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Old 09-08-2012, 08:14 PM   #1
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Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

Just drove by today and the place looked pretty busy with a cop out front. From what i gathered online this is touted as the largest Pokerpro cardroom. That's right, all electronic tables! Anyone get there our plan on being there this weekend? i wouldn't mind a viable option to the Shoe.
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Old 09-10-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (willoughby hills, ohio)

Where is it exactly? I'm in Trumbull County.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:41 AM   #3
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Where is it exactly? I'm in Trumbull County.

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Not sure of county as I dont know Cleveland that well, but Buckeye is 1 mile off of exit of I-90 and Bishop road. parking right at front door.

I know you all have had a variety of experiences with charity operators over the last few decades , but I can say with certainity that these guys are 100% legit. This is a beautiful room that will be here for a long long time.

Games are choppy now because they just opened, but after a month of or so, Im pretty sure you will get all the .25/.50 PLO, 1/2PLO 3/6Limit and 1/2 NL you want $4 rake. bigger games on weekends. 100Max player tourney everynight at 7PM.

Finally, I can say because I have first hand experience in this room, the appropriate and expected amounts of money are in fact going to the charities

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Old 09-11-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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It is right off 90 east at the bishop road exit. The drive from where you're at would be the same as if you were driving to downtown Cleveland, just about 20 minutes shorter.

I was able to check this place out for myself yesterday and I'll write up a full TR in the next day or two. Have to sayi really like the place and impressed with the Poker pro tables.
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Typo in last post, you can exit at bishop road going either direction on I-90
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #6
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

I've played the pokerpro tables before, and I like them. Although, I have to say I've always been in the minority with that opinion. I especially like them for tournaments. Bottom line is that the action is faster. You see twice as many hands/hour than you do with a live dealer. We would do a 45-50 person tourney every wednesday night 2.5 hours. Four dollar max rake for cash games is also sweet.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:06 AM   #7
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

I can see how it would be good for tournaments, but as far as cash games go it was a pretty big let down.

Positives:
+ The room itself is nice and open
+ There is a giant projection screen in the room which can be viewed from just about anywhere
+ There are free drinks / snacks
+ The waitresses are friendly / quick
+ Speed of game (solely with respect to the actual dealing of cards, flops, etc)

Negatives:
- It doesn't seem like a nice area (I could be wrong, I live in the burbs)
- No action at all whatsoever (felt like a .25/.50 game)
- People played extremely slow
- No game selection (stakes, game type - There was only 1 table of 1/2 running 7 handed
- There is no dealer to uphold the integrity of the game (people talking about the board, or what a player might have)
- The tables themselves made the game feel less sociable
- At first impression the day to day personnel don't seem to very knowledgeable about the poker industry as a whole

Overall, the negatives outweigh the positives pretty heavily and I doubt I'd ever go back. I'll keep my play at Rivers for now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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I can see how it would be good for tournaments, but as far as cash games go it was a pretty big let down.

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thanks for comments and I appreciate your input. Remember the room has been open for all of about 5 days. Once the marketing efforts to 18+ and rec player crowd kick in. this is what I expect the action in the room will look like with mulitple games of each every day. more on weekend. all at $4 rake

NL 1/2 (50min 200Max) and "Juicy 1/2" (.50 ante 150min 500Max), 2/5 on weekends

PLO .25/.50 and 1/2 occasional 6MAX 1/2 PLO

Limit 3/6

"NoRiskNoLimit" .10/.25 rake free micro stakes no limit game for beginners

Deepstack Tourny with guarantees everynight at 7PM 100player max. buyins range from $10 - $75 vary by night

$150-$200 Freezeout every Sat at noon with 5K Guarantee (which will grow,
5K guarantee is for the $150 there this weekend plus $500 added prize pool)

$500 50K Guarantee coming later this fall. 100 Player Max
$1000 100K Guarantee during a non-NL day at circuit event 100 Player Max


So time will tell, but some pretty significant marketing efforts are under way that are going to attract the 18+ and young and old rec crowd. for the most part grinders will go where the good action is, the electronic aspect of the room is somewhat irrelevant.

