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ESPN Coverage of the World Series of Poker Main Event Returns Tuesday

Antonio Esfandiari

Poker returns to the small screen Tuesday when ESPN gives viewers another highly anticipated episode of the "World Series of Poker Main Event". Plenty of big-name players are left as the field narrows to 100. Some of the players stepping to the stage during the first hour include two-time bracelet winner JC Tran, 2008 Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate, last year's third-place finisher Dennis Phillips, and 2005 Main Event Champion Joe Hachem. Other action will come from seven-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey, who anchors the outer table, Kenny Tran, Bertrand "Elky" Grospellier and Antonio Esfandiari.

The second hour of play features 2008 November Niners Eastgate and Phillips squaring off at the feature table while the unstoppable Ivey continues his charge to the final table.

Tuesday also features another episode of ESPN.com's "Inside Deal." This exciting episode sees ESPN poker editor Andrew Feldman, ESPN the Magazine contributor Laura Lane and ESPN.com's Bernard Lee discuss the surge of players in the PokerStars EPT London versus WSOP Europe, and Daniel Negreanu’s comments about UltimateBet and Poker Pick ‘Em, the newest fantasy game on ESPN.com. In addition to tackling industry news, the group interviews Pokerstars pro Hevad "Rainkhan" Khan.

According to Feldman, he continues to learn from his guests, especially the returning WSOP Main Event finalists. "The November Niners have been great and we can’t wait until Joe Cada visits Bristol next week. Each of them has shared their emotions going through the four months and it’s interesting to see how they react as individuals to the different challenges during the four-month break."

Remember, "The World Series of Poker" airs on ESPN at 9 p.m. EST and you can catch all the "Inside Deal" episodes at ESPN.com/insidedeal. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute news.

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