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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (8/18/20): Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech

By Robbie Strazynski
August 20, 2020

Michael Lech

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner Michael “miguelfiesta” Lech. He captured Event #13, the $1,500 no-limit high roller event, earning $164,249 over a field of 649 entries. During the interview, Michael explains how he got started in poker and talks about winning eight WSOP Circuit rings prior to winning his first bracelet. After his WSOP bracelet victory, his girlfriend, fellow poker player Vanessa Kade, filmed his celebratory victory dance.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series Bracelet Winner, Michael Lech.
0:05Through September 6, the 2020 WSOP Online Series has moved over to GGPoker.com with recent winner, former guest David Peters.
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5:18Bernard welcomes 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Michael Lech.
6:15Michael joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
6:43Michael discusses how special it is to win a WSOP bracelet especially after he has previously won eight WSOP Circuit rings.
9:51Michael talks about how he got started playing poker, including learning from his grandma.
13:11Michael talks about his WSOP Circuit success when he travels overseas.
16:17Michael recalls his deep run in the 2016 WSOP Main Event, finishing 391st out of 6,737 players.
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22:04Bernard continues his interview with 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series bracelet winner, Michael Lech.
22:47Michael discusses what his 2020 WSOP summer plans were prior to the pandemic lockdown, which led to the live WSOP postponement.
26:12Michael describes his location during the 2020 WSOP Online Summer Series with his girlfriend, Vanessa Kade.
28:53Michael recalls the success he was having during the 2020 WSOP Online Series.
35:01Michael talks about the event that he won as it was a freezeout event, instead of a rebuy tournament, which many of the events had been.
39:11Michael talks about the aggressive play he implemented when he got three-handed.
43:47Michael recalls winning the WSOP bracelet, describing his emotions and notifying family and friends.
45:37Michael discusses possibly playing in the GGPoker series.

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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]