Wednesday, October 19, 2011 : Action with hole cards will broadcast on a 15 minute delay
With the resumption of play in the 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event final table a few weeks away, ESPN has announced some of its intentions regarding coverage.
The event will be broadcast on Sunday, November 6 from the Rio in Las Vegas “virtually live” (a 15-minute delay) on ESPN2 beginning at 15h30 ET with the nine contenders playing out until three players remain.
Three-handed play then resumes on Tuesday November 8 at 21h00 ET.
"We had great success with our live WSOP main event shows this summer and this kind of unprecedented coverage of the final table on ESPN will allow fans to experience the culmination of the biggest event in poker," said Doug White, ESPN senior director of programming and acquisitions.
"There are moments when you realize you're turning an important corner," said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. "This coverage shifts the paradigm for poker's potential on television and will showcase our championship with unprecedented richness and scale."
Tournament coverage will additionally be available on ESPN3.com, WSOP.com and to smartphone users utilising the WatchESPN application.