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12th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament

AcesUp2018 topperOn Thursday, October 25, 2018 Urban Prep Academies will be hosting its 12th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament, making it one of the longest running charitable poker events in Chicago.  Hundreds of players will hit the felt, trying to best one another in this game of skill and chance, all vying for a piece of the prize purse valued at more than $10,000. 

You can register for this the 12th Annual Aces Up Charity Poker Tournament here. Tickets for spectators can be found there as well. 

Aces UP! 2017, Urban Prep’s 11th Annual Charity Poker Tournament, was held on Thursday, November 30th at The Chicago Sports Museum. With hundreds of players and spectators filling the place, and enjoying a world class buffet and open-bar, excitement and competition were at an all-time high.

Hosts Alexi Giannoulias, Richard Roeper, Chris Zorich and Urban Prep founder & CEO Tim King were back at it, adding extra energy to the night’s fun. Per usual, participating celebrities were marked men and women as bounty prizes were awarded to players for knocking them out of the tournament. These “Celebrity Bounties” fought as hard as they could, but ultimately surrendered their poker chips – and medals – to deserving competitors.

Perno Aces Up 2017

For the guests who weren’t trying their hands at poker, two new game tables were added to the mix: Blackjack and Roulette. Participants in these table games were allowed to cash their chips in for entrance into the Aces UP! 2017 raffle. The prizes included Chicago Bulls game tickets, certificates to Lettuce Entertain You restaurants, a $500 gift card and limited edition Nike basketball shoes designed specifically for Urban Prep.

There was additional pressure for the eight players who made it to the tournament’s final table, which was broadcast live online by Windy City Poker (and aired on Comcast SportsNet in 2018). They battled tirelessly for a piece of the prize pool valued at over $10,000. When the dust settled, Aces UP! 2017 champion Matt Perno was the last standing, claiming the coveted “ChampionCHIP” and earning a place on the golden Aces UP! Championship Trophy. 

This Saturday Night - Fifth Annual "ALL IN FOR A CURE" Poker & Casino Night!

Fifth Annual "ALL IN FOR A CURE" Poker & Casino Night!

You are cordially invited to the Fifth annual "ALL IN FOR A CURE" Poker & Casino Night!

Chicago Poker Club and Windy City Poker are giving away seats. Share this article on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag #CPC4aCure to enter!

This special night will feature dinner, premium open bar, silent auction, charitable poker tournament and charitable casino games. The grand prize winner of the poker tournament will win a $10,000 Main Event Seat to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas! This incredible event benefits the Chicago Diabetes Project in partnership with Special Kids Network.

When: This Saturday, September 15th, 2018
Doors open at 6:00pm
Cards Dealt at 7:15pm

Where: The Estate by Gene & Georgetti, 9421 W Higgins Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

For more information, including registration click here.

For tournament structure, click here.

Chicago Diabetes Event

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Aug 18 & 19 Konnor Jack's Mokena

Windy City Poker Championship

The VFW Post 2791 (CG-01786) & Windy City Poker Championship bring a charity poker/fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday August 18th & 19th @ Konnor Jack's 10160 191st Street Mokena (1 Mile west of LaGrange on 191st - Formerly Jenny's - New Owner, New Name).

Konnor Jacks has plenty of working Air Conditioning to help stay cool while playing poker! We will be in the main stage area and have the same great service you always expect from this familiar spot!

Saturday's schedule includes a NEW $50 Televised Online SNG @ 12p, our $135 Bounty @ 12p, a $110 Televised Online SNG @ 5p, & finally our popular 630p $65 Bounty Deepstack w Bonus chips for Canned Goods (Open to anyone to play). FREE PIZZA for Saturday night players.

Bonus chips are available for certain events for on-time arrival, canned goods, pre-registration, player referral & optional donations/membership.