Also please rem that Buckeye is supporting lots of local cleveland charities. This will of course matter to some more than others.

But thanks again for taking the time to check out the room and post a TR. I do hope you'll check it out again once the cash games get their footings.

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PS I will be up there next Saturday to play in the $150 5K... $200 bounty on me but it will most likely not be claimed
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Old 09-15-2012, 09:10 PM   #9
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

Buckeye Charity had a $150 $5,000 Guarantee today at 1PM.

15 Players paid creating a $2,750 overlay.

Guess NE Ohio Players didnt think they would actually pay, well they did. They will continue to pay any tournament with a guarantee of which there will be plenty each week

Chop that final 8 agreed to and Buckeye paid:

3-8th $200
2nd $1,000
1st $ 2,000 (I think 1st and 2nd chopped)

20% of prize pool always to charity, rest to players

Same deal next Sat but at 7PM instead of 2PM - $150 with 5K Gtd prizepool. There is talk of a $500 on Sat at 2PM. Check schedule on Monday for that and tourny schedule for other tournaments each nite at 7PM

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Old 09-16-2012, 10:55 PM   #10
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

I've had the chance to play here a few times now. I have only played tournaments and I think this is the best way to run tournaments bar none.

For someone comfortable on a computer playing poker, this interface is pretty easy to pick up and understand almost naturally. I really enjoy all the available statistics and other functions that just aren't available in a more standard live card room, but can understand the over load to someone not accustomed to so much poker stats.

The room is just over a week old now and I feel that it is a very real alternative to the Shoe for tournaments of a lower buy in with a decent structure and sensible starting time. The few times I've been there I have only seen cash go once which is a shame because of the ability to play so many more hands and the range of games able to be played easily and dealt mistake free is awesome.

The play here has been pretty soft and there is a good ability to make money with some of the dead money that wanders in. Me included

The schedule for tournaments this week as far as I understand it will be similar to last weeks schedule which I've included; I apologize for the cell phone pics but my scanner isn't saving files properly so it is all I have




All in all I really enjoy this place and will continue to show my support and spread the word as much as I can in hopes this can take off. There seem to be some really good guys in charge and I think this can both be a benefit to local poker players, but also a great fundraiser for local charity.
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Old 09-17-2012, 08:10 AM   #11
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

I visited yesterday afternoon, arriving about 4pm and played 1-2NL and .25-.50 PLO, which plays about as big as 1-2NL. I've been a fan of the poker pro machines for a couple of years, but I know from talking to many brick/mortar players that I'm in the minority. Buckeye is in a storefront building within a suburban shopping center. Upon entering, my immediate thought was Vegas Sportsbook as the first thing that grabs your attention is the huge screen showing NFL football. Instead of theater seating in front of the screen, however are what looked to be about 20 poker pro tables. There are several other smaller but nicely placed televisions so that multiple games can be shown. The place is nice. All they need is more players and more action. Poker pro tables have to be a superior solution for players in charity rooms than having to deal with volunteer dealers. Early rating is two thumbs up--lets see if they can get some action going. Check out Buckeye Charity Poker.
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Old 09-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #12
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Had 3 tables last night for $10rebuy, first place paid just under$500. There were two cash games going as well. Room is gaining traction and id like to see the growth continue obviously. Diversity is good in any market and buckeye is a nice change from the shoe
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:00 PM   #13
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Is there a difference between regular 1/2 NL and action 1/2 NL besides a $50 vs $60 minimum buy in?

Also why would there be a maximum buy in for LHE?
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Old 09-18-2012, 09:29 PM   #14
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Is there a difference between regular 1/2 NL and action 1/2 NL besides a $50 vs $60 minimum buy in?

Also why would there be a maximum buy in for LHE?
Firstly, thanks to all who have visited the room and taken the time to post a TR. They appreciate all feedback, good or bad. I'm working to get an Offical Room Rep for the thread. I'll answer questions as best I can for the time being.

