Poker Pro Matt Glantz recounts winning the 2022 $1 MILLION WSOP Mystery Bounty

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Joe Cada and Matt Glantz

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Joe Cada who recounts his experiences during the false rumor of an “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas. Then, Bernard speaks with Matt Glantz, who was the winner of 2022 WSOP $1 Million Mystery Bounty.

At the start of the interview, Joe talks about his initial experience in the Bally’s casino floor. Joe describes the scene outside of the casino and the injuries he witnessed. Joe headed to Planet Hollywood and talked about the scene there. Then, went back to Bally’s and described the aftermath. Joe talks about the perspective and the learning lessons from this incident. Joe talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.

During the second part of the interview, Matt recalls his start in the world of poker, especially mixed games and not playing as much since COVID-19 pandemic. Matt recalls the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty and the unique addition of the mystery bounty which kicked in on Day 2 of the tournament. He also described “peeling” the $1 million bounty. Matt talks about the strategy at the end of Day 1 and during Day 2 of the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty tournament. Matt talks about how much fun and excitement of the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty tournament was including his tweet about the event. Matt discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris. Matt talks about getting the opportunities to win a WSOP bracelet.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are Joe Cada who recounts his experiences during the false rumor of an “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas, and Matt Glantz, who was the winner of 2022 WSOP $1 Million Mystery Bounty.
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2:32Bernard welcomes 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion, Joe Cada, who recounts his experiences during the false rumor of an “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas.
3:27Joe joins the show and talks about his initial experience in the Bally’s casino floor.
11:22Joe describes the scene outside of the casino and the injuries he witnessed.
14:50Joe headed to Planet Hollywood and talked about the scene there. Then, went back to Bally’s and described the aftermath.
19:14Joe talks about the perspective and the learning lessons from this incident.
28:08Joe talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.
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22:35Bernard welcomes poker pro Matt Glantz, winner of 2022 WSOP $1 Million Mystery Bounty.
23:37Matt joins the show and recalls his start in the world of poker, especially mixed games and not playing as much since COVID-19 pandemic.
30:35Matt recalls the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty and the unique addition of the mystery bounty which kicked in on Day 2 of the tournament. He also described “peeling” the $1 million bounty.
38:27Matt talks about the strategy at the end of Day 1 of the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty tournament.
40:36Matt talks about the strategy at the end of Day 2 of the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty tournament.
45:26Matt talks about how much fun and excitement of the WSOP $1 million mystery bounty tournament was including his tweet about the event.
48:28Matt discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
53:30Matt talks about getting the opportunities to win a WSOP bracelet.

Matt Glantz

 

Blair Hinkle recounts STAMPEDE at the WSOP results in multiple injuries during false shooter rumor

Preston McEwen hides in kitchen closet to prevent reliving another Las Vegas shooting during WSOP

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Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews RunGood Gear Ambassadors Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen who recount their experiences during the false rumor of an “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas.

At the start of the interview, Bernard begins by reviewing the reported incidents of that night. Then, Blair recounts his experience of that night, as he was playing in The Closer WSOP bracelet event in the Paris Ballroom and began running out of the room. Blair discusses the stampede running outside of the casino and describes the scene including the injuries. Blair talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.

