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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/17/21): Joe Hebert

By Bernard Lee
August 22, 2021

Joe recalls 2020 WSOP Main Event US Bracket and how he avoided contracting COVID

Joe Hebert talks about the target on his back since he won the 2020 WSOP US Bracket Main Event

Joe Hebert

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews Joe Hebert, who recently captured the 2nd Annual Gulf Poker Award’s Player of the Year (POY). Last year, Joe captured the hearts of poker players by winning the 2020 WSOP US Bracket Main Event for his late mother (#ForLinda). After being named Gulf Coast Poker POY, Joe also won the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event.

At the start of the interview, Joe talks about his late mother looking down on him during the 2020 WSOP Main Event US Domestic bracket and the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event (#ForLinda). Joe talks about how the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Awards were presented at Harrah’s New Orleans during the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event. Next, Joe discusses the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in Louisiana and his potential plans for the WSOP in Las Vegas. Joe recalls the 2020 WSOP US Bracket Main Event, including the disqualification of Upeshka De Silva during the final table due to COVID. Also, Joe talks about his father contracting COVID-19, and how Joe himself fortunately avoided contracting it. Joe talks about being recognized after his victory, especially in Mexico. He also describes his picture on the wall at Harrah’s New Orleans.

During the second part of the interview, Joe talks about winning the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Award – Player of the Year and playing in the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event. Joe discusses the target on his back, and how players are now playing differently against him. Finally, Joe discusses his future poker plans.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Award – Player of the Year, Joe Hebert.
1:28The WSOP continues its summer online bracelet tournaments in Pennsylvania and outside of the US on GGPoker.com. Also, the WSOP sends out information about its COVID-19 policy for WSOP Las Vegas in October 2021.
7:32RunGood Gear Ad
8:15Bernard welcomes Joe Hebert to the show.
9:31Joe joins the show and talks about his late mother looking down on him during the 2020 WSOP Main Event US Domestic bracket and the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event. #ForLinda
12:47Joe talks about how the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Awards were presented at Harrah’s New Orleans during the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event.
15:34Joe discusses the current COVID-19 pandemic situation in Louisiana and his potential plans for WSOP in Las Vegas.
19:35Joe recalls the overall tournament of the 2020 WSOP US Bracket Main Event, including the disqualification of Upeshka De Silva during the final table due to COVID. Also, Joe talks about his father contracting COVID and how Joe fortunately avoided contracting it.
27:38Joe talks about being recognized after his victory, especially in Mexico.
29:36Joe explains the picture of him on the wall at Harrah’s New Orleans.
31:48Share My Pair Ad
32:20Bernard continues his interview with Joe Hebert, who won the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event.
33:22Joe talks about winning the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Poker Award – Player of the Year, and playing in the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event.
36:56Joe discusses the new target on his back and how players are now playing differently against him since his 2020 WSOP US Bracket Main Event victory.
39:41Joe talks about the 2021 Poker Gras Main Event.
44:31Joe discusses his future poker plans.

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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 […]