Matthew Hilger is from Atlanta, Georgia. He received his Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Georgia in 1989. He completed a Master's degree in Finance at Georgia State University in 1991 and also a Master's degree in International Business from Thunderbird in 1996. In the last nine years Matthew has lived in Mexico, Venezuela, Costa Rica, Argentina, New Zealand, and is now residing in the United States with his wife, Diana, and son Joshua. He has worked in various accounting, finance, and consulting positions with Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture), Chiquita Brands International, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Matthew became an Internet poker professional in 2001 and has logged over 7000 hours on the Internet, playing at limits from $1-$2 up to $30-$60 and many online tournaments. Matthew's live tournament accomplishments include winning the 2002 New Zealand Poker Championship and he finished 33rd out of 2576 entrants in the 2004 World Series Main Event taking home a prize of $80,000 in his first World Series. Matthew now devotes a lot of his working time to his website and poker forum at www.InternetTexasHoldem.com where he answers questions about his book and general poker strategy. He also hosts online tournaments where players can win stakes to his live tournament earnings. Matthew's other interests outside of poker include composing on the piano and traveling. His travels have taken him to over 25 countries throughout Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and "down under."Matthew Hilger is the author of 'Internet Texas Hold'em: Winning Strategies from an Internet Pro' with ISBN 9780974150208 and ISBN 0974150207.