For the 19th consecutive year, ESPN will broadcast the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event on Sunday, February 28 at 8:00 p.m ET on ESPN2.
There will be no weekly episodic shows as we might be used to them from the previous years, instead ESPN will broadcast the whole action in one four-hour long program. Broadcast will show both US and international part of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event final table, culminating in the first-ever $1 million Heads Up battle for the championship.
"We could not be more excited to deliver poker fans new primetime content on ESPN," said Ty Stewart, executive director of the World Series of Poker. "With compelling storylines and unpredictable action, these episodes remind us all why there was a poker boom in the first place."
Kerstetter will join McEachern in the commentary booth.
This year will certainly be different as even a commentary team is changing. After two decades of Poker Hall of Fame nominees Lon McEachern and Norman Chad in the commentary booth, Chad will be replaced by poker pro Jamie Kerstetter.
"We are ecstatic that even in an unprecedented year, we can give our audience another fantastic World Series of Poker event to look forward to," said Tim Bunnell, senior vice president, programming & acquisitions, ESPN. "The format may be different, but the action remains captivating."