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Horseshoe Casino announces Chicago Poker Classic schedule

23 February 2010

CHICAGO, Illinois -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- The all $500 million Horseshoe Casino, just 20 minutes from downtown Chicago, is excited to announce the return of the Chicago Poker Classic beginning on February 26 through March 7, 2010. The Chicago Poker Classic will be held in The Venue, Horseshoe Casino's 90,000 square foot entertainment center, and home of the World Series of Poker Circuit Event. Don't miss the action!

Over $350,000 of prize money has been added to the tournament this year including a stunning 2010 Porsche Cayman S for Event # 6, the Midwest's only Heads Up Tournament.

Pre-Registration for Event #6 Heads Up Tournament is at The Venue box office located on the second level of the casino. Pre-Registration for all numbered events is available now in the Horseshoe Poker Room from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM daily. Once the event begins, participants may register in The Venue lobby beginning at 10am.

One Chicago Poker Classic Main Event seat will be added to all 7:00 PM second chance tournaments leading up to the Main Event. All Chicago Poker Classic numbered events will be two-day events except event #7 (a three day event) and event #9 (a one day event).

Please see additional information and tournament schedule below:

The Chicago Poker Classic Tournament schedule, including buy-ins and structure information, is as follows:

• Friday, February 26 – #1 No Limit Hold'em* o Noon CST, $200 + 30 + 10 buy-in, 10,000 starting chips, $10,000 added money
• Friday, February 26 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Saturday, February 27 – #2 No Limit Hold'em* o Noon CST, $300 + 40 + 10 buy-in, 15,000 starting chips, $15,000 added money
• Saturday, February 27 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Sunday, February 28 – #3 ½ NLH ½ POL* o Noon CST, $500 + 50 + 10 buy-in, 20,000 starting chips, $20,000 added money
• Sunday, February 28 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Monday, March 1 – #4 No Limit Hold'em (6 handed)* o Noon CST, $300 + 40 + 10 buy-in, 15,000 starting chips, $15,000 added money
• Monday, March 1 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Tuesday, March 2 – #5 No Limit Hold'em* o Noon CST, $200 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 10,000 starting chips, $10,000 added money
• Tuesday, March 2 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Wednesday, March 3 - #6 No Limit Hold'em Heads Up* o Noon CST, $1000 + 100 buy-in, 15,000 starting chips, 2010 Porsche Caymen S added money o Note: Event #6 may be limited to 64 players
• Wednesday, March 3 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Thursday, March 4 – Super Satellite with $100 re-buys o Noon CST, $200 + 30 buy-in, 2,000 starting chips, 3 ME Seats added money
• Thursday, March 4 – Mega Satellite o 4 PM CST, $300 + 40 + 10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, 3 ME Seats added money
• Thursday, March 4 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 +10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Thursday, March 4 – Super Satellite with $100 re-buys o 9 PM CST, $200 + 30 buy-in, 2,000 starting chips, 3 ME Seats added money
• Friday, March 5: #7 Main Event – No Limit Hold'em Main Event*** o Noon CST, $3,000 + 125 buy-in, 25,000 starting chips, $60,000 added money
• Friday, March 5 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + 20 +10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips, ME Seat added money
• Saturday, March 6 – #8 No Limit Hold'em* o Noon CST, $300 + 40 + 10 buy-in, 15,000 starting chips, $15,000 added money
• Saturday, March 6 – Second Chance o 7 PM CST, $100 + $20 +$10 buy-in, 5,000 starting chips
• Sunday, March 7 – #9 No Limit Hold'em*** o Noon CST, $200 + 30 + 10 buy-in, 10,000 starting chips, $10,000 added money
• Sunday, March 7 – Main Event Final Table o 4 PM CST

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