Chad Holloway, Robbie Strazynski & Matt Waxman

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee is joined by PokerNews’ Chad Holloway and Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski, as they conclude their year in review for the challenging 2020. This week, they discuss 2020 Poker Hall of Fame, heads-up battles, players who passed away and takeaways from 2020.

During the second half of the show, Bernard speaks with Matt Waxman, founder and creator of Pokerithm. Waxman describes the new show which airs on Twitch every Tuesday at 4pm EST.

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guests are Pokernews’ Chad Holloway and Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski and also Matt Waxman.
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2:45 Bernard welcome PokerNews’ Chad Holloway and Cardplayer Lifestyle’s Robbie Strazynski to the show.
3:29 The three media members discuss 2020 Poker Hall of Fame voting and induction of Huck Seed.
19:44 The trio discuss the heads-up battles that occurred online including Negreanu vs Polk; Phil Galfond challenge and Hellmuth vs Esfandiari.
23:38 The three remembers notable poker players who passed away in 2020.
27:57 The trio discuss the memorable takeaways from 2020.
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34:48 Bernard introduces Matt Waxman, the creator and founder of Pokerithm.
35:33 Matt Waxman joins the show to discuss Pokerithm, which airs weekly on Twitch on Tuesdays at 4pm EST and the previously aired episodes are stored on Pokerithm’s YouTube channel.
36:13 Matt discusses the concept of Pokerithm.
37:55 Bernard and Matt talks about the inaugural season that took place at the 2019 WSOP. Both Bernard and Matt participated in the league.
42:33 Matt discusses how the hands were completely random, but every table played the same hands.
47:20 Matt talks about how the Pokerithm concept was developed.
49:14 Matt talks about how the general audience can try to qualify for the next season.
53:45 Matt discusses how COVID delayed but ultimately helped the production value of the show.

Matt Waxman

Matt Waxman

About Bernard Lee

Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for, Pokernews, Card Player and All-In magazines and hosting his widely popular poker podcast/radio show, The Bernard Lee Poker Show.