The November Nine will return on Monday, November 10, to play the final table of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event. These final nine players will be playing for the most prestigious title in the game and a $10 million first-place prize.
The action will kick off live at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, and the world can watch from home starting at 8 p.m. EST on Monday, November 10. The final two players will return on Tuesday, November 11, with live coverage starting at 9 p.m. EST.
ESPN provides the live coverage for the event, which is great for Americans who want to watch the November Nine on their televisions, but ESPN is not available to Canadian viewers. TSN picks up their coverage, but it can be tricky finding a place to watch it.
Despite poker being a popular and growing game in this country, mainstream media continues to deny that Canadians are interested in poker. Canadian poker players are some of the best in the world; the rest of the poker world recognizes Canada as one of poker's hot spots. Yet the non-poker-playing public continues to be blind to the fact that poker is loved by Canadians.
This is reflected in the fact that you will not be able to watch Monday's coverage of the WSOP Main Event final table on your televisions in Canada. TSN carries the coverage and has, instead, chosen to use their five TV channels to broadcast four channels of Monday Night Football and one of Major League Soccer during the WSOP slot.
Where to Watch the 2014 WSOP in Canada
All hope is not lost. You will be able to watch Monday's coverage of the WSOP Main Event in Canada through a live stream online. We have been informed that there will be a link to view the stream at TSN.ca or TSN.ca/tv. You will also be able to watch the stream on the TSN GO mobile app.
Things improve on Tuesday with Monday Night Football out of the way. When the final two players return to play for the title, the coverage will be available on TSN4 at 9 p.m. EST. You will also still be able to stream it from their website or the TSN GO app.
Wherever you watch from, make sure you engage in the conversation on Twitter while the November Nine battle it out. If you don't already, follow us @PokerNewsCanada. We'll be live tweeting throughout the entire final table.
Update — 10 November, 2014
Unfortunately, we have discovered that the stream on TSN is not available to all Canadians. When you load the stream, you are prompted to sign in to an account with your cable provider (if you have one) with access to TSN. Many people have no account to sign in with, and many more Canadians who do manage to sign in have found difficulty in getting the stream to load.
It seems that, if you do not have an account to use, people are able to share their account details and stream the coverage to multiple people in multiple locations from the same account. So, if you're having difficulty, see if you can find a friend who has access that would be willing to share.
Update — 11 November, 2014
WSOP Main Event coverage is available on TSN4 on your televisions starting at 9 p.m. EST, or stream it from TSN.ca here.