Join HFS Chicago Scholars Friday, May 29 at 6:30pm for their 4th annual Poker and Casino Night which includes a chance to win a seat to the 2015 World Series of Poker (valued at $10,000) in Las Vegas!
The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, Chicago Mart Plaza. Your $150 ticket ($150 thru May 7 only, then $200) includes food, drinks and entry into the Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament with $5000 of poker chips to start. Poker chips have no cash value.
Attire: Cocktail, Business Casual or Dressy Casual is appropriate.
HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring. They provide the following to their scholars:
- financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
- Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
- four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
- college visits, selection and admissions support.
Saturday April 4th the Ralph Erickson Educational Foundation (CG-02672) will be @ Orland Bowl 8601 w 159th Street Orland Park IL
The event will begin with an Online Televised $1/$2 cash game that has a maximum of 8 players at the table. The game will run from 12pm to midnight and has a $50 min/$300 max buy-in. This RFID cash game is open to ANYONE to play (First come first served with doors open at 11am). Search YouTube for "Windy City Poker Live Stream Mar 14" for footage from the last televised online cash game.
At 12p there is a $60+$10 optional bonus MTT with first place taking home $1,000* (Minimum of 25 entries). This deep stacked tournament offers a max 40k chip starting stack for pre registered players who arrive before 12p. Players who are eliminated before the end of level 7 can re-buy into the tournament for $25+$5 optional bonus for 30k in chips. There is an optional $10 last longer bet which will award qualifier seats for our next main event.
The 12pm MTT offers a NEW $10 @ break add-on for an additional 20k chips. This add-on at break is called the "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 (max $10). 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 $500 Main Event "Mulligan" Free-roll with $10rb/AO. Top 2 players will receive $250 May 9th qualifier seats. Re-buys/Add-ons will award additional cash or prizes to the prize pool. Players must have participated in the 12pm DS to be eligible to play. Those that did not can buy into the 430pm MTT for a $20 buy-in prior to the optional bonus.
Players start with 500 in tournament chips and get an additional 1,500 in chips for the optional bonus. Players who are eliminated in the first 4 levels can re-buy for $10 for an additional 2,000 in chips. At the end of the 4th level everyone has a $10 add on option for an additional 15 big blinds. Blinds are 10 min in length and start at 25-25.
@ 630pm is the $55+$5 optional bonus Windy City Poker League event #7. 1st place will take home $500* (Minimum of 20 entries). This is an open event. Anyone can play! Players start with a max of 20k in chips for those who pre register and show up on time.
All WINDY CITY POKER tournaments unless otherwise stated have a rake of 20% for the host charity, and have 4% held for our free-roll tournament(s).
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.
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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