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ESPN2 to Air World Series of Poker-APAC High Roller and Main Event Starting Friday

ESPN2 to Air World Series of Poker-APAC High Roller and Main Event Starting Friday 0001

Television history will be made in Australia on Friday. For the first time ever, a poker event will be aired on the same day it is played out, as ESPN2 will broadcast the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific AU$25,000 High Roller near-live in both the U.S. and Australia.

Six players reached the final table of the High Roller late Thursday night. The final six will return to Crown Melbourne at 3:30 p.m. local time and play until a winner is crowned.

Every hand of High Roller final table will air on ESPN2 beginning at 4 p.m. local time (1 a.m. ET) on a 30-minute delay with hole cards. Former WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel headlines a tough final table that also includes Jesse Sylvia, Mike Leah and Brian Roberts. Leah will take a comfortable lead into the final day.

Here's a look at the final table seat draw:

High Roller Final Table

1Mike Leah2,576,000
2Brian Roberts207,000
3Jesse Sylvia580,000
4Sam Khouiss106,000
5Jonathan Duhamel358,000
6David Yan1,278,000

The WSOP-APAC Main Event final table was also reached on Thursday, but the six finalists will have a day off before returning to Crown Melbourne on Saturday. The tournament will resume at 3:30 p.m. local time on Saturday afternoon, and the action will be aired on a 30-minute delay on ESPN2 beginning at 4 p.m (1 a.m. ET).

Jack Salter, who finished second in the European Poker Tour Grand Final earlier this year, will be the man to catch when the final six players take their seats. He'll be joined by former WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela.

Main Event Final Table

1Frank Kassela1,250,000 
2Scott Davies2,210,000 
3Kyle Montgomery950,000 
4Henry Wang1,700,000 
5Ang Italiano510,000 
6Jack Salter3,255,000 

As always, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to cover all of the action, so keep your browsers locked right here to follow the exciting conclusions to both tournaments.

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