2008 WSOP coverage begins airing Tuesday

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The live action of the 2008 World Series of Poker is all done except for the final table of the Main Event in November, but poker fans will soon get to see how all 55 events played out from the comfort of their homes when ESPN begins airing the episodes on Tuesday.

The shows will be aired at 8 p.m. each Tuesday starting on July 22. They will be broadcast over the next 17 weeks, for a total of 33 hours of coverage leading up to the footage of the final table of the 2008 WSOP Main Event.

The 2008 WSOP was the year of the pros' return to the top ranks, with many name pros taking down events. Erick Lindgren finally got his first bracelet, as did David Benyamine. Daniel Negreanu picked up his fourth, and Mike Matusow stayed right on his heels, picking up his third bracelet.

Another notable win this year was that of Scotty Nguyen. He took down the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship, defeating a field filled with other big name pros.

All that action will be heading straight to poker fans' TVs now so they can soak it in for the next few months until the Main Event players reconvene in Las Vegas to play out the final table in November.

ESPN will air footage from the first few days of the Main Event leading up to the November final. Then the final table will begin play again in November, playing down to the top two on Nov. 9.

On the evening of Nov. 10, the two finalists will begin playing heads-up and are expected to play into the early morning hours of Nov. 11. Once that has wrapped up, ESPN will air how the final table played out that evening, giving same-day coverage to discover who the winner is.

Lon McEachern and Norman Chad will also return this year to provide commentary for all of the WSOP events being aired.

For more information about the 2008 WSOP events, visit our Live Tournaments section.

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