This year ESPN has made the decision that less is more; when it comes to the WSOP.
This years television schedule will include only 4 events (down from 7 last year); one is a freeroll (Tournament of Champions style), another is a charity event, and all are NLHE.
- $40,000 40th Anniversary NLHE, will air July 28th
- WSOP Champions Invitational, will air August 4th
- $5,000 Ante Up for Africa, will air August 11th
- $10,000 Main Event, see schedule below
Conspicuously missing is the $50,000 HORSE event. Rumor has it, Scotty Nguyens mouth and behavior kept the ESPN editors so busy they decided to cancel the event. I don't really understand this logic,since a drunk player could end up at the final table of any event, and cause the same problems.
The main Event coverage will start August 18th. Each of the four starting days will receive its own two hour block of coverage over four consecutive weeks. Each of the remaining days of play in the 2009 WSOP Main Event will play out over the course of one week, culminating in the final table, which will air on Tuesday, November 10th.
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April 29th, 2009 #1
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