In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee pays tribute to his good friend and popular Massachusetts poker player, Ken Tilden of Brockton, Massachusetts. At the age of 78, Ken Tilden passed away on December 16th due to complications from COVID-19.

Bernard interviewed four people who knew Ken well: Warren “Grumpa” Griffith (his best friend), PokerNews’ Chad Holloway, 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein and One Step Closer Foundation’s Founder and President, Jacob Zalewski. Additionally, five of his close friends also paid tribute to their good friend, Ken Tilden, as did Bernard himself at the end of the show.

RIP Ken Tilden; RIP Kenny Tens

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as Bernard pays tribute to his good friend and poker player, Ken Tilden.
3:51 Bernard reads portions of Ken Tilden’s obituary.
6:05 Bernard reads a statement from Ken’s wife of 56 years, Janis Tilden.
7:27 Two friends (BJ Ellis and Kim Silva) pay tribute to Ken Tilden.
12:15 Warren “Grumpa” Griffith joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers his best friend, Ken Tilden.
25:31 PokerNews’ Chad Holloway joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers Ken Tilden, who we wrote a column about him and “Grumpa” back in 2015.
39:27 Three more friends (Robyn Londergan, Jeffrey Bowden and David Tedesco) pay tribute to Ken Tilden.
45:54 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers, Ken Tilden.
55:09 One Step Closer Foundation Founder and President Jacob Zalewski joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show as he remembers Ken Tilden, who helped the foundation over the past few years.
1:02:16 Bernard pays his own personal tribute to his good friend, Ken Tilden.

Ken Tilden

Ken Tilden

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 Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, Pokernews, Card Player and All-In magazines and hosting his widely popular poker podcast/radio show, The Bernard Lee Poker Show.