In less than a week ESPN's coverage of the 2009 World Series of Poker will start airing and the production team of the network are excited to show what they have got. ESPN coordinating producer Jamie Horowitz said that this is the most excited that he have ever been. He said that there are new poker events that they have never shown before and a record number of playing hours of the WSOP Main Event.
ESPN's coverage will start on July 28th, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. ET with the final table of the 2009 World Series of Poker $40K 40th anniversary event featuring 2004 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Raymer, 2008 World Series of Poker bracelet winner Vitaly Lunkin and other young poker pros.
Showing every Tuesday from July 28th, 2009 until November 10th, 2009, the coverage will also show the WSOP Champions Invitational, the star-studded Ante Up for Africa charity event and for the 1st time ever, twenty for hours of Main Event coverage.
ESPN's WSOP coverage will culminate with the 2009 Main Event final table showing on November 10th, 2009 and Host Norman Chad said that he is very pleased with November 9 line-up that will fight it out for championship this year.
He added that he also expects a good match-up in the final table with players like Phil Ivey in the room. Last year's delayed Main Event final table saw ratings for the WSOP Main Event improved by fifty percent.