The Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino is gearing up yet again to host the Western New York Poker Challenge. The 2017 edition will take place from March 31st until April 10th with a Warm-up segment due to begin in just a few weeks. The WNYPC will feature 10 events with the Main Event offering a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool and having a $1,000 buy-in.
The Main Event is the highlight of the schedule, taking place on the 7th and 8th with two opening days. By Day 2 on the 9th, the blind levels will increase every 40 minutes and then every 60 minutes on Day 3, the 10th. Players will start the tournament with 30,000 in chips.
Players will have the opportunity to earn seats to events each weekend at the casino as the venue prepares to host the Challenge. There are also tournaments on the schedule that have buy-ins starting at $100, making the events affordable to those on a limited budget.
The first event of the WNYPC will be the No Limit Hold’em tournament with $100,000 up for grabs and a $300 buy-in. The tournament is scheduled for the 31st of March and will have four starting flights that will take place over two days. The winner will be named on April 2nd. Also included on the schedule is a Pot Limit Omaha event with $15,000 guaranteed and $300 buy-in along with a Ladies Championship Event with a $10,000 guarantee and a $200 buy-in.
From the 24th to the 26th of February, the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino poker room will kick things off with the Western New York Poker Challenge Warm-Up which will feature three one-day events. The first will be the $300 No Limit Hold’em tournament with $25,000 up for grabs. Next is another No Limit Hold’em event, this time with double the buy-in and guarantee at $600 to compete and $50,000 spread throughout those who finish in the money. The final event of the weekend will be a $150 No Limit Hold’em tournament with a $10,000 guarantee.
During the first two events, players who are able to make it to the final 10 will earn a satellite ticket for the Main Event of the Western New York Poker Challenge which has a value of $145. Players who are interested in taking part in either the Warm-Up or the Challenge can view the full schedule here at the Seneca Niagara website.