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World Series of Poker Announces 2016 ESPN Television Schedule

This Year's Main Event Coverage Begins On Sept. 11

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The last hand of summer for the 2016 World Series of Poker was dealt just over a month ago at the Rio in Las Vegas and now we are just weeks away from able to relive all of the excitement of the year’s biggest tournament as ESPN begins its coverage of the WSOP on September 6 with back-to-back hours of the WSOP Circuit Global Casino Championship starting at 10 p.m. eastern on ESPN2.

Coverage of the WSOP main event begins at 8:30 PM eastern on Sept. 11. The second episode highlighting this year’s poker world championship will begin at 10 p.m. that night. Episodes will primarily air on Sundays, although the schedule will shift around a bit, but each and every week there will be seven straight weeks featuring two episodes totaling two-and-a-half hours of coverage. ESPN2 will host the first six episodes, with coverage shifting to the flagship channel at on Oct. 2.

Monday, Oct. 31 the live coverage (with a 30-minute delay) of the final table will begin at 8 p.m. on ESPN2. The following night the remaining players will return at 9 p.m. on the ESPN flagship channel to play down to a champion.

As has been the case since 2003, Norman Chad and Lon McEachern will be in the commentary booth calling the action for all of the WSOP coverage. They will be joined by Kara Scott, a veteran of the coverage for several years now herself, as well as strategy analysts Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak.

Here is a look at the complete schedule:

Date Time (Eastern) Event Network
Tuesday, Sept. 6 10 p.m. Global Casino Championship Episode 1 ESPN2
Tuesday, Sept. 6 11 p.m. Global Casino Championship Episode 2 ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 11 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 1 ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 11 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 2 ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 18 10:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 3 ESPN2
Monday, Sept. 19 12 a.m. Main Event Episode 4 ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 25 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 5 ESPN2
Sunday, Sept. 25 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 6 ESPN2
Sunday, Oct. 2 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 7 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 2 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 8 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 9 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 9 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 9 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 10 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 16 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 11 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 16 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 12 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 23 8:30 p.m. Main Event Episode 13 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 23 10 p.m. Main Event Episode 14 ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 30 8:30 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN
Sunday, Oct. 30 11 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN2
Monday, Oct. 31 8 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN2
Tuesday, Nov. 1 9 p.m. Main Event Final Table ESPN
Sunday, Nov. 20 9 p.m Main Event Final Table Encore ESPN