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Delayed gratification good for the game

Updated: May 2, 2008, 6:02 PM ET
By Steve Rosenbloom | Special to ESPN.com

The World Series of Poker shuffles up and deals the first hand of the $10,000 buy-in main event on July 3 and crowns a champion on Nov. 11 after a 117-day break.

To think, you were ready to eat glass because of the two-week wait for the Super Bowl.

But at least the Super Bowl is live. The final table won't be live, can't be live, because live poker is as painful to watch as Roger Clemens under oath. Even poker players can't stand watching live poker.

So the final table will be "plausibly ...

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