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3rd Annual Chicago No-Limit Texas Holdem Poker Championship

WHAT: The 3rd Annual No-Limit Texas Holdem Championship. To see reviews of the 2007 and 2008 Championships, please visit the following:
http://www.chicagopok...

WHO: Open to all members of this Meetup Group and their guests. Must be 21 with ID. You do not need to have "qualified" to participate in this Open Tournament.

WHEN: Sun., June 14th 2009

RSVP: Please RSVP if you are sure you're coming so we have a reasonably accurate estimate of attendance.

WHERE / TRANS: Dave & Busters, 1030 N. Clark St. Chicago. Red Line El-Subway stops at Division 2 blocks north. 22 bus at front door, 36 Broadway bus runs nearby. 10 minutes and $7 to 10 by taxi from Union Station.

TIME: Registration starts at 200pm. We'll shuffle up and deal promptly at 230pm

GAME: No-Limit Texas Holdem. Pursuant to Roberts Rules of Poker and the guidelines of the Poker Tournament Directors Association.

DOUBLE ELIMINATION: This tournament will be played "double elimination". Upon first bust-out all players will receive a re-entry stack equal to 30 X the next big blind level. Those players not requiring a re-entry will receive an add-on equal to the current re-entry amount at break/color-up. This arrangement gives all players 2 full opportunities to win, and effectively means that to win the tournament, the champion will have to "beat everyone twice", leaving no doubt they deserve the title.

FREE. NO GAMBLING: This event is free, there is no buy-in or gambling. No cash prizes, trophies or things of value, no free food/drinks, etc. Strictly for entertainment.

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  • Solomon

    I had a lot of fun.

    June 18, 2009

  • mike

    Congratulations to Kostis Tsonis who emerged as our Champion after coming from quite a chip deficit. One major well-hidden hand made all the difference as runner-up Jamie played fantastic poker. As a gauge of difficulty, the final table featured no less than FIVE players who have qualified for the Player of the Decade Tournament. See you at the next Championship !

    June 16, 2009

  • jewel

    one huge glitch! please no one touch the cards on the table if you are not in the hand, including burn cards etc, this led to a snafu that had huge consequences for me! Except for that moment, it was terrific fun as usual!

    June 15, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time at the poker tourney and enjoyed meeting several new people. I've learned a great deal from the experience.

    June 14, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time, better than i thought i would, exchanged phone #'s, a very fun group of people.

    June 14, 2009

  • Dwayne K.

    I attended and aprticipated in last years Chicago Poker Championship and was impressed not only by the camaraderie everyone shared but also the competition and professionalism in which the tournament was conducted. I look forward to seeing and playing against all of you again!!

    May 18, 2009

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