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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (7/13/21): Andrew Moreno

By Bernard Lee
July 16, 2021

Andrew Moreno

Bernard Lee interviews Andrew Moreno, who recently captured the 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event. The event had 1,328 entries and first prize was over $1.46 million.

Andrew Moreno, who currently lives in San Diego, CA, talks how surreal it was to win the 2021 Wynn Millions main event for over $1.46 million. Andrew discusses how he got involved in poker and also the trials and tribulations with online poker, grinding live poker in Las Vegas and met his wife, Kristy Arnett. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew was forced to play online and work on the technical side of his game, using solvers and working hard to improve his game. Andrew also talks about the close relationship he has with his brother Johnnie (a.k.a., popular vlogger “Johnnie Vibes), who also plays poker and is extremely active on social media.

In the second part of our interview, Andrew reflects on his great start to 2021 and also the self-awareness that contributed to his tremendous success. Andrew talks about his mindset throughout the 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event, especially his stack size, which was relatively short during the last couple of days. As Andrew discusses the final table, the champion also relives the three-way deal discussion. Finally, Andrew talks about running good in heads-up play. After the victory, Andrew talks about how the “poker gods and the universe” helped him win this event for his family, as he and his wife are having a son on August 22, 2021. #BabyRunGood

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event Champion, Andrew Moreno.
1:44The PokerGO Cup is underway in Las Vegas.
2:13WSOP.com online bracelet events are being battled throughout July. Also, WSOP (in Las Vegas) and WSOP Europe schedules have been released.
3:39RunGood Gear Ad
4:22Bernard welcomes Andrew Moreno to the show.
5:20Andrew joins the show and talks about how surreal it was to win the Wynn Millions main event in front of friends and family.
7:02Andrew talks his most recent “poker” dream and the resulting social media post.
8:53Andrew discusses how he got involved in poker and also the trials and tribulations with online poker, grinding live poker in Las Vegas and met his wife, Kristy Arnett.
11:20Andrew talks about how he decided to start playing tournaments again this April 2021.
12:52Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andrew was forced to play online and work on the technical side of his game.  Andrew discusses using solvers and working hard to improve his game.
21:06Andrew talks about playing tournaments after the pandemic and realizing success at the beginning of 2021.
24:03Andrew also talks about the close relationship he has with his brother Johnnie (a.k.a., “Johnnie Vibes”), who also plays poker and is extremely active on social media especially as a vlogger.
26:00Share My Pair Ad
26:32Bernard continues his interview with 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event Champion, Andrew Moreno.
27:59Andrew reflects on his great start to 2021 and also the self-awareness that contributed to his tremendous success.
30:09Andrew talks about his previous final table experiences and how he utilized them during the 2021 Wynn Millions, including the three-way deal that left $313,00 for the winner and almost $101,000 for runner-up.
33:29Andrew reflects about the 2021 Wynn Millions and why he started on Day 1B and Day 1C.
38:45Andrew talks about his mindset throughout the tournament, especially his stack size, which was relatively short during the last couple of days.
43:01Andrew analyzes his final table.
46:18Andrew relives the three-way deal discussion at the 2021 Wynn Millions Main Event.
48:11Bernard and Andrew recall heads-up play including a few specific hands versus Clayton Maguire.
51:26Andrew talks about how the “poker gods and the universe” helped him win this event for his family, as he and his wife are having a son on August 22, 2021. #BabyRunGood
53:20Andrew talks about his future regarding family and 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 […]