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Play Your Best Card: 2018 Camp One Step Charity Poker Event

2018 Charity Poker Championships

Put on your best poker face for the 2018 Charity Poker Championship benefitting Camp One Step by Children’s Oncology Services on Thursday, February 22nd, held at the beautiful Montgomery Club. Dan Bernstein from WSCR "The Score" AM 670, and a board member of the nonprofit, returns as emcee for this 12th annual No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament. Players from all over Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland-area play their best hand for an evening of poker and high stakes gambling, memorable food and drinks, prizes and of course, charity.

Chicago Poker Club is giving away seats. Share this article on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #1stepCPC to enter!

The event will host an estimated 220 poker players and more than 100 spectators and volunteers. Players of all levels will compete for approximately $15,000 in prizes including the coveted Grand Prize: a seat at the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas ($10,000 value). Any player who knocks out one of the celebrity bounty players will also receive a $25 gift card!

Up the ante’ and help Camp One Step provide camp and educational experiences that allow children with cancer to just being kids again. Not a card shark? Come as a spectator and enjoy the open bar and delicious buffet provided by The Montgomery Club.

Sponsors that donated a “hand” to make this event possible include RW Baird, Townhouse Financial and Milwaukee Brewing Co. 

All proceeds from the 2017 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

Location: The Montgomery Club, 500 W. Superior St., Chicago, IL , 60654


Valet parking is available for $18. There are also several public parking lots available within walking distance of the Montgomery Club.

Date & Start Time:

Thursday, February 22, 2018. Check-in begins at 5:00pm.  Tournament begins at 6:00pm.  All players should be registered and seated by 5:45pm.

Event Check-in/
Registration, Bar and Buffet

Check-in/registration, bar and buffet opens at 5:00pm. 

Tournament Structure:

Click here to see the tournament structure

Entry fee:

$275 for players
$675 for high rollers (details here)
$75 for spectators.

High Roller Satellite

For a $675 entry fee players can significantly increase their chances of playing for a $10,000 seat to the 2017 World Series of Poker. Players in the High Roller Satellite tournament have about a 1 in 10 chance of making it directly to the final table (with a strong chip stack equivalent 4th place regular tournament player at the final table). 

Learn More about the High Roller Satellite


Questions? Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 312-924-4220.

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