The Bernard Lee Poker Show (1/5/21): Rob Campbell (Part 2)

By Robbie Strazynski
January 09, 2021

Rob Campbell

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee conducts the second part of his interview with the 2019 WSOP Player of The Year (POY), Rob Campbell. Rob discusses going to WSOP Europe since he was in contention for WSOP POY. The drama at this event was incredible as the lead between him and Daniel Negreanu changed many times, including during The Colossus, which was the last event for the 2019 WSOP Europe. Rob talks about how his strategy may have been altered if there was no error in calculation.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Rob Campbell.
0:36Bernard discusses recent poker news that began the year including Damian Salas  winning the “2020” WSOP Main Event, Huck Seed inducted into Poker Hall of Fame, Chris Moneymaker parts ways with PokerStars and James Carroll winning MSPT Venetian.
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7:43Bernard welcomes Rob Campbell to the show.
8:22Rob joins the show for the second part of his interview.
8:52Rob confesses he never thought about WSOP POY, but goal was to win a WSOP bracelet, which he did for the $1,500 2-7 limit triple draw.
11:15Rob talks about the $10,000 seven-card hi-lo 8 or better stud bracelet, including the final table.
13:00Rob discusses his no-limit hold’em ability even though he is a mixed game player.
15:34Rob talks about going to WSOP Europe and his strategy since he was contending for WSOP POY.
21:53Rob remembers the POY race at the WSOP Europe especially a huge cash in $25,000 high roller which gave him the lead.
27:45Rob discusses the WSOP POY situation heading into the last event (The Colossus). Note: the calculations were incorrect.
29:08Rob remembers the event including entering Day 2 with a large stack, watching if Daniel will make it to Day 2 and playing Day 2.
35:17Rob remembers Daniel achieving his goal and Rob busts out, thinking he lost WSOP POY.
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37:31Bernard concludes his interview with 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Rob Campbell.
38:53Rob talks about how his strategy could have changed if there was no POY miscalculation.
43:55Rob talks about $10,000 championship WSOP bracelet tournaments.
46:30Rob talks about his future schedule including Australian poker events but also the lack of interviews from Australia.

Rob Campbell

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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]