ESPN2 TO SHOW POKERSTARS.NET CARIBBEAN ADVENTURE MAIN EVENT FINAL TABLE ON SATURDAY JANUARY 15

Broadcast will have one-hour unedited delay and hole cards revealed!

TORONTO, Jan. 11 /CNW/ - The PokerStars.net Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event final table will be televised in high definition with hole cards shown on a one-hour, unedited delay, this coming Saturday, January 15. The broadcast begins at 5pm ET on ESPN3.com with ESPN2 HD joining with a simulcast at 10pm.

Fans will be able to watch on either outlet until the crowning of the new PCA Main Event champion. ESPN's innovative coverage will bring fans closer to the action, allowing them to see the top pros, experience the game within the game, and watch the drama of the event unfold.

"For the first time viewers at home will see a poker telecast from start to finish, including hole cards and completely unedited, revealing all of the strategy, angst and competition of world-class poker players," said Matt Volk, ESPN manager, programming and acquisitions.

James Hartigan and Daniel Negreanu will share the commentary box on ESPN3.com and ESPN2 with support from David Tuchman and Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown. For the first time, ESPN will also have a studio set at a poker event, with host Lon McEachern and analyst David Williams providing player interviews, analysis and match highlights throughout the evening. Michelle Orpe will provide roving reports throughout the final table.

ESPN.com will also be providing coverage on location with blogs, podcasts, video, interviews with the players and more. Fans can follow @ESPN_Poker on Twitter for instant updates and tournament coverage.

The PCA $10,000 Main Event is currently taking place at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in the Bahamas, with a prize pool of $15,132,000 and top prize of $2.3 million.

About www.pokerstars.net:

PokerStars.net is the world's largest poker site, with more than 42 million members. It's the first choice of the world's top players, with more daily tournaments than anywhere else, and with the best security online.

PokerStars.net is also home to a team of sponsored players known as Team PokerStars.net Pro. This elite group of players travel the world competing in international tournaments. For a complete list, visit the Team PokerStars Pro home page.

SOURCE PokerStars.net

For further information:

Media contacts:
Kim Jessup, ESPN Communications - (860) 766-0358 or kimberly.jessup@espn.com
Mark Stuart, PokerStars.net - (+44) 7866-718565 or mark_stuart@pokerstars.com

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