On Thursday, December 3rd, Urban Prep Academies will be hosting its 9th 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 $100,000 for the schools.
By the end of the evening, only nine players remained to compete for a piece of a prize pool valued at over $10,000. Only one Celebrity Bounty, Ameet Sachdev, made it to the final table. He was dramatically knockedout when his full-house was beaten by Karl Sederberg’s quads on the river.
This year, hosts Richard Roeper, Alexi Giannoulias, Chris Zorich and Urban Prep founder and CEO Tim King are 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 tournament will be held at the Bella Via Restaurant in Highland Park, Illinois. The winer will receive two round-trip tickets to Las Vegas with a stay at the Venetian-Palazzo Suites hotel. All final table finishers will win prizes.
The tournament structure will be Chicago Poker Club-approved and will comply with Illinois Charitable Gaming regulations. Add-ons and Rebuys will be available for the first portion of the tournament. More details forthcoming.
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Chicago Poker Club will be offering a giveaway to the event, so stay tuned to this space!
Sat. Dec 5th Shady Oaks Camp (CG-02227) will host a championship charity poker event @ Pete Mitchell's 21000 Frankfort Square Rd. Frankfort IL
Poker will be a GO on Dec 5th even with snow on the ground, a large crowd expected for 12p qualifier and 330p deep stack 708-935-2861 for info.
The event features a 12pm $135 Main Event Qualifier with 6 guaranteed seats ($565 value each), a 330p $70 deep stack w $1,000 to the winner*, a 6pm $110 Windy City Poker League Championship Event, and a Televised PLO/Holdem cash game @ 12p.
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). See tournament director for details. Seats added to prize pool by hosting charity or via free-roll are NOT transferable or redeemable for cash.
TV Broadcast: $3,000 Buy-in Benefitting Shady Oaks Camp at Little Guys Home Technology
Hosted by Jason Finn & Bernard Lee, Broadcast August 23, 2015
The 2015 WCPC coverage this episode is the featured table hours 1 and 2 of 3, featuring Nick Pupillo, Steven Pedlow, Kevin Boyd, Craig Casino, Steve Venasopoulos, George Karambinis and Michael Sabbia. Hosted by Jason Finn and Bernard Lee. Event benefits Shady Oaks Camp.
- 2015 Windy City Poker Championship - $3k Buy-in - Feature Table 1 of 3
- 2015 Windy City Poker Championship - $3k Buy-in - Feature Table 2 of 3
- 2015 Windy City Poker Championship - $3k Buy-in - Feature Table 3 of 3
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