Sorry.. typo in max buy in Limit, no Max

Action 1/2 (aka Juicy 1/2) is a specialty game they are spreading (typo on sheet that list it as two games. Will most likely run 6-handed. 1/2 Game with .50 ante, $150min $500 max. Its designed for action junkies. Shortstacker and Nits need not apply Just an example of the various games they can run for you all.

The .25/.50 PLO is already running daily.

"NoRiskNoLimit" 10/.25 NL $10min $25max is also running daily. Designed for folks just learning the game.

7PM $50 NL Freezeout had 30+ players tonight. There is $500PLO tourny this Sat at 2PM, and of course the $150 NL 5K Guarantee Sat night at 7PM.

Thanks again for playing. Buckeye guys are legit. I do beleive this is going to continue to grow to be very cool part of the Cleveland poker scene

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Old 09-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #15
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an official rep from the room would be nice. I thought the 5K guar was $100 entry at noon on Sat??
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Old 09-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #16
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an official rep from the room would be nice. I thought the 5K guar was $100 entry at noon on Sat??
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working on official rep. Sorry for confusion on tourny schedule. opening week was a little crazy.

Here is current weekly tourny schedule. Next week schedule will be posted on Sunday on their website, and will be very similar to this with the exception of Friday night 7PM freezeout will probably be a $150 or $200 instead of just a $50.

MONDAY @ 7PM $10 REBUY NLH $500 PRIZE POOL GUARANTY

TUESDAY @ 7PM $50 FREEZEOUT NLH

WEDNESDAY @ 7PM $50 PLO ONE REBUY

THURSDAY @ 7PM $20 REBUY NLH $1000 PRIZE POOL GUARANTY
*Thursday night is College ID night. meaning special gift for college gang.

FRIDAY @ 7PM $50 FREEZEOUT NLH

SATURDAY @ 7PM $150 FREEZEOUT NLH $5000 PRIZE POOL GUARANTY

SUNDAY @ 2PM $500 PLO
7PM $50 FREEZEOUT NLH
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Old 09-21-2012, 12:33 AM   #17
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I played the $20 rebuy tonight. I only played for around 70 mins, got coolered right after the rebuy ended.

The place was nice, there is a lot of room between the tables because the room is very large. It's nice but it also makes you pretty far away from all of the TVs so they seem small. There is one big projector though. Free water and soda, there was some type of free food like hotdogs or something.

The cashier appeared to be getting trained so it took longer than it shoud and when registering for the tournament at the desk they were double checking something with the tournament so people couldn't register right away. The place is new though so I'd expect this to get a lot better.

The tournament started a little late, there were around 10 people registered around starting time. It started with 21 players and there were 2 who bought in late at my table (not sure about the other 2 tables). Was probably around 15 mins, I didn't look at the time so I'm just guessing.

There were a few times when people weren't paying attention when it was their turn. The other players always said something but not immediately, they are a lot more patient than a real dealer would be. There were a few times when people were talking about their hands after they folded and the flop came. Not saying anything specific just that they would have hit something.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:26 AM   #18
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I played the $20 rebuy tonight. I only played for around 70 mins, got coolered right after the rebuy ended.

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Dermen. thanks for playing and taking the time to post a TR. We ended up with 26 players for last Thursdays 7PM $20 Rebuy. Total prize was just under $1100 (first was ~$440)

Today, Sat 9/22 at 7PM sharp is the weekly $150 with a $5K guarantee. I am actually playing in that with a pretty good bounty on me (Buckeye paid $3000+ overlay in this tourny last week and will do it again if required)

If any 2+2ers come out and play in that tourny, please find me and say hi.
I might have a poker gift for you.

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:17 AM   #19
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I'll be at the 7pm tournament and looking forward to my gift. your bounty wouldn't be bad either, again.
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:41 PM   #20
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Dermen. thanks for playing and taking the time to post a TR. We ended up with 26 players for last Thursdays 7PM $20 Rebuy. Total prize was just under $1100 (first was ~$440)

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No problem, I had fun and I'll for sure be back for some of the smaller tournaments since I have no money lol
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #21
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I'll be at the 7pm tournament and looking forward to my gift. your bounty wouldn't be bad either, again.
Says the guy who chopped the $20 rebuy heads up with 2:1 chip lead you're too nice.

