ESPN Announces Television Coverage Schedule for 2012 WSOP

Posted by Tyler "pureonyx" Hancock at 09 May 2012 10:14
The World Series of Poker will once again return to its Tuesday night time-slot on ESPN for the 2012 season. Coverage will include the WSOP Main Event, as well as two new events, the WSOP National Championship, and the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop.

Hardcore fans of WSOP coverage may be dismayed to learn that the near-live coverage of the pre-final table play in the Main Event, which premiered last year, will not be part of this years broadcast. But rest assured that the final table action will still be broadcasted live, with a 15-minute delay, so you can witness all the action as it unfolds.

All but two of the 29 WSOP episodes will air on Tuesday nights and, as always, Lon McEachern and Norman Chad will provide commentary and analysis, with Kara Scott returning to give reports from the sidelines.

"Fans know Tuesday night is poker night on ESPN," says ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions Doug White. "Beginning with the Big One for One Drop and the WSOP National Championship, and continuing on Tuesdays with the WSOP Main Event, we will set the stage for this intense competition and continue the excitement through the Final Table in October."


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