Poker on TV: Week of Nov. 1st
There’s just 18 players left as coverage of the WSOP main event winds down, and a new episode the the PokerStars Million Dollar Challenge. Here’s a look at the highlights of poker on television for the coming week.
The WSOP main event
When: Tuesday, 9-11 p.m. Eastern.
What you’ll see: You’ll see day 8 action from the World Series of Poker main event, with just 18 players remaining on the final day of play before the final table, better known as the November Nine. After Tuesday, the next WSOP coverage you will see will be from the November Nine. The final table will be streamed online starting on Saturday, Nov. 6, at 3 p.m. Eastern on ESPN3.com. Heads-up play will be streamed on ESPN3 on Nov. 8 at 11 p.m. Eastern. And the edited version of the final table will be aired on Nov. 9 at 10 p.m. Eastern.
Here’s a look at what you’ll see in the second hour of coverage on Tuesday night:
The Big Game
Channel: Fox (check your local listings to see if your Fox affiliate is carrying the show)
When: Weeknights, 2 a.m.
If you don’t get the show locally, you can watch episodes at http://www.pokerstars.tv/poker-channel-221-the-big-game.html
What you’ll see: PokerStars pros, and other assorted pro players, take on a “loose cannon,” an online qualifier who is staked to $100K to take on the pros.
Here are some of the biggest pots played over the last couple of weeks:
Poker After Dark
When: Weeknights, 2:05 a.m.
What you’ll see: It’s a week of repeat episodes, but it’s a favorite of PAD junkies: Railbird Heaven Cash Game, Week No. 2. It’s a cash game with millions on the table, and a huge lineup of pros. Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Tom Dwan are the players at the start of the week.
Here’s part of the director’s cut of PAD from that week:
PokerStars’ Million Dollar Challenge
When: Nov. 7, Sunday afternoon (check local listings to see if it is broadcast in your area, and at what time; broadcast times vary from noon to 5 p.m., depending on location)
Website: Official web site; watch full episodes here.
What you’ll see: Online qualifiers play heads-up matches against pros and celebrities in the hopes of reaching the season finale, in which players will take on Daniel Negreanu for $1 million. This week is the fifth episode of the season.
Here’s a video that tells you more about the show, and the pros featured: