Popular poker website Poker Central has partnered with streaming platform Twitch to stream free coverage of the 2018 World Series of Poker starting June 2.
Poker Central has partnered with Twitch to stream selected tournaments and tables of every poker variation from the 2018 World Series of Poker on Poker Central’s Twitch channel.
The free Twitch WSOP stream will cover more than 31 tournaments and 25 final tables from as early as June 2 until July 14. The lead commentators for the Twitch coverage will be poker mainstay David Tuchman with support from reporter and poker player Jeff Platt.
Making the most of Twitch’s platform, Poker Central has delegated a rotating cast of famous online poker personalities and pros to answer comments and questions from the live Twitch chat.
Sam Simmons, vice president of content at Poker Central, said:
“Year after year, our goal is to provide the highest quality poker content to as large an audience possible. To that end, we’re proud to work with our long-time partners at Twitch to produce and distribute additional coverage of the WSOP — the preeminent series in all of poker.”
Twitch recorded more than 15 million unique daily visitors last 2017.The service is most popular for personalities streaming games like League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Dota 2. Ever since its launch in 2011, the platform expanded beyond gaming and added non-video games sections like In Real Life (IRL) and Art sections. The Poker section has more than 600,000 followers.
The Main Event Is Here
While the Twitch coverage has an enticing array of tables and games, Poker Central has left the coverage of the best and largest tables to the website’s over-the-top streaming service, PokerGO.
PokerGO will stream tables that are not available in Poker Central’s Twitch coverage, at a price of as low as US$8.25 a month. Simmons, talking about the PokerGO coverage, said:
“We’re eager to continue our live coverage of the WSOP on PokerGO for the second year running. Our expanded coverage schedule including a wide array of poker variants will give our viewers even more opportunities to follow all the action of the world’s most prestigious tournament series.”
Most notable game in the paid WSOP coverage is the US$10,000 no-limit hold’em Main Event. This game holds the top 13 of the largest prize pools in poker history, which range from US$52,818,610 to the record US$82,512,162.
Poker’s Finest Tournament
The World Series of Poker is considered as the oldest, largest, and the most prestigious poker competition in the world. First held in 1970, the WSOP continues to attract small and big-time poker players alike.
Bracelet events, including the US$10,000 no-limit hold’em, are the prestigious headliners of every tournament. Winners of these events will each receive a Golden Bracelet, considered as the most valuable non-monetary prize a poker player can win. With more than 1,083 Golden Bracelets awarded before 2014, this year’s 2018 WSOP will potentially award more with 78 bracelet events to be held.
The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event champion is Scott Blumstein, who took home a total of US$ 8,150,000.
The Twitch coverage of the World Series of Poker is scheduled on these dates:
|Date||Stream Time||Event Name|
|June 2||3:00 PM PT||$1500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table|
|June 3||3:00 PM PT||$100K No Limit Hold’em High Roller Day 3|
|June 4||3:00 PM PT||$10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Day 2|
|June 6||12:00 PM PT||$1500 No Limit Hold’em Day 2|
|June 7||3:00 PM PT||$10K Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship Day 2|
|June 8||3:00 PM PT||$565 COLOSSUS Final Table|
|June 10||3:00 PM PT||$565 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table|
|June 13||3:00 PM PT||$10K H.O.R.S.E. Championship Day 2|
|June 14||11:00 AM PT||$1500 Millionaire Maker Final Table|
|June 15||1:00 PM PT||$2620 MARATHON Final Table|
|June 16||3:00 PM PT||$1500 Seven Card Stud Final Table|
|June 18||3:00 PM PT||$50000 Poker Players Championship Day 4|
|June 19||3:00 PM PT||$10K Seven Card Stud Championship Day 2|
|June 20||1:00 PM PT||$1500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|June 21||1:00 PM PT||$1500 No Limit Hold’em Shootout Final Table|
|June 23||1:00 PM PT||$2500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|June 24||3:00 PM PT||$2500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Final Table|
|June 26||3:00 PM PT||$1500 Razz Final Table|
|June 27||3:00 PM PT||$10K Limit Hold’em Championship Final Table|
|June 28||3:00 PM PT||$3K No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|June 29||3:00 PM PT||$10K Razz Championship Final Table|
|June 30||1:00 PM PT||$1K Ladies No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|July 1||3:00 PM PT||$5K No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Final Table|
|July 3||3:00 PM PT||$888 Crazy Eights No Limit Hold’em 8-Handed Final Table|
|July 7||3:00 PM PT||$1500 No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|July 8||3:00 PM PT||$1500 Bounty Pot Limit Omaha Final Table|
|July 10||3:00 PM PT||$3K Pot Limit Omaha 6-Handed Final Table|
|July 11||1:00 PM PT||$5K No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
|July 12||3:00 PM PT||$1500 Mixed No Limit Hold’em/Pot Limit Omaha Final Table|
|July 13||3:00 PM PT||$10K No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Championship Final Table|
|July 14||3:00 PM PT||$50K High Roller No Limit Hold’em Final Table|
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