Season X Television Schedule released by WPT
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January 31, 2012
The television schedule for World Poker Tour (WPT) season X has been released. The season will kick off on February 12th. The initial episode and those following it will be broadcasted on television at 11:00 and 8:00 local time.
WPT season X will be aired on Fox Sports Net. There will be a total of 37 episodes. WPT has increased the number of episodes this time. Each stop will be covered in three episodes instead of 2 as was in previous seasons. The key reason behind the increase in the number of episodes is strong ratings for the televised WPT events. In season IX, ratings increased by 30% compared to season VIII.
Adam Pliska – WPT Season X will Feature a Lot of Innovations
According to Adam Pliska, the president of WPT, quite a few innovations will feature in the WPT this season. The audience will have a lot more reasons this time to enjoy the event. WPT Champions Cup will be introduced this season. It is one of the most significant innovations of WPT for the season. It will feature the most memorable moments of the final tables of WPT. Another new segment this year is ‘On the Road’. It will provide viewers with the ‘behind the curtain’ story of WPT.
Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton will be Behind Microphones
Vince Van Patten and Mike Sexton will be the commentators of the event. These poker icons have been serving as commentators since the very first broadcasted episode of WPT. Kimberly Lansing will be anchoring the event. He did so in quite a few older seasons as well. Tony Dunst will be back as a Raw Deal analyst.
First Episode will be a Preview of Season X
The very first broadcasted episode will be a preview of season X. The initial tournament that will be aired is Legends of Poker. It will run for three consecutive days between February 19th and Match 4th. 11 more tournaments will feature this season. Each will come with 3 weekly episodes. All US stops will be covered with the exception of the stops at Seminole Hard Rock and Jacksonville. The second stops at both locations will be aired.
Two tournaments of the WPT World Championship will be covered – a Super High roller worth $100,000 and the World Championship of $25,000. If a viewer misses the broadcasts on Sunday, he can catch the same on Wednesday at 11 pm.