Four separate freeroll Bounty's in tonights 7PM $150 $5K. anywhere from $50-$200 on me, Will Burge, and a few others. tonight I'm playing for real.

I'm 7,345th best poker player in the world according to Hendon Mob database, just sayin
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More like a1.1 to 1 advantage and with blinds like they were, it was more or less bingo.and with your bounty in my pocket it was an easy deal lol


just saw on schedule though that the 10 dollar rebuy with $500 guarantee starts with 1000 less chips then weeks past I would like to see that changed if it's possible before 7 p.m. tonight.
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More like a1.1 to 1 advantage and with blinds like they were, it was more or less bingo.and with your bounty in my pocket it was an easy deal lol


just saw on schedule though that the 10 dollar rebuy with $500 guarantee starts with 1000 less chips then weeks past I would like to see that changed if it's possible before 7 p.m. tonight.

Chilie. I was justing busting your chops about the heads-up tourny chop. It was an obvious 50/50 chop spot. and yes I am sure my bounty helped the decision

Yes, understand your point about the starting stacks for $10 Rebuy. We'll get feedback from players tonight and see if they like the new 1500 starting stacks are the 2500. The Thursday $20 rebuy is starting at 2500. The Freezeouts are 5,000 10,000 or the Deepstack 15,000.

The rest of the 7PM Daily Tournaments are freezeouts with a few new Bounty Tournaments, $50 PLO Each Wednesday, and of course the $150 $5K on Sat, which will hopefully soon be a $10K Guarantee.

New Weekly Schedule Below

Buckeye Charity Poker Weekly Tournament Schedule

Thanks to all for continuing to support the opening and growing business at Buckeye.

Aside from normal cash games.... the .25 / .50 PLO is running almost everyday now. I played in it last night. two words A BLAST !!! Once that game has multiple tables everyday... we plan to start a 6MAX 1/2 PLO.
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Anyone playing the midnight mayhem tournament tonight? Special bounty on espn Cleveland radio personality whose name escapes me right now. Anyone have an idea?
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Old 10-13-2012, 01:00 PM   #25
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, Ohio)

I checked this room out last night (10/12/2012). Heard they have been open for about a month. I didn't get to the room until about 10:15PM, not very busy. Gentleman at the front desk was very nice, introduced me to the poker pro tables, etc.

I sat down at a 1/2 NL game, it was OK, especially at first, but then got short pretty quickly. Most of the players have been playing a good bit and all had some good idea how to play poker. I finally got up and left just before midnight, as we were really just passing money back and forth and being dwinlded down by the rake.

Being it is about 20 minutes from my house, I'll probably be back, but they need to get some more customers. I woudn't mind playing any kind of micro stakes either.

I did not stay for the midnight tourney as I'm not that big of a tourney player.


All things being equal, I'd still rather play with cards and chips, but rooms like this is where these tables can be a real success. This is also a lot more convienent for me than the Horseshoe, but being an average to below average NL 1/2 player, I need a little better game selection.

We'll see how it grows.
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I went here last night. It was really empty, but the $2 virtual blackjack (with surrender) was worth the trip for me, so much fun. Ended up joining a $.25/$.50 NL game, which was REALLY loose, but fun. They had a tournament, but the buy-in was something like $150 which seemed ridiculous for the crowd they had there. I would have considered joining the tournament if it was a $20-$40 buy-in. All in all, it's a cool place, and will be better if they can get more people to show up.
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Old 10-15-2012, 04:32 AM   #27
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Anyone playing the midnight mayhem tournament tonight? Special bounty on espn Cleveland radio personality whose name escapes me right now. Anyone have an idea?
Will Burge from ESPN Radio has played out there quite a bit. We usually put a bounty on him. Once Hammer comes out to play, will prob do a super sized bounty on him! evidently he;s the guys you all love to hate in Cleveland.

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I went here last night. .
Hey guys. thanks so much for checking out the room and posting a TR. Being a Charity Room (i mean one that does it on the up and up), they have limited budget for traditional advertising. Word of mouth is bringing in most of the new players. any help there much appreciated.

