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tenbob

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Just out of interest, im going to make this one a public poll.

I play live at least 3 times a week, I find it more profitable and enjoyable than playing on-line. But maybe thats just me !
 
Nick

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Nice thread, I play one a month with a bunch of friends, for fairly low stakes.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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Hardly ever anymore since most of the friends I used to play with moved to London.
 
JAMILE1

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I play a weekly live game with friends and stakes range from 10-30 buyin usually get around 10 people small friendly games.
 
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I play a weekly tournament with my poker league with $200 tournament every month and a $1100 tournament every quarter (3 months).
 
KillerKat

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I play once maybe twice a week, more profitable for me too. I really enjoy live play quite alot more than online. I think its the people interaction thing.
 
AnnoDomino

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every 2 or 3 weeks with friends, so low buy-in, just enough to make it intresting but not enough to fall out over

never played at a casino or at a money event other than with friends

where do you play three times a week tenbob and with who???

anno
 
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Started off playing every 2 weeks or so with friends, we then (myself and KillerKat) started up a game in a local bar every Monday. We usually have 2-3 tables going at this stage. That game is now on every Sunday as well. And there is also a bar game on every Thursday for a higher buy-in.

If you guys want any advise on how to set this up give me a shout and ill see if i can help out.

Advantages : No rake, quality of a lot of the players is poor, you can have a pint, easy to make a lot of money.

Disavantages : Drunks sitting at the table, having to explain the rules to total beginners, not every bar likes a poker game running.

The Sunday game is usually very enjoyable though, and seems that there is no casino's within a 3 hour drive it perfect for me.
 
AnnoDomino

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sounds fun, i can just imagine that happening in a bar in ireland

but, i can't imagine that any of the refurbished, themed, manager run chain pubs that are the only excuse for a bar in my town would allow a poker game

oh well, never mind

anno
 
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Yeah, most people escape from Birmingham as soon as they can drive. How come you got left behind? ;)
 
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I play once a week in a live game. $10 buy in Usualy 5or 6 of us winner take all with 1 re-buy.
 
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greg (assuming your post was a reply to mine)

i am in dorchester

but, even in the hick county town of dorset, there is not a pub left that hasn't been converted into either a fake oak beamed restaurant or a fake fur lined multi screened mtv disco

i just don't get it, i must be getting old

anno
 
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I live in a gambling town and have yet to play a live game. I really want to though. I just don't know when I can get the time (and money) to do so.
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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Greg said:
Yeah, most people escape from Birmingham as soon as they can drive. How come you got left behind? ;)

Have fun in yer congested smogpit sir! :)
 
tenbob

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Rob ? NEVER ? A little shocked at that one.
 
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Maybe once a week, but more like 1 in 2 weeks. Just a small game with some mates though. Once my bankroll is up I'll be in the casino for sure. Live games are more entertaining than online.
 
Greg

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AnnoDomino said:
greg (assuming your post was a reply to mine)

i am in dorchester

but, even in the hick county town of dorset, there is not a pub left that hasn't been converted into either a fake oak beamed restaurant or a fake fur lined multi screened mtv disco

i just don't get it, i must be getting old

anno

No - I was replying to Dorkus' post. :p
 
IrishDave

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I go to Atlanta about once a month to visit my daughter and we generally end up at the $50 buy-in at the Elks lodge. Best I've done is top 20 (gets free buy-in) but the food and beer is free. In fact we'll be playing this Friday as Jackie's birthday is Saturday and that's my present...
 
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IrishDave said:
In fact we'll be playing this Friday as Jackie's birthday is Saturday and that's my present...

Best of luck with it Dave, keep us posted on how you get on !
 
Gizzi315

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I really enjoy live games

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to play 2-4 free tournaments every day if I want, plus some small stakes cash games. The tournaments vary in numbers from 15 or so to 60+ depending on the day, time and location.

We play for points and those of us who "qualify" with at least 1200 points by February (I have over 900 so I should make it ok) get to play in a tournament for a seat in the WPT. There are other smaller prizes along the way ranging from pizza to chip sets to weekend get-away-trips.

Even more than the prizes or the possibility of cash, I enjoy the people. I just started playing in September and I have made several wonderful friends. I miss going when I am on-call for work or have other family obligations because I miss the people, the laughs, and even the frustration!

At one game last week I had 2 full houses get snatched (UGH!); my 7's over 9's got called by someone with 9's over 7's, and then my 9's over J's got smashed by another player's J's over 9's. :mad:

On the other hand, I took out two guys at once this weekend when I flopped an A high flush as the dealer. The two other players each had 2 pair on the flop and the stakes were already up to 2k/4k so it didn' take long until all 3 of us were all-in! ;)

Or a couple weeks ago while playing at a cash game to celebrate the wedding of two players, I called my boyfriend's pocket Q's (very experienced player who dealt in Vegas and Laughlin for nearly 10 years) with AQ and got 2 A's for the full house which took him out in 4th place when we were paying to 3rd. :p I ended up with 1st that game but the look on his face was worth way more than the $$!

I visited Vegas for the first time in September, too, and played a couple tournaments as well as some low $ tables. I thought it was great that I could sit and play and chat with people and get free drinks for 6 hours and come out $5 ahead! Much more reasonably priced than going to the movies or out to dinner! :D We are going back in December and I am very much looking forward to it.

Anyway, for any of you who have thought about playing live but weren't sure....... I encourage you to give it a try. I am not a great player but I am learning more every day and the feedback I get from other players is really helpful. Perhaps I will even see you at the live tables sometime!

ENJOY!
Gizzi :hello:
 
Mr. Pink

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I never play online. Live games are the only games I've ever played in.
 
mixmaster_matt

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I play in a live game every tuesday at a buddies house. .50/1, initial buy-in is $50. Last night there was over 1k in chips in play. Usually get 7/8 people, but last night there was 11 people throughout the night. Good table, but loose as a goose players, so when you get a hand you can't slow play it. I usually come out decent, last night I cashed out for $200 profit.

I also like to go to Turning Stone if I can during the week, but AC is equal distance as is Foxwoods. I haven't been to AC yet but plan on it in the near future. I should be at turning stone next week for a day or two so look out for me!
 
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Hmm, I voted thinking it was a recent thread by TB, but then wondered who some of these people with lots of posts were that I've never seen before :confused:


doh
 
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i have not played live yet...would you suggest a casino ,gambling boat, do they have holdem on cruise ships? how much money should you bring? what are the blinds in cash games? do the blinds go up?
 
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Back in Vegas, I play basically every other day live when I can.

So far here in NY, havn't really had much time to play live. Don't really know a lot of people here, especially don't really know any poker players yet. Also, havn't really had the time to play so far here.
 
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