Top Stories of 2015; #4: TSN Broadcasts WSOP in Canada
As 2015 comes to a close, we look back on the 10 most popular stories of the year on PokerNews Canada. It’s like a “Greatest Hits” album for Canadian poker in 2015. One by one, we count down the top stories of the year until New Year’s Eve.
The fourth most-popular story of the year explained where Canadians could watch this year’s coverage of the 2015 World Series of Poker (WSOP) as ESPN isn't available on our side of the border.
As has been in the case for a number of year, TSN has been the broadcaster carrying ESPN’s WSOP coverage. But it has always been challenging for a poker fan to find a schedule of all of the episodes on TSN as they’re often given whatever airspace is available in a given week, so we put it all in one place so you don’t miss any of the action.
It kicked off on September 9 on TSN1, but was bumped to TSN2 from October on. A total of 18 episodes were aired, following players through the long WSOP Main Event, before going live for three more broadcasts to see through the final table.
This year, the live final-table coverage was stretched across three days and was available on TSN2 each night, rather than having to stream it online for one of the nights like last year. Poker fans were happy to be able to get easy access to the live November Nine, and they watched Joe McKeehen take his huge chip lead to a bulldozer finish, winning $7.7 million in the process as well as poker’s most prestigious title and a WSOP bracelet rivalling most rodeo belt buckles in size.
As the most celebrated poker event of the year, it’s no surprise that this article was one of the most popular of the year as poker fans sought out where to catch the action.