Business is picking up each week. 1/2NL and .25/.50 PLO is running everyday now. $4 rake (there was also a pretty crazy 2/5 PLO heads up game there last weekend from what I heard)

Nightly 7PM tournaments are growing each week as well.

Word is getting out and they are starting some very smart, lower cost marketing plans geared toward attracting newer, recreational players. Remember that 18+ can play here as well.

Thanks again. We appreciate your business.
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PTLou, I just did a post on the Reddit poker group, because I'd definitely like to see more people there:

http://www.reddit.com/r/poker/commen...ghby_hills_oh/
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I played here tonight and found the protables enjoyable. No mistakes, talkative dealers or issues with the betting. Double the number of hands per hour. Tournament had 3 tables and over 1000 prize pool, not bad for a 10.00 rebuy.

We had a fun .25/.50 PLO game that played like a 1/2. Locals should check this place out.
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PTLou, I just did a post on the Reddit poker group, because I'd definitely like to see more people there:

http://www.reddit.com/r/poker/commen...ghby_hills_oh/
awesome.. thanks for posting on reddit. I'll be up there most of next week me. Beers on me !

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I played here tonight and found the protables enjoyable. No mistakes, talkative dealers or issues with the betting. Double the number of hands per hour. Tournament had 3 tables and over 1000 prize pool, not bad for a 10.00 rebuy.

We had a fun .25/.50 PLO game that played like a 1/2. Locals should check this place out.

Thanks for checking out the room and posting the TR. I played in the .25/.50 PLO game several times last time I was there. about the most fun I've had playing poker. Great way to get some live PLO experience too. please tell your friends !
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I played here tonight and found the protables enjoyable. No mistakes, talkative dealers or issues with the betting. Double the number of hands per hour. Tournament had 3 tables and over 1000 prize pool, not bad for a 10.00 rebuy.

We had a fun .25/.50 PLO game that played like a 1/2. Locals should check this place out.
+1 on the .25 /. 50 PLO game. I've played in that game about 5 times. My PLO game is getting better and didnt have to bet the house to learn.

also I just got an email from Buckeye with two tournaments this week. This Thursday 7PM $50 Freezeout with Bounty on Hammer and Will Burge from ESPN Radio

also Borgata $1,000,000 guarantee mega sattelite this Saturday. 1 in 12 win a main event seat.

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Old 10-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #32
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

Friday night's $50 Bounty Tourny with Will Burge and Hammer from ESPN Radio had over 50 Players.

NoRiskNoLimit (micro stakes no limit holdem) and $1/$2 NL runs everyday.

.25/.50 PLO runs almost every day.

All with $4 Rake. Free food and beer specials everyday.

$2 min - $50 max Charity BlackJack (Las Vegas Rules, Push on all ties) avail all the time.
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Over 40 players already in for the $10 Unlimited Rebuy and registration open for another 45 minutes.

Will Burge from ESPN Radio/WKNR just called and he is on his way.

Monday Night Football and ESPN/WSOP Main Event Final Table on the big screens.

and of course free food (pizza tonight)
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:53 PM   #34
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How has the crowds been for the poker? The last couple times I went there were only two short-handed NLHE tables going, so I'm hoping the crowds have increased.
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #35
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How has the crowds been for the poker? The last couple times I went there were only two short-handed NLHE tables going, so I'm hoping the crowds have increased.
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thanks for asking. Games are getting better each week as more people hear about this option for poker in Cleveland. More formal advertising on TV and Print, and Radio is starting next week.

Most of the 7PM nightly tournaments are now averaging 35-50 players per night. see website for details. everything from $10 rebuy to $125 freezouts.

$1/$2NL, .25/.50 PLO and our NoRiskNoLimit micro stakes runs just about everyday.

An Omaha Eight or Better game kicked off a few nights ago. split pot games are pretty sweet on the PokerPro tables

Several guys are also bringing their private home games in and Buckeye sets them up on a private table and they can play whatever game /limit they want. they like it cause nobody is left to clean up the mess at their homes and they dont have to worry about beer and food either.

