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

By Bernard Lee
February 24, 2021

Rob Mariano

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Survivor Icon, Rob Mariano, a.k.a., “Boston Rob”. Initially, Rob discusses his experiences and strategies on Survivor, where he holds the records for most appearances with six (five as a participant and one as a mentor). Rob also talks about his interest in poker and the comparisons to Survivor. Also, Rob recently penned a cookbook, Boston Rob’s Family Favorites.

The Bernard Lee Poker Show will be giving away a copy of Mariano’s cookbook during this week. Follow Bernard (@BernardLeePoker) on Twitter to be eligible to win this prize.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is Survivor icon, Rob Mariano.
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5:26Bernard welcomes Survivor Icon, Rob Mariano.
6:30Rob joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
9:29Rob discusses how the strategies on Survivor and how they have progressed over 20 years.
12:54Rob recalls about how he prepared for each of his Survivor seasons.
16:09Rob talks about the similarities of Survivor and poker tournaments.
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25:58Bernard continues his interview with Survivor icon, Rob Mariano.
26:25Rob discusses meeting his wife, Amber, on Survivor.
29:08Rob talks about the genesis and the learnings of the show – Rob and Amber: Against The Odds – where Rob learned poker and tried to become a professional player.
34:49Rob remembers his foray into poker, why he lost interest and why RunGood Poker Series brought back his love for poker.
38:00Rob discusses how his cookbook, Boston Rob’s Family Favorites, was conceived and has been successful.
41:26Rob announces a virtual cooking experience with him via Cameo.com (click on Boston Rob).
42:45Bernard reveals that he will be giving away a copy of Rob’s cookbook, Boston Rob’s Family Favorites, during the week. You must FOLLOW AND RETWEET Bernard’s tweets during the week to have a chance to win.
43:17Rob discusses his favorite recipes in his cookbook.
44:57Rob talks about his views for the future of Survivor.

Boston Rob Mariano



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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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