WSOP LIVESTREAMING ALL SUMMER WITH HOLE CARDS AND COMMENTARY

MAY 29, 2013 - 2:19:04 AM EST   |  

WSOP LIVESTREAMING ALL SUMMER WITH HOLE CARDS AND COMMENTARY
RFID TECHNOLOGY AND HOLE CARDS IN USE FOR VERY-FIRST TIME

During the 2013 World Series of Poker, WSOP.com, the official website of the World Series of Poker will live web stream the final tables of official gold bracelet events.

In the United States, anyone with an ESPN cable subscription will view the streams via ESPN3, ESPN’s live stream website. For those outside the United States, the stream will be seen exclusively on WSOP.com

Two final tables a day could be streamed, with scheduled start times of 1 pm PT and 2 pm PT, assuming they have reached the final table by that time. That said, with 30 and 5-minute delays being employed, final tables may be viewed beginning at 1:05, 1:30, 2:05 or 2:30 depending on day/event, etc.

All live streaming will begin when the official final table gets underway, thus hard start times are difficult to predict but announcements will be made via the WSOP’s official Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/WSOP

All WSOP live streaming will be found on WSOP.com 

Two distinct streams will be available.

The primary stream will feature six different cameras along with announcer/analyst audio and for the very first time – card graphics – including hole card information. This means, all WSOP streams with hole card graphics will stream on a 30-minute delay. These webcasts will feature flop games in most instances and be streamed from the main WSOP TV set inside the Amazon Ballroom at the Rio. Poker Productions, known for their terrific TV work, will oversee the production of these events.

The card information will be known to the viewers by using RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology for the very first time at the WSOP. Each card has a microchip embedded in it that has no impact on the cards or play, but with a specially-outfitted poker table, can send an encrypted signal to decipher the card’s rank and suit. The WSOP has used this technology during the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit season with success, and it is found throughout European poker events as well.

Renowned play-by-play anchor David Tuchman will serve as the WSOP’s official announcer for the primary webcasts and will be joined by a rotating group of player analysts.

We anticipate the primary stream to feature 35 WSOP gold bracelet events over 38 days of coverage, beginning with Event #1 on Thursday, May 30 and continuing through Saturday, July 6.

When two final tables are taking place on the same day, WSOP.com will employ a four-camera, announcer-free stream for the secondary stream. These streams will feature the audio from the tournament director’s microphone. Most non-flop games will be featured in these webcasts. All of these WSOP.com live final table web streams will be with a five-minute delay and without hole cards. These will appear exclusively on WSOP.com.

On the days that three final tables are taking place, the WSOP will effort to bring one final table on a live streaming set when one of the other two event ends, but there are likely scenarios where a few final tables will receive no live streaming.

Key notes:

All the “live” coverage on WSOP.com is on either a 30-minute or a 5-minute delay.
When the delay is 30 minutes, hole cards will be shown.
When the delay is 5-minutes, the coverage will be sans hole cards. (Community & “all-in” cards will be shown).
Start times are estimates. Events will begin to stream when official final table is reached.
David Tuchman and player analyst audio will be heard live to the audience, but in reality that has them on 30-minute delay from actual play. Thus no announcers/camera people will know hole card information either.
Specific events to be streamed are subject to change without notice. We can’t guarantee which events will get primary stream coverage, but do reserve the right to switch which events will be shown with hole cards on 30-minute delay.
 
Below please find the schedules for both the ESPN livestreams and the secondary stream: 

2013 WSOP.com ESPN Livestreaming schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

DATE

TIME (PT)

EVENT

DETAILS

Thursday, May 30

1:30 pm

#1: Casino Employees No

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, June 1

2:30 pm

#2: $5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Sunday, June 2

1:30 pm

#4: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Monday, June 3

1:30 pm

#6: Millionaire Maker Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Tuesday, June 4

1:30 pm

#7: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Wednesday, June 5

1:30 pm

#9: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Thursday, June 6

1:30 pm

#11: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Friday, June 7

1:30 pm

#12: Pot-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, June 8

1:30 pm

#14: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Sunday, June 9

2:30 pm

#16: Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Monday, June 10

1:30 pm

#17: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Tuesday, June 11

2:30 pm

#19: $5K Pot-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Thursday, June 13

1:30 pm

#21: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Friday, June 14

1:30 pm

#22: Pot-Limit Omaha

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, June 15

2:30 pm

#25: Omaha 8 or Better

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Sunday, June 16

11:30 am

#26: Seniors No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Monday, June 17

1:30 pm

#28: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Tuesday, June 18

1:30 pm

#30: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Thursday, June 20

1:30 pm

#32: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Friday, June 21

2:30 pm

#35: Pot-Limit Omaha

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, June 22

2:30 pm

#37: Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Sunday, June 23

1:30 pm

#38: 4-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Monday, June 24

2:30 pm

#41: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Tuesday, June 25

2:30 pm

#43: No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

No hole cards

Wednesday, June 26

1:30 pm

#44: $3K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Thursday, June 27

1:30 pm

#45: Ante Only No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Friday, June 28

1:30 pm

#47: One Drop High Roller FT

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, June 29

1:30 pm

#49: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Sunday, June 30

2:30 pm

#52: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Monday, July 1

1:30 pm

#53: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Tuesday, July 2

1:30 pm

#54: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Wednesday, July 3

1:30 pm

#56: $2.5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Thursday, July 4

2:30 pm

#55: Poker Players Championship

No hole cards

Friday, July 5

1:30 pm

#57: $5K No-Limit Hold’em

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

Saturday, July 6

1:30 pm

#58: The Little One for One Drop

30 min. delay; w/hole cards

 

2013 WSOP.com Secondary Feature Table live streaming schedule (subject to change) is as follows:

DATE

TIME (PT)

EVENT

DETAILS

Saturday, June 1

1 pm

#3: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, June 2

2 pm

#5 Omaha 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Tuesday, June 4

2 pm

#8: Eight-Game Mix

No hole cards/graphics

Wednesday, June 5

1 pm

#10: Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Friday, June 7

2 pm

#13: Stud 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, June 9

1 pm

#15: HORSE

No hole cards/graphics

Tuesday, June 11

1 pm

#18: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Wednesday, June 12

1 pm

#20: Omaha 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Friday, June 14

2 pm

#23: Seven Card Stud

No hole cards/graphics

Saturday, June 15

1 pm

#24: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, June 16

2 pm

#27: Mixed Max Semis & Finals

No hole cards/graphics

Monday, June 17

2 pm

#29: HORSE

No hole cards/graphics

Wednesday, June 19

1 pm

#31: Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Thursday, June 20

1 pm

#34: Turbo No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Saturday, June 22

1 pm

#36: No-Limit Hold’em Shootout

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, June 23

2 pm

#39: Seven Card Stud 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Monday, June 24

1 pm

#40: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Tuesday, June 25

1 pm

#42: $1K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Wednesday, June 26

12 pm

#47: One Drop High Roller Day 1

No hole cards/graphics

Thursday, June 27

2 pm

#46: Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better

No hole cards/graphics

Friday, June 28

2 pm

#48: 6-Handed Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Saturday, June 29

2 pm

#50: Ten-Game/Six-Handed

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, June 30

1 pm

#51: Ladies No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Friday, July 5

1 pm

#59: 2-7 Triple Draw

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, July 7

1 pm

#60: $1.5K No-Limit Hold’em

No hole cards/graphics

Sunday, July 7

2 pm

#61: $10K Pot-Limit Omaha

No hole cards/graphics

 

 
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