It was a crazy game of poker last night. We had pandas, leprechauns, World Champions, big name pros, and millions of poker fans watching every hand unfold in real time on television stations and livestreams around the world.
The craziest part? Tonight, the spectacle will be even bigger as Ryan Riess and Jay Farber return to the Penn and Teller stage to battle it out mano-a-mano and see who will be the next World Champion.
Tonight, the action will shift from ESPN2 to ESPN in the United States. Cards will get in the air at 5:45pm PT and the broadcast will begin at 6pm PT/9pm ET and continue until we have a new Main Event champion. For those looking to DVR, these two players have a lot of chips to work with, so we highly advise recording well beyond the scheduled block of programming on your cable boxes.
For those looking for real time updates, never fear. The live updates of every single hand will be available on WSOP.com. Like yesterday, we will also Tweet all of the big action in real time, ahead of the broadcast on ww, so consider this your spoiler alert and plan your social surfing accordingly. You can also get a leg up on following the new World Champ by giving our final two players a follow. Their Twitter handles are @RyanRiess1 and @Jay_Farber_LV.
As for streaming and viewing options in the rest of the world, the set up varies slightly from yesterday. Here is a look at where to find the action:
LIVE on the following TV networks:
• ESPN Latin Brazil (see country listing above)
• ESPN 3 South (see country listing above)
• ESPN 3 North (see country listing above)
• ESPN Pac Rim (Australia, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Zealand and Palau)
• ESPN Australia (see country listing above)
• ESPN 2 Caribbean (see country listing above)
LIVE on the following non-ESPN TV networks:
• Sport 1: Germany, Australia and German-speaking Switzerland.
• P124: Italy, San Marino, Vatican City, Monaco and Italian-speaking Switzerland.
• BT Sport: UK and Ireland
Delayed on the following TV networks:
• ESPN Latin North (see country listing above)
• ESPN Caribbean (see country listing above)
• ESPN Latin South: join in progress (Antarctica, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay).
Delayed on the following non-ESPN TV networks:
• TSN (Canada): will join in progress coverage @ 9:30pm following TSN's NBA game.
• Orange Sport (Poland): highlight program only.
Like yesterday, we will be offering an online stream of the broadcast on WSOP.com for markets where the action is not available, like France. Stay tuned to Twitter for a link to the stream when the coverage begins.