Windy City Poker Championship Returns March 6

Windy City Poker Championship Winner Take All

Windy City Poker Championship returns to your television set Sunday, March 6, 2011 with its most exciting content yet.  13 new episodes debut in 2011, beginning with the Heads Up Tournament, featuring 2007 WSOP Main Event Champion Jerry Yang, movie critic, columnist, and radio host Richard Roper, Mark "Poker Ho" Kroon, WPT Boot Camp Instructor Nick Brancato, St. Louis Poker Pro, and founder of Saint Louis Poker, Scotty Clark, local amateur, former WCPC champ Brent White, and number of other great poker players from around the Chicagoland area and the region. 

If you're in Chicago, or get Comcast SportsNet on your local provider (including naitonal broadcast on DirecTv and Dish Network) you can tune in this Sunday night at 9PM Central.  The show will also be broadcast on regional sports networks in the Washington D.C. area, the Mississippi gulf coast region, and in Florida.  Check your local listings. 

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Shaun Deeb Owes Chris Cosenza $50

Do we have a scandal brewing?!

On January 27, 2011 Chicago Poker Club and Windy City Poker Championship cast and crew headed down to Orange Park, FL to the Orange Park Kennel Club, home to the JAX Poker Room, for the 2nd Annual Chad Brown No Limit Texas Hold 'em Championship.

In the coming days and weeks, we'd like to share stories, pictures and videos of the adventure.  In the meantime, I'd like to corroborate a story I heard on the February 3rd Ante Up Poker Podcast, for the purposes of getting a friend $50 (at the expense of another new friend).  ;)

Our good friends Scott Long and Chris Cosenza, from Ante Up Magazine came to the event as spectators, journalists, and hosts of the upcoming television production.  They are also doing some guest hosting on Windy City Poker Championship, so Kirk set them down in front of the camera to record some on-camera introductions, transitions, and so on. 

I'm not saying our buddies at Ante Up are camera shy, but... well... they needed a few minutes to warm up after being away from the critical camera eye for so many months.  After a few failed attempts at landing a drop, Shaun Deeb bet Chris $50 that he wouldn't nail the spot on the next take.  Let my video tell the rest of the story:

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Poker Celebs and Local Enthusiasts Square Off for TV

The third and final event of the Main Event Charity Games, televised for Windy City Poker Championship, weekend (seems like that should have 30 hyphens) was the "Winner Take All" event, featuring poker greats, and poker faces known only the Chicago enthusiasts.  The 8-player table featured Richard Roeper, Jerry Yang, Mark Kroon, Nick Brancato, and Scotty Clark. The table also included Chicago locals David "The Fish" Backstrom, "Sergeant" Sergeant Gary Carr, Kevin Boyd and our Deep Stack Event runner up Ted Leahy.

The event had a $1500 buy-in, with the winner taking down the full prize pool.  The winner is disclosed after the break.

Windy City Poker Championship Winner Take All Table featuring Richard Roeper, Nick Brancato, Jerry Yang, Mark Kroon, Scott Clark, Gary Carr, Ted Leahy, and Kevin Boyd.

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