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Final Table Takedown: Former World Poker Tour Player of the Year Matt Salsberg is the New California State Champion

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 19, 2017


Matt Salsberg grew up in Montreal, Canada and attended Concordia University to study urban planning. When he discovered that urban planning wasn’t his heart Salsberg moved to Southern California where a mentor in a writing course encouraged him to pursue his talent. Soon thereafter, he chose to pursue the screenwriting program at University of California San Diego. Salsberg is a very successful writer and producer for television, with credits including Weeds, Entourage, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and various failures that he worked equally hard on. During the downtime in the writer’s room he would play online poker. In the evenings, he would pop into L.A. casinos to play tournaments and cash games. He would go on to win the World Poker Tour Paris main event as well as WPT Player of the year. In 2016, he finished second at the $3,500 Deep Stack Extravaganza for $145,000. Salsberg readily admits that he ...

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