2017 World Series of Poker Main Event: How to Watch
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2017 World Series of Poker Main Event: How to Watch

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The final table at the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event

The 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event is underway at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year’s Main Event will take place July 8-17, and the final table will be July 20-22.

The 2017 Main Event field is the biggest field in nearly a decade and the third-largest in the tournament’s history. 2017’s Day 1C had 4,262 entrants, making it the largest single day turnout in history. This year’s field attracted 7,221 people in total. 2016’s WSOP Main Event had a field of 6,737 and a total prize pool of over $63 million.

The 2017 tournament will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and PokerGO. PokerGO is also the exclusive provider of the 2017 WSOP gold bracelet event final table archives now available for streaming on demand. An annual pass is available at PokerGO for $99 or if you are just tying to watch the Main Event, a monthly pass is available for $10.

New this year, the Main Event Final table will take place in July instead of November.

Here is a breakdown of the coverage:


Thursday, July 13
2:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. – PokerGo

Friday, July 14
2:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. – PokerGO
8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m – ESPN2
11:00 p.m to 11:30 p.m – PokerGO

Saturday, July 15

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – ESPN2
4:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. – PokerGO

Sunday, July 16

2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – ESPN2
4:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. – PokerGO

Monday, July 17

2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – PokerGO
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – ESPN2
10:45 p.m to 3:00 a.m. – PokerGO

Final Table: 9 players to 6 – Thursday, July 20

9:00 p.m. to TBD – ESPN2

Final Table: 6 players to 3 – Friday, July 21

9:00 p.m. to TBD – ESPN

Final Table: Play to winner – Saturday, July 22

9:00 p.m. to TBD – ESPN


Qui Nguyen won the 2016 WSOP Main Event after an eight-hour heads up match. It was his first WSOP bracelet and he took home over $8 million for his victory. Nguyen had cashed once before at the WSOP. He biggest live tournament win prior was for $9,029. Nguyen beat out a strong final table that included two-time WSOP bracelet winner Paul Josephy.

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