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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/7/20): Eli Elezra

Bernard interviews four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eli Elezra. Eli speaks about his time in the Israel Defense Forces, specifically his tour of duty during the first Lebanon War, in which he almost got killed twice.

Eli also talks about how he got into poker while working in Alaska, and his time playing with some of the game’s true legends, including Chip Reese, Doyle Brunson, Stu Ungar, Phil Ivey, and more.

Daniel Negreanu’s MasterClass: 5 Reasons Why It’s Good For Poker

Ever since Daniel Negreanu announced that he’s got a new MasterClass, the poker world has been buzzing. Some dissenters feel that a top poker player giving away strategy is a net negative, but on the other hand that seems far outweighed by the positive mainstream exposure for the game on the whole.

In this article we examine five reasons why Daniel Negreanu’s MasterClass is good for poker.

Doyle Brunson Retires: So long, Big Papa

Doyle Brunson said goodbye to a lifelong career playing in WSOP tournaments, with a stellar sixth-place finish in the 2018 $10,000 2-7 Single Draw event. His performance was reminiscent of the swan song of another elite competitor, tennis’ Jimmy Connors.

And so, we offer up this humble tribute to the living legend, the Godfather of Poker, Big Papa, Texas Dolly, as he rides off into the sunset.

What It’s Like to Be Introduced to Poker’s Living Legend, Doyle Brunson

Pretty much any and every poker fan, no matter how casual, recognizes the name Doyle Brunson. The unmistakable cowboy hat sitting atop that ever-smiling face; poker’s living legend truly is one-of-a-kind.

I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to be introduced to Mr. Brunson. I’d just like to reflect on and share what that was like. In a nutshell: incredible. I’m grateful for a memory that will last a lifetime.

Poker by the Book: The Professor, the Banker and the Suicide King

The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King is one of the world’s most legendary poker books, in which author Michael Craig immortalized the tale of Andy Beal squaring off against “the Corporation” of poker players for millions upon millions of dollars. Here’s a unique take and review on the book, which also combines Ben Saxton’s real life experiences playing in the Bellagio, adjacent to the infamous “Bobby’s Room”, where the legendary poker action took place back in the early 2000s.

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