Pokercast Episode 302 - Borgata Chip Scandal, Matt Savage, Rich Ryan
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam take an in depth look at the still unresolved counterfeit chips controversy unfolding at the Borgata Winter Open. Matt Savage, the most respected Tournament Director in the business joins the conversation to discuss the challenges of live tournament security in the current landscape of re-enty, massive field and multiple starting day events. The boys also chat with Matt about the recently named list of Shooting Stars for this years WPT event at Bay 101. Rich Ryan, co-host of the PokerNews podcast drops by with a great story about his first WSOP event as lead tournament reporter, an event that turned out to be one of the most memorable in recent WSOP history. In other tournament action they chat about Liv Boerees close call at UKIPT Edinburgh, the first ever Senior Poker Tour event and preview the 2014 Aussie Millions and Pokerstars TCOOP. In Bump, the guys look at Annie Dukes uncanny ability to re-invent her persona and somehow retain her reputation despite her long history of damage to the poker community. Finally the guys name their poker person of the week, stats geek looks at a shooting star ranked 20,006th in the world, and they give out the password for January 26th Pokerstars Invitational for Pokercast listeners.
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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