Indeed, even as the action got under way at 2 p.m. Central Time on the main stage of The Venue on the wrong side of Hammond's multitudinous railroad tracks, all eyes were directed at the two-story-tall television screen parked 10 feet away from the final table, upon which the Bears and the Detroit Lions fought throughout the afternoon.
It made a pleasant diversion though, during the commercial breaks, as the nine survivors from Friday's 165 initial entrants competed throughout the day to reduce that number to a single champion.
Chi-Town's interview with PokerListings.com.
For his runner-up finish, Koral officially takes $126,120. Congratulations to both finalists and to the staff at the Horseshoe in Hammond, who put on a hell of a show this weekend! Oh, and Da Bears won too, 96-14 - and that was the halftime score*.
*actual score was 27-23 Bears, but don't tell the Superfans.