Log On To PokerListings.com for 2006 WSOP Main Event Final Table Coverage

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PokerListings.com, the world’s largest online poker resource, is going all-in to bring poker enthusiasts and readers the latest news and reports from the final table of the world’s most prestigious tournament – the 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event – beginning Thursday, August 10, 2006, at 12 noon (CDT). The dedicated poker guide has been providing top notch coverage of all the events, players and results throughout the 2006 WSOP and promises to continue its high quality reporting of the Main Event until a winner emerges to claim the title of World Champion, the $12 million payout and the prestigious Main Event bracelet.

Antonio Esfandiari even talked to us about how the only tournament loss that bums him out is when he busts out of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

With just one final table left to play at this year’s World Series, PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com/world-series-of-poker), home of the world’s best poker deals, continues to push the envelope with its up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2006 WSOP. Through its large, hard working team of reporters, writers, editors, directors, producers, photographers and poker players, PokerListings.com is providing extensive, high-quality of coverage of the Main Event, complete with player interviews, tournament reports, news and results.

“PokerListings.com’s high standard of WSOP reporting will continue unabated with the final table of the 2006 World Championship,” said Staffan Rydin, editor in chief of PokerListings.com. “Our team is working day and night to provide our dedicated readers with the latest results, news and showdowns as this year’s final table finishers battle for first place in the Amazon Room at the Rio Casino here in Las Vegas.”

The 2006 World Series of Poker Main Event final table is made up of a diverse group of poker players, including a well-known American pro, an L.A.-based television producer, a semi-retired businessman, a recent Duke University graduate, an advertising sales executive, and a Swedish poker professional, among others.

“PokerListings.com has connected with several of the final table players, including Allen Cunningham, Jamie Gold, Erik Friberg and Michael Binger, all of who have provided us with an in-depth look into the aspirations, motivations, and playing strategies that have helped them rise to the top of the poker world,” continued Mr. Rydin. “Log on to PokerListings.com to read about the new poker champions as they take their game to the next level and vie for the top spot in poker.”

PokerListings.com has also sat down with some of today’s most recognized and respected faces of poker, including Humberto Brenes, T.J. Cloutier, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, Phil Gordon, Clonie Gowen, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Scott Lazar, Jeff Madsen, Mike Matusow, Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Chris Moneymaker, Daniel Negreanu, John Phan, Greg Raymer, Chip Reese, Huck Seed, Erik Seidel, Mark Seif, Dave Ulliott and David Williams.

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, the World Poker Association’s Jesse Jones, and poker author Mike Caro.

In addition, new video interviews are filmed each day, giving readers insight into the poker careers, dreams and strategies of their favorite players. The daily video is being produced by Point Pictures, a Vancouver-based television, film and Internet video production company. Past interviewees include Patrik Antonius, Andy Bloch, Noah Boeken, Johnny Chan, Dutch Boyd, Hoyt Corkins, Paul Darden, Antonio Esfandiari, Barry Greenstein, Liz Lieu, Marcel Luske, Mel Judah, Jeff Madsen, Mats Rahm, Vince Van Patten and Rob Varkonyi.

“Some of poker’s biggest names have sat down with PokerListings.com and opened up to give our readers an inside look at their game, their personality and their hopes and predictions for the tournaments,” Mr. Rydin said. “Antonio Esfandiari even talked to us about how the only tournament loss that bums him out is when he busts out of the World Series of Poker Main Event.”

“Not only are we giving people an inside look at some of the greatest names in poker with PokerListings.com’s daily video, but viewers get some great advice and can learn a few chip tricks too,” said Dani Elias, executive producer and CEO of Point Pictures. “We’ve tried to gather as many aspects of the poker world as we can to bring our readers a true inside look at the players and the poker world in general.”

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.

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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