NEW EPISODES are currently airing weekly on Comcast SportsNet Chicago in prime-time with replays. Every Sunday night @ 8pm catch a new episode of the 2014 Shady Oaks Camp charity poker event.
Episode #1 featured coverage from the $1,000 televised qualifier where 7 players competed for the chance to advance to the second TV event that day. Ron Magers and Gary Carr outlasted 5 other players including Larry Lubliner, Agnes Szymczyk, Dave McDermott Sr. Bill Enright, and Lisa Maloney.
Episode #1 also began the coverage of the $3k TV SNG Championship with 9 players buying in for $3,000 each to compete in a deep stack Sit-&Go.
This SNG featured a 15,000 chip starting stack and 20 minute levels. Each player had a (one-time) re-buy or surrender option before the 5th level for $1,000 for a full stack of 15,000 in chips.
Episode #2 continues the coverage from that $3k SNG table. It also gives you a sneak peak at what is to come in the first ever televised $2/$5/$10 charity poker cash game.
You can catch episode #2 on CSN Chicago (available on all cable and sat providers) on Sunday July 20th at 8pm with a replay on Friday July 25th at 12:30pm
Episode #3 finishes the coverage of the $3k event and begins the coverage of the cash game on Sunday July 27th at 8pm with a replay on Friday August 1st at 2pm.
Episode #4 is all about the $2/$5/$10 game and broadcasts Sunday August 3rd at 8pm with a replay Friday August 8th at 7pm.
Saturday March 8th's charity poker event hosted by the Suburban Fellowship Club of Forest Park at the VFW was a great event with dozens of new players in attendance. The noon 20,000 chip deep stack tournament ran with 49 entries ($1,960 prize pool) and ended in a very profitable 4 way chop.
The noon event also featured a High Hand promotion which awarded a 32" HDTV to the winner. New player to the "Windy City Poker Tour" Jimbo Mihalovich held the high hand with Quad Kings and took home a Toshiba HDTV.
March 1st the Windy City Poker Tour was at Ariel's Tinley Park helping out the Suburban Fellowship Club of Forest Park. The snowy Saturday offered 2 great touraments along with cash game action all day!
The noon deep stack featured 56 entries where the top 6 would finish in the money. Kevin Boskey took home first place valued at $820* which included a $100 seat to our May Championship Event. Second place went to David McDermott Jr. taking home $460. Kevin took the chip lead into heads up play against David Jr after a ridiculous elimination hand...
Sunday February 16th the Windy City Poker Tour was back at Durbins in Tinley Park. A full Sunday of poker was in store hosted by Southwest Community Services. The noon deep stack ran with 54 entries and a prize pool valued at $2,180.
The snow just does NOT want to quit!!! Not to worry...we had a great turnout at the VFW on February 8th for another Windy City Poker Championship charity poker event!
The noon $50 Deep Stack tournament ended up with 41 entries creating a prize pool of $1,680. This tournament starts with 20,000 in chips with a slow escalating structure that gives players maximum play!
The opening weekend for the new "Windy City Poker Tour" was a great success even with the snow storm that rolled into town on Saturday night/Sunday morning!
Players came out both days to play some great tournament structures, win lots of cash, and complete for seats at a televised feature table in May!
On Saturday at Durbins in Tinley Park we got the event started at noon with 57 entries for the $50 deep stack opening event. This 20,000 chip starting stack tournament ran strong all day with Sam Miller taking first place in the first event.
Aaron Massey, Mike Steinberg, Pawel Andrzejewski, Chris Moneymaker, Nick Brancato, and Donald Bates remain. Who will take down the title and the top prize?
Click the image to watch the exciting finale!
The Windy City Poker Championship is back with all new events for 2013. April 18th-21st at the American Legion Post 615 located at 17423 67th Ct. Tinley Park Illinois. The spring championship series will be in Tinley Park Illinois. The events will benefit Shady Oaks Camp and the American Legion Tinley Park Post 615 Women’s Auxiliary. Join us and the World Poker Tour Boot Camp professionals Thursday-Sunday April 18th - 21st for some of the best tournaments in the Chicagoland area. Buy-ins from as low as $10…all the way up to a $3,000 televised Sit N’ Go, there is a tournament tailor made just for you including our $2,000 Mega Deep Stack Main Event! [Details added!]
As always the Windy City Poker Championship brings professional and world known players to participate in our events. During our summer series players can mingle with, play against, and learn from the professional instructors at the World Poker Tour Boot Camp. They will be in town teaching a tournament camp and clinic on April 18th and 19th, and cash camp and clinic on April 20th and 21st.
This summer players can choose from low buy in NL Hold’em events, low buy in unlimited re-buy events, our popular Joker’s Wild events, and of course our deep stacked AnteUp magazine Chicago Championship. All of the tournaments offered will give a high return on your investment, as well as an amazing structure for the price.
July 21-24 marked another successful tournament series at the American Legion Post 615 in Tinley Park, IL. The Main Event played its Days 1a & 1b on Friday and Saturday, respectively, with 32 players returning on Sunday, June 24 to play down to the final 6.
At left, the final seven players, from left to right - Stephen Kidder, Nader Mohebbi, Arthur Britton Jr, Gary Carr, Dave (Fishy Fish) Backstrom, Mike Kleinstub, and Ryan Hickey. Britton Jr. bubbled the TV table in 7th place.
The final table will be broadcast live on Chicago Poker Club on Sunday, July 8, starting at noon, and hosted by Windy City Poker Championship host, Jason Finn (that's this author.) Additional details can be found on the site as available. The final table will be filmed at The Charley Horse Restaurant in New Lennox, IL (901 E. Lincoln Hwy.) Spectators are welcome, so come on out and cheer on your favorite player, or discover a new one.