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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/10/21): Preston McEwen

By Bernard Lee
August 16, 2021

Preston McEwen talks about winning $44,320 in Little Kings and Queens main event

How Preston McEwen goes from musician to pro poker player/RunGoodGear Ambassador

Preston McEwen

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Preston McEwen, who recently became the 2nd Annual Gulf Poker Award’s Breakout Player of the Year. Preston has been playing great poker throughout the year, including winning the Little Kings and Queens main event, taking home $44,320. Held at Little Kings and Queens in Buford, GA, the $630 main event had 363 entries, and a a prize pool of $196,020.

At the start of the interview, Preston talks about how he got started in poker world, after his initial focus on music. The RunGood Gear ambassador recalls how he first became an ambassador for the company. Preston describes his cash in the 2019 WSOP Main Event and the uniqueness of the annual tournament. Preston talks about how COVID affected his poker life, as he started grinding more online and private games.

During the second part of the interview, Preston talks about his victory in the 2021 Little Kings and Queens main event. He explains how he fired two bullets in different flights and describes a huge double late in Flight B. He also talks about how he adjusted to some of the recreational players in the field, taking more hands post-flop. Preston discusses his own Steel Wheel Poker League and his plans for the rest of 2021, including the WSOP and RunGoodPoker Series.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show, as this week’s guest is the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Award – Breakout Player of the Year, Preston McEwen.
1:31Bernard announces the winners of the 2021 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Awards, including our guest this week and future guest, 2020 WSOP Main Event Domestic bracket winner, Joe Hebert.
6:54RunGood Gear Ad
7:37Bernard welcomes Preston McEwen to the show.
8:29Preston joins the show and talks about the Little Kings and Queens main event, which he won for $44,320, and the Georgia charitable poker landscape
10:03Preston talks about how he got started in the poker world, but originally was focused on music.
12:52Preston recalls how he became an ambassador for RunGoodGear.com.
16:22Preston describes his cash in the 2019 WSOP Main Event and the uniqueness of the annual tournament.
23:13Preston talks about how COVID affected his poker life, as he started grinding more online and private games.
29:14Share My Pair Ad
29:36Bernard continues his interview with Preston McEwen, 2021 Little Kings and Queens main event champion.
30:57Preston talks about the poker landscape in Georgia.
32:07Preston recalls how the 2021 Little Kings and Queens main event started. He talks about firing two bullets in different flights. He also describes a huge double late in Flight B.
36:20Preston talks about how he adjusted to some of the recreational players in the field, taking more hands post-flop.
41:22Preston discusses his own Steel Wheel Poker League.
44:37Preston talks about his plans for the rest of 2021, including the WSOP and RunGoodPoker Series.

 

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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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