During the second part of the interview, Preston recounts his experience of that night as he was playing in an event in the Paris Ballroom and ended up hiding in a back liquor closet in the kitchen with group of players. Preston recalls his group’s decision to return to Paris Ballroom and describes the scene as he returns. Preston talks about returning to the poker room, trying to figure out what happened and waiting on word whether WSOP would continue play. Preston talks about his previous experience in the summer where there really was a shooter outside Golden Nugget in the downtown area in Las Vegas. Preston talks about the last 2022 WSOP bracelet event, the Tournament of Champions.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are RunGood Gear Ambassadors Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen who both recount their experience during the false rumor of “Active Shooter” in Las Vegas.
0:05Bernard reviews the 2022 WSOP Main Event, which was captured by Norway’s Espen Jorstad, who won $10 million.
3:10Panic up and down the Las Vegas Strip due to the false rumor of active shooter in Las Vegas. Bernard’s guests this week, Blair Hinkle and Preston McEwen, both were witnesses of this event and recount their experience.
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6:38Bernard welcomes RunGood Gear ambassador, Blair Hinkle.
8:03Blair joins the show.
8:29Bernard reviews the reported incidents of that night.
11:14Blair recounts his experience of that night, as he was playing in The Closer WSOP bracelet event in the Paris Ballroom and began running out of the room.
18:16Blair discusses the stampede running outside of the casino and describes the scene including the injuries.
28:08Blair talks about returning inside to the poker room and describes the chaos, shock and mess of the room.
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39:21Bernard welcomes RunGood Gear ambassador, Preston McEwen.
40:08Preston joins the show and recounts his experience of that night as he was playing in an event in the Paris Ballroom and ended up hiding in a back liquor closet in the kitchen with group of players.
43:25Preston recalls his group’s decision to return to Paris Ballroom and describes the scene as he returns.
46:21Preston talks about returning to the poker room, trying to figure out what happened and waiting on word whether WSOP would continue play.
49:15Preston talks about his previous experience in the summer where there really was a shooter outside Golden Nugget in the downtown area in Las Vegas.
57:15Preston talks about the last 2022 WSOP bracelet event, the Tournament of Champions.

Blair Hinkle Preston McEwen

 

Four-time WSOP champ, Robert Mizrachi talks about his new book, Getting Started with HORSE Poker

2014 WSOP Main Event champ Greg “Fossilman” Raymer remembers dear friend, Rich Korbin

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Robert Mizrachi, plus Norman Chad, Joe Cada, Kevin Mathers, Greg Raymer

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee initially interviews four-time WSOP champ, Robert Mizrachi about his new book and then talks with others (Norman Chad, Joe Cada, Kevin Mathers, Greg Raymer) discussing the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.

At the start of the interview, Robert shares his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris. Robert discusses how he became involved with Chris Wallace in writing the new book, Getting Started with HORSE Poker. Robert reveals which games he enjoys the most and strategies when playing HORSE. Follow Bernard on Twitter, Instagram (@BernardLeePoker) and Subscribe to his YouTube channel for a chance to win this book.

During the second part of the interview, Bernard speaks with Norman Chad, Joe Cada, Kevin Mathers, Greg Raymer about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris from the Rio. Finally, Greg Raymer and Bernard also pay tribute to good friend, Rich Korbin who recently passed away.

Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are Four-time WSOP champ, Robert Mizrachi as he talks about his new book. Then Bernard talks with others (Norman Chad, Joe Cada, Kevin Mathers, Greg Raymer) discussing the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
2:49Bernard reviews the week’s 2022 WSOP events and nomination for the 2022 Poker Hall of Fame finalists.
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8:00Bernard welcomes four-time WSOP champ, Robert Mizrachi.
8:34Robert joins the show and shares his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
11:03Robert discusses how he became involved with Chris Wallace in writing the new book, Getting Started with HORSE Poker.
13:17Robert reveals which games he enjoys the most and strategies when playing HORSE.
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25:21Bernard welcomes ESPN commentator Norman Chad as he discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
32:05Bernard welcomes 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion, Joe Cada as he discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
37:03Bernard welcomes WSOP Social Media Czar, Kevin Mathers as he discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
45:13Bernard welcomes 2009 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Raymer as he discusses his thoughts about the WSOP transition to Bally’s/Paris.
52:15Greg and Bernard also pay tribute to good friend, Rich Korbin who recently passed away.

Robert Mizrachi

2014 WSOP $10,000 HORSE champ, Chris Wallace talks about his new book, Getting Started with HORSE

WSOP POY 2007 Tom Schneider recalls the WSOP at Binion’s, the Rio and the new home of Bally’s/Paris.

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Chris Wallace and Tom Schneider

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee initially interviews 2014 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Champion, Chris Wallace and 2007 WSOP POY Tom Schneider.

At the start of the interview, Chris talks about his background in poker. Chris discusses how he became involved with the Mizrachi brothers in writing the new book,  Getting Started with HORSE Poker. Chris divulges some strategies of the different games in HORSE. Follow Bernard on Twitter, Instagram (@BernardLeePoker) and Subscribe to his YouTube page (www.YouTube.com/BernardLeePoker) for a chance to win this book.

During the second part of the interview, Tom talks about the transition from Binion’s to the Rio to the new venue of Bally’s/Paris for the WSOP. Tom talks about different strategies about the different games in HORSE and the situations that occur during HORSE tournaments. Tom talks about the rest of his 2022 WSOP schedule.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are 2014 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Champion, Chris Wallace and 2007 WSOP POY, Tom Schneider.
0:09Bernard reviews the week’s 2022 WSOP events.
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4:02Bernard welcomes 2014 WSOP $10,000 H.O.R.S.E Champion, Chris Wallace.
5:07Chris joins the show and talks about his background in poker.
9:02Chris discusses how he became involved with the Mizrachi brothers in writing the new book, Getting Started with HORSE Poker
15:04Chris divulges some strategies of the different games in HORSE.
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29:59Bernard welcomes 2007 WSOP POY, Tom Schneider.
31:23Tom talks about the transition from Binion’s to the Rio to the new venue of Bally’s/Paris for the WSOP.
44:15Tom talks about different strategies about the different games in HORSE and the situations that occur during HORSE tournaments.
44:15Tom talks about the rest of his 2022 WSOP schedule.

Tom Schneider Chris Wallace

Alex Livingston speaks with Bernard Lee just after he captured his first WSOP bracelet

Founder of Cardplayerlifestyle.com, Robbie Strazynski shares recent memories of the WSOP

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Alex Livingston and Robbie Strazynski

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2022 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Champion, Alex Livingston and then speaks with Cardplayer Lifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski.

At the start of the interview, Alex talks about winning his first WSOP bracelet just a couple of hours prior to the discussion. He then explains the various versions of stud. Alex had some success heading into the 2022 WSOP and was looking forward to the summer series. Alex also shares his summer schedule. He recalls the final table and the other players in the $1,500 Seven Card event. Alex says he is looking forward to the WSOP bracelet ceremony. He also feels that Paris/Bally’s is a tremendous improvement over the Rio for the WSOP.

During the second part of the interview, Robbie talks about the new venue of Bally’s/Paris for the WSOP. Robbie talks about the bracelet events that he is looking forward to and some of his favorite memories at the WSOP.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guests are 2022 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Champion, Alex Livingston and Cardplayer Lifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski.
0:11Bernard reviews the week’s 2022 WSOP event winners including one of our guests this week, 2022 $1,500 Seven Card Stud Champion, Alex Livingston.
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9:57Bernard welcomes 2022 WSOP $1,500 Seven Card Stud Champion, Alex Livingston.
10:49Alex joins the show, and discusses winning his first WSOP bracelet just a couple of hours prior. He also explains the various versions of stud.
17:29Alex had some success heading into the 2022 WSOP and was looking forward to the summer series. He also discusses his summer schedule.
22:31Alex recalls the final table and the players of the $1,500 Seven Card event.
24:04Alex discusses looking forward to the WSOP bracelet ceremony.
24:48Alex talks about his belief that Paris/Bally’s is a tremendous improvement over the Rio for the WSOP.
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29:00Bernard welcomes back Cardplayer Lifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski.
29:35Robbie talks about the new venue of Bally’s/Paris as a host of the WSOP.
34:57Robbie talks about the bracelet events that he is looking forward to and some of his favorite memories at the WSOP.