Give your name and number to poker room staff when you are there next time. They have a list and are calling people when a strong game they like gets going on the night they want to play.
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:16 AM   #36
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Several guys are also bringing their private home games in and Buckeye sets them up on a private table and they can play whatever game /limit they want. they like it cause nobody is left to clean up the mess at their homes and they dont have to worry about beer and food either.
Are the private home games utilizing the pokerpro software?

Does 2-5 ever run and if so what is the cap?

Also, anyone interested in playing 1-2 or 2-5 PLO here over the weekend? I am just here for the weekend but would love to get a bigger nl or PLO off.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #37
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Are the private home games utilizing the pokerpro software?

Does 2-5 ever run and if so what is the cap?

Also, anyone interested in playing 1-2 or 2-5 PLO here over the weekend? I am just here for the weekend but would love to get a bigger nl or PLO off.
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Yes, the home games that are running on private tables do run on PokerPro. They can set up the table to run any game / limit you want. Usually they'll give the games a rake free night just to check it out. Just talk to any of the staff there.

a 2/5 game has not kicked off yet at Buckeye. There have been some occasional 2/5 Heads-Up games between indiduals who only wanted to play heads up.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:04 PM   #38
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I have heard that traffic has picked up at Buckeye and I will be making the trek out there today in hopes of playing some PLO. I'll report back tonight or tomorrow.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:42 PM   #39
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I have heard that traffic has picked up at Buckeye and I will be making the trek out there today in hopes of playing some PLO. I'll report back tonight or tomorrow.
Action is building each week at Buckeye

last night they had 1/2NL, .50/$1 PLO, and .50/$1 Omaha 8 or Better, and NoRiskNoLimit (micro stakes NL). PLO and NoRiskNoLimit running waiting lists . Games ran until about 3AM.

The Friday 7PM $75/$25 Bounty NL Holdem Tournament had 30 players first place paid $720. Most 7PMs are getting 3-5 tables. Ranging from $10Rebuy on Monday to $100 Friday,

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Old 12-02-2012, 01:10 AM   #40
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

So I checked the place out again this weekend and was pretty happy overall with the improvements

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- Increased traffic (4 tourney tables and 3 cash games when I was there)
- Game Variety (Tournament / PLO / PLO8 / NLHE all running on Friday)
- "Floors" were extremely helpful (chop accomnmodation / playing through breaks / offering to pick up food)
- PLO(8) games are extremely soft

Negatives:
- Tournaments don't start on time
- Player in the tournament was given a seat change after requesting one so he could see the TV (this should never happen in a tournament as it should be a random draw, he also avoided 1 round of blinds)
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:02 PM   #41
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So I checked the place out again this weekend and was pretty happy overall with the improvements

Positives:
- Increased traffic (4 tourney tables and 3 cash games when I was there)
- Game Variety (Tournament / PLO / PLO8 / NLHE all running on Friday)
- "Floors" were extremely helpful (chop accomnmodation / playing through breaks / offering to pick up food)
- PLO(8) games are extremely soft

Negatives:
- Tournaments don't start on time
- Player in the tournament was given a seat change after requesting one so he could see the TV (this should never happen in a tournament as it should be a random draw, he also avoided 1 round of blinds)
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Thanks for playing in the room and your candid comments.

No excuses for late starts on 7PM tournament which was the case. That was wrong and has been addressed. Going forward the 7PM tournaments will start at 7PM with late reg typically available for first hour.

The seat change during the tourny was also a big mistake. We apologize for that and that has also been addressed.

Thanks again for taking time to post a TR.
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Old 12-06-2012, 12:50 PM   #42
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Actually some guys at my table at Horseshoe the other night were talking about how good the tournaments are at buckeye. I live in the west side burbs so I haven't made it out there yet but they seem to be doing ok.
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Old 12-07-2012, 04:20 PM   #43
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

We had two nights of PLO (.25/.50) where the average pot size varied between 53.00 and 73.00 and each game ran until 4:00 a.m.

