin also talks about his time as a chef on a Swedish battleship and his journey to become a poker superstar.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/4/21): Chris Moneymaker

The Bernard Lee Poker Show celebrates its 14th anniversary with 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, who discusses his new ambassador role with America’s Cardroom.

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RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

RecPoker | Ep 271 – Chat: Chris Jones reviews the April rec.poker Seminar

Chris Jones is the Membership Content Director at rec.poker and every month he produces a seminar around a specific topic.

This month the topic was Turns and Rivers and Chris talks about specific factors for later streets and also about a new twist on the seminar format starting next month!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/27/21): Bernard Lee discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success with guest host Robbie Strazynski

On this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard discusses his latest book, Poker Satellite Success, with guest host Robbie Strazynski.

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RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

RecPoker | Ep 269 – Bernard Lee

On Episode 269 of the Rec Poker Podcast, the panel welcome professional poker player and media man Bernard Lee to discuss the release of his new book, “Poker Satellite Success”, which came out this month with D&B Publishing.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/20/21): 2021 Academy Awards preview show with Richard Roeper

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews Richard Roeper, as they have their Annual preview show, this year predicting the 93rd Academy Awards.

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RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

RecPoker | Ep 264 – Sarah Herring

Sarah Herring is the Head of Video & Podcast with PokerNews and a great friend of RecPoker. In this episode we explore Sarah’s journey into motherhood, the announcement that the WSOP is returning in late 2021, and her thoughts on the Bilzerian/Kade controversy.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/13/21): 10th Anniversary of Black Friday with poker journalist, BJ Nemeth

The Bernard Lee Poker Show reminisces about the 10th anniversary of Black Friday shutdown of US online poker with poker journalist BJ Nemeth.

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RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

RecPoker | Ep 262 – Ashley Adams

On Episode #262 of the RecPoker Podcast, the crew speaks with renowned author and longtime poker player Ashley Adams. Ashley has been playing poker since 1963 when he learned it, literally, at his grandfather’s knee, and has hosted the House of Cards podcast since 2007 as well as written more than 1,000 poker articles as well as several books, including his latest, “Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day” (D&B Publishing, 2020).

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/6/21): David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 Pearl River Poker Open Winner of Event #4, David “Atom Bomb” Hendrix.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/30/21): Ethan “RamagePoker” Yau

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Ethan Yau about his live-streamed win on YouTube.

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RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker | Ep 260 – Chris Jones

RecPoker’s Membership Content Director Chris Jones was our guest this week.

Jim Reid and John Somsky discussed with him the recent monthly rec.poker seminar which was all about post-flop betting lines, and how we can combine our knowledge of ranges and board textures to really put our opponents in some tough spots!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/23/21): Kristen Bicknell, Lexy Gavin, and Tyler Patterson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show revisits the COVID-19 shutdown on its one-year anniversary, as Bernard reminisces on interviews with Kristen Bicknell, Tyler Patterson, and Lexy Gavin.

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RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

RecPoker | Ep 258 – Elliot Roe

On this episode of the RecPoker podcast, the crew is joined by Elliot Roe, mental game coach to some of poker’s biggest names.

Elliot shares how he helps poker players and his other clients, including actors, Olympians, and more, develop a winning mindset.

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RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

Tommy Angelo is a poker player, coach, and the author of several books including Painless Poker, Elements of Poker, and Waiting for Straighters.

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, Tommy joins the panel to discuss his latest ventures in the poker world, doing commentary, how the pandemic has changed his life, and much more.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/16/21): Craig Varnell and Matt Savage

The Bernard Lee Poker Show speaks with Craig Varnell and Matt Savage on the 1-year anniversary of COVID-19 changing the poker world.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/9/21): Daniel Buzgon

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/9/21): Daniel Buzgon

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews six-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Daniel Buzgon, as he discusses capturing 2 WSOP rings in 3 days.

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RecPoker | Ep 253 – Jonathan Little on exploiting low stakes tournaments

RecPoker | Ep 253 – Jonathan Little on exploiting low stakes tournaments

The Rec Poker crew welcome Jonathan Little, the founder of Pokercoaching.com, for a conversation about how relevant GTO (Game Theory Optimal) play is for recreational poker players, and much more!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/2/21): Ryan Hagerty

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/2/21): Ryan Hagerty

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Main Event U.S. bracket 4th place finisher, Ryan Hagerty, discussing his recent hot streak.

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RecPoker | Ep 249 – Maria Ho

RecPoker | Ep 249 – Maria Ho

Poker legend Maria Ho joins RecPoker to talk about her worlds of playing poker, commentating poker, and doing reality TV.

Maria also shares a bit about growing up in a conservative Chinese family and how that impacted college and how she approached getting into poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/23/21): Survivor Icon “Boston Rob” Mariano

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/23/21): Survivor Icon “Boston Rob” Mariano

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Survivor icon Rob Mariano, who discusses his time on the reality TV show, his love for the game of poker, and his new cookbook Boston Rob’s Family Favorites.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/16/21): Scott Stewart

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/16/21): Scott Stewart

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2021 bestbet Jacksonville Winter Poker Open Main Event Champion, Scott Stewart, who discusses his victory in the event.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/9/21): Ronnie Bardah

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/9/21): Ronnie Bardah

2012 WSOP bracelet winner Ronnie Bardah joins the Bernard Lee Poker Show to talk about chopping the 2021 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open for his biggest ever win, as well as what it’s like to play live tournament poker under COVID restrictions.

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RecPoker | Ep 244 – Ryan Laplante

RecPoker | Ep 244 – Ryan Laplante

Poker Pro and coach Ryan LaPlante, of Learn Pro Poker, joins the show for a conversation about playing live poker again in the pandemic era.

Ryan also talks about what kind of tells he looks for in villains, and the group goes over a hand in which Ryan soul-reads a foe to make a killer river call!

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/2/21): Joe Hebert (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/2/21): Joe Hebert (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show features the second and final part of Bernard’s interview with Joe Hebert, who won the U.S. Bracket of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, and finished second to Damian Salas in the heads-up battle for ultimate supremacy.

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RecPoker | Ep 240 – Duncan Palamourdas

RecPoker | Ep 240 – Duncan Palamourdas

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, the crew is joined by poker player, coach, and author Duncan Palamourdas, who specializes in the mathematics of poker and poker education. His poker classes at UCLA always fill up early and have long waiting lists. He is also an author at Upswing Poker, PokerNews, Card Player and the Winning Poker Network.

He is also the author of “Why Alex beats Bobbie at Poker: Developing a Fundamentally Sound Approach to Poker”.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/26/21): Joe Hebert (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/26/21): Joe Hebert (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Joe Hebert, who won the U.S. Bracket of the 2020 WSOP Main Event, and finished second to Damian Salas in the heads-up battle for ultimate supremacy.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/19/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski (Part 2) & Matt Waxman

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/19/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski (Part 2) & Matt Waxman

Part 2 of the Bernard Lee Poker Show’s 2020 Year in Review, with Chad Holloway and Robbie Strazynski.

In the second half of the show, Bernard interviews Pokerithm founder Matt Waxman.

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RecPoker | Ep 235 – Farid Jattin

RecPoker | Ep 235 – Farid Jattin

On this episode of the Rec Poker Podcast, the crew speaks with Farid Jattin, who is currrently ranked #6 in the Global Poker Index (GPI). He is also a top tier coach and instructor who will be conducting a training course exclusively for RecPoker Nation.

The conversation covers, generally speaking, what recreationally players need to do to become elite players.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/12/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/12/21): 2020 Year in Review w/ Chad Holloway & Robbie Strazynski

Poker media veterans Bernard Lee, Chad Holloway, and Robbie Strazynski review what happened in poker in 2020, including all things WSOP-related, online poker-related, and more, in part 1 of this two-part Year in Review special on the Bernard Lee Poker Show.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/5/21): Rob Campbell (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/5/21): Rob Campbell (Part 2)

Part 2 of the Bernard Lee Poker Show’s interview with 2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Rob Campbell.

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RecPoker | Ep 231 – Samuli Sipila on PLO Strategy

RecPoker | Ep 231 – Samuli Sipila on PLO Strategy

Samuli “TheJudas” Sipila (or Sam for short) is a professional poker player from Finland specializing in PLO, both online and live play.

In this fun conversation, Sam talks about PLO strategies, bankroll management, and the tennis elbow he has from playing about 11,000 hands/day as he pursues Diamond Elite status.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/22/20): Ken Tilden Tribute

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/22/20): Ken Tilden Tribute

The Bernard Lee Poker Show pays tribute to popular Massachusetts poker player Ken Tilden, who passed away due to COIVD-19.

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RecPoker | Ep 229 – Sky Matsuhashi

RecPoker | Ep 229 – Sky Matsuhashi

Sky Matsuhashi is the host of the Smart Poker Study podcast and leads the membership side ThePokerForge.com. Sky is an expert in online play and has years of experience as an author, coach, player, and podcaster. Connect with Sky at smartpokerstudy.com or thepokerforge.com

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/15/20): Rob Campbell (Part 1)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/15/20): Rob Campbell (Part 1)

2019 World Series of Poker Player of the Year Robert Campbell joins the Bernard Lee Poker Show to discuss his win, and how he learned and began playing mixed games.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/8/20): Joe Hachem (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/8/20): Joe Hachem (Part 2)

This episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show features the second of a two-part interview that Bernard Lee had with the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/8/20): Joe Hachem (Part 2)

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/8/20): Joe Hachem (Part 2)

This episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show features the second of a two-part interview that Bernard Lee had with the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Joe Hachem.

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RecPoker | Ep 224 – Michael Acevedo

RecPoker | Ep 224 – Michael Acevedo

Michael Acevedo joins the podcast for the first time. Michael is a poker player, coach & author of Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO principles.

He shares his amazing story of perseverance, hard work, and humility.

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RecPoker | Ep 224 – Michael Acevedo

RecPoker | Ep 224 – Michael Acevedo

Michael Acevedo joins the podcast for the first time. Michael is a poker player, coach & author of Modern Poker Theory: Building an unbeatable strategy based on GTO principles.

He was a core part of the team to build PioSOLVER and has an amazing story of perseverance, hard work, and humility.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/1/20): Joe Hachem and Nick Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/1/20): Joe Hachem and Nick Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show sits down with 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem on the 15th anniversary of his winning the title, as well as 2-time WSOP bracelet winner and LearnWPT President Nick Binger.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/1/20): Joe Hachem and Nick Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (12/1/20): Joe Hachem and Nick Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show sits down with 2005 WSOP Main Event Champion Joe Hachem on the 15th anniversary of his winning the title, as well as 2-time WSOP bracelet winner and LearnWPT President Nick Binger.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/24/20): Alex Livingston

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/24/20): Alex Livingston

2019 World Series of Poker 3rd place finisher Alex Livingston is the featured guest on this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show. He talks about his deep run, as well as his other deep run back in 2013, in which he finished 13th.

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RecPoker | Ep 220 – Farid Jattin

RecPoker | Ep 220 – Farid Jattin

Farid Jattin is currently ranked #8 in the Global Poker Index and is the all-time leading money winner from Colombia with $5.6 million in reported Hendon Mob payouts. We talk about his beginnings in poker and his journey to the top of the poker world.

Farid is convinced that learning in community is critical for not only success, but balance in life. He has recently started group coaching which ignited the panel to get excited about forming a group to learn and hang out together. You can connect with Farid at faridjattinpoker.com

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RecPoker | Ep 218 – David Lappin

RecPoker | Ep 218 – David Lappin

David Lappin is the co-host of the Chip Race, ambassador for Unibet Poker, and a great player and ambassador for the game.

Steve, Jim & Rob sit down with David to chat poker, podcasting, philosophy, and take as many shots as we can at David’s co-host Dara O’Kearney. Great conversation and a lot of fun was had by all!

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Poker Headlines | Everything we know about the winter 2020 WSOP Main Event

Poker Headlines | Everything we know about the winter 2020 WSOP Main Event

The World Series of Poker has just announced an online/live hybrid Main Event to be held at the end of 2020, which will allow domestic (US) and international players to compete in a $10,000 freezeout on WSOP.com and GGPoker, respectively. The live final tables will be held at King’s Casino, Czech Republic, and at the Rio in Las Vegas.

This topic, and much more on the latest episode of Poker Headlines, with Gillian Epp and Maureen Bloechlinger.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

Bernard Lee interviews longtime poker industry stalwart Garry Gates, who had a once-in-a-lifetime run in the 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event, eventually making the final table and finishing in fourth place.

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RecPoker | Ep 216 – Robbie Strazynski & Bruce Briggs

RecPoker | Ep 216 – Robbie Strazynski & Bruce Briggs

Robbie Strazynski and Bruce Briggs join the crew to chat about the end of an era. After 365 episodes, their Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has come to an end.

We chat about their favorite memories and what is next for these two fantastic poker ambassadors.

