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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (11/24/20): Alex Livingston

By Bernard Lee
November 28, 2020

Alex Livingston

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 third place finisher, Alex Livingston. The Canadian poker pro discussed how he got started in poker and recalled his previous deep run in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, when he finished in 13th place. Of course, Alex discusses his deep run from last year’s 2019 WSOP Main Event, when he entered Day 7 in second-to-last chip position out of 35 remaining players. In the end, Alex finished in 3rd place, taking home $4 million.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is the 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher, Alex Livingston.
0:15WSOP announced last week that it will have a $10,000 main event in 2020 using a hybrid online/live version in December, ultimately resulting in a heads-up battle on December 30th at Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.
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2:12Bernard welcomes Alex Livingston to the show.
2:55Alex joins the show.
3:24Alex recalls his initial deep run at the 2013 WSOP Main Event and remembered when he surpassed his initial 13th place mark in 2019.
9:24Alex remembers having no stress entering Day 7 since he was in 34th chip position with 35 remaining players.
10:27Alex talks about his play during the initial days of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
13:39Alex compares the difference of his bubble play in 2013 and 2019.
14:38Alex recalls his play during Day 4 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event, which he felt was his best poker of the tournament.
16:39Alex discusses why he feels Day 5 in the WSOP Main Event is so important.
19:01Bernard describes a crucial hand for Alex with 22 players left. Afterward, Alex provides his perspective of the hand.
22:33Alex recalls how he got started playing poker and states that he was a chess player when he was young. Also, Alex talks about playing poker online with his online screen name “rumnchess.”
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26:28Bernard continues his interview with the 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher, Alex Livingston.
27:18Alex was absolutely pleased that the 2019 WSOP Main Event had a break before the final table.
29:33Alex remembers his strategy for the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table
32:23Alex recalls Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event final table.
33:46Alex describes his comfort level entering Day 2 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table. Alex also describes his core team during the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
36:09Bernard describes an interesting hand for Alex during Day 1 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table. Alex discusses his thought process where he folded pocket Queens to Garry Gates 3-bet with six players remaining.
42:52Alex recalls his mentality entering the third and final day of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
45:31Bernard describes a critical hand for Alex with 3 players left versus Dario Sammartino. Alex then gives his perspective of this hand.
53:05Alex discusses his love for Halifax, Canada and Cabot Links.

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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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