Our PLO/8 (.25/.50) the other day had an average pot size of 153.00 at one point.

MUCH bigger action compared to the 1/2 games at the casino.
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #44
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How many did they get for the Bounty tournament last night?
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the Friday Night 7PM $100 Bounty had 38 players. They chopped 4-way for $580.

1/2NL, .25/.50PLO, .25/.50 08, and NoRiskNoLimit (micro stakes NL $10min/$25 max buyin) cash games ran all night and deep into the morning. PLO game and NoRiskNoLimit ran until 5 or 6AM. the others till around 3AM I think.

Lots of action on the Omaha games with many many pots over $250.
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Old 12-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #45
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the Friday Night 7PM $100 Bounty had 38 players. They chopped 4-way for $580.

1/2NL, .25/.50PLO, .25/.50 08, and NoRiskNoLimit (micro stakes NL $10min/$25 max buyin) cash games ran all night and deep into the morning. PLO game and NoRiskNoLimit ran until 5 or 6AM. the others till around 3AM I think.

Lots of action on the Omaha games with many many pots over $250.
I think it's worth it to mention:

1 - Max buy-in is $400 on the 0.25/0.50 PLO and PLO8 games
2 - There is a straddle the majority of the time so it's really a 0.25/0.50/1 game which plays quite nicely
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:00 PM   #46
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I think it's worth it to mention:

1 - Max buy-in is $400 on the 0.25/0.50 PLO and PLO8 games
2 - There is a straddle the majority of the time so it's really a 0.25/0.50/1 game which plays quite nicely
Yes ! forgot to mention that pretty important part of the Omaha games at Buckeye.

Do you like the large max buyin, lower limit blinds concept for Omaha, or just the fact there are lots of straddles?
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:20 AM   #47
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

7PM Monday $10 Rebuy Tonight. Typically has 3-5 Tables. Unlimited rebuys for first hour creates alot of fun tourny action.

Cash games: 1/2 NL, good PLO and 08 action, and our NoRiskNoLimit micro stakes NL game.

Free food, $2beers, and right off I90 and Bishop road.

Great place to watch Monday Night Football on the Huge Screen.

Come have some fun and support NE Ohio Charities.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:14 PM   #48
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

I went by this place during the day today. Though it was dead with no games going, being the middle of a weekday in suburbia, I was very impressed with everything I saw. The staff is very courteous and gives a thorough walkthrough on how the all electronic tables work.

It's in a shopping center with plenty of free parking right at the front door. Free food, cheap drinks. Promotions all the time.

Anybody local should seriously consider giving this place their action. The staff really knows its stuff, and it's a great alternative to the expensive rake at Horseshoe - 10%, $4 max rake and by playing in their cash games, you can earn freerolls.

I'm going to head back over tomorrow night to see what it's like when it's much busier. There's no shortage of tables.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:26 PM   #49
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Action continues to build at Buckeye.

Tonights 7PM $50 Deepstack had 66 Players. 1st will pay just under $800.

As of a few minutes ago, they had two 1/2 NL games, .25/.50 PLO game, and a table of micro stakes NL all full handed with small waiting lists.

Those games have been running deep into early morning.

Free dinner spread almost every night around 6PM. I had the Chinese food they spread for dinner their Friday night. Dont know name of restaurant that catered in that night, but it was pretty good.

$4 max Rake on all games. $2 Beer. 40+ hands per hour.

Free parking right at the front door.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #50
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Re: Buckeye Charity Poker (Willoughby Hills, OH)

I was here this weekend playing in the $50 NLHE tournament it was a good crowd and a good time. One thing that concerned me was, I overheard someone say, that when they first opened a blackjack player won something like $1,000 or $2,000 playing the electronic blackjack and after that they "tightened up" the blackjack so it's harder to win. If that's true (not that I'm expecting they would ever say it is), then I would avoid the blackjack. Just the fact that they even have control over the cards is scary. It's not like there is any regulation there, like a regular casino, and they definitely have an incentive for less payouts with BJ, as opposed to the poker. I did play some BJ before and noticed the dealer hitting an inordinate amount of blackjacks.
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