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WSOP Europe returns to ESPN2 on Jan. 31

8 January 2010

(PRESS RELEASE) -- In just three years, The World Series of Poker Europe has become one of poker's most prestigious tournaments. And for the second straight year, ESPN2 will provide comprehensive coverage from the famed Casino at the Empire in London, England.

After successful coverage in 2009, the telecast plans for 2010 include an additional two episodes.

Pride, bragging rights and the inaugural Caesars Cup are all up for grabs when the World Series of Poker Europe airs on ESPN2 beginning Sunday, Jan. 31, at 11 p.m. ET with back-to-back episodes.

Comprised of the biggest names in the game including Daniel Negreanu, Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, Annette Obrestad, Peter Eastgate and Patrik Antonius, this unique event features Team Europe vs. Team Americas in a series of single and team matches.

Main Event action airs beginning Sunday, February 7, at 10 p.m. ET with all the above names and more as poker's elite battle it out for the coveted WSOPE Main Event bracelet and the nearly $1.3 million first-place prize.

Lon McEachern and Norman Chad return to call the action. They will be joined on each WSOP Europe telecast by sideline reporter and professional poker player Kara Scott. The complete ESPN2 schedule appears below. All times are Eastern and subject to change.

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