Potential future Swamp poker game -next game TBA (watch this thread)

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri May 15, 2020 9:35 pm

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This is fun. I suck though.
as he takes down the pot with 33

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Post by A_B » Fri May 15, 2020 9:43 pm

I got 33 in 3/4 straight hands
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Post by BSF21 » Fri May 15, 2020 9:59 pm

still playing?
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Post by brian » Fri May 15, 2020 10:00 pm

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still playing?
Yeah, but registration is closed. Will post here if we play again though I likely won't. Depends how long this tournament goes

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Post by GoodKarma » Fri May 15, 2020 10:17 pm

I got distracted and completely lost it at the end. I need to pay better attention.
I would like expensive whiskey.
We only have beer & wine...
What am I, 12?

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Post by brian » Fri May 15, 2020 10:24 pm

Had a nice stack there for a bit. There will be another one at some point.

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri May 15, 2020 10:26 pm

Good game though. Usually with the quick blinds people start dropping a lot earlier

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri May 15, 2020 10:58 pm

Got one more game starting in 2 mins with late registration until 12:10 EST if anyone wants to hop in

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Post by brian » Fri May 15, 2020 11:14 pm

No bad beat stories rule.

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Post by brian » Fri May 15, 2020 11:15 pm

I'm protecting you all from me more than anyone else.

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Post by P.D.X. » Sat May 16, 2020 1:14 am

Shit good game

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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 1:15 am

Thanks. I'm pretty decent heads up. I think I focus more.

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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 1:15 am

And that was a ridic lucky flop on the last hand of course

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Post by A_B » Sat May 16, 2020 7:57 am

It was fun but it goes so fast once a hand is over. I never could tell what beat me when I thought I had hands worth playing.

Probably a way to review in software but I had never used before.
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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 1:39 pm

Who do I owe for winning the first game?

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Post by P.D.X. » Sat May 16, 2020 1:41 pm

brian wrote:
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Who do I owe for winning the first game?
Potatoes, but winners cancel each other out so you're good.

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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 1:47 pm

Word. Thx

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Post by A_B » Sat May 16, 2020 5:43 pm

So did I play in the second game? Sources are conflicted.
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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 5:48 pm

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So did I play in the second game? Sources are conflicted.
I don’t think so? PDX, GK, me and two of PDXs buddies IIRC.

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Post by A_B » Sat May 16, 2020 5:58 pm

My watch says I went to bed at 1230. That doesn’t mean I wasn’t signed in and just blinding out.
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Post by A_B » Sat May 16, 2020 6:53 pm

I did pay potatoes but Brian if I owe you please let me know.
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Post by brian » Sat May 16, 2020 10:32 pm

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I did pay potatoes but Brian if I owe you please let me know.
No you don’t. You didn’t play in that one that I remember.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon May 18, 2020 7:52 am

While we work to try and get three more from here to commit so we can try a tourney of 12 (and sorry to our PA and NJ crew who can't), if you have PokerStars, I have through twitter ended up following @jwar247 - he's a poker pro who has been organizing and running tournaments on a regular basis - several times or more a week. The buy-ins are mostly reasonable - you send to him via PayPal etc and if you cash, he pays out in about 15 minutes. I played two smaller buy-ins originally - tourney had near 80 once and around 55 the other time - didn't cash. Jumped in on one last night at $100 buy-in - 67 entries - it paid to 12 places - 10-12 got $160. I ended up in final six and we were close enough in stacks and it was 1 am so someone suggested chopping and we did and I pulled in $867. He did indeed pay out immediately - refunded my buy-in and then paid me $767 (less a tip).

So, long way of saying, he seems to be trustworthy, the tournament experience on PokerStars has been good, and if you follow his twitter account you can see what tourneys he's running and when. Some during the day, most at night, you only play if and when you want to.

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Post by mister d » Wed May 20, 2020 7:50 am

I got Nord VPN so I could play on poker stars with HS friends across the country. $12 per month, just have to not be an idiot and set up the VPN before downloading the poker stars app.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 8:20 am

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I got Nord VPN so I could play on poker stars with HS friends across the country. $12 per month, just have to not be an idiot and set up the VPN before downloading the poker stars app.
Excellent - when you have it set up - join the club so I can approve you. Just need two more then.

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Post by A_B » Wed May 20, 2020 8:45 am

How much of a buy in are you guys talking for this? I set up a poker stars last weekend, but I don't know if I have to add money to that account to get the points for buy ins.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 am

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How much of a buy in are you guys talking for this? I set up a poker stars last weekend, but I don't know if I have to add money to that account to get the points for buy ins.
I think $4 on PokerStars gets you like 1.2 million in "play chips".

A poker tournament on a home game has been "costing" $20,000 in "play chips". So one $4 buy should cover you for years' worth of home games. I never play the more public stuff on there and spend "play chips" - don't see the point.

