PokerCast Episode 230 - WSOP Main Event Coverage with Scott Abrams, Matt Savage & Gavin Smith
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Two Plus Two PokerCast Mike and Adam continue their World Series of Poker Main Event coverage highlighting the exciting action that took place over the last seven days and the surviving nine players that will return in October to battle it out for pokers ultimate prize. They get things started by connecting with Two Plus Two'er and chess wizard Scott “weirdchess1” Abrams to talk about his 12th place finish in this year's Main Event and what it felt like to bust-out just shy of making the October Nine. They follow that up by getting tournament director Matt Savage on the line to discuss his WSOP experience and a controversial ruling involving Andras Koroknai mucking his hand after moving all-in not realizing that Gaelle Baumann had already raised. Mike and Adam also connect with poker pro and former Poker Road host Gavin Smith to talk about his deep run in this year's Main Event and some interesting hands that he played along the way. In forum static the guys talk poker gossip including some more Matthew Marafioti twitter drama, preview the Micro Millions Main Event and of course give away the password for the July 22nd Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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Gavin Smith is a Canadian poker pro with numerous titles to his credit and over $5 Million in tournament earnings. Gavin has been playing poker since 1994, when he discovered the roving charity casinos in the Toronto area. Along with his 2010 WSOP Bracelet in event 44 $2500 Mixed Holdem Gavin took down the Mirage Poker Showdown Main Event netting more than $1.1 Million. Learn more about Gavin Smith
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