As far as poker DVDs go, in terms of both educational value and entertainment, I'd place this one far ahead of the Ultimate Poker Challenge and just behind WSOP and WPT. The event is rather contrived as it appears that each of these uber-pros had to contribute $400,000 to play in the event yet only $1,000,000 went to the eventual winner. It is clearly a made for TV happening which meant that the losers had substantial insurance against going broke. Regardless, the players are all that and three bags of chips. I think FSN did an excellent job of table selection and one can quickly see why Gus Hanson either wins tournaments or flames out during the early stages. He is the surprising star here and torments more logical (and legendary) players like Chip Reese with his "raise with any two cards" mentality. Speaking of Reese, the real reason these DVDs are worth your hard-earned money is that the interviews with the stars are awesome. It's not the stuff of ESPN as we don't meet their wives or families very often. There's little folksy klatch here. The side monologues given by the players are serious and memorable. Hearing Lederer, Ivy, Reese, Greenstein, and Brunson give cogent advice about how to play hands is worth the price of admission. The analysis is great which brings me to the commentators. Poker pro Mark Gregorich and writer Michael Konik are an excellent team and discuss the action with a critical, but not disrespectful eye. They flow together well, and I found them more on point in reference to what was actually happening at the table than Norman Chad or Vince van Patten. It's an aficionado's view and one I truly appreciate. The only thing lacking here is player diversity. That's what's so wonderful about the WSOP. You see a ton of different guys there and it makes for riveting viewing. Aside from that, this one is outstanding.