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  • 2K Main Event Payout Example

    $2k Main Event Payout Example and Breakdown

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    The below details are an example of how the main event would award its prizes and winnings to those who finish in the money. There are specific rules and requirements by the Illinois Charitable Games Act when it comes to proper payouts. We can create an a’la carte like option that would give to you the winner what you want and or need while following the requirements. If you have any questions feel free to ask! April2013CharityPokerEvent@yahoo.com

    Players: 20

    Entry: $2,000

    Charity State Taxes = 3%         State Taxes = $60

    Charity Rake = 15%                 Charity Rake = $300

    Prize Pool ROI = 82%               Prize Pool ROI = $1,640

    20 players x $1,640 = $32,800 player prize pool value

    Max of 10% of prize pool used for high hand promotions, bubble payment, bounties, and or donated prizes for charity

    $3,280 promotional prizes value

    $29,520 cash value

    For a 20 player field we would potentially prize pool payouts

    1st 55% = $16,236*

    2nd 30% = $8,856*

    3rd 15% = $4,428*

    High Hand Prize = $1,000 HDTV or Electronics Store Gift Card

    Bounty Prizes = 3 player bounties @ $350 HDTV per player = $1,050 value

    Bubble Prize = $1,000 HDTV or Electronics Store Gift Card + $230 Gas card

    You may be asking…”Why is there 10% held for promotions or prizes"?

    Answer: Charity events in Illinois often have companies or sponsors donate or give products or services to the events that would be given to participants as additional prizes. Some events offer prizes as the ONLY option. These events even have a fixed prize pool for the donated prizes. What is different is our events offer a higher return on your investment of the tournament. We do receive donated items which are substituted into the tournament for these promotions. These donated prizes help raise more money for the organizations that have to pay for their license, equipment rental and purchases, and also pay taxes on the money collected at the event. The other option would be to increase the rake of this tournament from 15% to 25%. But that would create less of an ROI to you the player. The simple way to assist in their fundraising goals is to allocate a very small % of the prize pool to be used for those tournament promotions. All prizes received are transferable. Once you receive an item, you can do with them as you please.

  • Win a seat to the $3k TV table

    How to win a seat to the Televised $3,000 Celebrity/Pro/Amateur Sit-N-Go

    Every year Windy City Poker Championship gives amateur and Chicago area players a chance to raise money for local charities while playing against poker champions and celebrities on television for a large first place prize package!

    In 2010…Chicago players Kevin Boyd, Gary Carr, and Dave Backstrom competed on television in our first winner takes all TV table against St. Louis native Scott Clark, Lucky Leahy’s Ted Leahy, Celebrity player Richard Roeper, and professionals Jerry Yang, Mark Kroon, and Nick Brancato,

    In 2011….Meg Bertini won a seat to the $1,500 winner takes all TV table for only $70. Meg had a chance to play against Bustout Poker Model Nikki Griffith, Paul Fisher from Danley’s Garage, CSN-Chicago’s David Kaplan, Celebrity Richard Roeper, and professional players Chad Brown, Faraz Jaka, Rick Rahim, Nick Brancato, and Jerry Yang!

    This year…we have stepped up the buy-in…and opened up the lineup to more amateur players and qualifiers. We also have some new professionals at the table who are looking to take down this fantastic event.

    Joining us this year again is Nick Brancato from the World Poker Tour Boot Camp, 2007

    WSOP Main Event champion Jerry Yang, and WLS-890am Radio Host Richard Roeper.

    New players at the table include the 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker, professional poker player Aaron Massey who has see a lot of success on the tournament circuit in the past two years, and finally 2010 Windy City Poker Championship Main event Champion Michael Sabbia.

    This leaves 3 seats for amateur players who can qualify or win their way into the $3k TV Sit-N-Go.

    (Note: Seats to the $70 SNG qualifiers, $300 8pm Satellite, and $3,000 TV table are non-refundable and non-transferable.)

