TORONTO, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - ESPN and PokerStars.net, the world's largest poker site, will have unedited coverage of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) final table on Saturday, January 15, 2011, with the players' hole
cards revealed! Coverage will be streamed live in HD (with a one-hour
delay) beginning at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN3.com, ESPN's broadband network,
and simulcast on ESPN2 beginning at 10 p.m. ET, until the crowning of
the new PCA Main Event champion.
"For the first time viewers at home will see a poker telecast from start
to finish, with all the strategy of world-class poker players playing
in real time and completely unedited," said Matt Volk, ESPN manager
programming and acquisitions.
PokerStars.net North America Regional Marketing Director, Joe Versaci, said: "This is
one of the most exciting announcements ever in televised poker. This is
the first time people watching online or on TV will be able to see
everything that happens at a poker table. So much happens in poker that
never makes it to the final TV edit, but this will show exactly how
top-level players go about winning a massive tournament. There's so
much money on the line - it's going to be gripping."
The PCA tournament will take place at the Atlantis Hotel and Resort in
the Bahamas with an estimated main event prize pool of more than $20
million dollars and a top prize of more than $2 million.
PokerStars.net is the world's largest poker site, with more than 41 million members. It's the first choice of the world's top players, with more daily
tournaments than anywhere else and with the best security online.
PokerStars.net is also home to a team of sponsored players known as Team
PokerStars.net Pro. This elite group of players travel the world
competing in international tournaments. For a complete list, visit the Team PokerStars.net Pro home page.
For further information:
Kim Jessup, ESPN Communications - (860) 766-0358 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Stuart, PokerStars.net - (+44) 7866-718565 or email@example.com