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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/1/22): Eli Elezra

By Bernard Lee
February 07, 2022

Eli Elezra talks about being inducted into Poker Hall of Fame in 2021 and future of the Poker HOF

 Who are the only two players that intimidated Eli Elezra? Also, what are Eli’s favorite mixed games?

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Eli Elezra

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Eli Elezra, four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee.

At the start of the interview, Eli reminisces about his first time on The Bernard Lee Poker Show years earlier and discusses returning back to the 2021 WSOP and beyond. Eli talks about his history in poker, being inducted to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2021 and the future of the Poker HOF.

During the second part of the interview, Eli talks about his favorite mixed games, today’s world of no-limit hold’em, and incorporating the shot clock and watching poker on TV. Eli talks about several players: Doyle Brunson, Billy Baxter, Cary Katz, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel and Chris Moneymaker. Eli also discusses his autobiography, Pulling the Trigger. Bernard will give away a copy of the book to his listeners. Finally, Eli talks about his future in poker.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is Eli Elezra, four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee.
0:26 Alexander Yen captured the 2022 WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open main event, besting a field of 1,982 entrants and taking home $975,240. Last week’s guest, two-time WSOP bracelet winner, Danny Lazrus finished in 3rd place.
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3:32 Bernard welcomes Eli Elezra, four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee.
4:43 Eli joins the show, reminiscing about his first time on The Bernard Lee Poker Show years earlier and discusses returning back to the 2021 WSOP and beyond.
10:31 Eli talks about his history in poker, being inducted to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2021 and the future of Poker HOF.
27:47 Share My Pair Ad
28:19 Bernard welcomes back Eli Elezra, four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2021 Poker Hall of Fame Inductee.
29:43 Eli talks about his favorite mixed games.
31:17 Eli talks about today’s world of no-limit hold’em, including incorporating the shot clock and watching poker on TV.
35:05 Eli talks about Doyle Brunson, Billy Baxter and Cary Katz.
37:38 Eli states that Stu Ungar and Phil Ivey were the two players that intimidated him.
40:10 Eli compliments Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel about their current play against the new young generation.
42:53 Eli recalls how beginning of High Stakes Poker from Mori Eskandani‘s initial idea to being recognized by fans and also mentions Chris Moneymaker.
47:08 Eli talks about his autobiography, Pulling the Trigger. Bernard will give away a copy of the book to his listeners.
50:10 Eli talks about his future in poker.

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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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