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Talking Stick Resort To Host 11th Annual Arizona State Poker Championship

$1,100 Main Event Will Feature Estimate $1 Million Prize Pool

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Talking Stick ResortTalking Stick Resort is set to host the 11th annual Arizona State Poker Championship from Aug. 14–18. For years this event has been one of the biggest and best-valued poker tournaments in the United States.

Located in the heart of Scottsdale, Arizona, the AAA Four-Diamond Talking Stick Resort property boasts a 98,000 square-foot casino, a rejuvenating spa, six world-class restaurants, easy access to a 36-hole championship golf course, and great poker action in its ARENA Poker Room.

The centerpiece of this year’s series is the $1,000+$100 no-limit hold’em event, which features a prize pool of more than $1 million based on 1,100 entries. In recent years, that number has been easily surpassed. Robert Tanita defeated a field of 1,460 entries to win the $257,690 first-place prize in 2014.

Players this year will start with 16,000 chips, with entrants receiving an extra 10,000 bonus chips for only $30. Levels are 40 minutes long. The event features three starting days:

Day 1a: Friday, Aug. 14; 9 am – 9 pm
Day 1b: Saturday, Aug. 15; 9 am – 9 pm
Day 1c: Sunday, Aug. 16; 9 am – 9 pm

The tournament will play down to a 10-handed final table on Aug. 18, then determining a champion the following day.

Talking Stick is offering a number of ways players can win their seat in this year’s Arizona State Poker Championship.

From June 1 – Aug. 16 there will be $240+$20 double-entry shoot-out satellites running, which will award two seats each. Players can also try their luck at a $130+$20 shootout that awards only one seat. There will also be six $140+$30 super satellite events, all beginning at noon on the following dates: Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 9 and 13.

So make your way to Talking Stick Resort this summer for top-notch tournament action. You could be the next Arizona State Poker Champion! ♠