On Thursday, October 25, 2018 Urban Prep Academies will be hosting its 12th 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.
You can register for this the 12th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament here. Tickets for spectators can be found there as well.
Aces UP! 2017, Urban Prep’s 11th Annual Charity Poker Tournament, was held on Thursday, November 30th at The Chicago Sports Museum. With hundreds of players and spectators filling the place, and enjoying a world class buffet and open-bar, excitement and competition were at an all-time high.
Hosts Alexi Giannoulias, Richard Roeper, Chris Zorich and Urban Prep founder & CEO Tim King were back at it, adding extra energy to the night’s fun. Per usual, participating celebrities were marked men and women as bounty prizes were awarded to players for knocking them out of the tournament. These “Celebrity Bounties” fought as hard as they could, but ultimately surrendered their poker chips – and medals – to deserving competitors.
For the guests who weren’t trying their hands at poker, two new game tables were added to the mix: Blackjack and Roulette. Participants in these table games were allowed to cash their chips in for entrance into the Aces UP! 2017 raffle. The prizes included Chicago Bulls game tickets, certificates to Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, a $500 gift card and limited edition Nike basketball shoes designed specifically for Urban Prep.
There was additional pressure for the eight players who made it to the tournament’s final table, which was broadcast live online by Windy City Poker (and aired on Comcast SportsNet in 2018). They battled tirelessly for a piece of the prize pool valued at over $10,000. When the dust settled, Aces UP! 2017 champion Matt Perno was the last standing, claiming the coveted “ChampionCHIP” and earning a place on the golden Aces UP! Championship Trophy.
Windy City Poker Championship and its hosting charities will be setting up shop again in the Oak Forest starting October 20th and running thru end of December 2018! The events will be in the same shopping plaza hosted in both the Agave Oak Forest Poker Room and its original Poker Room just 8 doors down. October 20th we start @ 6046 159th street Oak Forest and offer great poker action every weekend along with a FULL menu available from the Agave Restaurant! Drinks are available as well!
Full Schedule below which includes 19 different poker events that include several free-roll tournaments, winner take all events, qualifiers, a $5,000 guaranteed deepstack and even A $1,000 televised online event!
Buy-ins from $10 to $1,000! Something for Everyone including several Televised Sit-N-Go's every event!
Parking is also available in more spots. Park in the Merlin Auto lot, Gerber Collision and Glass Lot, Safeway Storage Lot, and now 6006 w 159th street Office complex as well just east of the plaza.
St Peters Church. (CG-02805) & Windy City Poker Championship bring you charity poker/fundraisers on Sat & Sun Oct 20h & 21st, 2018 @ AGAVE 6046 w. 159th Street Oak Forest
Starting Saturday Oct 20th you can play in our $50 TV table SNG at 12p, or the $135 Bounty Deep Stack at 12p with 35k chips, $25 bounties, and a $135 Main Event Seat ADDED to the pot!
We will also have $1/$2 cash game action at noon as well.
5p will feature our weekly $110 Televised Online SNG, then at 630p is our popular Nightly bounty event. $60+$10 to play with $25 bounties on each player and FREE PIZZA!
Bonus chips also for canned good donations. $5 Last longer in 630p will award a $135 Main Event seat to winner.
Parking is located at Merlin Auto or 6006 w 159th Street lot just east of the Poker Room. Or you can park at the Safeway Storage on Arroyo, or Gerber Collision and Glass.
Sunday at 12p brings back the Windy City Poker Club Free Event. Bonus chips for canned good donations, on-time arrival, player referral, oak forest receipts, and the optional $40 membership.
You are cordially invited to the Fifth annual "ALL IN FOR A CURE" Poker & Casino Night!
This special night will feature dinner, premium open bar, silent auction, charitable poker tournament and charitable casino games. The grand prize winner of the poker tournament will win a $10,000 Main Event Seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas! This incredible event benefits the Chicago Diabetes Project in partnership with Special Kids Network.
When: This Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm
Cards Dealt at 7:15pm
Where: The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018
For more information, including registration click here.