The platform streamed live events throughout the WSOP in Las Vegas and the coverage now shifts to Europe. Viewers have an opportunity to check out the action beginning with the €25,000 Platinum High Roller.
The free streams are presented by ClubGG, the sweepstakes poker site of GGPoker. So far, plenty of Europe’s own players have found the winner’s circle so far with several tournaments still on tap.
Four WSOP events to watch on PokerGO
In total, the WSOPE features 15 gold bracelets running Nov. 19 – Dec. 8 with €11.5 million guaranteed. PokerGO viewers will find live final table streams of four marquee events from the series. Here’s a look at the complete live stream schedule:
- €25,000 Platinum High Roller (Dec. 1, 12:30 pm ET) – €1 million guaranteed
- €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Dec. 2, 12:30 pm ET) – $200,000 guaranteed
- €10,000 NLHE Six-Max (Dec. 4 at 12:30 pm ET)
- €10,350 Main Event (Dec. 8 at 12:30 pm ET) – €5 million guaranteed
Past WSOP Europe broadcasts are also archived on PokerGO.com. That includes more than 100 hours of content including the 2019 WSOPE and episodes from 2008-13.
Series highlights European players
With the WSOPE piggybacking on the Vegas series so closely, fewer players from the western hemisphere seem to be among those in Rozvadov. That excludes poker hotbeds like the United States, Canada, Brazil, and more.
With the Vegas series running in the fall instead of summer, organizers couldn’t put a break in between the two series With the first five events complete, winners have all been from Europe.
That list of countries includes Kosovo, Slovakia, Switzerland, Netherlands, and Italy. Most players in the top spots so far have been from European countries.
Travel difficulties due to COVID-19 appear to play a part. But North American players also have some other options with the World Poker Tour offering two major events in November and December.
The Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open is underway at the Seminole Hard Rock in Florida. The Five Diamond World Poker Classic is also set for Dec. 15-19 at Bellagio in Las Vegas at Bellagio. Some players may just need a WSOP break with the Vegas series now complete.
WSOPE awards another bracelet
Kosovo’s Edmond Jahjaga became the latest WSOPE winner on Tuesday, winning Event 5: €550 Colossus. He topped 2,478 entries for a score of €147,775 and his first bracelet.
France’s Riadh Farhat finished runner-up for €91,318. Jahjaga is a businessman back in Kosovo and only began playing poker about five years ago.
“It means a lot to me,” he told WSOP.com afterward. “I don’t know how to describe it because it comes so unexpectedly. The whole experience feels like a movie and it just happened.”