Alex Livingston

 

“Can’t Stop Kopp!” – 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event Champ, Katie Kopp adds WSOP bracelet to family

CardPlayerLifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski discusses 2nd Annual Mixed Game Festival from June 12-16, 2022

 

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Katie Kopp and Robbie Strazynski

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event Champion, Katie Kopp and then speaks with CardPlayerLifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski about the second annual Cardplayer Lifestyle Mixed Game Festival.

At the start of the interview, Katie talks about her family and how they are all involved in poker. Katie explains how dealing helped her play the game and vice versa. Katie recalls placing 3rd in the 2019 Casino Employees Event and how that helped her not be nervous in 2022. Also, she discusses the similarities of the two WSOP final tables. Katie discusses the strategy/goal going into the final table of the 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event. She reveals that she was actually the first player knocked out of the event before she reentered. Katie’s mom, Patty, who is also a dealer, joins the broadcast and recalls the final table and how proud she was of her daughter.

During the second part of the interview, Robbie talks about the start of CardplayerLifestyle.com. Robbie discusses his 2ndAnnual Mixed Game Festival, held at Resorts World Casino June 12-16, 2022. Free giveaways, including RunGoodGear shirts and book signings – including Bernard’s on Monday, June 13th. Robbie also talks about his visit to the WPT Choctaw main event.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guests are 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event Champion, Katie Kopp and CardPlayerLifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski.
0:05Bernard reviews the week’s 2022 WSOP events, including one of our guests this week, 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event Champion, Katie Kopp and next week’s guest, $1,500 WSOP seven card stud champion, Alex Livingston.
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8:10Bernard welcomes 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event Champion, Katie Kopp.
9:15Katie joins the show, talking about her family and how they are all involved in poker.
12:27Katie discusses how dealing helped her to play the game and vice versa.
15:25Katie recalls placing 3rd in the 2019 Casino Employees Event and how that helped her not be nervous in 2022. Also, she discusses the similarities of the two WSOP final tables.
21:00Katie discusses the strategy/goal going into the final table of the 2022 WSOP Casino Employee Event. Katie reveals that she was actually the first player knocked out of the event before she reentered.
27:30Katie’s mom, Patty, who is also a dealer, joins the broadcast and recalls the final table and how proud she was of her daughter.
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31:39Bernard welcomes CardPlayerLifestyle Founder, Robbie Strazynski.
33:41Robbie talks about the start of CardplayerLifestyle.com.
35:13Robbie talks about his 2nd Annual Mixed Game Festival, held at Resorts World Las Vegas June 12-16, 2022.
42:00The Mixed Game Festival will feature free giveaways, including RunGoodGear shirts, and book signings (including Bernard’s on Monday, June 13th).
50:14Robbie talks about his visit to the WPT Choctaw main event.

Katie Kopp

2022 WPT Choctaw Champion, Chance Kornuth eliminated both Foxens (Alex & Kristen) in the same tournament

2021 WSOP $10,000 Short Deck Champion, Chance Kornuth has played Short Deck only five times in his career.

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Chance Kornuth

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews WPT Choctaw Champion, Chance Kornuth.

At the start of the interview, Chance talks about his incredible week at the WPT main event at the Hyper eSports Arena at Luxor. One of his students won an event, and then he won another. Chance talks about his student, Mark Davis’ work ethic and desire to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Chance also talks about his training academy: Chip Leader Coaching. Chance discusses his victory at 2022 WPT Choctaw, including eliminating both Foxens at the same event (Alex and Kristen). Chance also discusses the play at an experienced final table of the 2022 WPT Choctaw.

