Live Events 2
$600 No Limit Hold'em

Event Info

Buy-in $600
Prize Pool $84,977
Players 162

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 20,000 / 40,000
Ante 4,000



Shuffle Up and Deal!


Cards are in the air for the start of the Western New York Poker Challenge Warm-up feature event!

Good luck players!


The Feature Event Begins Today!


The 2017 Western New York Poker Challenge Warm-Up event kicked off yesterday morning, but the feature event is today! With $50,000 guaranteed in the prize pool and a $600 buy in, you can bet the Seneca Niagara Poker Room will be full to the brim with players from near and far.

Play begins at 11:00AM and registration will be open until the end of level eight with unlimited re-entries. Players begin the day with 30,000 chips and will play as many 40-minute levels as it takes to crown a winner!

The last of this Warm-Up weekend will end tomorrow with $10,000 guaranteed for a buy in of $150. If that isn't enough, there is also a $145 satellite at 6:00PM with five seats guaranteed into the $1,000 Main Event held on April 7th!

Follow along as PokerNews brings you all of the action with Live Updates all weekend long.

$600 No Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Started

Kaplan is Captain


With about 25,000 in the pot, on a board reading {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, Leo Kaplan checked from the big blind. The player on the button bet 10,000 and Kaplan immediately check-raised to 20,000.

The button thought for a moment and decided to move all in for 120,000. Kaplan snap-called.

Kaplan table {j-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for two pair, jacks and threes, while his opponent showed {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a royal flush draw.

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and the river was the {7-Diamonds}, sending the pot to Kaplan and his opponent to the rail.

Kaplan now has a top three stack and is looking to make his second final table in a row tonight after cashing in the opening event last night.

Leo Kaplan US
Leo Kaplan
US 340,000 340,000