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How to Win at March Madness

There's a lot out there to play for. For the players, sure. But more importantly, for you. 
Use this guide to take full advantage of the Big Dance.

Ben Gordon's Tip-off Party

Ben Gordon's Tip-off Party

A fundraiser disguised as something a lot more fun, Ben Gordon's party at the Bull & Bear Thursday gets you your own beer tap, TV with tournament action and an X-Box to play during commercials. Just watch the derogatory comments about UConn…

No cost (donation), 7pm, Mar 19, 431 N. Wells St (at Illinois), 312-527-5973

The Fifty/50's Bracket Madness

The Fifty/50's Bracket Madness

Here's the deal: download a bracket here and turn it in before Thursday by email. First place gets a signed Derrek Lee jersey. Miss the deadline? Bring in your bracket each round for a stamp, and maybe you'll get Cubs/Sox tickets. Or the bartender's life story.

Mar 19-Apr 6, 2047 W. Division St, 773-489-5050, download bracket here

Stretch Run's Tourney Twofer

Stretch Run's Tourney Twofer

Because 64 games isn't quite enough action, your favorite upscale OTB in River North offers the benefit of horseracing (and legal gambling). Bet on the ponies, watch the hoops on 240 screens and feast on the tourney-special bucket of wings and pitcher of beer for $20.

Mar 19-Apr 6, 544 N. LaSalle (N. of Grand), 312-644-4477

Harry Caray's Bracket Challenge

Harry Caray's Bracket Challenge

Fill out the most psychic-esque bracket here, and Harry's will send you and three friends to St. Louis on a private jet to watch Cubs-Cards from behind home plate (and with plenty of beer). There are also prizes for the worst bracket. Cornell to win it all, anyone?

Timothy O'Toole's Dutch Treat

Timothy O'Toole's Dutch Treat

Your friends at Tim O'Toole's are going Dutch on the Madness: for each Heineken keg-can you order before noon tomorrow, you can fill out a bracket. Prognosticate well, and you'll win a trip for two to Amsterdam, plus $5K in cash. Now what to spend it on…

No limit on entries, 622 N. Fairbanks Ct (at Ontario), 312-642-5282

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