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.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is the 2019 WSOP Main Event 4th place finisher, Garry Gates.
0:33 WSOP 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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4:16 Bernard welcomes Garry Gates to the show.
5:37 Garry joins the show.
7:18 Garry explains how his Dad’s interest in poker got him started in the world of poker and his family’s trip to Las Vegas.
9:19 Garry explains how he started working in the world of poker online including PokerNews.
11:41 Garry explains how he became involved with PokerStars.
15:44 Garry discusses his typical WSOP and his success in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, adding to his “odd” year success.
18:56 Garry utilizes his previous experience and discussing information with his professional poker buddies.
23:12 Garry explains the key to survival during the WSOP Main Event.
26:57 Garry describes his close friendship with poker superstar, Jason Mercier.
30:40 Garry talks about the additional support from other professional poker players during the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
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34:27 Bernard continues his interview with the 2019 WSOP Main Event 4th place finisher, Garry Gates.
35:05 Garry discusses his favorable position seat with respect to his opponents entering the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
38:20 Garry remembers the incredible moment on Day 6 when he spiked spiking a three outer on the river.
41:05 Garry 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.
42:56 Garry discusses extending play beyond three eliminations on Day 1 of 2019 WSOP Main Event.
44:50 Garry discusses his memorable Day 1 of 2019 WSOP Main Event, ending the night in second chip position and hanging out with his friends after.
47:11 Garry discusses his thought heading into Day 2 of 2019 WSOP Main Event.
52:06 Garry discusses what he feels will be his future in poker and otherwise.
Garry Gates
Garry Gates

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