The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-30: Rob Campbell, 2019 WSOP POY
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee begins a two-part interview with the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY) Rob Campbell. Rob describes how he eventually found out from the WSOP, as he was initially on a plane and couldn't get reception until he landed.
Rob also discusses how he got his start in poker and how he has become such a successful mixed game player. He begins to describe how his WSOP schedule changed after he won his second bracelet this summer. He also discusses his role as CEO of his eSports team. For more on the reigning WSOP POY check out this PokerNews feature article on the man.
Next week, Rob will review his 2019 WSOP run to WSOP POY.
Show Time Stamps
|0:00||Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest 2019 WSOP POY, Rob Campbell.[/URL]|
|1:06||The WSOP Circuit stopped in Aruba and Rick Troendly outlasted a field of 269, earning $95,061.|
|2:00||The WSOP Circuit at Planet Hollywood and the HPT Championship results complete on Tuesday, so I will get you the results next week. Additionally, WPT at Seminole Hard Rock Main Event will get underway this coming weekend.|
|3:48||RunGood Gear Ad|
|4:31||Share My Pair Ad|
|5:02||Bernard welcomes Rob Campbell to the show.|
|5:49||Rob joins the show.|
|6:35||Rob describes how he found out that he won 2019 WSOP POY and ultimately speaks with WSOP to get the official notification. “I just wanted to make sure that it was 100%, that this recount was final.”|
|10:35||Rob contemplates how he will react when he sees his banner up at the 2020 WSOP.|
|12:01||Rob remembers how he started playing poker and began playing Texas hold’em at the casino when he turned 18 years old.|
|17:10||Rob discusses how he focused on poker during University. It took him seven years to graduate, but “has the piece of paper.”|
|20:08||Rob explains how he has become such a successful mixed game player.|
|23:48||Rob describes which game he is strongest in. “It depends on how you want to grade that. If you want to grade my ability versus the field or do you want to give me an exam. If you want to give me an exam, the answer is going to be limit hold’em. But if you ask me versus the field it is probably going to be Omaha hi-low.”|
|26:34||Rob discusses how he is more successful when he wants to be play and be there.|
|26:34||Rob discusses how sleep is so critical in his preparation for the WSOP.|
|32:50||Bernard continues his interview with Rob Campbell, the 2019 WSOP POY.|
|33:33||Rob describes his schedule at the WSOP over the past few years.|
|35:53||Rob explains how his 2019 WSOP schedule changed due to winning his 2nd bracelet and trying to win WSOP POY.|
|39:32||Rob describes how he was getting recognized at the WSOP Europe, especially being one of the few Australians there.|
|40:18||Rob describes his eSports team and his role as CEO.|
You can follow Rob Campbell on Twitter @SonicJaxx2019.
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