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2016 Western New York Poker Challenge $1,000 Main Event Kicks Off Friday

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  • Don't miss the 2016 Western New York Poker Challenge $1,000 Main Event, running April 22-25, 2016.

The 2016 Seneca Niagara Falls Western New York Poker Challenge kicked off on Friday, April 15, and the biggest, baddest event on the schedule is just a few days away. This Friday, April 22, the $1,000 Main Event will kick off. Boasting a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, there is going to be plenty of money to be won for all those participating.

PokerNews will be on the floor for live updates of the Main Event, and you'll be able to follow along with our live updates by clicking here.

The Main Event will allow late registration and reentries, with both of those remaining open until the start of Level 11. Players will begin with 30,000 in tournament chips, late entries and reentries will receive a full starting stack, and levels will increase in length per day — 40 minutes on Day 1a and 1b, 50 minutes on Day 2, and 60 minutes on Day 3. If a player were to enter or reenter right before the start of Level 11, that player would have 25 big blinds to work with at 600/1,200/200.

The Main Event will be open to participants 18 years old and up.

One player we'll be keeping our eyes fixated on will be Buck Ramsay. Ramsay is the reigning champion of this event, taking home $60,000 when he topped a field of 275 entries. Additionally, Ramsay won the 2014 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam $600 Main Event, winning $41,744 when he beat a field of 339 entries.

Click here to find complete schedule information for the 2016 WNYPC, including guarantees, structures, satellites, and more.

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