During the second part of the interview, Chance Kornuth talks about the experience of winning his first WSOP bracelet back in 2010 ($5,000 PLO). Chance discusses his experience – or lack of experience with Short Deck, which is the event in which he won his 3rd WSOP bracelet. He also talks about short deck strategy. Chance shares his 2022 WSOP schedule. He is skeptical how the 2022 WSOP will run as it changes locations. Finally, Chance discusses how he changes his sleep schedule during the WSOP.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guest is WPT Choctaw Champion, Chance Kornuth.
0:05Bernard talks about the 2022 WSOP kicking off on Tuesday May 31, the day this show aired. Bernard talks about the two latest WPT champions: Mark Davis (WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown) and Chance Kornuth (WPT Choctaw). Finally, Bernard discusses the 2022 WSOP schedule for the following week.
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11:00Bernard welcomes WPT Choctaw Champion, Chance Kornuth.
12:44Chance joins the show and shares his incredible week at the WPT main events at Hyper eSports Arena at Luxor. One of his students won an event, and then he won another.
15:10Chance discusses his student, Mark Davis’ work ethic and desire to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. Chance also talks about his training academy: Chip Leader Coaching.
19:23Chance discusses his victory at 2022 WPT Choctaw, including eliminating both Foxens at the same event (Alex and Kristen).
30:08Chance discusses the play at an experienced final table of the 2022 WPT Choctaw.
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37:54Bernard welcomes back WPT Choctaw Champion, Chance Kornuth.
39:02Chance Kornuth talks about the importance of winning his first WSOP bracelet back in 2010 ($5,000 PLO).
39:56Chance discusses his experience – or lack of experience in Short Deck, which is the event in which he won his 3rd WSOP bracelet. He also talks about short deck strategy.
44:05Chance shares his 2022 WSOP schedule.
47:45Chance is skeptical of how the 2022 WSOP will run as it changes locations.
48:56Chance discusses how he changes his sleep schedule for the WSOP.

Chance Kornuth

2012 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Merson, talks about how fatherhood makes him a better poker player.

Greg Merson talks about his 2012 Main Event.

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Greg Merson

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Merson.

At the start of the interview, Greg talks about moving to New Jersey in 2014 and avoiding temptations with respect to his addictions. Greg talks about his family, specifically his two daughters, and how his family has made him a better poker player. Greg discusses his poker playing schedule online and live in the NJ/NY area.

During the second part of the interview, Greg talks about his 2012 WSOP Main Event memories including listening to Jared Tendler. Greg talks about the fact that a woman almost made the 2012 WSOP Main Event final table. He recalls the final table, his preparations, and the marathon play among the final three. Greg also discusses great spots during a tournament to take advantage of other players’ inclinations. Finally, Greg discusses winning the 2017 WSOP POY, and his 2022 WSOP schedule.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guest is 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Merson.
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2:03Bernard welcomes 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Merson.
3:24Greg discusses moving to New Jersey in 2014 and avoiding temptations with respect to his addictions.
8:25Greg talks about his family, specifically his two daughters and how his family has made him a better poker player.
15:15Greg discusses his poker playing schedule online and live in the NJ/NY area.
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30:10Bernard welcomes back 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion, Greg Merson.
31:00Greg talks about his 2012 WSOP Main Event memories including listening to Jared Tendler.
36:02Greg talks about the fact that a woman almost made the 2012 WSOP Main Event final table.
39:32Greg discusses great spots during a tournament to take advantage of other players’ inclinations.
42:32Greg recalls the final table, his preparations and the marathon play among the final three.
51:57Greg recalls winning the 2017 WSOP POY.
55:39Greg talks about his 2022 WSOP schedule.

Greg Merson

 

Video Tribute of Warren “Grumpa” Griffith:

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Warren “Grumpa” Griffith

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee pays tribute to his good friend and popular Massachusetts poker player, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith of Bourne, Massachusetts. At the age of 73, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith passed away on May 12th.

Bernard interviewed four people who knew “Grumpa” well: PokerNews’ Chad Holloway, Owner/President of Blaycation Mark Stiles, and fellow Massachusetts poker players and dear friends David Tedesco and BJ Ellis. A couple of other videos are added including the 2017 PokerNews video hosted by Sarah Herring that Bernard helped film when Grumpa was ill, and Grumpa’s own tribute to Ken Tilden, when his best friend passed away in December of 2020. Finally, Bernard does a tribute himself at the end of the show.

