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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.

Mixing It Up with Poker’s Finest

As a longtime mixed games enthusiast, it pains me to see that so many fewer poker players partake in such games versus “just boring old Hold’em” gatherings. To help promote the “mixed game movement” I decided to host a proper meet up game for the first time.

It was held at Westgate Casino Las Vegas, and very good times were had. Check out a recap of what went down on this fun and special night of Dealer’s Choice shenanigans.

Start Playing Mixed Games Before Poker’s AI Catches Up to Us!

While the success of AI on the virtual poker felt is something to be heralded, what with the news that it can now beat a 6-handed table of pros at Texas Hold’em, one might postulate that humanity’s in dire straits and that it might as well fold before even looking at its hole cards.

Not so, poker players; not so. If you want to maintain human dominance over AI, simply gravitate to the umpteen other forms of poker it has yet to master, or even tackle. Mixed games beckon, my friends!

Upswing Poker Mixed Games Mastery Course: A Review

Do you ever get excited about the prospect of playing mixed games, but are too afraid to dip your toes in the water? Upswing Poker’s Mixed Game Mastery course, taught by longtime winner Jake Abdalla, will give you an excellent primer on five of the main variants in the classic 8-game mix.

The course helps you get equipped with all the tools you need to stay competitive at Razz, Stud, Stud8, Omaha8, and 2-7 Triple Draw. Check out our full, thorough review!

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