Matt Savage (poker director)

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Matt Savage (third from left).

Matt Savage is an American poker tournament director. He has officiated at a number of televised poker and gambling events, including the World Series of Poker (2002–2004), Bay 101's Shooting Star stop on the World Poker Tour, Poker Dome Challenge and King of Vegas.

In 2001, along with Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher and David Lamb, Savage founded the Tournament Directors Association, an organization that works to standardize poker tournament rules worldwide. Savage was the inaugural inductee into the Poker Room Manager's Hall of Fame in 2003.

Savage cashed for the first time in the World Series of Poker in 2009. He cashed in two events, including his first final table when he finished in fifth place in the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Low 8 or Better event. As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $80,000.[1]

Top Places in Top Events[2][edit]

Event Place Winning Year
Larry Flints Challenge Cup 3rd $2,200 2010
40th World Series of Poker 2009 5th $32,396 2009
Deep Stack Extravaganza 1st $10,795 2009
Deep Stack Extravaganza 5th $2,362 2009
Gold Rush 5th $1,750 2008
Summer Pot of Gold Tournament 4th $836 2001
Northern California Championship 2nd $3,940 2001


  1. ^ Hendon Mob tournament results
  2. ^ American poker tournament director Matt Savage and his achievements

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