|FullTiltPoker.net, one of the foremost free, online poker sites, FSN, the premier network in poker television, and the night club La Bete at Wynn Las Vegas are each playing its part in bringing fans an unrivalled live television event. FSN televises the final table of the fulltiltpoker.net championship at Wynn Las Vegas airing live at 6:00 pm local on Wednesday, July 13, 2005. |
Held at the night club La Bete, the tournament features Team Full Tilt playing for a $500,000 cash pool and other prizes. Scheduled to appear in the tournament are 2000 World Series of Poker champion Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, WSOP bracelet winners, Phil Ivey, John Juanda, Erik Seidel, Jennifer Harman, 2003 World Poker Tour Ladies Night winner Clonie Gowen, plus poker pros Phil Gordon, Andy Bloch and Erick Lindgren. Also, 2004 Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Daniel Negreanu, Poker Ambassador to Wynn Las Vegas joins the fray. FSN veteran announcer Barry Tompkins calls the action, and poker pro Howard “The Professor” Lederer provides commentary.
The tournament is the only live televised poker tournament in the U.S. so far this year and the first live televised poker tournament from Las Vegas. Every player at the final table will be wearing a heart monitor. As they push tens of thousands of dollars into the pot, viewers will get to see if the pros are as cool and calm as they appear or if they are sitting there with stoic faces while their insides churn because they’ve been put full tilt.
'This live event is the next generation of poker programming,” said George Greenberg, FSN’s Vice President of Programming and Production. “Live poker was one of our highest rated shows telecast last year and we look forward to an even bigger ratings winner this year.”