The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/25/20): Steve Fredlund of RecPoker & Jake Daniels, recent Aria High Roller Champion

By Bernard Lee
February 28, 2020

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard Lee first welcomes Steve Fredlund and his RecPoker podcast to the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family. Then, Bernard interviews Jake Daniels, who has recently earned almost $500,000 in the past few months, including victories in an Aria High Roller victory last week and a WPT preliminary event in December 2019. Bernard and Jake discuss how he has improved his game to play in some of the biggest buy-in tournaments in the world.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be Jake Daniels.
0:58 Bernard welcomes Steve Fredlund to the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family and they discuss his podcast, RecPoker, which focuses on strategy for the amateur poker players and on the poker community.
10:26 Joe Walters captures the RunGood Poker Series at the Jamul Casino in the San Diego area, outlasting a 294-entry field and earning 31,280.
11:43 Eric Afriat wins his third WPT Main Event title as he takes home almost $380,000 from the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic over a 594 player field.  He becomes the sixth player ever to win three WPT Main Event titles.
13:42 WSOP Circuit is finishing up in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.  The results will be discussed next week.
16:33 RunGood Gear Ad
17:15 Share My Pair Ad
17:48 Bernard welcomes Jake Daniels to the show.
18:53 Jake joins the show.
19:54 Jake discusses his recent success and what he has recently done to improve his poker game, including working on his post-flop play.
24:25 Jake discusses putting maximum pressure on players and recalls a critical hand in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
28:42 Jake discusses tightening up his pre-flop range.
31:17 Jake explains why he is transitioning over to larger buy-in events.
42:07 Jake discusses his company that he owns and his 2020 WSOP schedule.
44:28 Jake discusses his schedule prior to 2020 WSOP which includes the U.S. Poker Open and EPT Monaco.
45:42 Jake recalls his first $25,000 buy-in at partypoker Millions in Uruguay. He finished 3rd for $150,000, while his roommate James Romero captured the title for $325,000.


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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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