The World Series of Poker Returns to ESPN Tonight
The "World Series of Poker Main Event" returns to the air on ESPN Tuesday as the field of 64 try their luck at making the November Nine. Headlined by Full Tilt Pro and seven-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Ivey, Tuesday's coverage takes viewers on a journey through the remaining field as players try to avoid the potential land mines on the way to the final table.
Although the bigger-name players such as Ivey, Antonio Esfandiari and Jeff Shulman are lurking in the field, it is the amateurs who steal the show Tuesday as Maryland logger Darvin Moon continues to amass his chip lead throughout the show while the field narrows to 27 by the end of the episode. Leo Margets, the last woman player in this year's WSOP Main Event, continues her deep run as well, hoping to become the first woman since 1995 to make the Main Event final table.
If that's not enough to satisfy your poker-viewing appetite, tune in as ESPN "Inside Deal" welcomes the youngest November Nine finalist, Joe Cada. The crew got the inside scoop from Cada on his thoughts about the upcoming Main Event final table, how he is preparing for the experience, and what the reception has been like in Michigan. Cada also discussed his online poker career before he turned 21 and the 2,400-square-foot house he bought for himself at age 19.
In addition, "Inside Deal" hosts Andrew Feldman, Laura Lane and Bernard Lee also interview 2004 WSOP Main Event champion and Team Pokerstars Pro Greg Raymer. Much of the questioning was for Cada's benefit, as the former champ gave some advice to the youngest member of this year's final table.