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Old 10.06.2008, 11:15
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Poker Thread



Right, there are various threads about sorting out poker nights etc.... but all of them seem to run into a dead end.

Clearly there is a demand, so I thought I would start a fresh thread with plenty of details and actually get the ball rolling.

To quote my father - “They don’t make statues out of people that say they are going to do something, they make them out of people who have ****ing done it”


What I propose:

Game: standard Texas Holdem

Venue: a back room in a bar/hotel/pub/restaurant which has bar service at the table.

By-In: CHF 50 per person, winner takes all.

Chips: If several of us bring our chips we can pool them together. Then just divide them up separately and ignore colour i.e. all chips are the same value.

Blinds: Start at 1 and 2 chips, then double each time a person is knocked out.



Issues:

1. Swiss gambling laws. Maybe the CHF50 can just go towards the hire of the said venue and drinks and the winner get out of paying at the end???

2. A full list of rules and also a clearly printed out chart of hands will be there which can be referred to at any time.





If you are interested in the above (or some variation of it) then post below, and if your location is not in your profile please include it in your post.

Once we have a list of interested people, I will collate the info and put them in lists according to location. This list will also be useful for anyone in the future who wants to play poker to see who is near them as well as newbies to the forum.

You do not have to be Gus Xenson to join in, and total beginners to the game are more than welcome, perhaps if it is your first time or you are just learning poker im sure we could have the first night for no money so you can get to know the game, and we could even play with open hands.


I had one of these in the UK…….



……..but alas, I donated it to a friend with 4 large silver cases of chips, would have been perfect for this night. Oh well.



So just to sum up, please post the following info if you are interested:

Example:

Swiss Cheddar – Zug – Been playing for 6 years, pretty good. Wait till you see my poker face!!


Also please add anything I might have left out or offer up alternative suggestions.

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Old 10.06.2008, 11:16
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

List of people i will collate here:


1. Swiss Cheddar – Zug – Been playing for 6 years, pretty good. Wait till you see my poker face!!
2. pat - Basel - Playing socially for a year or so, but nothing serious or for money.
3. monkeynut - Geneva - play quite a bit...would much prefer to play for money to keep in interesting - but in the suggested tournament format.
4. brettstirling -Zürich - Playing level - just with friends, relatively small stakes 50-100 for the whole night.
5. Sutter - St.Gallen - not really played, i will be learning (i am a fast learner) over the next 6 weeks.
6. Mr Sutter - St Gallen - played alot in the military, and is hooked!
7. duenni - Berne - played in some turnaments. Money keeps the players honest!
8. Nathalie - Zürich - playing for about 2 years live tournaments only - moderate player.
9. GunniBerg - Lugano - only played with friends and for small amounts.
10. litespeed - Zürich - either a secretive player who gives nothing away (like any good poker player should be) or just plain lazy
11. Phos – Zürich/Bern to Basel/Luzern – Been playing for as long as I can remember, but not consistently. Guts player.
12. Lee - Zürich - been playing just 2 years, frequently online and with friends normally 50-100 and regulary take Brett's money! Does that mean im good or he is bad?
13. Kevin - Zürich/Dübendorf - I have been playing since highschool with a half dozen buddies back home.
14. finesse - Zürich/Dübendorf - I am a big fish I have been loosing money for almost 3 years now.
15. Shove - Zürich - Have some game. Profitable in Casinos.
16. Karen - Basel - I have been playing for one year but so far never for money....I will start saving my Rappens.....
17. davejones97 - Zurich - been playing online for about 12 months. Usually sit and go STT. Would be well up for a regular home game
18. UKtwister - Zurich - Limited "real" poker experience; some online.
19. Ozsh - Zug - is all in
20. rafa - Zurich - play online a bit and been down the Gutshop in London a couple of times
21. Mikeybroomers - Zug - been losing money at poker since my parents went on holiday and left me to my own devices about 14 years ago. Silly them. Not played that much, due to my tendency to lose...
22. Ratbert - Zurich - King of Acey, Deucy, One Eyed Jacks
23. verlaine - Zurich - playing for about 1 year with friends and online
24. Downerbuzz - Basel - been playing 7 card for years, Hold Em for a few months. I'm pretty good at just about anything though...
25. JLee - Basel - I've been playing since one year now, not really seriously though. I'd like to join anyway in case you guys meet around Basel.
26. Dermot - Baden - keen poker player been playing most my life....still suck though......hehehehe.....
27. Espinchi - Zurich - I've played for one year, mostly home games with friends.
28. herc82 - Zurich - Have been playing only for a year or so, private games, beginner/moderate player (optimist )
29. trollte - Basel - I've played online poker, and have been successful sometimes, and it's a great way to learn.
30. Alex_1981 - Zug - I've played quite a bit online and the odd live tournament. Up for some private games in people's flats etc. and happy to take my rotation in the hosting.
31. Gwendy - Lachen/Pfäffikon SZ - just learned last month, still need practice on a poker face, total beginner but can learn fast...
32. mirfield - Basel. Been playing a few years but only played against real people a couple of times (plus a bit of Facebook poker).
33. Kristen (plus hubby, Mark) - Zurich - played here and there over
the years mostly with friends and family for under 100
34. Matthew - Zurich - Played in poker clubs and casinos in the UK for a few years. Please add me to the list.
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Old 10.06.2008, 11:21
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

