Today's guest on the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast is a high stakes nose bleed legend.
I could not be more excited to share with you my conversation with guest Matt Berkey (Hereafter known as Berkey … poker players and their original nicknames, amirite?) a professional player since 2003 who’s known for playing in some of the highest of high stakes games on the planet—and that’s the way he likes it.
He’s gone from playing $1/$2 and $2/$5 games in college to claiming his seat among the world’s elite in the famed “Ivey’s Room” where he plays no-limit hold’em at stakes as high as $300/$600/$1200.
Not just a nose bleeds cash game crusher, Berkey also has over $4 million in lifetime tournament winnings to go along with 6 WSOP final tables despite playing a very limited tourney slate.
He also loves to write, whether it be for his own blog thevoicewithin.me, print and online magazines, or as a contributor to the Huffington Post.
Being one who thrives with multiple balls in the air, Berkey’s also the founder of elite live cash game training site SolveForWhyAcademy.com.
During our conversation today you'll get Berkey’s input on what it means to be not just a good player but a good competitor at the table.
He’ll talk about his feelings on moving up stakes, the fear of taking shots, and how to overcome that fear.
He also has invaluable insights into game theory, exploitative play, and how to make sure that you’re always maximizing and increasing your edge.
Aside from all that, he’s got some great stories too.
Like a lot of players in their poker career, Berkey has won and lost millions of dollars—with the notable point that sometimes he does it in only one hand!
You’ll hear how he deals with the stellar highs of raking in seven figure pots as well as the crushing lows of watching a small fortune being pushed in someone else’s direction … and then being asked to pose for a picture with the dude that just won!
There are very few people in the poker world who can say they’ve seen and done as much as Berkey.
He’s truly a gift to the game, not just because he’s one of the elite players in the universe but also because he does everything in his power to give back to the great game of poker as well.
So what are you waiting for?
Click that subscribe and download button, sit back, relax and enjoy my conversation with Matt Berkey on Chasing Poker Greatness.
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