NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ESPN COVERAGE ON JULY 15

JULY 11, 2014 - 10:30:35 AM PST   |   Seth Palansky

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP KICKS OFF ESPN COVERAGE ON JULY 15
LAS VEGAS (July 11, 2014) – While the final card of the 45th Annual World Series of Poker is likely to fall in the wee hours on Tuesday, July 15, it will be just a few short hours from then when television viewers will be able to get their first glimpse of the expansive television coverage from this year’s tournament. 

On Tuesday, July 15 from 8-10 pm ET, ESPN begins their TV coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker, with the first two of what will be 24 original episodes from the record-breaking event. 

The WSOP National Championship took place over Memorial Day Weekend on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, New Jersey and featured 126 players, all of whom qualified based on performance. ESPN cameras captured all the final table action, as notable WSOP gold bracelet winners Dominik Nitsche, Matthew Ashton and Athanasios Polychronopoulos faced off against the best of the best from the WSOP Circuit qualifiers. 


In a WSOP television first, the venue was outdoors, with the opening weekend of the Jersey Shore in full effect on the famed Atlantic City boardwalk. In Tuesday’s back-to-back one-hour episodes, ESPN covers the finale where more than $1.2 million is up for grabs.

Following a one-week hiatus, ESPN coverage of the 2014 World Series of Poker returns with action from the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 29 with coverage of the $1 million buy-in Big One for ONE DROP charity tournament. For three consecutive weeks (July 29, August 5 & August 12), the WSOP on ESPN airs on Tuesday nights from 8-10 PM ET and provides Big One coverage. 

Then, the WSOP on ESPN returns on Sunday, Sept. 28 at 9 PM ET, and airs for seven consecutive Sunday night’s providing WSOP Main Event coverage where this year’s winner will walk away with $10 million. The WSOP Main Event coverage will air consistently on Sunday nights in two-hour blocks from 9:00 PM ET to 11:00 PM ET.

Norman Chad and Lon McEachern call all the action. Dan Ochs and Steve Flower are the executives in charge of poker coverage on ESPN. 

The following page details all of ESPN’s World Series of Poker television plans for the 45th Annual World Series of Poker.

2014 WSOP on ESPN TELEVISION SCHEDULE

All times are ET               

Date

Time

Event

Episode #

15-July

8:00 PM

WSOP National Championship – Final Table

1

9: 00 PM

WSOP National Championship – Final Table

2

29-Jul

8:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

3

9:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

4

5-Aug

8:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

5

9:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

6

12-Aug

8:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

7

9:00 PM

WSOP Big One for One Drop - $1 million buy-in

8

28-Sept

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

9

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

10

5-Oct

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

11

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

12

12-Oct

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

13

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

14

19-Oct

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

15

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

16

26-Oct

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

17

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

18

2-Nov

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

19

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

20

9-Nov

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

21

10:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship

22

10-Nov

8 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship – Live (ESPN2)

23

11-Nov

9:00 PM

WSOP Main Event Championship – Live Finale

24

 

www.ESPN.go.com/poker


 
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