PokerStars announces the WCOOP broadcast schedule with Joe Stapleton

Jon Pill
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Posted on: August 16, 2021 8:38 pm EDT

PokerStars is beginning to push its Twitch coverage for the World Championship Of Online Poker. The first events shuffle up and deal on Sunday, August 22, 2021.

The first event coverage begins the day after that with live coverage of the final table of WCOOP 04-H — the $5,000 buy-in high roller event.

Each day’s broadcast—with the exception of the first day—will start with a “Replay” stream of an event from the day before. SCOOP champion Mason Pye and poker-streamer G. J. Reggie will host The Replay stream. The Replay stream will act as a warm-up for the day’s main broadcast.

The main broadcast each day is the Live Coverage section of the stream, hosted by Joe Stapleton and James Hartigan. The schedule for the Live Coverage is made up of (mostly) high-stakes hold ’em final tables.

PokerStars tweeted the full broadcast schedule earlier today.

“Check out the #WCOOP streaming schedule,” the @PokerStars account tweeted. “Live streams hosted by @J_Hartigan @Stapes + special guests on #twitch and #YouTube. The final table replays with @pyefacepoker & @GJReggie on Twitch.

Watching WCOOP

This year’s WCOOP is made up of 102 nominal events. Almost all of these events come with a High, Medium, and Low-stakes tournament making for 300-ish tourneys crammed into four and a half weeks.

It’s a hectic schedule. Naturally in an event this big, only a small percentage of the events will be getting the live stream treatment. We’ll see mostly High Stakes no-limit hold’em tables. But the Replay streams will catch some of the smaller, mixed, Omaha, and stud events.

Joe Stapleton, who has been in the news lately for his part in Paul Schrader’s new flick, tweeted about his excitement. “Apparently this year it’s the WORLD Championship of Online Poker and not the Winter Championship of Online Poker, but whatever, we’re streaming it,” Stapes wrote.

He also talked about a series of warm-up streams which will be taking place ahead of the WCOOP proper. You can catch all the footage over on the PokerStars Twitch channel.

Full PokerStars WCOOP Twitch broadcast schedule

DateLive Coverage (w/Stapleton and Hartigan)Replay Coverage airing before Live Coverage (w/Mason Pye and G. J. Reggie)
Monday, August 23, 202104-H: $5k High Roller FT
Tuesday, August 24, 202108-H: $5k PKO High Roller FT05-H: $2k PLO 6-Max
Wednesday, August 25, 202114-H: $10k High Roller FT09-H: $2k H.O.R.S.E. FT
Monday, August 30, 202134-H: $25k Super High Roller FT29-H: $1k 8-game FT
Tuesday, August 31, 202134-M: $2k 8-Max FT35-H: $2k 5-card PLO 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 1, 202142-H: $5k 8-Max FT39-H: $1k Razz FT
Monday, September 6, 202163-H: $10k PKO High Roller FT52-H: $10k 8-game High Roller FT
Tuesday, September 7, 202163-L: $109 Sunday Million SE FT64-H: $530 PLO 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 8, 202171-H: $2k Super Tuesday SE FT68-H: $530 NLH/PLO 6-max FT
Monday, September 13, 202191-H: $5k Main Event Day 281-H: $1k H.O.R.S.E. FT
Tuesday, September 14, 202192-H: $10k PLO Main Event FT86H:$1k NLO8 6-max FT
Wednesday, September 15, 202191-H: $5k Main Event FT92-M: $1k PLO Main Event FT

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