WSOP updates via ‘pod-casts’

Jun 13, 2005 2:22 AM

The World Series of Poker at the Rio continues to evolve. Beginning with this year’s tournament, poker fans will be able to connect to the high-stakes excitement by subscribing, free of charge, to top pro and commentator Phil Gordon’s daily podcast from this legendary event. Both iPod owners and other interested digital downloaders can subscribe to Phil’s reports by logging onto

Gordon’s journal-style web posting will be transmitted daily throughout the tournament as he takes listeners on a journey all the way to the final table on July 15th. Mixed into Phil’s early commentary are his interviews with world-class poker pros and celebrities such as Daniel Negreanu, Layne Flack, Erick Lindgren, Annie Duke, and James Woods.

Gordon believes that podcasting, which combines the freedom of expression of blogging with XML-based audio downloading technology, is the perfect venue for providing poker fans with a sense of context, excitement and insight on breaking news from the tournament.

A professional poker player who has won well in excess of $1.3 million in tournament play, expert analyst, and co-host of TV’s "Celebrity Poker Showdown," Gordon provides fans with a table-eye view of the hottest action on the floor. He will break down the thought process, strategy, and twists and turns as they unfold, in the quest to lay down a winning hand in poker’s premiere event — and stay alive in the quest to walk away with an estimated $10 million in cash and the title of World Series of Poker Champion.

Gordon has also taken a progressive approach to instructional videos with the release of his DVD, "Final Table Poker With Phil Gordon." Rather than a traditional tutorial, Gordon places viewers at the final table of a high-stakes tournament and inside the mind of a professional as he breaks down how winning decisions are made in tournament play.