Place your bet on One Step Programs as we prepare for our 2015 Charity Poker Championship on Thursday, February 19, 2015.
The event will host an estimated 240 poker players and over 100 spectators. Players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas ($10,000 value).
Player seating is limited to the first 240 players who register, so click on one of the links below to reserve your seat today!
All proceeds from the 2015 Charity Poker Championship will benefit One Step Programs (dba Children's Oncology Services, Inc.), a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children and adolescents diagnosed with cancer. More information on our programs and the 2015 Charity Poker Championship can be found at www.onestepcamp.org.
February 21st, 2015 the Fellowship Club of Forest Park (CG-02633) will host a charity poker event @ Jenny's Pub 10160 191st Street Mokena IL
At 12pm there is a $60+$10 optional bonus MTT with first place taking home $1,000* (Min 25 entries). This deep stacked tournament offers a max 40,000 chip starting stack for pre registered players who arrive before 12pm. Players who are eliminated before the end of level 7 can re-buy into the tournament for $25+$5 optional bonus for 30,000 in chips. There is an optional $10 last longer bet which will award $250 qualifier seats for our next $1k main event.* This tournament now offers a NEW $10 at break add-on for an additional 20,000 chips. This add-on at break is called our "Food, Friends, or Cash" add-on. You can get the add-on in one of three ways. First by bringing a new player to the event and getting a $5 credit for each player, second by applying your food receipt from Jenny's towards your add-on (ask floor for details), and third by going the $10 in cash route.
@ 430pm is a $0+$10 optional bonus $250 Main Event Qualifier free-roll. Players start with 500 in chips for $0 and have the option for a $10 table bonus for another 1,500 in chips (2,000 max starting stack). This is our standard "mulligan free-roll" format where players can re-buy for $10 for the first 40 minutes and opt for a $10 add-on at the break for 20 big blinds. First and second are guaranteed qualifier seats with third and potentially fourth place going home with cash or other seats. Players must have participated in the 12pm MTT, 1 hour of cash game play, or spent $10 on food or beverage to participate in the FR on Saturday Feb 21st, 2015.
At 630pm is the $52+$5 optional bonus Windy City Poker League event #4 with FREE PIZZA. Players in this league event which is open to anyone to play will get free pizza and a great tournament structure. Players start with a max of 20,000 in chips for those who pre register and show up on time.
All tournaments unless otherwise stated have a rake of 20% for the host charity, and have 4% held for our free-roll tournaments that run nearly every week.
On Thursday, November 20th, Urban Prep Academies will be hosting its 8th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament, making it one of the longest running charitable poker events in Chicago. Hundreds of players will hit the felt, trying to best one another in this game of skill and chance, all vying for a piece of the prize purse valued at more than $10,000.
Last year's event attracted hundreds of players and spectators who came out to the event to enjoy fast-paced poker and support Urban Prep Academies, helping to raise close to $100,000 for the schools.
Hosts Richard Roeper, Alexi Giannoulias, Chris Zorich and Urban Prep founder and CEO Tim King were back on the scene to keep the festivities lively. In addition to the Texas Hold ‘Em tourney, guests enjoyed delicious food and plentiful drinks.
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The 2014 broadcast of Windy City Poker Championship -- including the $1,000 Qualifier Tournament, $3,000 Single Table Tournament, and the first ever low-stakes, televised $2/$5/$10 No Limit Hold em Cash Game -- is now available online.
Just head over to the Windy City Poker Championship section of our site!