From October 2-18, 2014, the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific will host 10 gold bracelet events from Australia’s Crown Melbourne, and the first eight of those events will be live streamed online for the world to see. Furthermore, both the WSOP APAC AU$10,000 Main Event and AU$25,000 High Roller will be broadcast with hole cards on a 30-minute delay on ESPN in both the U.S. and Australia.
“With 10 gold bracelets on the line and video of every event, we are thrilled to be at Crown in Melbourne to finish what has been an exceptional year for the WSOP,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
Every hand of High Roller final table will air on ESPN beginning at 3 p.m. local time on Friday, October 17, and then one day later at the same time the final table of the Main Event will be televised. It will mark the first time in Australia that a poker event has aired the same day it is contested.
As for the live streams, which will be shown free of charge exclusively on WSOP.com, the scheduled start times are 12:10 p.m. local time daily from October 5-12, though the exact time is flexible depending whether or not the final table is reached in time. The WSOP will make periodic announcements via social media, so be sure to follow them on Twitter @WSOP.
The live stream will employ a four-camera system, and will broadcast on a five-minute delay without hole cards. Additionally, there will be no announcer, though viewers will be treated to audio from the tournament director’s microphone. Here’s a look at the WSOP APAC Live Stream schedule:
|Sunday, October 5||12:10 pm||#1: No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator||$1,100|
|Monday, October 6||12:10 pm||#2: No-Limit Hold’em||$2,200|
|Tuesday, October 7||12:10 pm||#3: Pot-Limit Omaha||$1,650|
|Wednesday, October 8||12:10 pm||#4: No-Limit Hold’em Terminator||$1,650|
|Thursday, October 9||12:10 pm||#5 Pot-Limit Omaha||$5,000|
|Friday, October 10||12:10 pm||#6: Dealer’s Choice||$1,650|
|Saturday, October 11||12:10 pm||#7: 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em||$2,200|
|Sunday, October 12||12:10 pm||#8: 8-Game Mix||$5,000|
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to bring you live updates from all of the tournaments, which includes following some of the biggest names in the game including Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, and Antonio Esfandiari, all of whom are expected in the land Down Under.
Registration for all but two WSOP APAC gold bracelet events will be kept open through the start of Level 7. The two exceptions are Event #5 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha and Event #8 $5,000 8-game Mix, both of which will keep registration open to the start of Day 2 play. Finally, Event #10 $25,000 High Roller will offer late registration through Level 12, which is 4:15 pm on Day 2. For a look at the structures for all events, .pdf" target="_blank"]click here.
Here’s a look at the entire 2014 WSOP APAC schedule:
|Thursday, October 2||6:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1a||$1,100|
|Friday, October 3||12:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1b||$1,100|
|6:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 1c||$1,100|
|Saturday, October 4||12:30 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Day 1||$2,200|
|Sunday, October 5||12:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Accumulator Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Day 2|
|4:10 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1||$1,650|
|Monday, October 6||12:10 p.m.||No-Limit Hold'em Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||Terminator No-Limit Hold'em Day 1||$1,650|
|Tuesday, October 7||12:10 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Terminator No-Limit Hold'em Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1||$5,000|
|Wednesday, October 8||12:10 p.m.||Terminator No-Limit Hold'em Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||Dealer's Choice — 8-Game Day 1||$1,650|
|Thursday, October 9||12:10 p.m.||Pot-Limit Omaha Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Dealer's Choice — 8-Game Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 1||$2,200|
|Friday, October 10||12:10 p.m.||Dealer's Choice — 8-Game Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 2|
|2:10 p.m.||Mixed Event Day 1||$5,000|
|Saturday, October 11||12:10 p.m.||Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||Mixed Event Day 2|
|Sunday, October 12||12:10 p.m.||Mixed Event Day 3|
|12:30 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1a||$10,000|
|Monday, October 13||12:30 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 1b||$10,000|
|Tuesday, October 14||12:30 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 2|
|Wednesday, October 15||12:30 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 3|
|6:10 p.m.||High Roller Day 1||$25,000|
|Thursday, October 16||12:30 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 4|
|2:30 p.m.||High Roller Day 2|
|Friday, October 17||2:00 p.m.||High Roller Day 3|
|Saturday, October 18||2:00 p.m.||WSOP Asia-Pacific Main Event Day 5|
For exclusive behind-the-scenes updates from the WSOP APAC, follow the PokerNews Live Reporting team on Twitter:
- PokerNews Editor-in-Chief Donnie Peters — @Donnie_Peters
- PokerNews Senior Editor Chad Holloway — @ChadAHolloway
- PokerNews Reporter Tim Duckworth — @tRaMSt0p
- PokerNews Reporter Christian Zetzsche — @zedmaster84
For more information regarding the WSOP APAC, please head to WSOP.com.