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Matt Colletta -"Checkmate"


Hi, I’m Matt “Checkmate” Colletta. I am the President of UpswingPoker. You can find my personal website at

For business inquires I can be reached at [email protected] but if you are having technical issues, like trouble logging into your account, please email [email protected]. This is the fastest way to get assistance.

I’ve been playing poker professionally since about 2004. Being a true gamer at heart, when I found poker, it was love at first sight. However, my first year playing poker was pretty rough.

I would hold my own in  small stakes home games with friends, but always ended up losing my deposit when I took my game to the tougher online poker sites. I know lots of you can relate.

Matt Colletta Poker

But there was always a belief deep down, that there must be some way, some method, by which I could make consistent profits playing poker.

I was right.

Here’s how. I found a community of pro poker players at online forums and other poker educational resources. My eyes were opened to real poker strategy. It was at this moment poker went from a hobby to a career.

I was able to pay my way through college, and make a few million dollars over the last 10 years. Don’t even get me started on taxes!

My goal here at Upswing Poker is to help transform at least one hobbyist poker player into a self-made millionaire.