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

By Bernard Lee
December 17, 2020

Rob Campbell

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee conducts the first part of his interview with the 2019 WSOP Player of The Year (POY), Rob Campbell. The Australian poker pro first describes how he found out that he had won, as he was initially on a plane and couldn’t get reception until he landed.

Rob also talks about how he got started in poker, eventually becoming a successful mixed game player. He begins describing how his WSOP schedule was changed after he won his 2nd bracelet this summer, since he began going after 2019 WSOP POY. He also discusses his role as CEO of his eSports team.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Rob Campbell.
0:15 2020 WSOP is a hybrid of online and live. WSOP International final table has been set as 674 players enter the event. The US final table was set on Monday Dec 14th online on WSOP.com, with Joseph Hebert as the chip leader. The final nine will play on December 28th at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The two respective champions are scheduled to play on December 30th at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
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6:42 Bernard welcomes Rob Campbell to the show.
7:29 Rob joins the show and discusses how he officially found out that he had won the 2019 WSOP POY.
12:15 Rob talks about how he might react when he sees his banner up at the Rio during the 2020 WSOP.
13:40 Rob talks about how he started playing poker, specifically Texas Hold’em when he turned 18 years old.
18:50 Rob discusses how he focused on poker during University, but at first, he did stand-up comedy.
22:41 Rob discusses how he learned all the mixed games and discusses which game he feels he is strongest at.
28:13 Rob discusses the main factors of how to be more successful than other players, including getting lots of sleep.
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34:16 Bernard continues his interview with 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Rob Campbell.
34:59 Rob describes his schedule at the WSOP since 2016.
37:46 Rob explains how he changed his 2019 WSOP schedule after winning his second bracelet and trying to win WSOP POY.
40:58 Rob talks about being recognized at the 2019 WSOP Europe.
41:46 Rob describes his eSports team and his role as CEO.

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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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