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Final Table Takedown: Matthew Shepsky Shares In-Depth Pot Control and Shorthanded Strategy

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 20, 2016


Matthew Shepsky graduated from UIC in Chicago with a business management degree. He started playing poker in college and has been doing it full time for 11 years. Before Black Friday, he specialized in heads-up sit-n-gos, six-max sit-n-gos, and multi-table tournaments. For the last couple years, Shepsky has put most of his poker focus on live pot-limit Omaha (PLO) cash games and has shied away from tournaments. He currently still plays mostly live PLO cash games, but is excited to play more tournaments in the future. Shepsky enjoys having fun at the table and emphasizes the importance of being respectful to everyone. When Matthew isn’t playing poker, he enjoys playing golf (even though he stinks at it) and spending time with his family. Shepsky credits a very supportive family and amazing wife for much of his success and claims that being a new dad of seven months has really motivated ...

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