ESPN coverage of 2016 WSOP begins Sept. 6

25 August 2016

(PRESS RELEASE) -- ESPN's coverage of the 2016 World Series of Poker (WSOP) will include the Global Casino Championship, the Main Event Championship and a three-day live Final Table. Coverage will feature lead commentator Lon McEachern and analyst Norman Chad along with roving reporter Kara Scott. In addition, pro analysis will be provided by poker players Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Laak.

The WSOP Global Casino Championship final table will kick off the 2016 schedule on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2. Following the Global Casino Championship, WSOP coverage continues with the Main Event Championship beginning Sunday, Sept. 11, and ending with a 3-day live Final Table from Sunday, Oct. 30 to Tues, Nov. 1. Additionally, a two-hour Final Table Encore is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 20, at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

For this year's production, ESPN will introduce a newly re-designed set and new show open. And, for the first time during the Main Event Championship, a techno-jib camera will be used for unique table shots.

2016 World Series of Poker on ESPN
All times are ET; Schedule subject to change

Tues, Sept 6
10 p.m. - WSOP Global Casino Championship – Part 1 - ESPN2
11 p.m. - WSOP Global Casino Championship – Part 2 - ESPN2

Sun, Sept 11
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 1 - ESPN2
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 2 - ESPN2

Sun, Sept 18
10:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 3 - ESPN2

Mon, Sept 19
12 a.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 4 - ESPN2

Sun, Sept 25
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 5 - ESPN2
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 6 - ESPN2

Sun, Oct 2
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 7 - ESPN
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 8 - ESPN

Sun, Oct 9
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 9 - ESPN
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 10 - ESPN

Sun, Oct 16
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 11 - ESPN
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 12 - ESPN

Sun, Oct 23
8:30 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 13 - ESPN
10 p.m. - WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 14 - ESPN

Sun, Oct 30
8:30 p.m. - 2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live* - ESPN
11 p.m.2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live* - ESPN2

Mon, Oct 31
8 p.m. - 2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live* - ESPN2

Tues, Nov 1
9 p.m. - 2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live* - ESPN

Sun, Nov 20
9 p.m. - 2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Encore - ESPN

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