The 2015 CPC Thus Far — Seven New Winners, Six $10,000 WSOP Seats Still up in the Air

The 2015 Chicago Poker Classic kicked off just over one week ago with Event 1, a $360 NLH tournament with six starting flights, extended payouts and three $2,000 CPC Main Event seats added. Chicago’s own Zal Irani bested the 2,296-player field to the tune of $100,000 and his second CPC victory.

“I couldn’t pick any other place I’d want to play,” Irani said following the win. “Las Vegas in the summer is fun for the World Series [of Poker], but coming into [the Horseshoe], honestly it reminds me of playing football in high school. I walk in here and it feels like home. I couldn’t ask for anything better. It’s hard not feeling pretty confident being in this place.”

Since Irani’s victory, six more players joined him as CPC champions including Chicago police officer Michael Younan and Bluff Magazine’s 2010 Online Player of the Year William Slaght, Jr.

While seven events are in the books, three more remain to be decided. Additionally, the Horseshoe put up six $10,000 WSOP Main Event seats set to be doled out in postlim and non-numbered events.

Here’s a look at the winners thus far followed by a look at the events still to come:

2015 Chicago Poker Classic results

 Upcoming numbered events

  • Event #8B: $2,000 Main Event, Saturday, March 13 at noon CT
    • One $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat added
  • Event #9: $250 NLH – Saturday, March 14 at 3 and 6 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at noon, 3 and 6 p.m.
    • 2015 Lexus IS 350, $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat, $8,000 added
  • Event #10: $360 Turbo – Monday, March 16 at noon
    • Three $10,000 WSOP Main Event seats added
  • $250 NLH last chance turbo
    • One $10,000 WSOP Main Event seat added

A full look at the series schedule is available under the “2015 CPC Schedule” header above on web or by clicking the “Menu” tab on mobile.

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