$100,000 Guaranteed Empire State Hold’em Championships Main Event Begins Friday At Turning Stone


This weekend, the Empire State Hold’em Championships will wrap up at Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York with the $100,000 guaranteed main event. The $500+$50+$20 buy-in tournament officially kicks off Friday, Aug. 17 with the first of two starting flights.

Friday and Saturday’s starting flights will each begin at 11 a.m., with each player receiving a 30,000 starting stack. Players will also enjoy 30- and 40-minute levels on day 1, followed by 50-minute levels on day 2. Speaking of day 2, players will also have the option to buy-in before play begins on that Sunday at 11 a.m.

For those looking to earn their buy-in at a discount, Turning Stone is offering numerous satellite options, including turbo qualifiers for $114+$11+$5 at 1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. from Aug. 14-16. On Friday, Aug. 17, there will be turbo qualifiers at 10 a.m, 1 p.m. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Aug. 18, three more will run at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. Each qualifier will feature 10,000 in starting chips and 10-minute blind levels. One in five will win a $570 main event seat.

For the schedule and structures for the upcoming Empire State Hold’em Championships main event. For more information about the Turning Stone Resort Casino poker room, check out their homepage.

If you’re in need of a summer vacation getaway, Turning Stone Resort Casino could be the perfect destination. The “Stone” has plenty of golf, racquet sports, a spa, high-quality entertainment, one of the finest steakhouses in the world, music, and fun in their many nightclubs.