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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 11-22: RunGoodGear Prez & Founder Tana Karn


In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews the President and Founder of RunGoodGear, Tana Karn. Tana remembers how he started the company back in 2012 and how he started the RunGood Poker Series two years later.

In the Spring Season of 2019, the theme for the RunGood Poker Series is “Showbound” where two players will win seats to play in Poker Central’s “Poker After Dark." Tana also discusses his experience on Friday Night Poker, where he played on Facebook Watch versus some top names in poker.

RunGoodGear and The Bernard Lee Poker Show will be giving away RunGood clothing including a hat, t-shirt, long sleeve and hoodie during this week. Follow Bernard on Twitter to be eligible to win one of these prizes.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be President and founder of RunGood Gear, Tana Karn.
0:18Cary Katz, founder of Poker Central, captured the 2019 Aussie Million $100,000 challenge, taking home AU$1,481,760 for first prize.
0:45Bryn Kenney wins the 2019 Aussie Millions Main Event after three-way deal, earning AU$1,272,598.
1:29Dave Farah is the chip leader of the WPT Borgata Winter Open Main Event final table. The play will resume on March 13 at HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas at the Luxor. The first prize winner will earn $728,430.
2:252019 Spring Season of the RunGood Poker Series, with its theme “Showbound,” kicks off tonight at the Horseshoe Council Bluffs, Iowa, just outside of Omaha, Nebraska.
3:50RunGood Gear Ad
4:33Bernard welcomes Tana Karn to the show.
5:01Tana joins the show.
5:55Tana explains his customer service background, especially with the L.A. Clippers. “One of the best experiences I ever had…I learned a lot about the industry and was able to bring over to poker…The number thing they taught us in the industry was People go to games for a lot of reasons. They go to games because love the team, but more importantly they go to games because of just the experience and the atmosphere…The whole experience at being at a live game at that top level…This taught me a lot of things that has made the poker series successful.”
8:26Tana describes the focus of the RunGood Poker Series. “They’re designed to be entertaining…They’re for people that just love to playing poker and being part of a community and being in that atmosphere.”
11:54Tana discusses previous seasonal themes of the RunGood Poker Series including Operation Gratitude.
13:59Tana proclaims this season’s RunGood Poker Series theme, “Showbound.” “Everyone who wins an event or side event or final tables the Main Event receives an invitation to go play in a freeroll satellite for two seats that are worth $5,000 plus travel and hotel stipends to go play on Poker After Dark (on PokerGo).”
17:20Bernard announces this RunGood Poker Series season kicks of tonight, Feb. 5, at Horseshoe Council Bluffs and details the week’s schedule.
17:57Tana reminisces on how his clothing company RunGood was created in 2012.
21:51Tana remembers when DownStream Casino in Quapaw, Oklahoma, just outside of Joplin, Missouri, called him and asked if RunGood would be interested in headlining a series at their casino. Thus, the idea of the RunGood Poker Series was born in 2014.
27:44Share My Pair Ad
28:16 Cabot Cheese/Creamery Ad
28:47Bernard continues his interview with the President and Founder of RunGood Gear, Tana Karn.
28:56Bernard announces the schedule of the 2019 spring season of the RunGood Poker Series, where PokerNews will be reporting each of the stops.
31:04Tana discusses how he designs the different year’s clothing line. “It is a lot of fun…We talk to people and players and figure out what they want…We want to create something that anyone can wear and have its origins be from poker.”
34:24Bernard reveals that RunGood Gear will be giving away products during the week. You must FOLLOW AND RETWEET Bernard’s tweets during the week to have a chance to win either a hat, t-shirt, long sleeve or hoodie. Follow Bernard (@BernardLeePoker) on Twitter to be eligible to win one of these prizes.
36:22Tana discusses his recent experience playing on PokerGo’s Friday Night Poker on Facebook Watch on Dec. 14, 2018, playing against Matt Stout, Justin Young, Eli Elezra, Frank Kassela, Christian Soto, and Delphine Szwarc. “Everyone was having a good time, everyone was talking to each other…I probably played a lot for hands than I should of but it was so much fun to be in a hand, especially it being live and all of your friends and family watching.”
39:18Tana discusses winning the 7-2 game four or five times during the game and “that was actually where most of my profit came.”
39:44Tana explains how the Friday Night Poker experience motivated him to bring this PokerGo experience to the players on the RunGood Poker Series.
43:56Tana discusses his strategy entering the Friday Night Poker cash game.
48:35Tana discusses the dynamic of the tape delay and being able to keep your phones to reply to the comments on Facebook Watch.

Let us know what you think of the show - tweet about the podcast using #BernardLeePokerShow, and be sure to follow @BernardLeePoker on Twitter or Instagram.

You can follow Tana Karn on Twitter @tkarn421.

Also, you can follow RunGoodGear on Twitter @RunGoodGear and RunGood Poker Series on Twitter @RGPokerSeries .

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