Matt Savage to Direct Aruba Poker Classic.

Matt Savage to Direct Aruba Poker Classic.

Thursday, 20 August 2009

The UltimateBet Aruba Poker Classic is always a staple of the poker tournament year, with pros and amateurs alike eagerly awaiting the festival which, this year, is expected to carry a $6m prize pool.

“Matt’s natural ability to run a smooth and fair tournament and his talent for making it feel more like a party than a poker room is one of the many reasons why our Aruba event is still one of the most popular on the annual calendar,” said a man who knows a thing or two about poker tournaments; 11-time bracelet-winner and UltimateBet’s leading pro Phil Hellmuth.

Matt Savage is without a doubt the most successful and well-known poker tournament director in the world. He has officiated the World Series of Poker (2002-2004), the Bay 101 Shooting Star event, several other WPT events and numerous televised tournaments.

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.

You can qualify for the Aruba Poker Classic as well as UltimateBet’s big online guarantees for as little as $1 at UltimateBet.

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