RecPoker | Ep 311 – Matt Savage

By Steve Fredlund
September 21, 2021

Matt Savage is the Executive Tournament Director for the World Poker Tour (WPT), among other industry leadership positions. Matt co-founded the Tournament Directors Association (TDA) in an attempt to bring greater consistency to tournament players’ experiences across the country. Matt has been at the forefront of building poker into a global business for the past three decades after his start as a chip runner and dealer at his local casino.

Matt will be playing as a celebrity bounty in the September 25th RecPoker tournament on ClubWPT. This free entry tournament is available to all RecPoker community (free) members, with the winner receiving a $2,500 entry into a WPTDeepStacks event at Thunder Valley in December. More information is available at rec.poker/wpt .

RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it’s just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER.

Time Stamps

00:02 Welcome & Introduction 
01:22 Introduction to Matt Savage
04:01 Matt shares how the TDA works
13:33 How does Matt find time to respond to tweets right away?
15:49 What it’s like to travel and attend a WPT series
22:23 What are the prizes when you sign up at rec.poker/wpt?
24:45 How Matt navigates the series during COVID
29:01 Sustaining poker tournaments in a business perspective 
39:31 Best tip to run an enjoyable and successful small stakes MTT
59:51 John: Home Game updates 



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Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.


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