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

By Bernard Lee
November 04, 2020

Pat Lyons

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons. He captured Event #17, the $777 no-limit hold’em tournament, earning $173,551 after emerging victorious from a field of 1,382 entries. During the interview, Pat explains how he got started in poker and how he practiced poker online prior to the WSOP Summer Series. Pat also discusses his ban and re-instatement from Caesars properties, winning a WPT event and continuing playing the summer events in Mexico on GGPoker.com.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest, 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons.
0:47MGM has decided to close three Las Vegas poker rooms: Excalibur, Mandalay Bay, and Mirage.  MGM Grand will be holding three freerolls using the rooms’ Bad Beat Jackpots.
3:58Oziel Zuniga captured the inaugural Lone Star Poker Series Main Event in Houston, TX, beating a field of 660 entries, taking home $45,960.
4:58Live poker is available in New Hampshire. In Nashua, NH, visit Boston Billiards Club and Casino (BBC&C). Next Tuesday on November 10 at 5pm, Bernard will be holding a mixed game (specifically H.O.R.S.E and 2-7 triple draw) seminar. Then, he will be hosting a teaching live game at 6pm. Come join Bernard at BBC&C and receive a free t-shirt.
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10:39Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons.
11:44Pat Lyons joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show
13:56Pat discusses how he got started playing poker in high school and eventually in the Bay area and the WSOP.
19:47Pat remembers finally cashing in the 2015 WSOP, including the WSOP Main Event.
21:47Pat talks about his ban from Caesars properties and why it was a turning point in his career as after he won the Arizona State Poker Championship and WPT Main Event at the Bicycle Casino.
27:40Pat discusses his Caesars re-instatement after three years to be able to play WSOP events.
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31:23Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Pat “IchiiKawawa” Lyons.
32:30Pat discusses his love of sports betting, and the COVID pandemic affecting the WSOP.
34:01Pat talks about his constant playing online poker to learn online for the WSOP Summer online series.
36:25Pat discusses how he chose his screen name, “IchiiKawawa”.
38:45Pat’s friend, Nipon Ajmani, talks about Pat and his experiences with him, including winning the WSOP bracelet this summer.
46:17Pat decides to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to play more WSOP online events on GGPoker.com.

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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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