For months, platoon upon platoon of our tireless staffers have been working diligently inside the PokerListings.com secret lair to ensure that our coverage of the 2007 WSOP straight destroys all comers. We've instituted substantial changes to everything we do to ensure your WSOP experience is as real as it gets, even if you're languishing in accounts payable 3,000 miles from the Rio.
This year's World Series of Poker is starting to look like the most massive smorgasbord of poker extravaganza that's ever been invented, and hyperbole aside, we wanted our coverage to match. You've probably already noticed the redesigned front page, but that's only a door into our crazy World Series world.
Let's start with the live updates. We've revamped our tournament reporting section to make it easier on the eyes and easier to navigate while using our fancy new hand icons. You can now expand or compress our updates at will, or choose to browse only the key hands if you don't want to read all of the different ways our tournament reporters can say "level break."
Speaking of tournament reporters, we've got six of the best in the world working for PokerListings.com this year. You might remember Matthew Showell and myself from such tournament reporting successes as The WPT World Championship, The EPT Grand Final and The Aussie Millions, and we'll be leading four newcomers on a charge to poker hilarity.
Arthur Crowson worked for the PokerListings.com squad last year, destroying updates and interviews and gaining plenty of recognition for breaking the first ever interview with Jamie Gold, four days before Hollywood Jamie shocked the world with his $12 million Main Event victory.
Martin Derbyshire, Lianna Shen, and Jesse Clark are the extremest of the most extreme poker fanatics on the globe. We hand-picked them from a collection of rabid poker minds, kept them caged in the aforementioned PokerListings.com lair with only vintage tapes of Mike Matusow blow-ups to keep them company, and let them loose just days ago on an unsuspecting World Series of Poker that literally does not know what it's in for.
Oh yeah - they're all talented writers. And we'll prove this not only through our live updates, but through our supplementary coverage as well. You're used to the famous PokerListings.com end of day recaps, and we won't be ditching those. Look for a comprehensive analysis of the previous day's play to hit the site at about the same time you're finally turning off that damn alarm clock.
We'll also bring you colorful blogs detailing the life behind the scenes at the WSOP, as we set our reporters loose amongst the degenerates with explicit instructions not to return without the tallest of tales. And we'll bring you interviews, of bracelet-winners, newsmakers, and gossip-fodder alike, at a rate of two a day so that you're saturated in greatness. Read Jesse Clark's interview with Daniel Negreanu for a small taste of what the summer has in store.
Rounding out the print-journalism side of our coverage, PokerListings.com will feature a field reporter from our world famous Poker News division, on location throughout the Series to chase the juiciest of leads and bring readers the stories away from the tournament floor. We leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of the truth - or at least, the most entertaining lie.
In addition to comprehensive coverage in written form, our video team will bring you recaps and analysis of the most exciting moments the WSOP has to offer, hosted by our own Matthew Showell. We'll also be dragging your favorite pros in front of the camera for some unscripted and candid features that will have you begging for more.
Listen, though - you don't want to read about how incredible PokerListings.com's WSOP coverage is going to be; you want to see it for yourself. Head on over to the WSOP page without delay and make yourself comfortable - you'll probably want to stick around for a while.
Welcome to the World Series!