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Poker News | World Series of Poker | WSOP2008

ESPN TO AIR WORLD SERIES OF POKER FINAL TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11

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ESPN has graciously released a trivia sheet concerning the production of the WSOP.  Please Enjoy.

SAME DAY COVERAGE OF POKER’S GREATEST PRIZE

A capacity crowd packed the Penn and Teller Theater Sunday as November Nine was trimmed to a pair of players who will square off for the richest payday in sports -- $9.1 Million and the coveted champions bracelet await the winner of the 2008 World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee’s Best Light. ESPN’s same day coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 11 kicks off with a one-hour preview special at 8 p.m. -- followed by two action-packed hours from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.  For ESPN schedules, images, bios and video features on all the finalists, visit http://espnmediazone.com/press_kits/EOE/2008WorldSeriesofPoker.htm 

The World Series of Poker -- By The Numbers
 

·         $9,119,517 - Prize for the Champion of the 2008 WSOP Main Event

·         28,000 - Number of pounds of TV equipment used to produce the Final Table

·         7,000 - Number of hours taped in July at the WSOP

·         6,844 - Players that began the 2008 WSOP Main Event

·         2,750 - number of hands logged during WSOP Main Event taping (up to 300 more expected for Final Table)

·         175 - Total Number of days worked for the 2008 WSOP (Pre-production on May 22- set strike on November 12)

·         124 - The total number of countries and territories represented by players at this year’s WSOP

·         40 - Number of cameras used by ESPN to film the entire 2008 WSOP

·         39 -Number of years the Main Event of the World Series of Poker has existed

·         24 - Hour operation needed to turnaround the Main Event Final table Nov 11.

·         20 - Number of HD cameras used to film the Final Table

·         20 - Number of Main Event hours that will air on ESPN in 2008 (highest ever)

·         15- Average amount of hours worked daily by crew covering the WSOP for 17 days

·         13 - Avid editing systems used to turnaround the Final Table show for same-day airing

·         6 - The number of years in a row an amateur has won the Main Event

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