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

By Bernard Lee
October 29, 2020

Matt Affleck

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Matt Affleck, who recently won Event #1 in WSOP.com Fall Online Circuit Series. Bernard and Matt also remember the incredible hand that took place 10 years ago during the 2010 WSOP Main Event between Matt and the eventual champion, Jonathan Duhamel with only 15 players left. Click here for a detailed look at the hand in my Metrowest Daily News Poker Column.  Matt also discusses various no-limit hold’em strategies for tournament and cash play.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as Bernard interviews Matt Affleck as he remembers critical hand between him and Jonathan Duhamel from the 2010 WSOP Main Event and gives poker strategy advice.
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2:25 Bernard welcomes Matt Affleck
3:02 Matt Affleck joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show
3:26 Matt discusses how COVID pandemic didn’t affect his poker as he had transitioned over to online poker for the past two years.
6:40 Matt has no desire to visit a casino during this pandemic even as Las Vegas poker rooms begin to open.
8:43 Matt remembers how he entered the poker world after playing online in high school and college
13:32 Matt recalls the online bans in Washington State before the UIGEA in 2011.
16:53 Matt discusses his transition to live poker, primarily due to Black Friday.
19:29 Matt explains some of the differences between playing tournaments and cash games.
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29:21 Bernard continues his interview with Matt Affleck.
30:59 Matt remembers 2010 WSOP Main Event
33:01 Bernard and Matt discuss the incredible hand versus Jonathan Duhamel with 15 players remaining in the 2010 WSOP Main Event and also the interviews afterward.
38:05 Matt talks about how the 2010 WSOP Main Event affected his career and how he still loves playing poker a decade later. He also discusses how he studies more today than ever before.
45:50 Matt talks about the aforementioned 2010 WSOP Main Event hand in today’s strategic poker world.
50:25 Matt discusses the importance of winning a WSOP bracelet in his career.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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