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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/17/20): Garry Gates

By Bernard Lee
November 19, 2020

Garry Gates

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee replayed his interview with the 2019 WSOP Main Event 4th place finisher, Garry Gates. The industry professional discussed how he got started in poker and remembered his memorable deep run in last year’s 2019 WSOP Main Event. Garry explained two huge double ups late in the 2019 WSOP Main Event. In the end, his fourth-place finish earned him $3 million.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is the 2019 WSOP Main Event 4th place finisher, Garry Gates.
0:33WSOP announced that it will have a $10,000 Main Event in 2020 using a hybrid online/live version in December. WSOP.com for the US and GGPoker.com for International. The respective final tables will play live and the winners will play heads-up at Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino in Las Vegas on Dec 30th.
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4:16Bernard welcomes Garry Gates to the show.
5:37Garry joins the show.
7:18Garry explains how his Dad’s interest in poker got him started in the world of poker and his family’s trip to Las Vegas.
9:19Garry explains how he started working in the world of poker online including PokerNews.
11:41Garry explains how he became involved with PokerStars.
15:44Garry discusses his typical WSOP and his success in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, adding to his “odd” year success.
18:56Garry utilizes his previous experience and discussing information with his professional poker buddies.
23:12Garry explains the key to survival during the WSOP Main Event.
26:57Garry describes his close friendship with poker superstar, Jason Mercier.
30:40Garry talks about the additional support from other professional poker players during the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
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34:27Bernard continues his interview with the 2019 WSOP Main Event 4th place finisher, Garry Gates.
35:05Garry discusses his favorable position seat with respect to his opponents entering the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
38:20Garry remembers the incredible moment on Day 6 when he spiked spiking a three outer on the river.
41:05Garry remembers his key hand when he doubled up versus Hossein Ensan with 13 players left when Garry held pocket Kings vs Ensan’s Ace-King.
42:56Garry discusses extending play beyond three eliminations on Day 1 of 2019 WSOP Main Event.
44:50Garry discusses his memorable Day 1 of 2019 WSOP Main Event, ending the night in second chip position and hanging out with his friends after.
47:11Garry discusses his thought heading into Day 2 of 2019 WSOP Main Event.
52:06Garry discusses what he feels will be his future in poker and otherwise.
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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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