CPC Main Event Preview — $2,000 Buy in, $1MM Guarantee, One $10K WSOP Seat Added by the Horseshoe

Event #8AB $2,000 Main Event (one $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat added)

Last year's Chicago Poker Classic Main Event champion, Eddie Ochana, defeated 745 players to earn $217,810 and a $10,000 seat in the WSOP Main Event.

Last year’s Chicago Poker Classic Main Event champion, Eddie Ochana, defeated 745 players to earn $217,810 and a $10,000 seat in the WSOP Main Event.

It’s the eve of the Chicago Poker Classic Main Event at Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Ind. The first of two starting flights in the $2,000 finale, which boasts a $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and a $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event seat added by the Horseshoe, kicks off tomorrow at noon CT. By the time cards go in the air for Flight A, the property will have given away more than 60 seats to the event in preliminary tournaments alone and dozens more in the cash room.

Last year’s finale drew 745 players and saw Chicago’s own Eddie Ochana (pictured) walk with the $217,810 first prize and a $10,000 WSOP seat.

“It feels very good,” the hometown hero said in 2014. “I had my supporters following me and it’s a good feeling to pull out the win in front of them.”

Players begin this year’s championship with a 25,000-chip starting stack and 40 minutes levels to start. Registration remains open through Level 9 each day with Day 1s concluding following Level 16.

Here’s a closer look at this year’s event:

  • Tournament features $10,000 in added prizes
  • Flight A begins tomorrow at noon, Flight B Saturday at noon
  • Players start with 25,000 chips
  • Blinds begin at 50/100
  • Unlimited re-entry permitted through the registration period (player must bust or forfeit chips prior to re-entering)
  • A 45-minute dinner break occurs after Level 9 (~6:30 p.m.)
  • Registration remains open until the start of Level 10 (~7:15 p.m.)
  • Day 1s conclude following Level 16 (~12:15 a.m.)
  • Levels 1-12 are 40 minutes, Levels 13-16 are 50 minutes, Levels 17+ are 60 minutes
  • Day 2 begins Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Winner receives $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat added courtesy of the Horseshoe

A look at the tournament structure sheet is available under the “2015 CPC Structure Sheets” header above on web or under the “Menu” tab on mobile.

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