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Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament

The Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament is a night when Governors and friends try their luck at winning for the cause. The trendy event mingles chance and charity into one unforgettable game!

2016 Poker

On Friday, April 8th, the FCCI hosted the eagerly anticipated 9th Texas Hold'Em Poker Night at Plaza Antique. This year’s theme was inspired by Classic Rock music. The trendy event mingled chance and charity into one unforgettable game! The Poker event raised over $60 000, which will help support local charities and Quebec not-for-profit organizations. A portion of the proceeds will also go to the Liana’s Dream Foundation in support of Type I Diabetes research.

The event organizers, Governors Frank Cianci and Danny Di Schiavi, welcomed over 230 poker aficionados, who played well into the morning hours. The event was animated by Heather B. from CHOM 97.7. The tournament grand prize winner, Mr. Ian Ronald, won two plane tickets from Montreal to anywhere in North America, Central America, Bermuda, Caribbean, or Mexico.

2016 Poker Tournament Slideshow 

2014 Poker

On March 21, 2014 the FCCI hosted the eagerly anticipated 8th Annual Texas Hold'Em Poker Night. This year’s theme was inspired by Marvel Superheroes. The trendy event mingled chance and charity into one unforgettable game! The Poker event has raised $75 000, which will help support local charities and Québec not-for-profit organizations.   

The event organizers, Mr. Enzo Reda and Mr. Peter Pomponio, and the honorary president, Mr. Danny Di Schiavi, welcomed over 225 poker aficionados, who played well into the morning hours. The event was animated by Freeway Frank from Virgin Radio Montreal. The tournament grand prize winner was Mr. Jimmy Cammisano. 

2014 Poker Tournament Slideshow

2013 Poker

Last Friday, February 22nd, the Vice Versa reception hall was turned into a scene from A Thousand and One Nights as the FCCI hosted the eagerly anticipated 7th Annual Texas Hold'Em Poker Night. This year’s theme was inspired by the Arabian Nights. Everything from the setting, guests and decor gave off an authentic oriental feel. The cards and chips were played for a good cause, with net proceeds of $120,000 going to support local charities and non-profit organizations within Québec. 

The event organizers, Mr. Enzo Reda and Mr. Peter Pomponio, and the honorary president, Mr. Raffaele Gerbasi, welcomed over 200 poker aficionados, who played well into the morning hours. The tournament grand prize winner was Mr. Jonathan Albanese.

2013 Poker Tournament Slideshow

2012 Poker

On February 24, 2012, Le Crystal was turned into a veritable Western salloon, as the FCCI hosted the 6th Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Night. This year’s theme was inspired from the Wild Wild West. Everything from the setting, guests and decor gave off an authentic country atmosphere. The cards and chips were played for a good cause, with net proceeds of $110,000 going to support local charities and non-profit organizations within Québec. 

The event organizers, Mr. Enzo Reda and Mr. Peter Pomponio, and the honorary co-presidents, Mr. Carlo Scalzo and Mr. Andrea Telaro, welcomed over 250 Western aficionados, who played well into the morning hours. The tournament grand prize winner was Mr. Eftichios Diamantakos.

2012 Poker Tournament Slideshow 

The FCCI  was thrilled to host this evening with six hockey players from the Montreal Canadiens: Brian Gionta, Louis Leblanc, Josh Gorges, Lars Eller, Max Pacioretty and Erik Cole.

2012 VIP Dinner with the Habs Slideshow 

2011 Poker

On February 18, 2011, Plaza Volare was turned into a veritable Casino Royale, as the FCCI hosted its highly anticipated 5th Annual Texas Hold’Em Poker Night. The evening was quintessentially Bond as everything from the setting, guests and decor gave off the elegance and style now synonymous with 007. The cards and chips were played for a good cause, with net proceeds of $125,000 going to support local charities and non-profit organizations within Québec.

The event organizers, Mr. Enzo Reda and Mr. Peter Pomponio, and the honorary president, Mr. Vincent Albanese, welcomed close to 300 Bond aficionados, who played well into the morning hours. The tournament grand prize winner, Mr. Riccardo Magini, walked away with Air Canada airfare for two to any North American destination.

2011 Poker Tournament Slideshow 

2011 VIP Dinner with the Habs Slideshow 

2010 Poker

On 26 March 2010, the great icons of the sixties, the stars and the clothes of that mythical period transformed the reception hall at Plaza Volare and contributed to the success of the 4th Annual Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament.

 

The organizers, Mr. Enzo Reda, Mr. Peter Pomponio, and the honorary president, Mr. Aldo Vicenzo, welcomed over 260 poker enthusiasts who played until the crack of dawn. The tournament winner was Mr. Roberto PietrovitoThe FCCI raised $85,000 that will be redistributed to various non-profit organizations within Québec.


 

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