ChipcoBanner web

Windy City Poker Championship

Hello Everyone! So with Illinois soon moving to Phase 3. WCPC will look to plan its first events back with proper guidelines & protective measures when we move into Phase 4 & are able to work with hosting charities to acquire event licenses w no more than 50 people. This also may mean with staff members that only a max of 6 tables will be in play that will include cash games and tournament tables. The determination of location occupancy and or space between tables will determine if that is the limitation.

The first event may be first weekend of July.
All of the below information is subject to change and or adjustments as we get closer but here is the plan we currently have in place.
Social Distancing Measures will allocate bonus chips for the following
- Bringing your own mask (Required)
- Bringing your own pen (Not Required but helpful)
- Paying with proper change (Not Required but helpful)
- Bringing your own Hand Sanitizer (Not Required but helpful)
- Cash players who bring their own mask, hand sanitizer, and pens will get additional hours towards a $3,000 free-roll and or bonus food/drink comps
- Bringing your own gloves (Not Required to wear but allowable and helpful).
All players and volunteers/staff will be required to wear a mask while participating in the event. Gloves are optional to wear. Eating will not be allowed at the table at anytime. Players/Volunteers/Staff temperature will be taken during registration and must be below 100 degrees F to participate.
Players must also sign participation release form prior to playing.
Bonus chips applicable for 12p MTT and 630p MTT @ 1,000 chips per item. Bonus chips applicable for 12p/230/5p SNG's 500 chips per item.
Players without a mask may purchase one at registration with proceeds going to hosting charities.
12p - $40+$10 Opt Bonus Televised Online SNG - 8k chips - 6 players max Winner Take All - Table #1
12p - $40+$10 Opt Bonus Televised Online SNG - 8k chips - 6 players max Winner Take All - Table #2 (Second table might be added to event)
12p - $100+$25 bounty+$10 optional bonus - Unlimited full priced Re-entry (Bad Beat Eligible, Not canned goods eligible) - 35k chips - 20/25 min blinds - $25 Bounty returned to format - 6 player max
230p - $40+$10 Opt Bonus Televised Online SNG - 8k chips - 6 players max Winner Take All - Table #1 only 
5p - $100+$10 Opt Bonus Televised Online SNG - 15k chips - 6 players max Winner Take All - Table #1 only 
630p $60+$10 Opt Bonus Deep Stack  - 20k chips - 20/15 min blinds - $30 re-buys first 9 levels - $10 add on end of entry for 15k chips - 3 canned goods get 6k bonus chips - - 6 player max  
$1/$2 cash game - 6 player max with ...$50 min - $300 max buy-in. 6 max table is $3 max rake with +$1 promo. $1 promo will return to collection for prize pool for next $3k main event plus food promotions. 
WSOP High Hand & Rake Back suspended till additional players per table are applicable safely. Players with WSOP seats and or Rake Back must collect their rake back and or participate in their WSOP seats within the first two months of re-opening when tournaments are schedule. After that second month the funds will go back to the promotional pool for the $3k main event and food vouchers.

March 14th only @ Marcus Cinema Country Club Hills

Windy City Poker Championship

United Sertoma (CG-02933), & Windy City Poker Championship are hosting a Charity Poker Event on Saturday March 14th, 2020 @ Marcus Cinema   4201 w 167th Street Country Club Hills


Saturday March 14th
$1/$2 cash @ 12p - $50 min to $500 or $1,000 max
$1 PER HOUR RAKE BACK SYSTEM - (3) High Card WSOP Drawings @ 130,430,930p
12p - $40+$10 Televised Online SNG - (PRE REG - 708-935-2861)
12p - $100+$25+$10 Bounty Deep Stack - 35k chips - 5k on-time bonus chips - $25 bounties on each player - 1st Place includes a $150 CB Seat
230p - $40+$10 Televised Online SNG - (PRE REG - 708-935-2861)
5p - $100+$10 Televised Online SNG - (PRE REG - 708-935-2861)
630p - $60+$10 Deep Stack - 20k chips - 20/15 min blinds - $30 rebuys - 1st Place includes a $150 CB Seat
$2,500 Tournament Bad Beat w Room Share for 12p & 630p MTT's

HFS Scholars

2016 HFS Scholars Chicago Casino Night Poker TournamentJoin HFS Chicago Scholars Friday, May 13 at 6:00pm for their 5th annual Poker and Casino Night - "All In for Scholars" which includes a chance to win a seat to the Main Event at World Series of Poker (valued at $10,000) in Las Vegas!

