Newsletter September 2009 Vol II  


Upcoming Events

Saturday Oct 3, 2009
Hawthorne Racecourse
3501 S. Laramie Ave
Cicero, IL 60604

Earn POY Points
18 year olds welcome

Saturday Oct 10, 2009
Tilted Kilt
17 N. Wabash
Chicago Loop
"L" Stops Right in Front
If driving, $10 parking

Earn POY Points
18 year olds welcome

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Poker at Hawthorne Racecourse - 18 Year Olds are Welcome

Plenty of Lot Parking



Come on out to Hawthorne Racecourse on October 3rd. Their Thoroughbred Racing season begins on October 1st and we'll be playing poker on the second floor.

There will be plenty of room to enjoy your poker and plenty of food and drink. Since our Heads-Up Tournament on September 12th was such a huge success we will be offering it again.

1. $20 Satellites at 12:00 into the Main Event
2. Early Bird Tournament for $20 at 1:00 pm
2. Heads Up Tournament for $100 at 3:00
3. The Main Event Tournament for $110 at 7:00 pm.

There will be Satellite Sit N Go tournaments offering seats into the 7:00 Main Event Tournament staring at 12:00.
You can pre-register online for all tournaments and satellites to secure your seat up to forty-five minutes before each event.

Our cash games have really been growing. You will certainly find the  game you're looking for.  Sign up on the Web Board to reserve your seat.

If you are a Limit Game player we have the game for you. During the  October 3rd event our Limit Game rakes will be set to a maximum of $3 per hand. Players playing in the Limit games do not qualify for comps.

All players, 18+ years old are welcome at Hawthorne

I want to Pre-Register

Heads Up Tournament

Let's Do It Again!



We will once again offer a Heads-Up Tournament. Thirty-two players will again be the absolute maximum number of players. It will be single elimination until the Semi-Final round, then it will be double-elimination for the Semi-Finals

and double elimination for the Final. The buyin is $100, with the top four being paid.

 I want to Pre-Register for the Heads Up Tournament


Next Filming Being Planned

It Just Gets Better!


Mark your calendars!  The next and last filming for Windy City Poker Championship's Season #1 [produced by Fallah Productions Inc.] is planned to be a two day event and is currently scheduled to be videotaped on December 18th and 19th*. Venue To Be Determined. There will be a couple of "firsts" in this event.


1. The tournament will span two days, allowing for plenty of poker to be played.

2. There will be a Feature Table during the tournament, with players being shuffled in and out at the discretion of Main Event Charity Games. [feature table rules and information will be provided prior to the event]. Now, you won't have to make it to the Final Table to show off your poker skills on TV*.

Between the Feature Table and Final Table footage, coverage could possibly span over three separate broadcasts* on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

We will have plenty of Satellite tournaments leading up to this event, enabling you to win a seat into this Final Windy City Poker Championship taping for Season #1.

We may also be sending update information out through regular mail, so if you haven't registered as a Player on the Main Event Charity Games website you should do so now so you don't miss any information. We will NOT share your information with anyone.

More information to follow.

* Subject to change


Windy City Poker Championship is Growing!

No Longer Just Local


Windy City Poker Championship's broadcast reach is constantly growing. Beginning in October the show will be syndicated to the Florida market, with

expansion in additional markets currently being negotiated*.

The Chicago Poker scene, Main Event Charity Games, and Windy City Poker Championship is expanding to a National a part of it!

The next ALL-New broadcast will be on September 28th at 7pm and October 2nd at 3:30pm on Comcast SportsNet Chicago. Check your listings for the correct time, date, and channel listing.

Windy City Poker Championship T-Shirts will be at the next Main Event Charity Games poker event. For more information about how you can get your own shirt. Send an E-Mail to

* Subject to change