    Option #1 – Winning the April 18th, 8pm $300 Satellite

    The winner of this 50 player max satellite (minimum 13 participants) will receive a seat into the $3,000 televised event on April 21st, 2013 at 1pm. In order to participate in this satellite via a direct buy in of $300, you must be a participating sponsor of the charity poker events, or a WPT Boot Camp alumni/current student.

    If you are neither a sponsor or alumni…you can win an entry into the 8pm satellite via one of the (10 available) $70 SNG qualifiers that will run all day on Thursday April 18th, 2013.

    The winner of these SNG qualifiers will win a $300 entry to the 8pm satellite and be eligible to win the satellite and the $3,000 seat to the TV table. The $70 SNG qualifiers will be on a first come, first served basis. There is no limit to the # of $70 SNG qualifiers you can participate in to try and win a seat to the 8pm satellite. Players can NOT win multiple $300 entries to the 8pm satellite. If a player were to win more than one $70 SNG qualifier, the $300 in entry funds will be applied as a prize. The funds will be awarded as tournament credits for other events during the 4 days of charity poker from April 18th-21st 2013.

    The $70 SNG qualifiers and the $300 8pm satellite will not award cash. They will only award prizes and or seats into tournaments held during April 18th-21st, 2013.

  • April WCPC Tournament Structures

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    April 18th All Day TV Satellite (8pm event) Qualifiers $70

    Want to try and win a seat at the televised $3,000 SNG but are not a WPT Boot Camp participant or Alumni? Here is your chance to qualify to participate in the 8pm multi table satellite. Only 10 general seats are available for the Thursday 8pm $300 satellite. Win any one of the SNG’s and receive an entry into the 8pm event and have a chance to win a seat to the $3,000 televised SNG. These are a prizes only tournament. Prizes and second chance qualifier entries awarded for 2nd place. Limited seats are available.

    April 18th 1pm Early Bird $20

    Come early and play in a fun and friendly low buy-in early bird tournament. Start with 3,000 chips with 12 minute levels. This tournament will include promotions and an at break low priced $10 add-on for an additional 8,000 chips (20 big blinds).

    April 18th 4pm NL Hold’em $60

    For those of you who want a moderately priced tournament can participate in our 4pm multi table tournament. Start with 5,000 chips with 15 minute levels. This tournament will include promotions and an at break low priced $20 add-on for 12,000 chips (20 big blinds).

    April 18th 6pm NL Hold’em $150

    It’s time for some deep stacked No Limit Hold’em. Come for our 6pm tournament which starts with 10,000 chips at 20 minute levels. This tournament will include promotions and an at break low priced $30 add-on for 12,000 chips (30 big blinds).

  • Structures & Tournament Descriptions

    April 18th All Day TV Satellite (8pm event) Qualifiers $70

    Want to try and win a seat at the televised $3,000 SNG but are not a WPT Boot Camp participant or Alumni? Here is your chance to qualify to participate in the 8pm multi table satellite. Only 10 general seats are available for the Thursday 8pm $300 satellite. Win any one of the SNG’s and receive an entry into the 8pm event and have a chance to win a seat to the $3,000 televised SNG. These are a prizes only tournament. Prizes and second chance qualifier entries awarded for 2nd place. Limited seats are available.

     

    April 18th 1pm Early Bird $20

    Come early and play in a fun and friendly low buy-in early bird tournament. Start with 3,000 chips with 12 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 4pm NL Hold’em $60

    For those of you who want a moderately priced tournament can participate in our 4pm multi table tournament. Start with 5,000 chips with 15 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 6pm NL Hold’em $150

    It’s time for some deep stacked No Limit Hold’em. Come for our 6pm tournament which starts with 10,000 chips at 20 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 8pm WPT Boot Camp $3k TV table Satellite $300

    For those of you who want a chance to win a seat to a televised event…this satellite is made just for you. Entries will be limited to WPT Boot Camp participants or Alumni and or SNG qualifiers on Thursday April 18th. Player’s must pre register in order to guarantee their spot. Email April2013CharityPokerEvent@yahoo.com or call Kirk at 708-935-2861 for details. This tournament is limited to the first 50 participants. This is a prizes only tournament. No cash will be awarded. This tournament will include high hand promotions and offer tournament seats, electronics, and WPT Boot camp certificates as part of its prize pool.

