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.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is the 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher, Alex Livingston.
0:15 WSOP 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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2:12 Bernard welcomes Alex Livingston to the show.
2:55 Alex joins the show.
3:24 Alex recalls his initial deep run at the 2013 WSOP Main Event and remembered when he surpassed his initial 13th place mark in 2019.
9:24 Alex remembers having no stress entering Day 7 since he was in 34th chip position with 35 remaining players.
10:27 Alex talks about his play during the initial days of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
13:39 Alex compares the difference of his bubble play in 2013 and 2019.
14:38 Alex recalls his play during Day 4 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event, which he felt was his best poker of the tournament.
16:39 Alex discusses why he feels Day 5 in the WSOP Main Event is so important.
19:01 Bernard describes a crucial hand for Alex with 22 players left. Afterward, Alex provides his perspective of the hand.
22:33 Alex 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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26:28 Bernard continues his interview with the 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher, Alex Livingston.
27:18 Alex was absolutely pleased that the 2019 WSOP Main Event had a break before the final table.
29:33 Alex remembers his strategy for the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table
32:23 Alex recalls Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event final table.
33:46 Alex 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.
36:09 Bernard 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.
42:52 Alex recalls his mentality entering the third and final day of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
45:31 Bernard describes a critical hand for Alex with 3 players left versus Dario Sammartino. Alex then gives his perspective of this hand.
53:05 Alex discusses his love for Halifax, Canada and Cabot Links.

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