Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast collection that options informal interviews with a few of the recreation’s finest gamers and personalities. Each episode highlights a widely known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favourite tales each on and off the felt.
Lee Markholt has been an expert poker participant for the final three many years, competing in a few of the largest money video games round whereas racking up $4.4 million in reside event earnings alongside the way in which. The Washington native had aspirations to proceed the household enterprise of bull driving, however a protracted string of accidents finally derailed his profession. Fortunately for Markholt, he discovered his father’s poker books and was a fast examine.
Markholt reduce his enamel in Washington restrict video games earlier than switching his focus to pot-limit maintain’em within the years earlier than the poker growth. In 2005 he received the PPT foremost occasion at Bellagio, taking dwelling $220,000 which bankrolled him for high-stakes money video games. He finally discovered himself enjoying in video games as massive as $200-$400 no-limit, whereas persevering with journey the event circuit. In 2008, he received a WPT title on the World Poker Challenge in Reno for $493,815, and for a few years held the file for many cashes on the World Poker Tour. In 2013, he narrowly missed out on a World Series of Poker bracelet, ending runner-up within the $5,000 six-max no-limit maintain’em occasion for $374,960.
Highlights from this episode embrace his first summer season off in 30 years, farm life, the luck and variance of bull driving, damaged ribs and punctured lungs, chasing an adrenaline rush, borrowing his dad’s poker books, Daniel Negreanu’s styrofoam cup behavior, getting backed by Erik Seidel and John Juanda, the unlikely win that kickstarted his profession, profitable a WPT title, the opening in his resume, ready a complete day to play $200-$400 in Bobby’s Room, shedding a $570k pot to Rick Salomon, a well timed swap with Ben Lamb, the 24-hour swimming pool prop wager, Haralabos battles, duck head antennas, and the lacking social side of poker.
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