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2013 Chicago Poker Classic Schedule Announced

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Feb/20/2013
2013 Chicago Poker Classic Schedule Announced

Hammond, IN — Caesars Entertainment has announced the official schedule for the 4th Annual Chicago Poker Classic (CPC), taking place Wednesday, February 20 through Monday, March 4, 2013, at the $500 million Horseshoe Casino, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago.  Being held in The Venue — Horseshoe Casino’s 90,000 square foot entertainment center and home of the World Series of Poker Circuit event — the 2013 CPC is set to be better and richer than ever before.  With a $1 million guaranteed opening event and more than $600,000 being added to prize pools, satellites, cash game promotions and daily tournaments, the CPC will once again be the richest Chicago poker festival outside of the WSOP.

“We’re coming off the best year of participation in the history of the Chicago Poker Classic and we’re doing everything in our power to make this year’s event even better,” said Charlie Ciresi, CPC Tournament Director.  “We believe we have the best offering in terms of value and prize pool at these stakes and the most exciting rebuy, heads up, and winner take all formats.  The CPC is a must-play event for both the recreational and the professional player in the Midwest and beyond.”

The thirteen-day festival will feature more than nine poker tournaments across a wide range of buy-ins, formats and variants. Event highlights include a $1,000,000 guaranteed NL Hold’em re-entry opening event, a $5,000 Heads Up NL Hold’em (64 max) tournament and the NL Hold’em Championship with $60,000 being added to the pot. All players that qualify for multiple day twos this year will receive a guaranteed $3,000. Playing levels will also increase during the 2nd day of this year’s CPC and all 2nd day qualifiers will be guaranteed a payout. Additionally, for those with the stomach for it, this year’s CPC also features a $350 “Winner Take All” NL Hold’em event with $15,000 added to the pot.

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With a full schedule of tournaments, plus a $50,000 cash bonus to the CPC Player Point Leader of the 13-day series and a 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 to the Turbo Series Champion, the Chicago Poker Classic is set to draw some of Chicagoland’s best poker players to the felt. This year’s CPC will feature two different Turbo Series start times, one starting at 2pm and one at 6pm, both with unlimited re-entries until the end of the First Break. Players will enter with 8,000 chips during the 2pm Turbo Series and with 5,000 chips during the 6pm start time.

Last year’s event produced over $2,962,141 in total prize money, featuring 10,000 players and attracted top pros like Chad Brown, Robert Chow, Kurt Jewell, Aaron Steury, and Kevin Saul.  26-year-old Anthony Marsico from Bloomingdale, IL was crowned the main event champion and walked away with $265,825 in winnings. Ryan Leng of Sun City, AZ managed to win both bonuses in 2012, taking home a $50,000 cash bonus for being the CPC Player Point Leader and a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro V8 as the Turbo Series Champion.

Satellite tournaments are already running at the Horseshoe poker room, where players can begin their quest for poker glory. There’s also a wide range of satellite, tournament and daily cash game promotions, awarding over $350,000 worth of entries to the event.  From February 1-15, four times a day a randomly drawn cash game table will high card for a $1,100 Heads Up seat.  From Feb 16-20, six times a day a randomly drawn cash game table will high card for a $3,125 CPC Championship seat. Horseshoe will also feature daily Turbo NL Hold’em events and nightly NL Hold’em Tournaments for more opportunities than ever to earn a buy in to the big game.  All Mega & Super Satellites will have three additional CPC Championship seats added to each prize pool.

The 4th annual CPC tournament schedule includes:

DATE

TIME

Event #

EVENT

BUY-IN

$ ADDED

Feb. 20

Noon

1A

NL Hold'em- Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

 

 

 

   

Feb. 21

Noon

1B

NL Hold’em – Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 22

Noon

1C

NL Hold’em – Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 23

Noon

1D

NL Hold’em – Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb. 24

Noon

1E

NL Hold’em – Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

4pm

2

Pot Limit Omaha/$100 re-buys

$350

$15,000 Added

 

 

 

 

   

Feb. 25

Noon

1F

NL Hold’em – Re-entry

$350

$1M Guarantee

 

 

 

 

   

Feb. 26

Noon

3

Seven Game Mix

$1,100

$20,000 Added

 

 

 

 

   

Feb. 27

Noon

4

Heads Up NL Hold’em (64 Max)

$5,000

 

 

1pm

5

Winner Take All NL Hold’em

$350

$15,000 Added

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feb 28

Noon

 

Super Satellite

$240

 

 

4pm

 

Mega Satellite

$250

 

 

7pm

 

Super Satellite

$240

 

 

9pm

 

Mega Satellite

$250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1

Noon

6

NL Hold’em Championship

$3,200

$60,000 Added

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 2

Noon

7

Six Max NL Hold’em

$560

$20,000 Added

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 3

Noon

8

NL Hold’em

$350

$15,000 Added

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 4

Noon

9

NL Hold’em (One Day)

$240

$10,000 Added

 

For further information and the full schedule visit HERE

 

ABOUT CAESARS ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION

Caesars Entertainment Corporation is the world's largest casino entertainment company. Since its beginning in Reno, Nevada, more than 70 years ago, Caesars has grown through development of new resorts, expansions and acquisitions, and now operates casinos on four continents. The company's resorts operate primarily under the Harrah's®, Caesars® and Horseshoe® brand names. Caesars also owns the World Series of Poker® and the London Clubs International family of casinos. Caesars Entertainment is focused on building loyalty and value with its guests through a unique combination of great service, excellent products, unsurpassed distribution, operational excellence and technology leadership. Caesars is committed to environmental sustainability and energy conservation and recognizes the importance of being a responsible steward of the environment.  For more information, please visit www.caesars.com.

ABOUT HORSESHOE CASINO

The $500 million Horseshoe Casino, a Caesars Entertainment Corporation property, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago is the premier entertainment and gambling destination in Chicagoland.  Where legendary gaming lives on, Horseshoe boasts more than 350,000 square feet with over 3,000 slot machines, over 100 table games, one of the largest poker rooms in the Midwest, and more. The Venue at Horseshoe Casino is proud to offer the ultimate concert and entertainment destination and premier experience in a flexible space that can hold up to 3,300 guests. Dining elegance is not overlooked and guests can choose from a variety of dining options including; Jack Binion's Steak House which overlooks Lake Michigan and winner of the 2009, 2010, 2011 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and the May 2012 OpenTable Diners’ Choice award, around-the-globe variety at the Village Square Buffet, and a taste of Chicagoland’s best craft beer at Sixth Street Bar.

For more information, please visit: www.chicagohorseshoe.com.

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