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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (4/7/20): Matt Savage

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show, Bernard interviews WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage, who ran three consecutive WPT Main Events during the early part of 2020. The final Main Event was 2020 Shooting Star Bay 101, which ended in an ICM chop due to COVID-19.

Matt describes not only the details of the Bay 101 Main Event, but the weeks leading up to it. Matt also discussed the beginning of his career up to winning the GPI Global Award for year’s Best Tournament Director.

The (Poker) Ties That Bind

Sometimes poker can be the conduit for some of the best, most heartwarming stories. Last night, after deciding on the spur of the moment to head out to the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, I had the good fortune of bumping into a long lost friend and mentor who I hadn’t seen for over a dozen years.

This is the incredible story of how a poker room was the setting for me reconnecting by pure chance with someone who helped shape my life, Coach Paul Young.

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