PokerListings.com Provides Extensive WSOP Coverage, Including New Video Feature

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The world’s largest online poker resource, PokerListings.com, is providing its readers with extensive coverage of the 2006 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Just like last year, poker players from around the world can enjoy live tournament reports and daily blogs and interviews from the most trusted poker guide on the Web. PokerListings.com has also launched daily video coverage of the WSOP, featuring player interviews, exclusive footage, strategy tips and more.

One of our goals it to bring readers the latest news from the Amazon Room, including the most recent bracelet winners, top final table hands and details on upstart and old school players.

PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com/world-series-of-poker), home of the world’s best poker deals, is proud to once again be offering its readers the best and most extensive coverage of the World Series of Poker straight from the epicenter of the poker world, the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

PokerListings.com has gathered a large team of reporters, writers, editors, directors, producers, photographers, and poker players to witness and record the historic plays taking place at the Rio, providing readers with up-to-the-minute reports, articles, interviews and videos as each tournament is played down, each prize pool is won and each coveted gold bracelet is awarded.

“PokerListings.com’s coverage of the 2006 WSOP is bringing the live action straight into the homes of poker players and enthusiasts around the world,” said Staffan Rydin, editor in chief of PokerListings.com. “Our readers can learn about the bad beats, triumphant hands and best moments of each tournament from the winners themselves, as well as read about all the frustrating moments and poker predictions from the pros, average Joes and up-and-coming players who make up the versatile field of this year’s Series.”

Thus far, PokerListings.com has met with several of the poker world’s top pros to discuss their ideal rivals, best moments, worst beats, the changes taking place at the WSOP, and what they think the future holds for poker. Some of the players interviewed include T.J. Cloutier, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Mike Matusow, Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi, John Phan, Greg Raymer, Chip Reese, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel and David Williams.

Poker personalities who have sat down to discuss the game and industry with PokerListings.com’s team of reporters include WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack; WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla; renowned poker author Mike Caro; actor and poker enthusiast James Woods; and Jeff Madsen, the youngest player to have ever won a WSOP event.

One new feature added to PokerListings.com’s WSOP coverage this year is the daily video, which is being produced by Point Pictures, a Vancouver-based television, film and Internet video production company. Point Pictures has put together exciting and informative video interviews and segments featuring some of today’s hottest poker pros and up-and-coming players, including Andy Bloch, Dutch Boyd, Hoyt Corkins, Paul Darden, Liz Lieu, Marcel Luske and Rob Varkonyi.

“The daily video segments on PokerListings.com feature exclusive player interviews, tournament reports and much more” said Dani Elias, executive producer and CEO of Point Pictures. “One of our goals it to bring readers the latest news from the Amazon Room, including the most recent bracelet winners, top final table hands and details on upstart and old school players.”

Players featured in the daily videos divulge their winning strategies, favorite hands and advice on how to become a successful pro in the tough world of tournament poker and high stakes cash games.

“The poker pros interviewed by PokerListings.com don’t shy away from personal questions and graciously offer valuable advice on how to become winning players,” continued Mr. Elias. “Tune in to hear your favorite pros talk about their poker beginnings, preferred WSOP events, their dream table of competitors and the future of the WSOP.”

PokerListings.com’s WSOP coverage began June 24 with the onset of the 2006 Series and will extend until the World Championship final table is played out and a winner is crowned on August 10.

About PokerListings.com

PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com) was launched in 2003 and quickly became the largest online poker guide. This free-to-use website provides poker players across the globe with in-depth analysis of all major online poker rooms as well as the world's best online poker deals, including sign-up bonuses and promotional offers, and detailed content on poker strategy, tournaments, news and freerolls.

About Point Pictures

Point Pictures is a film, television and Internet video production company based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dani Elias, founder and CEO, has nearly a decade of experience working with television series’, major Hollywood blockbuster movies and independent films. The company has several projects in development internationally.

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