Matthew Jarvis is a professional poker player who is part of the November Nine final table in the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship Main Event in Las Vegas. He will enter the final table as one of the middle stacks with about 17 million in chips.
Let us start with some general information about Matthew Jarvis. He was born in 1984 in Richman, Canada, not far from Vancouver, British Columbia. Raised in a sports oriented family, being competitive natured was the norm. Matthew’s father was a professional golfer and Matt has been on television before as his father’s caddy in the Seniors PGA tour in 2004.
The 25 year old started his poker career the old fashioned way, by playing poker with friends and reading poker strategy books. Matthew is a poker player that has learnt the game through trial and error and through persistence has finally been able to make the big score. Jarvis will enter the 2010 WSOP ME final table with a shot at the US$9 million first place prize.
When Matthew first decided to become a professional poker player, his family was not too keen on the idea, but now he is on the verge of winning the most prestigious live poker tournament in the world, their doubts about his career choice is all but a distant memory.
In addition to playing cards with friends and family, Matthew played in small cash games at a sales company where he worked. Eventually he started playing in a casino on a semi regular basis and this progressed to playing online poker tournaments and sit-and-gos. Prior to final tabling the World Series of Poker Main Event, Matthew didn’t have much luck in major live poker tournaments, but Matthew claims that he is primarily an online player.
When Matthew started taking poker much more seriously, he integrated himself into a poker community in Vancouver, and after some trial and error and learning from his mistakes, his game started to improve by leaps and bounds.
In terms of tournament results, in 2008, Matthew knew he might be on to something good after a couple of large cashes in online tournaments. But his biggest score came in late 2009, when he came in 11th place finish at the CTP River Rock – British Columbia Poker Championships, which added just over $20k to his bankroll. The 2010 WSOP Main Event marks his first ever WSOP cash, and now that he has made the final table he is looking to earn significantly more this time around.
The World Series of Poker Main Event is a prestigious tournament for every professional poker player. Matthew Jarvis realizes this fact and for that reason we can be sure that he will try his best to represent Vancouver and Canada at the final table.
Matthew Jarvis is a member of the Full Tilt Poker Team. As you can see, this man is completely devoted to the poker game.
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