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Poker Headlines | Poker in Cambodia

Poker Headlines | Poker in Cambodia

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined once again by Maureen Bloechlinger as well as Poker Triad, to discuss poker in Cambodia and the whole scene there. They also talk about the ongoing Negreanu/Polk grudge match and the closing of poker rooms in Las Vegas.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/10/20): Dario Sammartino

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/10/20): Dario Sammartino

The Bernard Lee Poker Show features an interview with 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event runner up Dario Sammartino, who discusses his second place finish and competing heads up versus his good friend and the eventual champion Hossein Ensan.

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RecPoker | Ep 214 – Jonathan Little

RecPoker | Ep 214 – Jonathan Little

Jonathan Little is a poker player, coach, author, WPT title winner and owner of pokercoaching.com. In this discussion, we get caught up on everything Jonathan has going on, what he enjoys the most, and how in the heck he can multi-table 14 games at the same time.

We wonder if he gets bored playing live after spending so much time with the action of multi-tabling online.

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Poker Headlines | Negreanu/Polk Grudge Match & a WSOP champion’s legal battle with Tax Agency | Ep 20

Poker Headlines | Negreanu/Polk Grudge Match & a WSOP champion’s legal battle with Tax Agency | Ep 20

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined once again by Maureen Bloechlinger to discuss changes made to the Doug Polk/Daniel Negreanu grudge match, Jonathan Duhamel’s legal issues with the Canada Revenue Agency, the new 888poker mobile app, and the upcoming season of High Stakes Poker.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/3/20): Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/3/20): Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews longtime veteran poker pro, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/27/20): Matt Affleck

The Bernard Lee Poker Show welcomes Matt Affleck, who shares his opinions re: staying away from live poker until after the pandemic, and who reflects on the unforgettable hand vs. Jonathan Duhamel in the 2010 WSOP Main Event.

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RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

RecPoker | Ep 212 – Dara O’Kearney

Dara O’Kearney is an Irish author, poker player, coach, and podcast host. With David Lappin, he hosts the popular Chip Race podcast and The Lock In YouTube channel.

He wrote Poker Satellite Strategy and recently released PKO Poker Strategy, which we spend a good amount of time discussing.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/20/20): David Williams

Bernard Lee welcomes poker pro David Williams to the show to discuss the latter’s decision to compete on Season 7 of the popular television show MasterChef.

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Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

Poker Headlines | Ep. 18 | Mike Postle Sues Poker Heroes | Guest Co-host Paul Smith

On this week’s episode of Poker Headlines, Gillian is joined by lawyer-turned-poker pro Paul Smith. They discuss the upcoming Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk Grudge Match and Doug Polk’s latest Twitter Rampage.

Other topics include, Mike Postle vs Veronica Brill: Mike Postle filed a $330 Million Defamation Lawsuit against whistleblower Veronica Brill and others, plus Germany creates new online poker rules, and more!

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RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

RecPoker | Ep 210 – Chris ‘Fox’ Wallace

The guest on this week’s episode is Chris “Fox” Wallace, a WSOP Bracelet winner, Cardplayer Lifestyle contributor, and great friend of RecPoker. He has authored No Limits, The Fundamentals of No-Limit Hold’em and more recently, Short Stack Ninja: Tournament Strategy From A Professional Poker Coach which is the book for the next RecPoker book study.

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RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

RecPoker | Ep 208 – Lynn Gilmartin

Lynn Gilmartin is an Australian actress, poker player, and host of the World Poker Tour (WPT). We last hand Lynn on in January of 2020 to talk about her efforts in responding to the Australian fires.

While only 9 months ago, it feels like a decade, so it was time to catch up with Lynn on her life (including successful acting auditions) and her reflections on Mike Sexton. We also get to hear a bit of Lynn’s back story growing up and her journey into hosting a poker tour.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/13/20): Jeff Platt and David Williams

Bernard Lee interviews Jeff Platt and David Williams, who were the commentators on the 2020 WSOP Online Poker Summer Series Main Event held on GGpoker.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #365: Our Final Show

After 11 years on the air, the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast has recorded its final episode, #365. Co-hosts Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take an hour to reminisce about all the highlights, favorite moments, and top tier interviewees, and to thank guests, contributors, and listeners.

Bruce shares the story of how the show began, with then-co-host Eric Nelson. Robbie talks about how he joined as the new co-host in 2014. This episode is the first ever time Robbie and Bruce are actually seeing one another (virtually), after having been exclusively an audio podcast.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/6/20): Joe Cada

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2009 World Series of Poker Main Even champion Joe Cada, who remembers his friend, runner up Darvin Moon, who recently passed away.

