Monkeys Lifted! Hearts Warmed! PokerListings.com's Live Series Coverage Sees Full Tilt Pros Carry Day 6

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PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2008 World Series of Poker* on Day 6 was dominated by the tales of two of the most respected players in the game - Full Tilt Poker pros David Singer and Erick Lindgren - who both, at long last, captured their first World Series gold bracelets. Singer took his jewelry after an extended heads-up match with Jacobo Fernandez in Event 3, $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em, and Lindgren took on likely the best final table in World Series history and pretty much dominated it on the way to victory in Event 4, $5,000 Mixed Hold'em.

There's no doubt. It's an old cliché 'monkey off your back,' but that's fine. I didn't really feel it that much, but when I finally won and I put that bracelet on ... there's a lot of history in this bracelet and that meant a lot.

No question about it: PokerListings.com's live coverage of the 2008 World Series of Poker* on Day 6 was dominated by the heartwarming tales of two Full Tilt Poker pros - David Singer and Erick Lindgren - who both, at long last, captured their first World Series gold bracelets.

Singer - who to make things even more heartwarming is also expecting a new baby any day - finally etched his name on the prestigious jewelry after an extended heads-up match with Jacobo Fernandez in Event 3, $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em.

Lindgren - easily one of the most popular pros on tour - took on likely the best final table in World Series history and dominated it on the way to victory in Event 4, $5,000 Mixed Hold'em.

Both pros have long been considered two of the absolute best in the game but, despite several near-misses, have come up just a little short of the ultimate poker reward - a WSOP* bracelet.

Said Singer in his PokerListings.com post-win interview:

"I'm thrilled. I couldn't be any happier. It's been a long time coming. It's not the most money I've ever made in a poker tournament but it has probably made me the happiest."

Said Lindgren, who along with Singer had often been referred to as one of the "best players without a bracelet," in his post-win interview:

"There's no doubt. It's an old cliché 'monkey off your back,' but that's fine. I didn't really feel it that much, but when I finally won and I put that bracelet on ... there's a lot of history in this bracelet and that meant a lot."

Proving he's also a student of the game and doesn't take for granted those who paved the poker way before him:

"These other events like the WPT and EPT, they're building a lot of credibility too and in fact they're worth more money than I won here today.

"But the history means a lot. Especially with Chip Reese passing, this is a really important World Series for me because he was my hero. If I can do well and 30 years down the line I can have a career that Chip would be proud of, I can be proud of myself."

Complete interviews with both pros, as well as a slew of other top name players, are available in the PokerListings.com player interview section.

Live 2008 WSOP* coverage continues daily at PokerListings.com with updates and photos from all ongoing events, which on Friday involves six tourneys playing out amidst the mayhem of the Vegas summer - including the start of the high-profile $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed Event.

All PokerListings.com daily coverage is also of course topped off by the PokerListings.com daily video recap with host Amy Macbride.

Visit the PokerListings.com World Series of Poker* coverage section to access all features.

PokerListings.com (http://www.pokerlistings.com) was launched in 2003 and quickly became the largest online poker guide in the world. It provides poker players with in-depth reviews of all major online poker rooms, the world's best sign-up bonuses and promotions, breaking poker news and detailed content on strategy, tours, tournaments and the game's best players. PokerListings.com also has the best live poker tournament reporting on the Web, with unrivaled year-round coverage from the World Series, the World Poker Tour, the European Poker Tour and more.

(*World Series of Poker and WSOP are trademarks of Harrah's License Company, LLC ('Harrahs'). Harrah's does not sponsor or endorse, and is not associated or affiliated with PokerListings.com or its products, services, promotions or tournaments.)

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