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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (2/11/20): Brian Altman, two-time WPT champion

By Bernard Lee
February 14, 2020

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews two-time WPT champion, Brian Altman. Last month, Brian made history as he became the first player to win the same WPT Main Event twice, when he captured the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida. Brian also won the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event back in 2015.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be two-time WPT champion, Brian Altman.
1:03David Hengen won the RunGood Poker Series Council Bluffs Main Event for $41,287 over a field of 368 entries. Chris Christian was the Casino Champion.
2:27Philip Shing captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Potawatomi, WI, outlasting a field of 524 entries and taking home $151,284.
3:20The popular High Stakes Poker has been acquired by Poker Central.
6:10RunGood Gear Ad
6:53Bernard welcomes Brian Altman to the show.
7:57Brian joins the show.
8:12Brian discusses becoming the first player to win the same WPT Main Event twice.
9:34Brian talks about his success at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.  “It’s pretty wild.  Every time I go down there, I seem to have success.”
11:09Brian analyzes the unique Florida player pool.
13:50Brian discusses his poker background and how he got started in poker, including online.  “I consider myself to be a product of the Moneymaker boom.”
18:54Brian recalls playing online and winning PokerStars Yearly Leaderboard, which included multiple live Main Event packages.
21:59Brian recalls how Black Friday affected him as he eventually started to play live poker.
24:09Brian analyzes the Florida player pool.
27:11Share My Pair Ad
27:43Bernard continues his interview with two-time WPT champion, Brian Altman.
29:06Brian discusses his 2015 victory at WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event for a career-high $723,008.
34:09Brian discusses his recent 2020 victory at WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event for $482,636.
37:23Brian talks about being the current leader in this season’s WPT Player of the Year and his potential WPT schedule for the remainder of the year.
38:40Brian talks about his typical WSOP schedule, plans and the goal of winning a bracelet.
46:42Brian discusses playing not only WSOP bracelet events during the summer, but also other events in Las Vegas by finding value throughout the summer.

 

Brian Altman

Image courtesy: World Poker Tour

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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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