Experience elegance and drama surrounded by casino tables, aerialist performances, Bond theme music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.
The evening will belong to the legacy of 007 with Bond themes weaved throughout the program and design. Erin Boheme, first discovered by Michael Buble, will set the tone with sultry renditions of Bond’s most memorable themes. Enveloped in drama will be captivating performances from aerialists as they drop from the ceiling of the Grand Ballroom while masquerading guests relish the casino tables. Sip on themed cocktails from the premium open bar and savor chef-driven hors d'oeuvres while you play out the evening of extravagance.
The 2014 broadcast of Windy City Poker Championship -- including the $1,000 Qualifier Tournament, $3,000 Single Table Tournament, and the first ever low-stakes, televised $2/$5/$10 No Limit Hold em Cash Game -- is now available online.
At 6pm there is the brand new Windy City Poker League which will be a 10 month points league that keeps track of your success during each monthly tournament. Regular payouts like any normal MTT tournament. The $75 buy-in includes $5 towards the championship pot, food and drink during break with the remaining money going to the player prize pool.
* All events are subject to change or cancellation at anytime. Event dates, times, and locations subject to change. Each tournament has an optional table bonus as represented in the schedule. Must be 18 or over to participate. Hosted by Suburban Fellowship Club of Forest Park IL CG-02633. All payouts adhere to the Illinois Charitable Games Act.
The 4th annual All-In for Wishes charity poker tournament to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation was held in Albany New York this past weekend. This year's event featured a televised livestream with hole card information via an RFID Poker table from Ted Leahy at Lucky Leahy's. The TV production started right after the re-buy period ended and went all the way to a crowning of a champion.
More than 5 hours of coverage was hosted by James Allen, Kirk Fallah, Greg Merson, and Lee Childs. Over $20,000 was raised at the event which will go to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. You can watch the coverage on Youtube.
This post originally appeared on the geekchicago.com blog and is being re-printed here with permission.
Technology is infiltrating life in ways we may not even expect. One of those areas is the poker arena.
Technology may have just found a way to "solve" poker. What does that mean? Consider a simple game like tic-tac-toe. If player A does one move, then with the goal of winning in mind, player B has an optimal move, guaranteed to put him on a path to victory (or in this game, at least a "draw".) It is a "solved" game.
Poker is way more complicated than that, though... right?
Yes, and no. It seems that this new "pokerbot" artificial intelligence that provides the "brains" over 200 Texas Hold 'Em Heads Up machines across the US basically always comes out on top. The pokerbot uses knowledge that it has from billions of staged rounds of poker, fed through neural networks (essentially a complex decision making formula), resulting in an unpredictable but virtually unbeatable poker player.
In fact, it took the developers 2 years to dumb down the system enough so that players wouldn't walk away. Even so, its estimated that only 100 around the world will be able to beat it on a regular basis.
...you and I are probably not one of those 100. But it's worth a try, right?
We reached out to Dave Thornton, the CEO of Skill in Games, a company dedicated to separating out the luck component from the game of poker to measure a player's relative skill quotient to understand whether or not the game has truly been solved. When asked, "is the game of poker solved", he had this to say:
Yes in the sense that [Artificial Intelligence engines] exist which can profitably play heads-up limit hold'em against tough opponents. No in the more formal sense - as far as I know, we haven't fully enumerated a game theory optimal strategy for heads-up limit hold'em.
The first two episodes of the season showcase the spring heads up eight man tournament, including Rick Rahim, Nick Jivkov, Pawel Andrzejewski, and Ryan Leng.
The second half of episode two features the $3000 buy-in single table tournament featuring WPT Boot Camp instructor Nick Brancato, 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker, WLS and Sun-Times' Richard Roeper, ABC7's Ron Magers, Circuit Event Champion Aaron Massey, and additional pros and amateurs.
On Saturday, April 27, 2013, the American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled and the B’nai B’rith Sports Lodge will be holding its 7th Annual Poker Tournament and Casino Night at the Mart Plaza in Chicago, IL.
Event Date : Saturday, April 27,2013
Event Time : 6pm to Midnight
Event Location: Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL. 350 W Mart Center Dr Chicago, Illinois 60654
According to a Stipulation and Order of Settlement filed on Tuesday, former Full Tilt Poker board member Howard Lederer has settled his civil case with the Southern District New York.
Lederer was one of four Full Tilt Poker board of directors named in a September 2011 Amended Civil Complaint in which the Government sought the forfeiture of $42.5 million paid by the company to Lederer. The U.S. Attorney's Office alleged that Full Tilt Poker operated as a "massive Ponzi scheme," and claimed that the board defrauded the players out of more than $330 million.
In September of this year, Lederer and the other board members were named in a Second Amended Civil Complaint, introducing new forfeiture charges including the purchase of assets with “illegal proceeds.” The Second Amended Complaint gave a detailed account of Lederer’s expenditures from the end of 2006 up until September 2011, and provided records indicating that Lederer used illegal funds for retirement funds, mortgage payments, property taxes and to purchase numerous vehicles...