The Bernard Lee Poker Show 12-31: Rob Campbell – Part 2
In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee concludes his two-part interview with the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year (POY), Rob Campbell. Rob describes how his schedule altered during the 2019 WSOP since he was now in POY contention, including going to WSOP Europe. Rob recalls the drama throughout WSOP Europe with the lead changing hands multiple times for the WSOP POY race, including the last event, The Colossus.
Rob discusses how his strategy would have changed had there not been a miscalculation and Daniel Negreanu was further behind in the POY standings. Rob thinks about possibly setting sights on 2020 WSOP POY, including his enjoyment player $10,000 championship bracelet events.
Show Time Stamps
|0:00||Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is once again 2019 WSOP POY, Rob Campbell. This is Part two of a two-part interview, which began last week.|
|0:36||The WSOP Circuit concluded last week in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and Michael Trivett outlasted a field of 778, earning $215,943.|
|1:12||The Heartland Poker Tour held its $2,500 Championship Main Event last week in St. Louis at Hollywood Casino and Paul Bianchi beat a 353 player-field, taking home $181,874.|
|1:56||2019 Heartland Poker Tour (which is Season XV) Player of the Year was Nick Pupillo, who had six cashes this year including a win and a runner-up finish.|
|2:23||The World Poker Tour is holding its latest Main Event in Florida at Seminole Hard Rock Casino, which had 988 entries with a prize pool of over $3.1 million. Bernard will get you the final results next week.|
|3:37||RunGood Gear Ad|
|4:21||Share My Pair Ad|
|4:53||Bernard welcomes Rob Campbell back to the show.|
|5:31||Rob joins the show for Part 2 of his interview with Bernard.|
|6:00||Rob and Bernard talk about his WSOP schedule, but Rob never considered Player of the Year. “It certainly wasn’t on my top my list of things to do, but it was a pleasant surprise.”|
|6:37||Rob discusses his goal to win a WSOP bracelet. “I actually said to my friend that I’d really wanted to win a $1,500 bracelet first.”|
|8:24||Rob recalls the $10,000 seven-card stud championship final table. “It was supposed to be a four-day tournament. I won the tournament in three-days. I think that final table was probably the hottest I have ever run in my entire life.”|
|10:06||Although a mixed-game player, Rob discusses needing to playing additional no-limit hold’em events since he was now in 2019 WSOP POY contention and his proficiency in no-limit hold’em.|
|12:43||Rob discusses his intention to go the WSOP Europe and what was his strategy going into the series.|
|19:02||Rob recalls his POY race at WSOP Europe including a critical cash in the $25,000 High Roller event in WSOP Europe to overtake the POY lead.|
|24:54||Rob recalls the WSOP POY situation and leaderboard, albeit incorrect due to miscalculation, heading into the final WSOP Europe event, The Colossus.|
|26:17||With a huge stack going into Day 2, Rob recalls going to bed with Daniel Negreanu on his last bullet in Colossus and his potential strategy for Day 2. However, Daniel doubles up in the last hand to make it through to Day 2.|
|31:29||Rob discusses playing on Day 2. “I’m really trying to put myself in the zone has hard as possible.”|
|32:26||Rob recalling Daniel achieving his goal and Rob busts out thinking that he lost WSOP POY.|
|34:24||Bernard concludes his interview with Rob Campbell, the 2019 WSOP POY.|
|35:46||Rob discusses how his strategy would have changed had there not been a miscalculation and Daniel was further behind in the POY standings.|
|38:35||Rob thinks about possibly setting sights on 2020 WSOP POY, especially working on his no-limit hold’em game. “It’s very difficult.”|
|40:48||Rob discusses really liking playing in the $10,000 championship WSOP bracelet events.|
|43:19||Rob discusses his future playing schedule, including no-limit hold’em events.|
|44:41||Rob discusses lack of interviews even from the Australian press.|
|47:38||Rob contemplates his being more recognized during the 2020 WSOP.|
You can follow Rob Campbell on Twitter @SonicJaxx2019.
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