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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (10/26/21): DJ Alexander and Chad Holloway

By Bernard Lee
November 01, 2021

“Poker is a confidence driven game,” says 2021 WSOP Flip & Go bracelet winner, DJ Alexander

Chad Holloway has been on DEFCON 5 during Phil Hellmuth’s deep runs at the 2021 WSOP

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DJ Alexander and Chad Holloway

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee interviews 2021 WSOP Bracelet winner, DJ Alexander and PokerNews, Executive Editor, U.S., Chad Holloway.

During the first half of the podcast, DJ Alexander joins the show and discusses how he got started in poker and the success he had during his early years in the game. DJ remembers his incredible run on the felt during 2017 and says “Poker is a confidence driven game.” After talking about his success and confidence level heading into the 2021 WSOP, Bernard and DJ discuss the $1,000 Flip & Go “tournament” and DJ’s multiple attempts to qualify. DJ talks about his incredible run on Day 2 of the Flip N Go bracelet event. Finally, he discusses his plans for the remainder of the 2021 WSOP.

During the second part of the podcast, Chad Holloway joins the show and talks about his initial impressions of the 2021 WSOP. Chad also reviews some of the big storylines during the first half of the 2021 WSOP, including Phil Hellmuth’s starting run and Adam Friedman’s three consecutive wins in the $10,000 6-max Dealer’s Choice Championship. Finally, Chad talks briefly about the 2021 Poker Hall of Fame nominations.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show, as this week’s guests are DJ Alexander and WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway.
1:04Bernard discusses the recent news and winners from the 2021 WSOP, including Phil Hellmuth winning his 16th WSOP bracelet and Adam Friedman winning the $10,000 6-max Dealer’s Choice Championship.
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4:39Bernard welcomes 2021 WSOP bracelet winner DJ Alexander.
5:52DJ Alexander joins the show and talks about how he initially got interested in poker.
7:50DJ talks about almost making the final table playing in his very first WSOP event in 2011 and his success in his early years, including winning his first WSOP Circuit ring.
11:14DJ remembers his incredible run on the felt during 2017 and says “Poker is a confidence driven game.”
12:35DJ talks about confidence heading into the 2021 WSOP.
14:50Bernard and DJ discuss the $1,000 Flip & Go “tournament” and DJ’s multiple attempts to qualify.
24:00DJ talks about his incredible run on Day 2 of the Flip N Go bracelet event.
27:23DJ discusses his plans for the remainder of the 2021 WSOP.
30:00Share My Pair Ad
30:33Bernard continues his podcast with Pokernews’ Executive Editor, U.S., Chad Holloway.
31:11Chad Holloway joins the show and talks about his initial impressions of the 2021 WSOP, including the proof of vaccination requirement for the players.
37:15Chad discusses the addition of two Day 1’s for the 2021 WSOP main event due to the lifting of the Europe travel ban in early November.
40:40Chad talks about the reduced energy levels at the WSOP due to the lack of numbers for non-bracelets events.
44:20Chad reviews some of the big storylines during the first half of the 2021 WSOP, including Phil Hellmuth’s starting run.
47:12Chad discusses the accomplishment of Adam Friedman’s three consecutive wins in the $10,000 6-max Dealer’s Choice Championship. Adam Friedman will be Bernard’s guest on next week’s show.
48:17Bernard and Chad discuss other headlines of the 2021 WSOP so far.
53:54Chad talks briefly about 2021 Poker Hall of Fame nominations.

DJ Alexander and Chad Holloway

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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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