Trade Winds Services had a great turn out for their inaugural "All in for Children with Special Needs – Texas Hold 'em Tournament & Charity Gaming Night to Benefit TradeWinds". Hosted by yours truly, and Kirk Fallah of Windy City Poker Championship, the event was attended by Millionaire Matchmaker Jimmy D'Ambrosio, and former Bulls Dickey Simpkins and Cliff Levingston. Additionally, three Chicago Poker Club members, and sweepstakes members were in attendance, with our own Nancy Fallah taking 4th Place and winning a Tournament Entry to an upcoming Majestic Star Deep Stack event and a gift certificate to Don B Steakhouse.
The remaining prize winners were:
1st Place - George McGuan of Miller Beach Indiana- $4,500 value - Trip to Marco Island, including airfare and accommodations.
2nd Place - Jose Elizondo of Merrillville Indiana - $2,500 Value - Trip to Vegas, including airfare and accommodations.
3rd Place - Chicago Poker Clubber Rob Branson of Munster Indiana - $1,500 Value - HPT 2011 Tournament Seat & Clothing Package.
5th Place - Former Chicago Bull Cliff Levingston - Chicago Illinois - $150 Gift Card
Alongside the Poker Tournament was a casino night, featuring Roulette, Craps, and Blackjack, where an assortment of prizes were given away to the Casino/Raffle winners.
Players were flanked on the dance floor, and on the casino floor, by the Tilted Kilt Girls. This author was absolutely roped in, and forced into taking the following picture:
More Pictures and coverage after the break. (Read More...)