2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Viewing Guide

July 5, 2017
2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Viewing Guide

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event kicks off on July 8, and poker fans have a slate of options for following along. Feed your poker appetite with ~40 hours of coverage on ESPN/ESPN2, a WSOP Main Event live stream via PokerGo, blow-by-blow live reporting on WSOP.com, or by following your favorites on Twitter.

WSOP Main Event on ESPN

Poker boomed when Chris Moneymaker became a household name, defeating Sammy Farha heads-up to win the 2003 WSOP Main Event. Since then, ESPN’s coverage of the Main Event has remained a poker TV staple. In 2017, for the first time, the ESPN broadcast will be as close to live as ever before. Poker fans can watch the Main Event for ten consecutive days on ESPN/ESPN2 from July 8 – July 17.

After a short hiatus, the final table will play out over three days and can be watched on ESPN/ESPN2 as well. Coverage will start each night at 9 p.m. ET.

Please note, coverage will be on a 30-minute delay per Nevada gaming regulations.

WSOP Main Event on ESPN

July 84 p.m. - 8 p.mMain Event Day 1AESPN2
July 92 p.m - 6 p.m. Main Event Day 1BESPN2
July 118 p.m. - 11 p.m.Main Event Day 2A/BESPN
July 128 p.m. - 11 p.m.Main Event Day 2CESPN
July 148 p.m. - 11 p.m.Main Event Day 4ESPN2
July 152 p.m. - 4 p.m. Main Event Day 5ESPN2
July 162 p.m - 6 p.m. Main Event Day 6ESPN2
July 177 p.m. - 9 p.m.Main Event Day 7ESPN2
July 1910 p.m. - 11 p.m. Main Event Final Table Preview Show ESPN2
July 209 p.m. - TBDFinal Table - 9 to 6 PlayersESPN2
July 219 p.m. - TBDFinal Table - 6 to 3 PlayersESPN
July 229 p.m. - TBDFinal Table - 3 Players to WinnerESPN

WSOP Main Event on PokerGo

PokerGo, owned and operated by PokerCentral launched in May with their exclusive live stream of the Super High Roller Bowl. PokerCentral acquired the global television and digital media rights to the WSOP, and in turn, has made the WSOP live stream available to anyone with a PokerGo subscription.

The subscription is $10 per month, with PokerGo available worldwide. You can watch the WSOP live stream at home, on your PC or laptop, most streaming devices, or through the PokerGo app in the App Store or Google Play Store.

Please note, as with the TV coverage PokerGo will be on a 30-minute delay per Nevada gaming regulations.

PokerGO WSOP Main Event Streaming Schedule

July 82 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 1A (Part A)
July 88 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 1A (Part B)
July 96 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 1B
July 10 2:30 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 1C
July 112:30 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 2A/B (Part A)
July 1111 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 2A/B (Part B)
July 123:30 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 2C
July 132:30 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 3
July 14 2:30 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 4 (Part A)
July 1411 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 4 (Part B)
July 15 4 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 5
July 166 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 6
July 172 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 7 (Part A)
July 1710:45 p.m. ETMain Event: Day 7 (Part B)

Follow Along with WSOP.com Live Reporting

Sometimes you need to get your WSOP Main Event fix while on the go, or maybe at work. And, since watching live poker streams at work can be problematic for most, you’ll need a solid non-streaming option. Enter WSOP.com live reporting, powered by PokerNews.

Keep yourself looped into the WSOP Main Event by reading interesting hands, eliminations, and stories written by professional poker bloggers roaming around the WSOP tables in search of action. Quickly navigate through chip counts of your favorite players, photos, videos and more. Reading through the live reporting can be an amazing way to stay informed as the WSOP Main Event plays down to a winner over the next few weeks.

Keep in mind, if you’re reading live updates and also watching the live feeds and ESPN coverage, the live reporting at WSOP.com is in real time. So if you hate spoilers, buyer beware.

The Best Twitter Accounts to Follow During the WSOP Main Event

Twitter is a great place to follow your favorite poker players as they play the WSOP Main Event. You’ll often find players tweeting photos, interesting hands they played, and chip counts. Here are a few of our favorite Twitter accounts to follow during the WSOP.

  • Daniel Negreanu: A fun, entertaining follow. Negreanu lets readers into his mind each day and has been sharing a daily video blog as well on Twitter.
  • Phil Hellmuth: Hellmuth talks a lot about #POSITIVITY on Twitter, which is rather amusing when you pair it with a sure-fire, profanity-laced tirade on TV.
  • Maria Ho: Ho has been the last woman standing in the WSOP Main Event three times over the course of her career. That’s worth a follow alone.
  • Chris Moneymaker: The man who started it all with his 2003 Main Event win.
  • Jason Somerville: Somerville is one of the most popular poker streamers on Twitch, so don’t be surprised when he drops some gems for his Twitter followers during the WSOP Main Event.
  • Mike Matusow: This has been a summer of redemption for Matusow, as he’s locked down five WSOP cashes and three WSOP final tables. Can he keep it up?
  • Doug Polk: You might want to follow Polk on Instagram, rather than Twitter where Polk regularly updates his video story and also gives away a percentage of his winnings to followers.
  • WSOP: The official WSOP Twitter account is a solid follow to keep you dialed in on any breaking news or important WSOP Main Event announcements.

The WSOP Main Event is one of the most fun times for poker fans, so whether it’s through traditional TV or Twitter we hope you follow along.


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