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