WCOOP 2014: Rise and shine tomorrow with the WCOOP Main Event webcast
Let's face it. The 24 hour poker clock does not exactly run parallel to that of the real world.
For instance, the poker "morning" tends to start at around noon Normal Time. It lasts until about 5pm which poker players call "lunch". The "afternoon" then runs until about midnight, before "evening" starts, wrapping up at around 6am. At which point poker players go to sleep.
Give or take a year or two it's a process that has worked for centuries.
So watching a live webcast of the WCOOP final table, starting at 5.30am (BST) on Tuesday morning, shouldn't really be any trouble at all.
That's the plan at least for the early hours of tomorrow, when the remaining nine players of the WCOOP Main Event are expected to start the last table of this year's Championship. At stake will be a first prize of more than $1.8 million, and you can watch it all on PokerStars.tv.
It will be something a little different to what you might normally expect when James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton enter the commentary booth.
With the game's integrity uppermost in the minds of PokerStars, the broadcast will be more of a celebration of another great WCOOP rather than a hand-for-hand broadcast with in depth poker analysis. They'll be no advantage to be had by players listening in for a detailed analysis of an opponent's game, and no cards up to give that game away.
Instead, James and Joe will be joined by the likes of Team Online's Ike Haxton and Mickey Petersen. together with other pros. to look back over the 2014 Championship, as well as to introduce social media competitions and hear the WCOOP experiences of some of the best players in the game.
We'll see you first thing tomorrow, or last thing tonight depending on which clock you use.
Stephen Bartley is a staff writer for the PokerStars Blog.