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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/31/20): Alec Torelli

By Bernard Lee
April 07, 2020

Alec Torelli

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews professional poker player Alec Torelli, who currently lives in Northern Italy, only 24 miles away from where Italy’s Patient One was diagnosed. Alec discusses his experience amidst COVID-19 in Italy, which has been hit hard by the global pandemic.  Alec has written several columns on his blog predicting future events in the U.S. based on his experience in Northern Italy, which is weeks ahead in terms of the pandemic timeline. During his career, Alec has won over $1.5 million and was formerly sponsored by Doyle’s Room.

NOTE: Interview took place on March 25, 2020.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be professional poker player Alec Torelli, who currently lives in Northern Italy.
1:52Bernard announces that some of his interviews including this one with Alec Torelli can be found on his YouTube Page.
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5:13Bernard welcomes professional poker player Alec Torelli, who currently lives in Northern Italy.
6:25Alec joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.  Alec lives only 24 miles away from where Italy’s Patient One was diagnosed, in Codogno.
7:40Alec discusses his blogs online and on his YouTube pages with significant content on COVID-19.
12:12Alec talks about the current hospital situation in Italy and exponential growth.
17:40Alec discusses Italy’s and U.S. health care system how that affects patient testing and care.
21:20Alec discusses the stages of restrictions in Italy and how it relates to the U.S. as the Italy is ahead with regards to timeline.
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29:06Bernard continues his interview with professional poker player Alec Torelli, who currently lives in Northern Italy. Alec discusses relaxing the social distancing measures leads to resurgence of virus.
36:21Alec discusses the rush to the grocery stores and delivery services, but this did not include toilet paper which occurred in the U.S.
44:38Alec discusses the community coming together for group sing or applause for medical community.
51:17Alec reacts to online poker booming across the globe and the prospect of online poker gaining traction for regulation in the U.S. due to this surge of online poker.

 

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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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