Professional high-stakes poker player and Solve For Why founder Matt Berkey is teaming up with Poker Central for a new original series titled “2020 Hindsight.”
Streaming exclusively on Poker Central’s subscription-based media platform, PokerGO, the new show features in-depth analysis of the World Series of Poker’s $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament, better known to poker fans as the Main Event.
PokerGO initially launched in May 2017, featuring original programming, live event streaming, and archival content from iconic shows like “Poker After Dark” and “High Stakes Poker.”
Early subscribers to the streaming platform may remember Berkey previously starred in an original series titled “Dead Money,” which documented his come-up in the high-stakes poker world, as well as his preparation for the third annual Super High Roller Bowl (SHRB), following a fifth-place finish and cashout of $1,100,000 in 2016.
Breaking Down the Main Event
The first episode of “2020 Hindsight” premiered on April 21st and features Berkey analyzing the final table of the 2010 WSOP Main Event. Pros Joseph Cheong and Jonathan Duhamel feature in a teaser clip from Episode 1, in which Cheong fires away with A7 off-suit only to run into Duhamel’s pocket queens.
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Berkey explains how 2010’s online aggressive tendencies may have prompted Cheong to defy the Independent Chip Model (ICM) implications of shoving in this spot. While Berkey has been known to play a bit looser than the average pro, the often-dapper dude clearly has a deep theoretical understanding of the game.
With the advent of game theory optimal solvers, machine learning bots, and in-depth online strategy courses, it’s clear there’s been a significant shift in how professional pokers think about the game. “You’ve got to know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em,” will only get you so far at the table these days.
Accordingly, for novice poker players, the concepts discussed in “2020 Hindsight” may be a little overwhelming. However, PokerGO is providing subscribers with a downloadable tutorial on advanced poker theory as supplemental material for understanding Berkey’s approach to poker.
Teaching Poker Theory
“This is a great forum for us to introduce advanced concepts to the masses,” Matt Berkey said of PokerGO’s new series. He also stated that,
“Understanding where mistakes were made on the biggest stage can be useful to players across all skill levels.”
Poker Central’s Chief Business Officer, J.R. McCabe, explained the importance of the new show’s analytical format, saying,
“This new series will provide teachable moments to sharpen individual gameplay, all while reliving some of the most iconic WSOP hands.”
Streaming “2020 Hindsight”
Five additional episodes of “2020 Hindsight” are scheduled to premiere on PokerGO in the coming weeks, and each episode is approximately 40 minutes long.
The 2020 World Series of Poker has been postponed, but poker aficionados and fans alike can get their fix of Main Event moments via “2020 Hindsight” by subscribing to PokerGO. The streaming service is currently offering $30 off the cost of an annual subscription. Just use the promotional code POKER30 at checkout.