Televised Poker Event Coming in June

The next poker series, televised and broadcast by Windy City Poker Championship, has been scheduled for June 21-24 in Tinley Park, IL. 

Windy City Poker Championship Televised Table

This event series will benefit American Legions Post 615, and will feature five events:

  1. Main Event 30k chips $250 entry
  2. Heads Up Event
  3. Winner Take All Event
  4. Player Appreciation Free Roll
  5. Player Referral Free Roll

The Main Event will be filmed for television broadcasted and will be broadcast LIVE online as well!!

Tell your friends, and come on out.

Additional details coming soon!

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Season 3 of Windy City Poker Championship is Here!

Windy City Poker Championship is back. Episode 1 aired Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 7pm CDT with the first of four new episodes.  Check your local listings for re-runs or go to our Episodes page to watch the current episode online.

The new seasons begins with a Heads Up Match featuring 2007 WSOP Main Event Champion Jerry Yang versus 2010 WPT Player of the Year, Faraz Jaka.

Following the head's up match, we'll jump into the $1500 buy-in Winner Take All event, featuring professional poker player Chad Brown, high stakes cash game player Rick Rahim, WPT Boot Camp instructor Nick Brancato, local players Paul Fisher and Meg Bertini, TV and Radio personality Richard Roeper, WGN and CSN Chicago's David Kaplan, Bust Out Poker Wear's Nikki Griffith, and Yang and Jaka return to the felt. 

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Windy City Poker Championship Returns - New Season Begins This Sunday

Windy City Poker Championship returns to your television set this Sunday, April 8, 2012 at 7pm CDT with the first of four new episodes.  We begin with a Heads Up Match featuring 2007 WSOP Main Event Champion Jerry Yang versus 2010 WPT Player of the Year, Faraz Jaka.

Following the head's up match, we'll jump into the $1500 buy-in Winner Take All event, featuring professional poker player Chad Brown, high stakes cash game player Rick Rahim, WPT Boot Camp instructor Nick Brancato, local players Paul Fisher and Meg Bertini, TV and Radio personality Richard Roeper, WGN and CSN Chicago's David Kaplan, Bust Out Poker Wear's Nikki Griffith, and Yang and Jaka return to the felt. 

If you're in Chicago, or get Comcast SportsNet on your local provider (including national broadcast on DirecTv and Dish Network) you can tune in this Sunday night at 7PM Central.  The show will also be broadcast on regional sports networks in the Washington D.C. area, the Mississippi gulf coast region, the West Coast, and in Florida.  Check your local listings. The show will be available here as well, to stream over the interwebs.

Another sneak peak after the break...

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Windy City Championship Attracts Poker Elite

The Chicago area had a champions battle during the Windy City Poker Championship in mid December as one World Series of Poker champion, two World Poker Tour champions and four Heartland Poker Tour champions were in attendance.

Colorful high-stakes amateur Rick Rahim (made famous from his stint on Fox’s the Big Game) was there along with fellow Big Game Loose Cannon Nadya Magnus. Rahim flew in a soldier from the East Coast who fought in the Iraq war.

“The WCPC tournaments are unique, giving local players a chance to battle it out with the top players in the world,” said Dick Carlson, playing in his third WCPC event.

Amanda Musumeci and Jamie Kerstetter, who both cashed in the 2011 WSOP main event, were on hand as well.

The four-day event kicked off with the Ante Up Magazine-Chicago Poker Championship as Nancy Fallah returned to try to defend her title and 2009 champ Leroy “Talk Show” Carver and 2010 winner Mike Sabbia were there.

McDermott & McDermottFor David McDermott, co-creator of the WCPC, this tournament may be his most memorable. The savvy veteran, runner-up at the Chicago Poker Classic six-handed event in 2010, found himself facing his son, David Jr., for the Ante Up Championship. David Jr., an 18-year-old business major at Illinois State, showed he was just as talented as his dad. His aggressive style in his first live tournament proved too much for his father, winning the Ante Up Championship.

The High Roller Winner Take All Invitational for the second year drew a star-studded field, including Jerry Yang, Richard Roeper, Faraz Jaka, Chad Brown, Rahim, David Kaplan and last year’s champ Nick Brancato. Two female amateurs, Meg Bertini and Nikki Griffith, were among the field, too.

“The $1,500 winner-take-all event was a great experience, giving me the chance to play with a caliber of player I usually don’t get to experience,” said Bertini, who won her seat that afternoon in a $75 satellite. For Griffith, who lost her mother to cancer, this was a special experience knowing proceeds from this event went to cancer research.

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