Bio

About Matt:

Since 22014-09-21 20.46.58_resized003 Matt Berkey has been playing and profiting as a professional poker player. He began beating the $1-$2NL and $2-$5NL while earning his BS in Computer Science from Gannon University. In 2005 Berkey began playing full time at the $5-$10NL stake. Today he can be found playing as high as $300/$600/$1200 NL in Ivey’s room. In addition to his impressive track record as a live pro cash player, Berkey amassed nearly 1 million in online tournament cashes under the name “Berkey11”, the largest of which included chopping the Full Tilt Sunday Major for $102,000 as well as taking 3rd in the $150 rebuy FTOPS event for $90,415. In 2010 Berkey shifted his focus to live tournaments and his career took off. A 2nd in The Venetian DeepStack Extravaganza for over $30,000 was the spring board to a big summer. His scores included three World Series of Poker cashes, the largest being a 43rd place finish in the Main Event for $206,000. Berkey’s momentum continued in 2011 with three deep runs in World Poker Tour events, including a 15th place finish in the LAPC Main Event for $56,880. Later that year he made his first WSOP final table placing 6th in the $2,500 NLHE for $119,528. After a quiet 2012, Berkey made up for the lackluster results of the previous year in the summer of 2013. Seven WSOP cashes, including three final table appearances, resulted in nearly $500k in earnings. Most recently Berkey chopped Aria’s $25k High Roller XX for $315k, bringing his lifetime winnings in excess of 1.7 million dollars. Berkey’s success is a direct product of being a student of the game. The hours spent off the felt studying game theory and analyzing his opponents’ play has correlated directly into a profitable career.

Comments
  1. Bruno Técio says:

    Hi Matt,
    I’d like to ask you some questions.
    What email adress do you use for this purpose?
    Thanks,friend.

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  2. Joseph Yount says:

    Whats up Matt.
    Im Joe. Im a semi-pro hold-em & stud player from Grand Blanc. I play all the casinos in Detroit. So anyway, I started just like you, 1-2 then 2-5, however, I have been nervous about moving up because im good at $2-$5. I make enough money to be comfrontable, I still have to work part time just to pay bills so my bankroll stays seperate from everything else, but why move up when 2-5 treats me well. I really only good at cash games. If I played tourys like I play cash games, hell..Id be rich as shiz.

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