I think several public establishments will have a problem with you playing for money as that is illegal. You will need a friendly face.
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Old 10.06.2008, 11:28
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I think several public establishments will have a problem with you playing for money as that is illegal. You will need a friendly face.
and we all laughed at that bloke with the 8 seater cinema and huge house when you need him?
i think the way around it is to charge an "entrance fee" to everyone who comes through the door and then the winner happens to get said "entrance fee" at the end of the evening?
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Old 10.06.2008, 11:32
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

"You do not have to be Gus Xenson to join in "

or Gus Hansen even!!!

Thats said i am interested in Poker but based in Geneva....
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Old 10.06.2008, 11:37
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

PLEASE CAN EVERYONE WHO IS INTERESTED IN PLAYING POKER IRRELEVANT OF LOCATION ADD YOUR DETAILS. YOU NEVER KNOW, THERE MIGHT BE LOADS OF PEOPLE IN YOUR AREA UP FOR POKER!!!

ONCE I HAVE A LIST, I WILL COLLATE THEM BY AREA AND THEN ACCORDINGLY ORGANIZE GAMES BY REGION.


(Maybe i should i written the thread later and not when i was half asleep)
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

pat - Basel - Playing socially for a year or so, but nothing serious or for money (yet :-) ).

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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

monkeynut - geneva - play quite a bit...would much prefer to play for money to keep in interesting - but in the suggested tournament format.
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

Actually, the Swiss gaming law as regards to Poker has become rather grey.

The ESBK (Gaming Commission) has decided that tournament play with sufficient entrants is in essence legal, as the outcome is determined by skill more than luck (which is why we see the same ugly melons in poker finals).

However, hand-to-hand (cash games) is illegal, because winning an individual hand is based more on luck than on skill.

The Casinos are actually currently taking this to court, as they currently enjoy a monopoly on poker play in Switzerland.

Poker games would best be kept in a private atmosphere. Having said that, I am interested.
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Having said that, I am interested.

Then post your details so i can add them to the list!!!
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

Thin end of the wedge, etc.

Next it'll be drinks and dancing.

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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

Sutter- St.Gallen not really played, but my husband played alot in the military, and is hooked, so i bought him a poker set, so i will be learning (i am a fast learner) over the next 6 weeks count us in please
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I am very much intereseted.

duenni - Berne - played in some turnaments. Money keeps the players honest!
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

I just did a search under 'poker' and pmed loads of people.

If you know of any other members who like to play poker please could you send them in the direction of this thread!!

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Nathalie - Zürich - playing for about 2 years live tournaments only - moderate player
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Hey

i am here in Lugano and interested in playing, only plaid with friends and for small amounts.
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

Lee, Zurich, been playing just 2 years but frequently online and with friends normally around 50-100 and regulary take Brett's money! (Does that mean im good or he is bad?)
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Come on, there must be more than 9 people on this forum who play poker!!!
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Re: Official EF Poker Thread

I also know a lot of people/players and host around once a month but only ever invitational small games 6 people.

Most wouldnt add themselves on the list but would come adhoc
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