Once we have enough for a small tournament - 12 is the line I would like so we can have two six-person tables at a minimum, we can decide real money buy-in amongst ourselves. $20 per person, say, would yield a $240 pool - could pay to 3 places - $140/$65/$35, say, for instance. Someone can volunteer to take the money and hold it via paypal/venmo whatevs, and payout when done - preferred method.

Or we could do tourneys for fun - but a little skin on a tourney adds a little something.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 9:17 am

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How much of a buy in are you guys talking for this? I set up a poker stars last weekend, but I don't know if I have to add money to that account to get the points for buy ins.
Also, apply to join the frog club so I can approve you. It is under home games with the Club # and password from the start of the thread.

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Post by mister d » Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am

I'm a perpetual TBD ... I have a HS game and a college game which means I now do far more at night with friends than before all this.
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Post by BSF21 » Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am

tennbengal wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:14 am
A_B wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:45 am
How much of a buy in are you guys talking for this? I set up a poker stars last weekend, but I don't know if I have to add money to that account to get the points for buy ins.
I think $4 on PokerStars gets you like 1.2 million in "play chips".

A poker tournament on a home game has been "costing" $20,000 in "play chips". So one $4 buy should cover you for years' worth of home games. I never play the more public stuff on there and spend "play chips" - don't see the point.

Once we have enough for a small tournament - 12 is the line I would like so we can have two six-person tables at a minimum, we can decide real money buy-in amongst ourselves. $20 per person, say, would yield a $240 pool - could pay to 3 places - $140/$65/$35, say, for instance. Someone can volunteer to take the money and hold it via paypal/venmo whatevs, and payout when done - preferred method.

Or we could do tourneys for fun - but a little skin on a tourney adds a little something.
This is the play. Also you can reload your chips every 4 or 8 hours so if you just login and click the button, you can mass up a couple tournaments worth of chips without paying real money.
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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 9:29 am

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I'm a perpetual TBD ... I have a HS game and a college game which means I now do far more at night with friends than before all this.
Well, this looks like it would be a not very often thing - so perhaps you could make room for a special game if we can get enough into the Club and pick a damn date.

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Post by P.D.X. » Wed May 20, 2020 9:36 am

No need to purchase chips on Pokerstars. You can add 15k every 4 hours for free.

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Post by A_B » Wed May 20, 2020 9:40 am

OK thanks guys. I can't get there from work but will try to remember to join the club tonight.
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Post by Joe K » Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:29 am
mister d wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
I'm a perpetual TBD ... I have a HS game and a college game which means I now do far more at night with friends than before all this.
Well, this looks like it would be a not very often thing - so perhaps you could make room for a special game if we can get enough into the Club and pick a damn date.
Not sure if you guys have been kicking around any upcoming days but I could play if the game were tomorrow night or Saturday night, after 8 PM Eastern time.

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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 pm

Joe K wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:29 am
mister d wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
I'm a perpetual TBD ... I have a HS game and a college game which means I now do far more at night with friends than before all this.
Well, this looks like it would be a not very often thing - so perhaps you could make room for a special game if we can get enough into the Club and pick a damn date.
Not sure if you guys have been kicking around any upcoming days but I could play if the game were tomorrow night or Saturday night, after 8 PM Eastern time.
We haven’t taken the next census - I really want to get to 12 in the room - we are still at 9.

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Post by Joe K » Wed May 20, 2020 9:10 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:02 pm
Joe K wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:29 am
mister d wrote:
Wed May 20, 2020 9:28 am
I'm a perpetual TBD ... I have a HS game and a college game which means I now do far more at night with friends than before all this.
Well, this looks like it would be a not very often thing - so perhaps you could make room for a special game if we can get enough into the Club and pick a damn date.
Not sure if you guys have been kicking around any upcoming days but I could play if the game were tomorrow night or Saturday night, after 8 PM Eastern time.
We haven’t taken the next census - I really want to get to 12 in the room - we are still at 9.
Got it. Don't mean to be flaky but my availability is based entirely on my wife's work schedule. She's working night shifts in the hospital this month which means that I'm free (and typically desperate for any entertainment) on the nights she's working but owe her quality time on her days off. What's the thinking on 12 as the number -- 2 tables of 6 to start?

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Post by tennbengal » Wed May 20, 2020 11:08 pm

Yes. Makes it fair with regard to pressure from blinds etc and just a more fun game generally.

If we can get 12 (Or more) to the “club” we can then try and find a date and time that will work for everyone.

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Post by A_B » Sat May 23, 2020 12:28 pm

Finally remembered to apply to da club.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat May 23, 2020 4:54 pm

I might do this. How much are we talking for a Buy-in?
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Post by duff » Sat May 23, 2020 6:36 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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I might do this. How much are we talking for a Buy-in?
All he has are half-pennies and some WWI ration stamps.
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