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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (5/25/21): Mori Eskandani

By Bernard Lee
June 01, 2021

Mori Eskandani

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews President of PokerGO, former high stakes poker player and 2018 Poker Hall of Famer, Mori Eskandani.

During the interview, Mori describes how he got involved in the world of poker and relives the “good old days” of poker. Also, Mori discusses how playing high stakes poker previously has helped him in today’s world of poker media including in his role as President of PokerGO. Mori also talks about his numerous shows including Poker Superstars, Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker and the WSOP Main Event.

During the second part of the interview, Mori talks about interest of the heads-up battles (e.g., Daniel Negreanu vs. Doug Polk) in 2021. Also, Mori discusses the incredible renewed interest in High Stakes Poker and the production of the new version of the show. After talking about influences of Henry Orenstein and Cary Katz, Mori talks about his current role at PokerGO as President. Finally, Mori talks about his notification of his induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2018.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is President of PokerGO, former high stakes poker player and 2018 Poker Hall of Famer, Mori Eskandani.
0:05WPT had final tables at the PokerGO Studio.

– WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open was won by Veerab Zakarian ($674,840)

– WPT LA Poker Classic was won by Bala Patur ($1,015,000)

– WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown was won by Brek Schutten ($1,261,095) – Brek will be the show’s guest next week

4:19Triton Poker Tables Ad
5:16Bernard welcomes Mori Eskandani to the show.
6:06Mori joins the show
7:15Mori describes how he got involved in the world of poker and relives the good old days of poker.
14:47Mori recalls Chip Reese and describes his poker talent.
18:03Mori discusses how playing high stakes poker previously has helped him in today’s world of poker media including in his role as President of PokerGO.
24:01Mori praises his production team.
25:50Mori talks about his numerous shows including Poker Superstars, Poker After Dark, High Stakes Poker.
31:03RunGood Gear Ad
31:46Bernard continues his interview with Mori Eskandani, President of PokerGO.
33:26Mori talks about interest of the heads-up battles (e.g., Daniel Negreanu vs Doug Polk) in 2021.
39:15Mori discusses the incredible renewed interest in High Stakes Poker and the production of the new version of the show. He also praises Henry Orenstein and Cary Katz.
42:53Mori talks about his current role at PokerGO as President.
44:43Mori discusses the future of PokerGO including live events and taped events.
48:54Mori talks about his notification of his induction into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2018.

Mori Eskandani

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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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