For poker fans, the World Series of Poker is one of the most exciting times of the year. With the game’s best competing for 74 bracelets and millions of dollars over the course of seven weeks, there is plenty of action for fans to sweat.
If you aren’t in Las Vegas on the rail, there are several options for fans to follow the action from the comfort of their own home.
After two years of doing the live updates in-house, the WSOP brought PokerNews back to do the live updates for the summer. PokerNews’ live reporting team are producing the updates that can be found on both PokerNews.com and WSOP.com.
Fans can expect detailed hand histories from start to finish of every tournament, as well as up-to-date chip counts.
PokerGo by Poker Central
Along with making changes to who would be providing the live updates, the WSOP also announced a partnership with Poker Central that gives Poker Central the global television and digital media rights for the WSOP.
This agreement gave Poker Central the responsibility of running the live streams for the entire summer. Shortly after the agreement between the two parties, Poker Central announced the release of their subscription based service PokerGo, where all the live streams for the WSOP final tables can be found.
For a small monthly fee, fans can have access to all the summer’s streams as well as plenty of other content from Poker Central.
Sometimes during the early stages of a tournament, it is tough to get updates on every player in the field and sometimes chip updates are few and far between.
If you are looking for updates for a specific player, don’t forget to follow them on Twitter and their other social media outlets. Most players will post updates as the tournament progresses. They will document chip counts at various stages of the tournament, as well as mention noteworthy hands after they happen.
Some players have gotten into the habit of posting their tournament updates from a different twitter account altogether. Make sure you are following the right account if you want to get tournament updates from the player.
If you live somewhere other than the Pacific time zone or just simply aren’t as nocturnal as many poker players are, you might be asleep when some of the meaningful action of a tournament takes place.
If you can’t stay awake long enough to watch the duration of a live stream or follow the updates until completion, PocketFives is covering the entire series every ay, in a way that allows fans to catch up on the action the next day.
PocketFives.com will have coverage of the action throughout the summer. Daily recaps, bracelet winner interviews, and features on interesting stories that have developed throughout the tournament series.