Pokercast Episode 59 - Matt Savage & Taylor Caby
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on Pokercast is the world's foremost poker tournament director Matt Savage. Matt joins the guys steps away from the floor of the Commerce where the 2009 L.A. Poker Classic is currently underway. He talks about some of the new changes to this years tournament and shares some interesting stories that have already unfolded down in L.A. Online poker pro and Card Runners instructor Taylor Caby is also featured on the program discussing the latest Poker After Dark cash game edition he was a part of. Mike and Adam also talk some tournament news, forum static and of course give away the password for the February 22nd Poker Stars VIP Club freeroll.
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Taylor Caby is a professional poker player from Chicago, Illinois. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with a degree in finance. Born in 1980, Caby began playing poker with his family at the age of 13 and discovered online poker during his freshman year at Illinois. He quickly parlayed his initial $35 deposit into six figures. His poker sense has attracted the attention of others in the business community. Impressed with his ability, a regular in the 100 NL online games offered Caby a summer apprenticeship with a prominent New York hedge fund.
Caby cofounded the video training site CardRunners.com. He continues in his role as a video instructor and coach in addition to overseeing the company. In 2008 CardRunners partnered with Full Tilt Poker, which saw Caby and other members of “Team Cardrunners” become Full Tilt Poker “Red Pros.”
Taylor considers himself an expert in No Limit Hold’em cash games and is particularly skilled in heads up play. Recently Caby has expanded his game to live tournament play. Thus far, Caby has 2 WSOP cashes, 2 WPT cashes and impressive results in Full Tilt’s Poker Million VIII. Learn more about Taylor Caby
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