PokerCast Episode 280 - Barny Boatman Pt 2. & Matt Savage
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - After a week off, Mike and Adam are back to talk about what's been happening in the poker world over the last two weeks. The feature interview this week is part 2 of the conversation Barny Boatman had with the Pokercast crew at the WSOP. Barny talks about the Hendon Mob and is very honest and open about the Full Tilt scandal from a couple of years ago. Matt Savage pulls his car over long enough to give the boys the rundown on the big $10 Million guaranteed event he's the TD for in southern Florida that starts next week. As usual, Matt is also happy to talk about some of the tournament issues that have arisen since his last appearance on the show. In forum static Mike and Adam touch on the recent multi-accounting accusations that have appeared in NVG. They also give a rundown of some of the other stories that have arisen such as the boycott of the Venetian poker room, Daniel Negreanu's recent statements about Tom Dwan and the recent article on poker in the Wall Street Journal. A new madness game for the Pokercast forum is announced and the password for the August 5th Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for PokerCast listeners is given as well.
Barny Boatman - is a UK poker legend and original member of the Hendon Mob. He is the older brother of fellow poker professional Ross Boatman. He is a pioneer of televised poker in the UK and appeared in the original lineup of Late Night Poker. He was the first player to reach 3 consecutive final tables at the WSOP and won his first WSOP bracelet in 2013 defeating 2246 players in a $1500 NL event. Boatman is one of the founders of the Hendon Mob website, a poker database that hosts the results of every live poker tournament since 2000. Learn more about Barny Boatman
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