ESPN Releases Complete 2016 WSOP Main Event Schedule

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It was one hell of a WSOP Main Event this year and we’ll finally get to see it all unfold on ESPN starting Sept. 11, 2016.

As usual the season will be comprised of one-hour episodes running from Sept. 11 to Nov. 1 with the live final table spread over three days from Oct. 30-Nov. 1.

Almost every episode will debut at 8:30 p.m. ET on Sunday with the exception of episodes 4-5, which will air consecutively on Sunday and Monday, Sept. 18-19, at 10:30 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. respectively.

Kassouf, Benger in the Spotlight

This year’s WSOP Main Event didn’t really feature any huge names in the final 100 but it did offer some exceptional personalities in the U.K.’s William Kassouf and former Counter-Strike pro Griffin "ShaGuar" Benger.

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The controversial William Kassouf

It will be particularly interesting to see how Kassouf is portrayed on ESPN.

Kassouf's loud-talking style at the table garnered some controversy and got under the skin of several players along the way including Stacey Matuson and even Benger at points.

Meanwhile some poker fans found Kassouf highly-entertaining and thought he was a highlight of the 2016 Main Event.

Benger, most recently known for his gig as a commentator on the GPL, doesn’t shy away from table talk and had blockbuster showdown with Kassouf near the later portion of the playdown that some were calling the hand of the tournament.

Add in players like Tom Marchese, Cliff Josephy, James Obst, Gaëlle Baumann, Dan Colman, Paul Volpe, Bryan Piccioli, Ami Barer and Antoine Saout and it should make for a great show.

Here's a complete rundown of the schedule:

Date

Time

Event

Network

Tues, Sept 6

10 p.m.

WSOP Global Casino Championship – Part 1

ESPN2

 

11 p.m.

WSOP Global Casino Championship – Part 2

ESPN2

Sun, Sept 11

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 1

ESPN2

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 2

ESPN2

Sun, Sept 18

10:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 3

ESPN2

Mon, Sept 19

12 a.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 4

ESPN2

Sun, Sept 25

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 5

ESPN2

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 6

ESPN2

Sun, Oct 2

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 7

ESPN

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 8

ESPN

Sun, Oct 9

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 9

ESPN

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 10

ESPN

Sun, Oct 16

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 11

ESPN

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 12

ESPN

Sun, Oct 23

8:30 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 13

ESPN

 

10 p.m.

WSOP Main Event Championship – Episode 14

ESPN

Sun, Oct 30

8:30 p.m.

2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live*

ESPN

 

11 p.m.

2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live*

ESPN2

Mon, Oct 31

8 p.m.

2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live*

ESPN2

Tues, Nov 1

9 p.m.

2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Live*

ESPN

Sun, Nov 20

9 p.m.

2016 World Series of Poker: Final Table Encore

ESPN

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