RecPoker | Episode 535 – Matt Savage

By Jim Reid
November 20, 2023

With Jim away this week, Sasha Sutton and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Matt Savage from the World Poker Tour! The WPT has an exciting series coming up in Las Vegas in December, but that’s not all! Matt talks about his role with the WPT, how he got into the business, and the importance of standardizing tournament rules. He also discusses the challenges live poker faces from phones and technology, some experiences he’s had on the floor, and a lot more! Plus  we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real-time, and you can win too!

Matt is active on Twitter as https://twitter.com/SavagePoker

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00:14Welcome & Introduction
02:58Introduction to Matt Savage
03:59Matt describes his role in the poker world
05:13Matt talks about the Tournament Directors Association (TDA)
08:49Mistakes players can make if they are not familiar with the guidelines
11:07Why might the floor be called?
14:32How the tournament life for poker players has changed over time
24:36Matt’s experiences with tournaments in different countries
25:57TDA ruling on using a phone at the table
 31:04How do extreme moments or tensions in a game get responded to?
39:16Matt plays the game Stake, Study, or Stack
46:59John: Home Game Result updates




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Jim Reid is the host of the RecPoker Podcast and one of the leaders of the free poker learning community at www.rec.poker where you can find an amazing array of training resources and social community activities to help you develop and share your love of this great game we call poker! Learn more about Jim […]

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