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.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be two-time WPT champion, Brian Altman.
1:03 David 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.
2:27 Philip Shing captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event in Potawatomi, WI, outlasting a field of 524 entries and taking home $151,284.
3:20 The popular High Stakes Poker has been acquired by Poker Central.
6:10 RunGood Gear Ad
6:53 Bernard welcomes Brian Altman to the show.
7:57 Brian joins the show.
8:12 Brian discusses becoming the first player to win the same WPT Main Event twice.
9:34 Brian 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.”
11:09 Brian analyzes the unique Florida player pool.
13:50 Brian discusses his poker background and how he got started in poker, including online.  “I consider myself to be a product of the Moneymaker boom.”
18:54 Brian recalls playing online and winning PokerStars Yearly Leaderboard, which included multiple live Main Event packages.
21:59 Brian recalls how Black Friday affected him as he eventually started to play live poker.
24:09 Brian analyzes the Florida player pool.
27:11 Share My Pair Ad
27:43 Bernard continues his interview with two-time WPT champion, Brian Altman.
29:06 Brian discusses his 2015 victory at WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event for a career-high $723,008.
34:09 Brian discusses his recent 2020 victory at WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open Main Event for $482,636.
37:23 Brian 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.
38:40 Brian talks about his typical WSOP schedule, plans and the goal of winning a bracelet.
46:42 Brian 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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