RIP Warren “Grumpa” Griffith

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as Bernard pays tribute to his good friend and poker player, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.
3:45PokerNews’ Chad Holloway joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers Warren “Grumpa” Griffith, who we wrote a column about Ken Tilden and “Grumpa” back in 2015.
11:38PokerNews’ video hosted by Sarah Herring back in 2017 created with help of Bernard with several poker pros wishing Grumpa well.
13:58Grumpa’s dear friend and one of the founders of Poker In Massachusetts on Facebook, David Tedesco joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.
23:50Owner/President of Blaycation, Mark Stilles joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.
29:48Grumpa’s dear friend BJ Ellis joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.
45:542017 WSOP Main Event Champion joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.
40:37Replaying the tribute that Warren “Grumpa” Griffith did for his best friend Ken Tilden when Ken passed away in December of 2020.
51:56Bernard pays his own personal tribute to his good friend, Warren “Grumpa” Griffith.

Warren "Grumpa" Griffith

2017 WSOP Main Event Champ, Scott Blumstein “crams learning sit n go’s” before MainEvent final table

2017 WSOP Main Event Champ, Scott Blumstein discusses plans for 2022 WSOP

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Scott Blumstein

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews four-time WPT Champion, Scott Blumstein.

At the start of the interview, Scott talks about the dynamics and the memories of the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table. Scott talks about how the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table went and how he maintained his composure. He also talks about the importance of having a day off prior to WSOP Main Event final table. He recalls his poker inner circle prior to the final table, and how he “crammed learning sit n go’s” before playing the final table. Bernard and Scott talk about the incredible hand between Scott and John Hesp. Scott explains his thought process heading into Day 2 of the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table. He also talks about his inexperience in heads-up play.

During the second part of the interview, Scott Blumstein talks about his 2017 WSOP Main Event bracelet. He also talks about his fellow 2017 WSOP Main Event final table players, and discusses his plans for the 2022 WSOP and advantages/disadvantageous of the move to Bally’s/Paris.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion, Scott Blumstein.
0:04Bernard announces the 15th anniversary of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, sponsored by RunGoodGear and D&B Poker. Follow Bernard on Twitter and Instagram (@BernardLeePoker) and Subscribe to his YouTube Page (www.YouTube.com/BernardLeePoker) to have a chance to win prizes that will be given to followers/subscribers all summer long.
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4:02Bernard welcomes 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion, Scott Blumstein.
5:21Scott joins the show, talking about the dynamics and the memories of 2017 WSOP Main Event final table.
9:12Scott talks about how the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table went and how he maintained his composure.
11:35Scott talks about the importance of having a day off prior to WSOP Main Event final table.
15:29Scott recalls his poker inner circle prior to WSOP Main Event final table and how he “crammed learning sit n go’s” before Main Event final table
18:45Bernard and Scott talk about the incredible hand between him and John Hesp.
27:06Scott talks about thought process heading into Day 2 of 2017 WSOP Main Event final table.
33:13Scott talks about his inexperience in heads-up play.
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39:24Bernard welcomes back 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion, Scott Blumstein.
40:24Scott Blumstein talks about his 2017 WSOP Main Event bracelet.
47:06Scott talks about his fellow 2017 WSOP Main Event final table players.
50:53Scott discusses his plans for the 2022 WSOP and advantages/disadvantageous of the move to Bally’s/Paris.

Four-time WPT champion, Darren Elias, was once the #1 ranked online hearts player in the world

“The more decision points you put them to, the more likely they will make a mistake” – Darren Elias

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Darren Elias

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews four-time WPT Champion, Darren Elias.

At the start of the interview, Darren talks about how he navigates large WPT fields and how play changes in the final two tables. He talks about how he got started in poker, including formerly being the #1 ranked player in online hearts. Darren talks about the struggles of transitioning from online to live poker. He recalls the effects of Black Friday on his life and bankroll. He also discusses the current online poker world including his relationship with BetMGM.

