WSOP Main Event Shifting to 3-Day Live Final Table

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Change is coming to ESPN‘s broadcast of the World Series of Poker Main Event. This year, the live final table on the sports station will expand to three days, one more than in years past.

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The final table will begin on Sunday, November 8 and play down from nine players to four. Then, the action will pause until Monday, November 9, when two more players will be ousted to get down to heads-up. On Tuesday, November 10 at 9pm ET, a winner will be determined. It’ll go head-to-head with both Sunday Night Football on NBC and Monday Night Football on ESPN.

In 2014, two days of live coverage existed; the first saw the field whittled down from nine to three, with a winner being determined one day later.

WSOP coverage on ESPN this year begins with the National Championship on August 18 on ESPN2. Two hours of coverage are dedicated to the tournament, which moves to Harrah’s Cherokee in the Smoky Mountains this year.

Main Event coverage begins on September 14 on ESPN2. Starting October 4, the tournament switches to ESPN and will be broadcast for 2.5 hours per night, a half-hour longer than usual. Here’s the full broadcast schedule:

August 18 at 9pm ET – WSOP National Championship (ESPN2)
September 14 at 8pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN2)
September 21 at 8pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN2)
September 28 at 8pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN2)
October 4 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN)
October 11 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN)
October 18 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN)
October 25 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN)
November 1 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event (ESPN)
November 8 at 8:30pm ET – WSOP Main Event Live (ESPN)
November 8 at 11pm ET – WSOP Main Event Championship Live (ESPN2) Play to 4
November 9 at 8pm ET – WSOP Main Event Championship Live (ESPN2) Play to 2
November 10 at 9pm ET – WSOP Main Event Championship Live Finale (ESPN)

Check your local listings for more details.

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