Today, Poker Central® released a new short-form original series showcasing some of the most prominent characters of the game both behind-the-scenes and on the felt. Headlined by former Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari and online poker legend Chris Moorman, Beyond the Rail highlights the individuals involved in producing, broadcasting, and participating in the 2018 World Series of Poker.

“Beyond the Rail” is produced in cooperation with Primal NY, as the series shows fans the full scope of the greatest tournament series of the year. Ever wondered what a day with the pros is like? “Beyond the Rail” can show you! Ever wondered how the massive production that is the WSOP comes together? Yes, you can also catch that on “Beyond the Rail.”

See The WSOP As You’ve Never Seen Before

“The 2018 World Series of Poker is behind us, but the entertainment continues as fans get more access to the tournament than ever before,” said Sam Simmons, VP of content for Poker Central. “Beyond the Rail shows poker enthusiasts the intricate work of poker producers, the day-to-day humanity of the players themselves, and the sheer heart that everyone involved puts into making WSOP an annual success.”

Check out the episode featuring Antonio Esfandiari right here.

“The team at PokerGO has provided incredible access and support for this project, which enabled us to do unprecedented things with Beyond The Rail,” said Robert Conticelli, Executive Producer and President of Primal NY.  “It’s the closest you’ll get to actually living the World Series of Poker. Primal NY’s style of filming was paramount to showcasing the atmosphere of this amazing event, giving viewers a sense of the real people on the ground at the WSOP who make it happen.”

The first episode of Beyond the Rail featuring Antonio Esfandiari is available on Poker Central’s YouTube channel today, with the seven remaining episodes to stream exclusively on PokerGO through the rest of the week.

Beyond the Rail on PokerGO

  • Mori Eskandani – 2018 Poker Hall of Fame inductee and Co-Executive Producer at the WSOP
  • Dan Gati – Co-Executive Producer at the WSOP
  • Antonio Esfandiari – Professional poker player and ESPN commentator
  • Chris Moorman – Professional poker player and winningest online poker player of all time
  • Drea Renee – Poker Central host and massage therapist
  • All American Dave – Food truck operator and fitness trainer
  • Drew Amato – Lead photographer

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Chris Moorman, Antonio Esfandiari, Mori Eskandani, Sam Simmons, Drew Amato, All American Dave, Beyond the Rail, Dan Gati, Drea Renee, Primal NY, Robert Conticelli