Place your bet on One Step Programs as we prepare for our 2016 Charity Poker Championship on Thursday, February 18, 2016.
The event will host an estimated 240 poker players and more than 100 spectators. Players will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2016 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 2016 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 2016 Charity Poker Championship can be found at www.onestepcamp.org.
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.
More event information and tickets can be had now - click the image for more details.
Chicago Poker Club will be offering a giveaway to the event, so stay tuned to this space!
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.