Level 14 (1,500/3,000/300)
Total Entries: 229
Players Remaining: 85
Poker is an analytical and strategic game, one that requires extreme discipline, high-level thinking and above all, intelligence. There is then no surprise that some of poker’s most successful players come from backgrounds that foster those skills. Three-time WPT Champion Anthony Zinno has a law degree and PokerStars ambassador Jennifer Shahade comes from an championship chess background.
Matthew Siegal fits both of those molds, as the Canadian is studying law in New York City, after representing both his country and college in chess during his younger years. So far, what he describes as “similar skill sets” between chess and poker, are working for him, as he’s currently near the top of the Event 5 leaderboard despite a tough table draw.
Siegal is playing in one of his first ever live events and first at Borgata and while some may write his early rush off to beginner’s luck, we have a feeling that it’s much more than that. We’ll be tracking Siegal’s progress through this event, as he tries to use his “skill set” to work towards his first ever Deep Stacks Challenge cash today.