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The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-34: 2019 WSOP Main Event Third-Place Finisher Alex Livingston

Hosts:
Bernard Lee @BernardLeePoker
Guests:
Alex Livingston

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event third-place finisher Alex Livingston. Livingston had an initial deep run in the WSOP Main Event back in 2013 where he finished in 13th place.

In this episode, Livingston recalls how he got started in poker, relives his incredible run in the 2019 WSOP Main Event — especially on Day 7 when he entered the Day 34th out of 35 remaining players — and eventually discusses the WSOP Main Event final table, resulting in his third-place finish and $4 million payday.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher, Alex Livingston.
0:48Alex Foxen captured the WPT Five Diamond Main Event at Bellagio over a field of 1035 entries and took home almost $1.7 million. By capturing this year ending title, Alex became the first back-to-back GPI Player of the Year.
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4:24Bernard welcomes Alex Livingston to the show.
5:19Alex joins the show.
5:48Alex discusses his initial deep run at the 2013 WSOP Main Event. Ale recalls when he surpassed that place in 2019 and how the experience in 2013 helped him in his run during last year’s WSOP Main Event.
11:48Alex recalls having no stress entering Day 7 34th out of 35 remaining players.
12:50Alex discusses his play during the early days of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
16:02Alex describes his bubble play in 2013 and 2019 and how they differed.
17:01Alex discusses his play during Day 4 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event.
19:02Alex explains how he stayed focused after playing for so many days in WSOP Main Event and how important Day 5 is.
21:31Bernard initially describes a critical hand for Alex with 22 players left. Alex then gives his perspective of the hand.
24:57Alex recalls how he got started playing poker, although he was a chess player when he was young. Alex discusses playing poker online with his name “rumnchess.”
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28:36Bernard continues his interview with Alex Livingston, the 2019 WSOP Main Event 3rd place finisher.
29:27Alex was pleased that the WSOP Main Event had a day off prior to the final table.
31:41Alex recalls the strategy for the WSOP Main Event final table, including analyzing his table draw.
34:31Alex recalls Day 1 of the WSOP Main Event final table, including playing down to five players instead of six players.
35:55Alex describes how he felt comfortable entering Day 2 of the WSOP Main Event final table. Alex elaborates on his core team during the WSOP Main Event final table.
39:43Alex recalls an interesting hand where he folded pocket Queens to Garry Gates 3-bet with six players remaining.
45:00Alex describes his mentality entering the final day of the 2019 WSOP Main Event final table.
47:35Bernard initially describes a critical hand for Alex with 3 players left versus Dario Sammartino. Alex then gives his perspective of the hand.
55:14Alex explains his love for Halifax, Canada and Cabot Links.

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You can follow Alex Livingston on Twitter @rumnchess.

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