Coverage of the inaugural US Poker Open will air live on the poker content subscription service from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada from Feb. 2 to 11. It will feature live action from every single final table in the eight-event high-roller series. Buy-ins for the series range from $10,000 to $50,000.
For the most part, daily coverage starts at 4 p.m. local time in Las Vegas. However, coverage is dark on Sunday, Feb.4 and begins at 8 p.m. on both Feb. 6 and Feb. 10.
More than just no-limit hold’em on PokerGO
Of course, this series will give live stream viewers the chance to watch more than no-limit hold’em. The schedule includes a $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament and the US Poker Open $25,000 Mixed Game Championship. The mixed game championship will be the largest 8-Game event outside of the World Series of Poker’s annual $50,000 Poker Players Championship.
The 8-game mix features several games rarely seen on poker live streams. The fill mix includes:
- 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
- Limit Texas Hold’em
- No-limit Texas Hold’em
- Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
- Pot Limit Omaha
- Seven Card Stud
- Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
The mixed game championship is one of two events on the streaming schedule that will also feature coverage of more than just the final table. PokerGO plans to run live coverage from Day 2 all the way down to a winner of the three-day $25,000 Mixed Game Championship and $50,000 Main Event. All the other events on the US Poker Open schedule will run just two days and only final table coverage will air.
The leading money winner through the eight-event schedule will be declared US Poker Open Champion and receive the inaugural USPO trophy. It’s fair to assume coverage of the trophy presentation will air live during or immediately following the Main Event final table.
The high roller buy-in levels are expected to attract the usual mix of the best and richest poker players on the planet.
The WPT on PokerGO
Live streaming tournament coverage on PokerGO in February may begin with the US Poker Open, but it certainly doesn’t end there.
PokerGO has a deal to run live streams of all World Poker Tour main tour final tables. In fact, that means the WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship final table will run live on 30-minute delay from Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Friday, Feb. 2, beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m.
The WPT traditionally attracts some its largest fields in events at Borgata, helping create record prize pools. In fact, the event has a $3 million prize pool guarantee going in.
The 2018 Aussie Millions on Twitch
However, you don’t have to subscribe to PokerGO to get live streaming coverage of big-time tournament poker on the internet in February.
Jason Somerville and his Twitch channel runitup.tv is the exclusive broadcast partner for the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship once again.
That means Somerville will be streaming the action from Melbourne, Australia and the 2018 Aussie Millions on Twitch from Thursday, Feb. 1 to Sunday, Feb. 4. Twitch streams are free to watch.
The coverage will begin at 12:30 p.m. local time in Melbourne on Day 3 and 4 of the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event Thursday Feb. 1 and Friday Feb. 2. It will then return at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday Feb. 4 for the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event final table.
Somerville’s 2017 Aussie Millions Main Event live stream was the most-watched live Twitch poker tournament of all time. It saw the most concurrent viewers of a live final poker table on Twitch. Plus, it had the most concurrent viewers of a live poker stream on Twitch.
Fellow Team PokerStars Pros Randy Lew and Kevin Martin will be joining Somerville on the stream this year.
Poker Night Grudge Match TV edit
Finally, those who missed the live stream of the Poker Night in America heads-up Grudge Match between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale this past March can catch an edited version on traditional TV at the end of January and beginning of February.
The match has been edited into three parts with the first two running Jan. 29 on CBS Sports Net and the finale going off on Feb. 5. All three are set to air at 10 p.m. EST.