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[06/19/13 - 12:17 PM]
ESPN to Present World Series of Poker Main Event
To kick off ESPN's WSOP coverage, the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table will air on Tuesday, July 23.

[via press release from ESPN]

ESPN to Present World Series of Poker Main Event

ESPN will televise the 2013 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event beginning Tuesday, Aug. 6, and culminating with two virtually live presentations of the Main Event Final Table on Monday, Nov. 4 and Tuesday, Nov. 5.

To kick off ESPN's WSOP coverage, the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table will air on Tuesday, July 23, at 9 p.m. ET, featuring Daniel Negreanu going for his fifth gold bracelet. Additionally, the World Series of Poker National Championship Final Table will air on Tuesday, July 30, at 9 p.m, as 2012 Octo-Niner Jeremy Ausmus tries to outlast a field of circuit grinders and tournament pros.

Lead commentator Lon McEachern and analyst Norman Chad return this year, along with roving reporter Kara Scott.

"We're looking forward to showcasing the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Main Event to our viewers for the first time ever," said Doug White, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions. "WSOP events are always filled with drama and the season leading up to the greatest night of poker - the Final Table in November - will definitely be must-watch television for poker fans."

Main Event Final Table coverage on Monday, Nov. 4, will continue until three players remain. Main Event Final Table coverage on Tuesday, Nov. 5, will continue until one player remains.

ESPN.com will offer blogs, podcasts and interviews with the game's top players.

2013 World Series of Poker on ESPN:
Date Time 2013 WSOP Schedule Network
Tues., July 23 9 p.m. Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 23 10 p.m. Asia-Pacific Main Event Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 30 9 p.m. WSOP Nat'l Champ Final Table ESPN
Tues., July 30 10 p.m. WSOP Nat'l Champ Final Table ESPN
Tues., August 6 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 6 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 13 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 13 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 3 ESPN
Tues., August 20 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 20 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 27 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 4 ESPN
Tues., August 27 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 4 ESPN
Tues., September 17 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 17 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 24 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 5 ESPN
Tues., September 24 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 5 ESPN
Tues., October 1 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 1 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 8 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 8 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 6 ESPN
Tues., October 15 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 15 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 22 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 22 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 29 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
Tues., October 29 10 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event - Day 7 ESPN
**Mon., November 4 8 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table ESPN2
**Tues., November 5 9 p.m. 2013 WSOP Main Event Final Table ESPN

**Programming presented virtually live

Please note this schedule is subject to change.

About ESPN

ESPN, Inc., is the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of more than 50 multimedia sports assets. The company is comprised of eight 24-hour domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes, ESPN 3D and the regionally focused Longhorn Network) and five HD simulcast services (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes). Other businesses include ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (48 networks, syndication, radio, websites, mobile, apps), ESPN Radio (broadcast, satellite, online and apps, a growing category led by ScoreCenter), ESPN.com (plus a variety of sport-, college-, and market-specific sites), ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPNHS and espnW. Multi-screen offerings include WatchESPN (access to several ESPN networks online and via an app) and ESPN3 (live multi-screen network available online, on the go and via Xbox LIVE). Based in Bristol, Conn., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.





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