PokerListings.com Provides Excellent Coverage of WSOP Main Event; Chan, Greenstein and Esfandiari Video Interviews Featured

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PokerListings.com, the world’s largest online poker resource, has upped the ante in WSOP coverage with its reporting of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event. Poker enthusiasts and readers are flocking to the site daily to read the live updates, results, news, articles and exclusive interviews. Daily videos featuring the worlds’ top pros are also a huge draw, with the likes of Johnny Chan, Antonio Esfandiari and Barry Greenstein set to appear in upcoming segments.

PokerListings.com was able to get these poker pros to open up during interviews and really get to the heart of their poker desires

PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com/world-series-of-poker), home of the world’s best poker deals, is continuing to provide up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event for the throngs of dedicated readers logging on to the site each day to read the latest results, news, articles and interviews straight from the home of the 2006 WSOP - the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The poker resource’s large team of reporters, writers, editors, directors, producers, photographers and poker players are working day and night to provide readers with the extensive and high quality coverage they have come to expect from PokerListings.com. Poker fans will not only find information about the Main Event, up-and-coming players and old school pros, but will soon enjoy in-depth video interviews with poker legends Johnny Chan, Barry Greenstein and Antonio Esfandiari.

“PokerListings.com has sat down with some of poker’s biggest names to bring our readers unique access to the predictions, thoughts, hopes and strategies of today’s poker greats,” said Staffan Rydin, editor in chief of PokerListings.com. “Upcoming video interview segments with Johnny Chan, Barry Greenstein and Antonio Esfandiari will provide an inside look at the versatile characters that have helped take poker to the level it’s at today.”

The daily video is being produced by Point Pictures, a Vancouver-based television, film and Internet video production company. Past video interviewees include Patrik Antonius, Andy Bloch, Noah Boeken, Dutch Boyd, Hoyt Corkins, Paul Darden, Liz Lieu, Marcel Luske, Mel Judah, Jeff Madsen, Mats Rahm, Vince Van Patten and Rob Varkonyi.

“PokerListings.com was able to get these poker pros to open up during interviews and really get to the heart of their poker desires,” said Dani Elias, executive producer and CEO of Point Pictures. “Visitors to the site are going to hear their favorite pros talk about their poker beginnings, dream match-ups and their thoughts on the future of the WSOP, among other things.”

In addition to the daily video, PokerListings.com is continuously being updated with the latest Main Event results, player interviews, top lists and WSOP news.

“PokerListings.com’s coverage of the 2006 WSOP Main Event is bringing the live action from the Rio Casino into the homes of poker players and enthusiasts across the globe,” said Mr. Rydin. “We have talked to as many people as we can to bring our readers a true inside look at what’s going on the card tables and in Vegas itself during this legendary tournament.”

Celebrity players and poker pros have been sitting down with the PokerListings.com team throughout the World Series to discuss their poker careers and the future of the game. Recent interviewees include Humberto Brenes, Barry Greenstein, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, 2003 WSOP Champion Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, Mark Seif, Dave Ulliott, the World Poker Association’s Jess Jones, and poker pro Scott Lazar, who finished 6th at the 2005 WSOP Main Event.

Hollywood poker enthusiasts such as James Woods and Shannon Elizabeth, who both made their first WSOP cashes this year, “That 70’s Show” star Laura Prepon, and Ron Jeremy of “The Surreal Life” have also been interviewed, along with WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack, WSOP Media Director Nolan Dalla, and poker author Mike Caro.

Some other players interviewed include T.J. Cloutier, 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.

PokerListings.com’s WSOP coverage began June 24 with the onset of the 2006 World 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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