Huge Numbers Expected for Live EPT Grand Final Broadcast

EPT Grand Final Madrid
The EPT Grand Final in Madrid, Spain.

With TV networks across Europe, Russia and Canada now on board, PokerStars expects its live broadcast of the EPT Grand Final will be the most watched live poker show ever.

In fact, the site believes an estimated 500,000 people will tune in.

The Grand Final kicked off in Madrid, Spain this weekend with 686 players from 51 countries competing.

The prizepool sits at €6,868,000 with €1,500,000 reserved for the winner.

A total of 299 players survived one of two starting days and will head into Monday's day 2 chasing overnight leader David Sonelin from Sweden.

The Grand Final broadcast will begin with the final table May 12 at 2 p.m. CET live on

Once it gets down to the final four, players will be sequestered and play will begin again at 9 p.m. CET with live hole cards recorded and played out on a two-hour delay.

The broadcast will begin airing from 11 p.m. CET until a winner is crowned on Sport 1 in Germany, RTL7 in The Netherlands, Antenna3 in Spain, TV3 in Russia, in Romania, Sport TV in Slovenia, Jim in North Belgium and Plug RTL in the South, and The Score in Canada.

A simulcast with commentary in English, Spanish, German, Russian, Dutch, Italian will also be broadcast on

To follow all the action throughout the entire EPT Grand Final, click through to PokerListings' EPT Live Updates.

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