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15 Bigs – Alex Livingston

Alex Livingston
WSOP bracelet winner Alex Livingston had another great World Series of Poker… but can he answer our 15 bigs and survive?

One of the names to leap out of the headlines over the last few years in the World Series of Poker, Alex Livingston shot to fame in 2019 when he finished third in the WSOP Main Event for a career-high score of $4 million.

Far from that being his only major live score, Livingston has become a tournament mainstay over recent years, cashing for $6 million in career earnings in live tournaments alone, and had another successful summer in Las Vegas. With Over $275,000 in winnings from six cashes in the 2022 WSOP alone, Livingston won Event #9 on this year’s schedule for his first-ever bracelet.

Can Livingston conquer our notoriously difficult set of questions in the latest edition of 15 Bigs, however? Let’s put him to the test.

You’re on a long-haul flight and can only choose one TV Show or Movie to watch on repeat, which is your pick?

The Office, hands down.

He’s not the only one to pick the popular sitcom there – Josh Arieh said exactly the same.

If you were stranded on a desert island with one book for company, what would it be?

I’d probably pick a book of very difficult puzzles, to keep me occupied for a long time.

What’s the song you could listen to on repeat forever?

 

Deliverance by Bubba Sparxxx. I say this because I actually listened to it for 17 hours straight once playing Borgata $5/$10 no limit.

17 hours straight?! What a session. If you haven’t heard it for yourself, join Livingston in putting it on repeat.

 

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What’s your favourite place to play poker and why?

 

Amsterdam – awesome casino and city.

Livingston has that in common with the 2013 WSOP world champion Ryan Riess, as we found out last month.

 

If you were to be shot at dawn, what would be your last meal and drink?

 

Steak, corn on the cob and a really good red wine.

 

Where’s your favourite non-poker holiday destination?

 

New Zealand.

 

You can play poker every day for a year or play no poker for a whole 12 months – which do you choose?

 

Every day for a year – not close.

We can believe it. Check out one of Livingston’s most famous plays in the 2019 WSOP Main Event.

 

Who is the person you don’t have around anymore that you miss the most?

 

My Dad.

 

Which person would you most like to meet but never have?

 

Tiger Woods.

 

When’s the last time life put you on tilt?

 

Minor life tilt frequently but can’t remember the last major life tilt I’ve had.

 

If you couldn’t play the WSOP Main Event next year, which family member would you put into the action in your place?

My brother.

 

What’s your best poker skill?

 

My ability to adapt to my opponents.

And your biggest leak?

 

Bad mental game for online poker.

 

If you could make one rule change to poker, what would it be?

 

Shot clocks becoming the norm and having the amount of time to act vary based on streets. Or use a chess clock style where you have X amount of time per player per level.

Shot Clock
Livingston believes a shot clock should be in operation not only at the WSOP but elsewhere too.

 

You have just ten seconds with the person of your dreams… what do you say?

 

Really don’t know how to answer this one!

Did we stump him at the last? We’re claiming that as a win against one of Canada and poker’s finest. 

Official WSOP photograph courtesy of PokerGO, the home of live-streamed action at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. 

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