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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:54 pm

Joseph Bolas wrote:I would like to play in a tournament online at Pokerstars but I don't think you can do freeroll tournaments can you? (In other words you have to play for real money.)
You can't play poker properly if there is no money at stake. It's a touch easier between friends, but still, it's not real.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Joseph Bolas » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:57 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:
Joseph Bolas wrote:I would like to play in a tournament online at Pokerstars but I don't think you can do freeroll tournaments can you? (In other words you have to play for real money.)
You can't play poker properly if there is no money at stake. It's a touch easier between friends, but still, it's not real.
I would definitely play for money in person (in a casino, home game etc), but I would never play online for real money.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon Stitcher » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:03 pm

I'd play, but I have won a european ranking poker tournament and made several thousands at poker over the past few years it might be a bit unfair of me to join in, but I will watch and offer expert advice to anyone who is looking to improve their game.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jimmy Gough » Sat Mar 27, 2010 11:03 pm

Someone organise a poker tourney. Kthx.

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Post by David O'Donnell » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:18 pm

Jimmy Gough wrote:Someone organise a poker tourney. Kthx.
Online?

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jimmy Gough » Mon Mar 29, 2010 7:48 am

Yeh, on Pokerstars :D

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:35 am

Be nice to do it in a smoky room somewhere. Post-Co:lon fun?

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:57 am

Matt Morrison wrote:Be nice to do it in a smoky room somewhere. Post-Co:lon fun?
I'd be up for that, or a Stars one.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:26 pm

I'd be happy to do either, maybe with a fiver as a sweetener.
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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Andrew Hulme » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:39 pm

I've emailed stars about this. I'll let you know when I hear anything

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:53 pm

Well, which of you plan to Colon? Surely a live game would be far more interesting.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon Corby » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:56 pm

Matt Morrison wrote:Well, which of you plan to Colon? Surely a live game would be far more interesting.
Not for the people who don't play poker and just want to have a bit of a drink and a laugh :(

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Marc Meakin » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:59 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Well, which of you plan to Colon? Surely a live game would be far more interesting.
Not for the people who don't play poker and just want to have a bit of a drink and a laugh :(
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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:01 pm

Jon Corby wrote:
Matt Morrison wrote:Well, which of you plan to Colon? Surely a live game would be far more interesting.
Not for the people who don't play poker and just want to have a bit of a drink and a laugh :(
Sorry, I meant 'around the time of', presuming people would be in London overnight or whatever.
Believe me I'm all about the getting drunk and having a laugh afterwards.

But yeah, in many ways I precisely agree - I'd prefer live because I'm trying to get away from the seedy BS of online gambling into the realm of the real, the drink, and the laugh, regardless of whether we're discussing poker or Countdowning.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:01 pm

Marc Meakin wrote:Liquor in the front,poker in the rear :)
No, Marc.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Andrew Hulme » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:14 pm

Ok. I now have the ability to create tournaments on pokerstars. If people want to have one I'm happy to create it.

I'll have to choose something for each of these categories so if you're interested in playing then post in here saying what you would prefer in these categories:

1) When - Mainly what time of day you'd prefer as any day is always going to be bad for some ppl and good for others
2) Game Type - Can be pretty much any type of game there is
3) Buy In - $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, >$20

If people were interested we could run more than one (simeltaneously or otherwise) to have maybe a different type of game, or a heads up knockout tournament.

Let me know

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Charlie Reams » Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:18 pm

Nice work, Andrew. I haven't a clue how to play poker properly but I'd buy in at $10 just for laughs. Texas Hold 'Em suits because I know how that works already.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:36 pm

I'll play anything Andrew, $5 or $10 for preference, Omaha Hilo my favourite, but I suspect that good old hold 'em will be the sensible choice.
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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Bob De Caux » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:41 pm

Any game (agree with Ian on the Omaha, but perfectly happy with Hold 'Em) and don't mind on the buy in. Have to be evenings for me though.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:47 pm

I got defrauded on Stars. Would suck if I have to sign up again to play you guys.
No one going to Colon for the weekend then? :(

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Mar 31, 2010 3:58 pm

A $10 Hold'em game on a Sunday or weekday evening would be perfect for me.

We've played poker after Co-events before.. it's just a bit antisocial for the non-pokers.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Matt Morrison » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:04 pm

Jon O'Neill wrote:A $10 Hold'em game on a Sunday or weekday evening would be perfect for me.

We've played poker after Co-events before.. it's just a bit antisocial for the non-pokers.
Yeah like I said above to Corby I never really meant AT the event, that'd be a well rude thing to suggest considering it's not my event let alone I've never met a single one of you before.
But yeah I guess I was just stupidly assuming people would be around for the whole weekend, just because with all the travel I'll have to be myself.

Looks like I'll be signing up to Pokerstars again then, so long as this becomes a fortnightly or weekly little something we do it'll be well worth it.
For the record, will play $5 to $20 buy in tourneys. Can play Omaha and Omaha Hi-lo as well but hold em is my 'forte'.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Andrew Hulme » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:26 pm

Provisionally how does the evening of Easter Monday (5th April) at 8pm sound? Will set-up a $10 NL Holdem tournament and a $5 PL Omaha Tournament for then if people think this date is ok.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by David O'Donnell » Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:39 pm

Andrew Hulme wrote:Provisionally how does the evening of Easter Monday (5th April) at 8pm sound? Will set-up a $10 NL Holdem tournament and a $5 PL Omaha Tournament for then if people think this date is ok.
Have to sign up at poker stars but was planning to anyway.

A long way of saying count me in.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Ian Volante » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:59 pm

Andrew Hulme wrote:Provisionally how does the evening of Easter Monday (5th April) at 8pm sound? Will set-up a $10 NL Holdem tournament and a $5 PL Omaha Tournament for then if people think this date is ok.
Sounds good, I think.
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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon O'Neill » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:09 pm

Count me in for the Hold'Em.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jimmy Gough » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:11 pm

Great! Also, if someone doesn't have any money on Stars/in general I'd be happy to ship you 10.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Andrew Hulme » Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:24 am

No-one immediately rejected that date out of hand so think I'm just going to go for it.

Have set these up now on Pokerstars.com the schedule is as follows:

Monday 5th April - 8.00pm
C4C $10+1 No Limit Holdem
Password: dacoit

8.05pm
C4C $5+0.50 Pot Limit Omaha
Password: leotard

Both of these can be found under Tourney -> Private on the pokerstars software, the best way to find them is probably to sort the list by start time - both have C4C in the title. To be doubly sure you have the right one I am registered already and my screen-name is stato_1 (leamington spa)

Also - register early to avoid disappointment. Both events are capped at 5000 players! :lol:

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Andrew Hulme » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:24 am

BUMP

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Ian Volante » Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:52 pm

In! Wouldn't mind a reminder tomorrow to make sure I turn up :)
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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Jon O'Neill » Sun Apr 04, 2010 11:29 pm

Ian Volante wrote:In! Wouldn't mind a reminder tomorrow to make sure I turn up :)
Ditto.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Phil Makepeace » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:23 pm

10 entrants so far, 35 minutes left. Looking good!

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by David O'Donnell » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:25 pm

Phil Makepeace wrote:10 entrants so far, 35 minutes left. Looking good!
Who is FearSatan?

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by Phil Makepeace » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:37 pm

That would be me. Named so after the Mogwai song.

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Re: Texas hold 'em poker

Post by David O'Donnell » Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:46 pm

Phil Makepeace wrote:That would be me. Named so after the Mogwai song.
Ah cool. My handle has a rather more obvious origin. Looks like we'll be starting with two tables of five.

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