Matt Berkey shares his remarkable story of growing up in a small steel town with a drug addicted mother, pouring himself first into baseball and then into poker, and ultimately rising through the ranks to play as big as $300/$600/$1200 no-limit in Ivey’s room. We also discuss the Solve For Why coaching academy and Infinite Jest!
Edit: How did I forget to link Matt’s excellent blog? He writes a lot about poker and his life at thevoicewithin.me.
0:30 – hello & welcome
6:49 – strategy
25:21 – matt berkey
This hand is from a WSOPc Main Event and takes place at the 300/600/75 level. I have a stack of about 55,000 and Anthony Gregg covers me.
In this hand we are in the big blind We are holding the ace of spades 10 of diamonds. Anthony great opens with a raise to 1200 utg1 it folds back around to me and I decided to call.
The flop comes 4104 with two spades. I check, he bets 2000, I call.
The turn is the 6d. He bets 3300 and I call.
The river is the 7 of spades, for a final board of 4♠️10♠️4♥️6♦️7♠️. I bet 5500, and to my surprise he shoves!