  • Structures and Tournament Descriptions

    April 18th All Day TV Satellite (8pm event) Qualifiers $70

    Want to try and win a seat at the televised $3,000 SNG but are not a WPT Boot Camp participant or Alumni? Here is your chance to qualify to participate in the 8pm multi table satellite. Only 10 general seats are available for the Thursday 8pm $300 satellite. Win any one of the SNG’s and receive an entry into the 8pm event and have a chance to win a seat to the $3,000 televised SNG. These are a prizes only tournament. Prizes and second chance qualifier entries awarded for 2nd place. Limited seats are available.

     

    April 18th 1pm Early Bird $20

    Come early and play in a fun and friendly low buy-in early bird tournament. Start with 3,000 chips with 12 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 4pm NL Hold’em $60

    For those of you who want a moderately priced tournament can participate in our 4pm multi table tournament. Start with 5,000 chips with 15 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 6pm NL Hold’em $150

    It’s time for some deep stacked No Limit Hold’em. Come for our 6pm tournament which starts with 10,000 chips at 20 minute levels. This tournament will include high hand promotions.

     

    April 18th 8pm WPT Boot Camp $3k TV table Satellite $300

    For those of you who want a chance to win a seat to a televised event…this satellite is made just for you. Entries will be limited to WPT Boot Camp participants or Alumni and or SNG qualifiers on Thursday April 18th. Player’s must pre register in order to guarantee their spot. Email April2013CharityPokerEvent@yahoo.com or call Kirk at 708-935-2861 for details. This tournament is limited to the first 50 participants. This is a prizes only tournament. No cash will be awarded. This tournament will include high hand promotions and offer tournament seats, electronics, and WPT Boot camp certificates as part of its prize pool.

  • $2,000 Main Event Description

    Every year the Windy City Poker Championship’s Main Event gets bigger and better. This year we are looking to be very ambitious and host a $2,000 MEGA SUPER Deep Stacked 2-Day Main Event. This event will give players a 40,000 chips starting stack and feature 45 minute blinds on Day #1 and 50 minute blinds on Day #2. The structure sheet (below) has basically every step you can think of for a quality main event.

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    As of 4-14-2013 here are some of the notable names who have pre registered and locked up their seats to the main event!

    Michael Sabbia

    Dave McDermott Jr.

    Andre Pierre

    Dave McDermott Sr.

    Nick Jivkov

    David Baldwin

    Tony Kroll

    Ryan Leng

    James Snyder

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Our goal is to have a fun, valuable, low key, and friendly main event that will continue to grow every event. This event will not have a televised final table, but we will have extensive televised coverage of the event and feature that footage and its players on our televised broadcasts.

    To be able to staff and manage this event we are allowing players who pre-register and put down a non-refundable deposit of only $300. Pre-registration prior to April 9th, 2013 allows for players to only put down a $300 deposit to start Day #1 with the full 40,000 chip stack. Players who want to pre-register after April 9th, must pre-pay the full $2,000 to start Day #1 with 40,000 chips.

    We will operate the tournament 8 handed with 8 to 24 entries. 9 handed with 25 or more entries into this event. There will be no “dead stacks” at the tables.

    Click here to see an example of our state required payout format for our events

  • Win a Free seat to the Chicago Poker Open

    OChicago Poker Openn March 31st the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago are bringing you Chicago's best charity event of the season and Chicago's best structured charitable poker tournament, and here's your opportunity to play for free! Chicago Poker Club and Windy City Poker Championship are sponsoring one free tournament entry to this great event.  To enter, simply go to the Chicago Poker Club Facebook fan page and become a fan.  Then, "share" the latest post linking interested Facebook users to the Chicago Poker Open Website.

    That's it!

    On Monday, March 28 we will randomly select one winner, and notify them via Facebook.  Good luck!

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