gets its own poker show

by , Jul 30, 2009 | 7:57 am

Taken from a post from Andrew Feldman over at Pokerroad’s forum, the first question that comes up, why wasn’t this considered last year?: Announces New Web-Only Original Poker Show, ESPN Inside Deal is expanding its poker coverage with ESPN Inside Deal presented by, an original web-only weekly poker show on that will debut Tuesday, August 4. The show – co-hosted by ESPN The Magazine contributor Laura Lane, professional poker player and columnist Bernard Lee and poker editor Andrew Feldman – will not only feature some of the biggest players in the game and cover poker news each week, but take an inside look at the lifestyle in the world of poker.

The three-month series will conclude with the completion of the World Series of Poker main event final table and along the way will interview and analyze each of the remaining nine competitors. In addition to original Inside Deal content, viewers will also see never-before seen hands and features from the World Series of Poker broadcasts.

Throughout the series, fans will be able to submit questions to their favorite pros via email, Twitter and Facebook. Fans will also be given an exclusive chance to participate in a sweepstakes where one lucky winner will experience the November Nine in a unique way.

The featured guest for the first show will be Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series of Poker main event champion. Moneymaker turned a $39 satellite victory on into a $10,000 WSOP seat and then into $2.5 million after defeating 839 players in his first WSOP appearance. He is frequently credited with sparking the poker boom in the United States, often referred to as the “Moneymaker effect.” Others featured players for Inside Deal will include Daniel Negreanu and Joseph Hachem.

5 Comments to “ gets its own poker show”

  1. Andrew

    Kevin – This has been a concept we’ve been trying to work out for quite a while. It’s honestly been considered for a couple years now and we finally were able to put the wheels in motion earlier this year.

  2. DanM

    Andrew, is this your baby, or your bitch?

  3. Andrew

    Dan – definitely more my baby…Which is why if you like/dislike anything, shoot me a note as always…

  4. Brian G.

    I look forward to seeing it Andrew. Bring Norman Chad on and let him get raw.

  5. JJ

    Here’s the link:

    Liked the show – Lane is a fresh new face in poker, Lee is well spoken and a natural in front of camera, Feldman is very informative

    Moneymaker is always great – did not know he was that funny (love the high school prom line and about losing his bracelet)

    Look forward to next show