During the second part of the interview, Darren explains the use of the shot clock, called the “Action Clock”, in WPT main events. Darren talks about the “wild” poker play in Florida. He recalls his play in the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock main event, and strategies he uses when play gets down to the final two tables. “The more decision points you put them to, the more likely they will make a mistake.” Finally, Darren talks about his desire to win a WSOP bracelet, his prior close calls, and his “difficult” schedule based on his family life.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is four-time WPT Champion, Darren Elias.
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3:55Bernard welcomes Darren Elias, four-time WPT Champion.
5:19Darren joins the show, talking about how he navigates large WPT fields and how the play changes in the last two tables.
10:21Darren talks about how he got started in poker, including at one time being the #1 ranked player in online hearts.
12:19Darren talks about the struggles of transitioning from online to live poker.
15:17Darren recalls the effects of Black Friday on his life and bankroll. Also, he discusses the current online poker world including his relationship with BetMGM.
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24:21Bernard welcomes back Darren Elias, four-time WPT Champion.
25:32Darren explains the shot clock, called the “Action Clock,” used in WPT main events.
31:08Darren talks about the “wild” poker play in Florida.
34:56Darren recalls his play in the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock main event.
39:26Darren discusses strategies for when play gets down to the final two tables. “The more decision points you put them to, the more likely they will make a mistake.”
52:12Darren talks about his desire to win a WSOP bracelet, his prior close calls, and his “difficult” schedule based on his family life.

Darren Elias

“No one thought Russia would invade Ukraine”…stated WSOP & WPT champion, Eugene Katchalov

 “Ukraine highways were literally being bombed”…stated WSOP & WPT champion, Eugene Katchalov

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Eugene Katchalov

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Eugene Katchalov, WSOP and WPT winner and co-owner of e-sports team, Qlash. Recently, Eugene escaped Ukraine after Russia invaded the country on February 24, 2022.

At the start of the interview, Eugene joins the show, describes his background, and why he returned to Ukraine for PokerStars. Eugene talks about founding the e-sports team Qlash with Italian poker pro Luca Pagano. Eugene talks about his poker popularity in Ukraine and tells how he met his wife. He also recalls the growing political tension in Ukraine and describes the invasion by Russia of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.

During the second part of the interview, Eugene shares his decision-making process during the invasion and explains how he decided to drive west to leave country. Eugene talks about crossing over the Hungarian border and then trying to help others. He also shares how Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino, has helped 500 refugee families. Eugene describes some shocking pictures from his Twitter account. Eugene supports the Emergency Response Fund for Ukraine via King Baudouin Foundation. To donate, please click below

https://kbfus.networkforgood.com/projects/54347-e-kbfus-funds-emergency-response-fund-for-ukraine

0:00Welcome to the Bernard Lee Poker Show. This week’s guest is Eugene Katchalov, WSOP and WPT winner and co-owner of e-sports team, Qlash. Recently, Eugene escaped Ukraine after Russia invaded the country.
2:34Poker League Of Nations Ad
3:36Bernard welcomes Eugene Katchalov.
4:41Eugene describes his background and shares why he returned to Ukraine for PokerStars.
11:39Eugene talks about founding the e-sports team, Qlash with Luca Pagano (Italian Poker Pro).
13:17Eugene talks about his poker popularity in Ukraine and shares how he met his wife.
18:42Eugene recalls the growing political tension in Ukraine and describes the invasion by Russia of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
29:10RunGood Gear Ad
29:53Bernard welcomes back Eugene Katchalov and talks about how Eugene escaped Ukraine after Russia invaded the country.
31:17Eugene recollects his decision-making process during the invasion and deciding to drive west to leave country.
36:43Eugene discusses which border he would decide to cross.
44:40Eugene talks about crossing over the Hungarian border and then trying to help others.
46:57Eugene describes how Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino, has helped 500 refugee families.
50:04Eugene supports the Emergency Response Fund for Ukraine via King Baudouin Foundation.
51:50Eugene describes some shocking pictures from his Twitter account.
Eugene Katchalov WSOP bracelet

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