The World Series Of Poker is one of the biggest live events in poker, and players around the world consider its Main Event to be the holy grail, the ultimate goal and achievement for the pros. Winning any WSOP bracelet places players in a position of prestige, but the Main Event really does attract the widest and most talented fields, making it one of the most exhilarating competitions in the poker world. You can watch the WSOP Main Event on TSN.
The WSOP 2017, sponsored by 888 Poker, took place from July 8th to July 22nd. TSN was to cover the event in Canada, but originally said that they wouldnâ€™t be showing the WSOP due to the popularity of shows like the Canadian Football League, Major League Baseball and SportsCentre. Shortly before the WSOP Main Event started, TSN announced that they would indeed be showing the event, and covered the tables live during the action.
For anyone who missed the live coverage of the WSOP, TSN are currently broadcasting repeats of the event on TSN and TSN HD at 3 p.m. ET, with later viewings on TSN 2 at 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. ET.
About The WSOP 2017Â Main Event
The World Series Of Poker is one of the most prestigious events in tournament poker, attracting thousands of players across a range of high-stakes buy-ins. This year marked the 48th anniversary of the annual event, which was held once again at the Rio Casino in Las Vegas.
The Main Event is No-Limit Hold Em Poker, and this year had a $10,000 buy-in. There were a total of 7,221 entrants, and the top 1,084 players finished in the money, winning back more than their buy-in. Like most poker games, the real prize money is stacked towards finishing in the top handful of entrants, and this year every player who made the final table walked away with at least $1 million.
WSOP 2017 Main Event Results
Spoiler Alert! If you do not know the results of the WSOP 2017 Main Event, and want to catch up on TSN over the coming weeks, then do not read the next paragraph.
The winner of the 2017 888 Poker WSOP Main Event was Scott Blumstein, who took home a total of $8,150,000 after beating second place Dan Ott with A-2 against Danâ€™s A-8. Blumstein started the final table with the chip lead, holding 27% of the total chips in play. He continued to play a solid game to eventually walk away with the Main Event bracelet, and a life-changing amount of money.
Watch WSOP on TSN
WSOP is an exciting television program which has grown in popularity since online qualifier Chirs Moneymaker won the title in 2003. The coverage includes in-table cameras to show playerâ€™s hole cards, hand values shown in percentages, and commentary by Lon McEachern and Norman Chad. You can watch the WSOP on TSN over the coming weeks. The next episodes will be shown on October 15th, and will show Part 4, 5 and 6 of the WSOP coverage.