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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-32: Robbie Strazynski, Founder of CardPlayer Lifestyle

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Robbie Strazynski

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews Robbie Strazynski, the founder of CardPlayer Lifestyle and co-host of Top Pair Home Game Podcast, also on the PokerNews Podcast Network.

Robbie begins the interview by discussing how he got started in the world of poker with his blog. This hobby slowly became a true passion and led to him quitting his day job and pursuing poker full-time, with his wife’s blessing. Robbie also discusses his favorite interviews and people he would like to talk with in the future. Robbie talks about his podcast and the Global Poker Award for Charitable Initiative of the Year that he won earlier this year.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is Robbie Strazynski, who is celebrating the 10th anniversary of his Cardplayer Lifestyle.
1:00Erik Gorman outlasted exactly a field of 1000 at the latest WSOP Circuit Main Event held at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina, earning $260,480.
1:31The World Poker Tour was in Florida at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, which had 988 entries with a prize pool of over $3.1 million. Milen Stefanov captured the WPT title, taking home $545,070.
2:14The RunGood Poker Series concluded its Game Seven Fall Season at Harrah’s Kansas City. Jacob Seale beat a 482 player-field, taking home $40,963.
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4:15Share My Pair Ad
4:46Bernard welcomes Robbie Strazynski to the show.
5:51Robbie joins the show.
6:32Robbie discusses how he got started in the world of poker, which started as a fan and eventually led to a poker blog, all the while working full-time outside of poker.
9:15Robbie discusses his beginning with “list-icles” and interviews to entertain his readers.
12:14Robbie recalls beginning to travel including going to the WSOP for the first time at the age of 34 in 2015.
14:13Robbie discusses his poker home games and his adventures.
15:45Robbie discusses his previous day jobs and the conversation with his wife about working in the field of poker full-time.
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23:06Bernard continues his interview with Robbie Strazynski.
24:40Robbie realized that he couldn’t do it all on his own and the different sections of his website.
28:53Robbie remembers how he became involved with working during the WSOP Main Event with Poker Productions via a call with Remko Rinkema.
32:35Robbie recalls the top people who he has interviewed including Molly Bloom, Norm McDonald, Tony Hawk and Paul Pierce.
35:29Robbie discusses the people who he would like to interview in the future including Doyle Brunson, Chris Ferguson, Tom Dwan and Isai Scheinberg (founder of Pokerstars).
43:21Robbie discusses his podcast, Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast including his co-host Bruce Briggs.
49:25Robbie recalls winning Global Poker Award for Charitable Initiative of the Year.

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