The event is being held at a new venue this year, Galleria Marchetti at 825 W Erie. Your $150 ticket ($150 thru April 16 only, then $200) includes food, drinks and entry into the Texas Hold 'em Poker Tournament with $5000 of poker chips to start. Poker chips have no cash value. Casino only players can attend for a discounted $100 ($125 March 15 - April 16, $150 after April 16.)

Chicago Poker Club is giving away seats. Share this article on Facebook or Twitter with hashtag#CPCScholars to enter!

Attire: Cocktail, Business Casual or Dressy Casual is appropriate.

Click here to learn more and register!

HFS Chicago Scholars assists economically disadvantaged Chicago inner-city high school students who show academic and leadership promise achieve their educational goals by providing financial assistance and mentoring. They provide the following to their scholars:

  • financial assistance to attend top Chicago private high schools;
  • Academic Directors dedicated to each high school class and one-on-one mentors;
  • four-year written commitment specifying performance expectations;
  • college visits, selection and admissions support.

Hollywood Poker Challenge Aug 29-31

This weekend the Hollywood Poker Challenge kicks off its $100,000 guaranteed prize pool main event at the Hollywood Casino in Toledo Ohio.

So far the events and qualifiers leading up to the $1,070 deep stack re-entry main event have been a great success. Ken Lambert at the Hollywood Casino Poker Room has designed an amazing tournament series that culminates this weekend with a multi-day/multi-flight championship. Click here for google maps info

Saturday at 2:15pm players will participate in Day1A of the main event which features a 20,000 chip deep stacked structure. Players can re-enter if they go broke or try their luck again on Day 1B which kicks off on Sunday at 2:15pm.

Players who advance from both flights will re-start day 2 on Monday at 12:15 and play to a champion!

For those who want to win their way into the $1,070 main can do so by participating in either $20 Super Satellites, or $125 Mega Satellites on Friday thru Sunday!

Several local Chicago players including Windy City Poker Championship's Kirk Fallah will be heading out to toledo to play in the $1,070 main event. Kirk is so excited to participate and is confident in his victory that he is going to donate 10% of his winnings to (2) local charities that have participated in Windy City Poker Championship events. He also has decided to buy-in one lucky Windy City Poker Championship player/fan to either the 8-30-14 10:30 am $125 Mega Satellite, or the 8-31-14 10:15am $125 Mega Satellite. The first player who email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the nickname for Pocket Fours according to Kirk Fallah (4-4) will receive a free entry into the $125 Mega Sat of their choice on those two days.

There are a variety of hotel rooms you can stay at while playing in the event. The poker room will discount your hotel room $2 for every live hour of cash you play, or $10 for every tournament over $100 you play in while in Toledo....not too bad! Click here for a list of local hotels ask poker room for details.




Player must have a Marquee rewards card and a valid government issued ID to enter or claim any prize. Management may change or cancel any offer or promotion with OCCC approval. Not valid if you participate in the Voluntary Exclusion program. Must be 21 years or older. Offer valid only at Hollywood casino Toledo. Pending OCCC approval - Gambling Problem? Call 1-800-589-9966

The player who wins the $125 entry must provide their own travel to and from the event in addition to paying for their own hotel stay. Depending on resources, the player may ride with others heading to the event on Friday at 6pm in the South Suburbs and split hotel stay with another player. Approximate cost for ride/hotel share will be $30 for gas, and $75-$100 for three nights of hotel stay before tax. Ride back will be Monday afternoon or evening when last remaining Chicago player is eliminated from the Day 2 of the main event. For info call 708-935-2861. This promotion is via Kirk Fallah and Windy City Poker Championship and not by any other company or entity. All rights reserved. Windy City Poker Championship reserves the right to change, alter or, cancel this promotion at any time without notice or reason.