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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/22/22): Linda Johnson

By Bernard Lee
March 29, 2022

The First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson talks about winning her WSOP bracelet in 1997.

The First Lady of Poker, Linda Johnson talks about Cardplayer Cruises and her passion for cruises

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Linda Johnson

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 Linda Johnson, Poker Hall of Famer and The First Lady of Poker.

At the start of the interview, Linda discusses how she became involved with poker and the support of her father as she did. Linda also discusses the games, especially stud, that she played early in her career. She recalls the headlines when she won her WSOP bracelet in 1997, and talks about her time as the publisher for Card Player Magazine.

During the second part of the interview, Linda talks about her passion for going on cruises and about Card Player Cruises specifically. Linda talks about her history and experience with the World Poker Tour and recalls her passion for teaching poker, including the WPT bootcamp. Finally, she talks about how to increase women’s participation in poker and recalls getting inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show. The show continues to celebrate Women’s History Month by interviewing Linda Johnson, Poker Hall of Famer and The First lady of Poker.
2:09Poker League Of Nations Ad
3:10Bernard welcomes Linda Johnson, Poker Hall of Famer and The First Lady of Poker.
4:46Linda joins the show and discusses how she became involved with poker with the support of her father.
12:10Linda discusses the games, especially stud, that she played early in her career.
18:51Linda recalls the headlines when she won her WSOP bracelet in 1997.
21:25Linda talks about her time as publisher for Cardplayer Magazine.
28:23Poker League Of Nations Ad
29:25Bernard welcomes back Linda Johnson, Poker Hall of Famer and The First Lady of Poker.
30:08Linda talks about her passion for going on cruises and Cardplayer Cruises.
34:58Linda talks about her history and experience with the World Poker Tour.
39:35Linda recalls her passion for teaching poker, including the WPT bootcamp.
44:03Linda talks about how to increase women’s participation in poker.
51:26Linda recalls getting inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Linda Johnson

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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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