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Check Out the 2016 Western New York Poker Challenge, Running April 15-25


  • Information regarding the 2016 Western New York Poker Challenge, running April 15-25, 2016.

It's that time of year again, time for the 2016 Seneca Niagara Falls Western New York Poker Challenge (WNYPC).

Running April 15-25, this year's series will feature nine different events with buy-ins ranging from $120 to $1,000. It will all kick off with the $200 No-Limit Hold'em $50,000 Guaranteed on Friday, April 15, and that event will have four starting flights across two days. For this opening event, registration and reentry will be open until the start of Level 9, and players will receive 15,000 in tournament chips to begin. The opening flights will start at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time on both Friday and Saturday, and then the final day of the event will take place Sunday, April 17.

The marquee event on the schedule will be the $1,000 Main Event. This one comes with a $200,000 guarantee, two starting flights, and starts on Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m. local time. In similar fashion to the opening event, 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.

To make this event even better, PokerNews will be on hand for live reporting from the tournament floor for the $1,000 Main Event.

Last year, Buck Ramsay continued his great success at Seneca Niagara and topped a field of 275 entries in the Main Event to win $60,000. In 2014, Ramsay won the 2014 Seneca Niagara Summer Slam $600 Main Event, topping a field of 339 entries to win $41,744.

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

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