re: Poker & Turning Stone in New York?
I realize that this thread is a bit old but I just wanted to drop a quick message say that tonight was the first time for me and one of my friends. We played only NLHE $1/$2 cash game and both profited decently.
At about 2:30 PM we sat down to a fairly quiet table, conversationally speaking. There were a few people that would chat with you but it seemed mostly hush hush. The games seemed fairly soft with a lot of young faces. Some of these young guys know what they are doing though. I basically picked my spots and played strictly TAG. My king high flush was paid off nicely to another flush where a he held 103 suited. Thats the type of action that makes me fuzzy on the inside.
Later, we happened to sit at a table with a fair amount of regulars and they were more than happy to chat it up. They told us that Saturdays are THE day to show up. They claimed that many young players show up with the minimum buy in of $50 and play a bit too loose. I generally found this to be accurate.
They also have a thing called stack attack where the house will draw a random table and add $100 to the next pot. It hit the table multiple times while I was there for about an hour and a half. I was told it was actually a very rare thing to have it pop up over and over like that. Sadly, I was dealt 28os on the first one a sub-par holding of J8 os the second time. What can you do?
The staff was very friendly and more that happy to chat away with you...with the exception of one rude dealer. That's just less tips for him as far as I'm concerned. The pace was good if you ask me. The drinks come around fast. No alcohol by the way.
I had a great time and I will be sure to go back.