PokerCast Episode 207 - Matt Savage, Noah SD & MIT Poker Course
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam start things off by connecting with Noah Stephens-Davidowitz of SubjectPoker.com about a story they broke involving Chris Ferguson bank accounts associated with Full Tilt Poker. In the following segment tournament director Matt Savage makes a return visit to the program to talk about the ongoing L.A. Poker Classic and give his opinion on hidden "staff appreciation" tournament charges that are popping up on some circuits. The guys then get CardRunners pro and MIT Ph.D student Will “HalcyonDays” Ma along with Mike "Timex" McDonald on the line to find out about their three-week course on poker theory at MIT. In forum static Mike and Adam catch us up on all the latest poker world gossip and and of course give away the password for the February 5th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Noah graduated from Brown University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in math. The former poker pro turned journalist started SubjectPoker.com along with Thomas Bakker due to a general dissatisfaction with established poker media. To learn more about Noah visit http://www.subjectpoker.com/author/noah-stephens-davidowitz/ Learn more about Noah Stephens-Davidowitz
In addition to being poker’s most sought-after tournament director, Matt Savage is the resident tournament director at the Commerce Casino in LA. With a resume that boasts over 400 televised poker events and a reputation for excellence, Savage’s tournaments are endorsed by professionals and amateurs the world over. He officiated the World Series of Poker from 2002 to 2004 and has recently accepted the position of Executive Tour Director of the World Poker Tour.
Matt co-founded the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) where he worked to standardize tournament rules the world over. His website is SavageTournaments.com. Learn more about Matt Savage
Canadian player Mike “Timex” McDonald is arguably the most acomplished poker player under the age of 21. Mike placed 2nd in the 2008 Aussie Millions AUD $1K Poker Championship for over $75K. He became the youngest person to win a European Poker Tour event when he took down the 2008 €7,700 German Open for $1.3 million. In 2009, he placed 5th in the 2009 EPT €5K No-Limit Hold 'em event at the German Open in Dortmund, banking over $249K. He continued his EPT success in early 2010, with a 3rd place finish at the EPT €5K No-Limit Hold 'em Main Event in Deauville, taking home a purse worth over $417K. Learn more about Mike McDonald