The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/9/20): Jamie Kerstetter – Part 1

By Bernard Lee
June 11, 2020

Jamie Kerstetter

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2019 WSOP Main Event commentator, Jamie Kerstetter. Initially, she discusses how she graduated undergraduate at Rutgers and Law school at University of Michigan. However, after being laid off from her first law job, she began to focus on poker. Jamie also discusses her transition from online poker to live poker and also her love of playing in online tournaments.

0:00Red Chip Poker Ad
0:49Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be WSOP Main Event Commentator, Jamie Kerstetter.
2:12WSOP announces 85 bracelets will be awarded this summer online. During the entire month of July, WSOP.com will be hosting the 2020 Summer Online World Series of Poker awarding 31 bracelets, one event each day.  Additionally, GGPoker will also be awarding 54 bracelets during its own summer series from July 19 — September 6.
4:15The WSOP.com Online Finale Circuit Series is completing next Sunday. Additionally, partypoker and the World Poker Tour will hold the WPT World Championship Main Event online.
6:25RunGood Gear Ad
7:09Bernard welcomes WSOP Main Event commentator, Jamie Kerstetter.
7:47Jamie joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
9:41Jamie discusses how she got started out in the world of poker as she initially went to Rutgers University for undergraduate school and University of Michigan for Law school. However, she started playing poker more during Law school.
15:38Jamie recalls getting laid off from her law job in 2009, which led to making her decision towards beginning a career in poker.
17:43Initially, Jamie played initially online. Then, Jamie remembers the effect of UIGEA as she had a significant amount of money on Full Tilt.
22:46Eventually, Jamie moved to Mexico in order to play online poker.
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27:32Bernard continues his interview with WSOP Main Event Commentator, Jamie Kerstetter.
28:31Jamie discusses her transition from online to live tournament poker.
30:54Jamie reminisces about the WSOP during the summer.
33:00Jamie discusses her preference for playing online poker tournaments.
35:00Jamie is excited for the WSOP online summer series, although she believes it will be a more difficult field than live tournaments.
40:25Jamie talks about her life prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic including cancelling her trip to 2020 Shooting Star Bay101 as a bounty.

Jamie Kerstetter



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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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