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RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

RecPoker | Ep 204 – Dutch Boyd

On this episode of the RecPoker Podcast, the panel speaks with 3-time WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd. After receiving substantial media attention during his deep run on the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, where he finished in 12th place, Dutch went on to found a group of young poker players called The Crew that achieved notable success.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

On Episode #364 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker podcast, Robbie discusses his final in-person home game before lockdown while Bruce reflects on the beauty of off-felt friendships created by home games.

Plus, Ben Ludlow’s final One Outer, as he wishes the podcast audience farewell.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

To honor the passing of the late Darvin Moon, Bernard Lee relives his two interviews with the beloved Maryland logger, which took place back in 2009 and 2010.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/22/20): AJ Kelsall

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship Winner, AJ Kelsall.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #363: The Tilt Boys

Robbie and Bruce interview Dave Lambert and Paul Swiencicki, two members of the legendary Tiltboys poker group, who tell amazing stories of the groups 25+ years of home game hi-jinks.

Well known members of the group include Phil Gordon, Rafe Furst, and Perry Friedman.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/15/20): Linda Johnson

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews the First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson, as she remembers he dear friend and fellow Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

Bernard Lee relives his 2016 interview with Mike Sexton, in tribute to Mike’s recent passing on September 6, 2020. The interview took place just after Mike won his World Poker Tour title in Montreal.

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RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

RecPoker | Ep 198 – Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick

Jackson Laskey and Zachary Resnick, the founding team of the Just Hands Podcast, join the Rec Poker crew for a great discussion about learning and studying poker, transitioning from live to online poker play, and a hand breakdown.

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RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

This is part two of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas.

As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.

Recently Matt has been active on social media discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #362: The Home Game Call of the Century

Home game recaps featuring the “home game poker call of the century” as Maurice and Moe squared off in badeucey; it’s a story you HAVE to hear.

Plus, George Chao of BBO Poker Tables talks about the future of live poker in the U.S., and Ben Ludlow brings the laughs and the heat in this episode’s One Outer as he recaps the 2020 summer of online poker, and what he misses from “real world poker.”

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/1/20): Norman Chad

Bernard Lee speaks with the longtime beloved World Series of Poker commentator, Norman Chad. The pair discuss the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series and Norman’s deep run in Event #28, from a hotel room in Stateline, Nevada.

They also discuss Norman’s depression during the COVID-19 pandemic, as he’s been away from his wife for many months and lost his beloved dog Daisy.

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RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

RecPoker | Ep 194 Matt Hunt (past 1)

This is part one of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas.

As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.

Recently Matt has been active on social media discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/25/20): Nick “samadhi” Binger

The Bernard Lee Poker Show interviews 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Nick Binger, discussing his second WSOP bracelet win. Nick also discusses his role as lead instructor for LearnWPT.

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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #361: Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid

Bruce and Robbie have a great conversation with RecPoker owners Steve Fredlund and Jim Reid about the importance of community in poker as well as breaking down the numerous varied activities and initiatives of their organization.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/18/20): Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard speaks with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet Winner Michael Lech. Michael talks about his poker career, his current setup for the online summer poker grind, and how meaningful the bracelet win was to him after having previously won eight WSOP Circuit rings.

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RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

RecPoker | Ep 192 Blake Bohn

Blake Bohn is a professional poker player and the all-time leading tournament money leader from Minnesota. He is in the Minnesota Poker Hall of Fame as well as the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) Hall of Fame. His $3.1 million in tournament earnings includes a 23rd place finish at the WSOP Main Event.

In this episode we cover a lot of ground with Blake, including hearing his insights for recreational players wanting to improve their game.

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RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

RecPoker | Ep 191 Clayton Fletcher

Clayton Fletcher is a poker player, comedian, and host of the Tournament Poker Edge podcast. Currently living in New York, Clayton shares about his journeys as a stand-up comedian (they love him in Sweden) and experiences making a deep Main Event run.

He chats with the RecPoker crew about a number of things including his epic response during some verbal banter at the WSOP Main Event.

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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/11/20): Chad Holloway

On this episode of the Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews Chad Holloway, Pokernews’ Head of Live Reporting North America, to discuss what it was like for Chad to report on all 31 days of the Nevada/New Jersey portion of the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series.

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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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