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Tonight's WSOP Main Event Coverage on ESPN features Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, and Daniel Negreanu

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It's that time of the week again folks, so strap in and get ready for some World Series of Poker action from the wunderkinds at ESPN. The 2009 Main Event coverage continues at 8:00pm EST featuring an all-star line-up that should keep poker fans glued to their seats.

The first hour of Main Event coverage picks up where last week's left off, following Day 1 action. Although players such as Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, and Phil Hellmuth will get the most face time, keep an eye out for six members of this year's November Nine.

During the second hour of play, the action shifts to November Nine member Phil Ivey. Joining Ivey in the spotlight is Team Full Tilt member and former WSOP Player of the Year Erik Lindgren and 2008 Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate.

If that's not enough poker action to satisfy your appetite, make sure to check out's Inside Deal hosted by ESPN poker editor Andrew Feldman, ESPN the Magazine contributor Laura Lane and columnist Bernard Lee. Today's show welcomes special guests Howard Lederer, as he talks about politics, the year of the Internet player and his refusal to be a reality show contestant, and November Nine member, Eric Buchman who gives insights on his poker background, his feelings about the game and his thoughts on his competitors.

In addition to the special guests, the Inside Deal crew discusses a number of different subjects including the upcoming Caesars Cup, which features North American players versus Europeans.

According to Feldman, he is happy that the show can be both insightful and a pleasure to watch. "It's great to see that there is finally an outlet for a poker news show that allows for a poker/entertainment program that doesn't focus solely on the game," he said.

Be sure to catch all the action tonight on ESPN, and for the latest episode of The Inside Deal, head here to

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