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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/15/22): Kyna England

By Bernard Lee
March 22, 2022

2021 MSPT Player of the Year, Kyna England talks about her road to winning $750,000

2021 MSPT Player of the Year, Kyna England talks about her chase of the MSPT POY

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Kyna England

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by interviewing Kyna England, 2021 MSPT Player of the Year.

At the start of the interview, Kyna discusses her breakthrough year in 2021 which resulted in her winning 2021 MSPT Player of the Year. She talks about how she initially got into poker and how she started playing and coaching poker full-time in 2018. Kyna discusses how she made the jump from bar leagues to playing in big tournaments. She also recalls her initial expectation as she began 2020 and how it steamrolled after her 3rd place MSPT main event in Riverside, Iowa. Then, Kyna recalls her surreal run at the 2021 WPT Venetian main event, where she finished 3rd for almost $450,000.

During the second part of the interview, Kyna remembers her 2021 WSOP schedule and her expectations for the series. Kyna talks about her chase of the 2021 MSPT Player of the Year and the final day when she clinched the award. She also talks about media interest since she captured the POY. Finally, Kyna explains how talking through hands has helped her improve her game.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as the show continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by interviewing Kyna England, 2021 MSPT Player of the Year.
1:45First, Tony Sinishtaj captured the 2022 Wynn Millions Main Event held in Las Vegas. The main event had 1,075 entries, creating a prize pool of over $10 million and the champion took home over $1.6 million.
4:21Poker League Of Nations Ad
5:22Bernard welcomes Kyna England, 2021 MSPT Player of the Year.
6:41Kyna joins the show and discusses her breakthrough year in 2021.
9:16Kyna talks about how she initially got into poker, and how she started playing and coaching poker full-time in 2018.
16:34Kyna discusses how she made the jump from bar leagues to playing in big tournaments.
19:27Kyna recalls her initial expectation as she began 2020 and how it steamrolled after her 3rd place MSPT main event in Riverside, Iowa.
23:18Kyna recalls her surreal run at the 2021 WPT Venetian main event, where she finished 3rd for almost $450,000.
27:48RunGood Gear Ad
28:31Bernard welcomes back Kyna England, 2021 MSPT Player of the Year.
29:27Kyna remembers her 2021 WSOP schedule and her expectations for the series.
32:28Kyna talks about her chase of the 2021 MSPT Player of the Year and the final day when she clinched the award.
41:02Kyna talks about media interest since she captured the 2021 MSPT POY.
45:16Kyna explains how talking through hands has helped her improve her game.

 

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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 […]