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Old 03-18-2012, 09:14 PM   #101
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That's silly. The local room does tourney registration with nothing more than a little tin cash box. Typical tourney registration is 100+ players, and I've never heard of any problem with using the little cash box. When registration closes, they just take the box to the cage.
Venetian DeepStack registration is done right at the open desk adjacent to the casino entrance. Looks like they're not worried about security or anything... but at CAZ it's like Fort Knox or something, I laugh every time they come to grab the drop boxes at the tables, it's the biggest production with about four people, two of them always looking mean and nasty like the Incredible Hulk without the green skin... Shrug. It's their house and their money obv.
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:27 AM   #102
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I agree with most about the only having two widows open but more bothered by the tournament line wrapping all the way around the live games... I guess we all need something to complain about.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:33 AM   #103
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Im not sure what "local room" means ,where it is or who it is regulated by. Its different here, that's all i can tell you. The point being, that "wasted space"( the sift office), isnt , and to re-appoint time and space there for tournament entries would be a waste of time and space.
I don't know who regulates it either. Probably a combination of some agency of the state of California and the city of San Jose. But I've seen a number of Las Vegas rooms do the same, regulated by Nevada Gaming Control Board.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #104
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not a reg but could someone answer a question. I was wondering if CAZ has a spread limit high only omaha game? And if so what are the stakes.
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Old 03-24-2012, 03:42 AM   #105
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I've played 5-10 a few times and seen 3-5 spread before. If peoPle want to play it I'll happily help start jt
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Old 03-25-2012, 03:42 AM   #106
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not a reg but could someone answer a question. I was wondering if CAZ has a spread limit high only omaha game? And if so what are the stakes.
Nope..
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:32 AM   #107
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Anyone know how many runners they typically get at the "last saturday of the month" tourney?
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Anyone know how many runners they typically get at the "last saturday of the month" tourney?
I'd say about 250 is average, definitely gets over 200 and I can't recall ever seeing as many as 300. It's not my favorite tourney, you get less starting chips than the Tues/Wed nite tourneys (6000 on Sat., 7500 on Tues/Wed) and the structure is just about the same. Saturday does go to 30 min levels later on, but the jumps in the blinds are still too large and it just turns into "shove and pray" poker like all Talking Stick tourneys.

Looks like they might have finally gotten rid of the stupid "Keno" $5 chip addon? It's not mentioned on the structure sheet on the website, they only list the standard $10 "dealer toke". They still might have it, since I recall starting chips were always 6500. With just a single $10 addon, it's a $125+$35 which is (hard to believe) an even worse rake than the $115+$25 Tues/Wed. If the Keno addon is still done, then it becomes an abysmal, laughable, unbeatable $125+$40 (24%). Please, please, please... I beg our inept, idiotic government to bring back online poker with massive fields, standard 10% rake and no need to tip any dealers. sigh

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Old 03-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #109
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The keno thing isn't a full $5 loss, I actually won $10 on it once.

I make an effort not to tip the dealers if there is a "dealer appreciation" addon
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:54 AM   #110
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I'd say about 250 is average, definitely gets over 200 and I can't recall ever seeing as many as 300. It's not my favorite tourney, you get less starting chips than the Tues/Wed nite tourneys (6000 on Sat., 7500 on Tues/Wed) and the structure is just about the same. Saturday does go to 30 min levels later on, but the jumps in the blinds are still too large and it just turns into "shove and pray" poker like all Talking Stick tourneys.

Looks like they might have finally gotten rid of the stupid "Keno" $5 chip addon? It's not mentioned on the structure sheet on the website, they only list the standard $10 "dealer toke". They still might have it, since I recall starting chips were always 6500. With just a single $10 addon, it's a $125+$35 which is (hard to believe) an even worse rake than the $115+$25 Tues/Wed. If the Keno addon is still done, then it becomes an abysmal, laughable, unbeatable $125+$40 (24%). Please, please, please... I beg our inept, idiotic government to bring back online poker with massive fields, standard 10% rake and no need to tip any dealers. sigh

http://www.talkingstickresort.com/la...urnaments.aspx
http://www.talkingstickresort.com/tu...urnaments.aspx
Thanks... looks like the wife & I will give it a shot this weekend... pretty steep rake but we're just tired of the donkeyfests at the fort...

and I've pretty much given up on our government doing non-idiotic things..
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Thanks... looks like the wife & I will give it a shot this weekend... pretty steep rake but we're just tired of the donkeyfests at the fort...

and I've pretty much given up on our government doing non-idiotic things..
Good luck this weekend. The Fort used to have the best tourney anywhere (IMO), their Saturday Deepstack. Had a great deal of success in that (sick barg) a few years back, was just crushing it week in and week out... but then they switched it to Sunday for some stupid reason which unfortunately conflicted with my weekly golf day and I stopped going. Been playing at CAZ/Talking Stick for two years and it's been nothing but misery and absurd run-bad variance, yawn. Most likely just due to stronger fields with better players... haven't been back to the Fort since but I still miss the place. I see the Deepstack tourney there is now a bounty tournament, so no thanks.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:36 AM   #112
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Well I can almost see the Fort from our place... so it's tough not to go there for our casino poker fix. There are some good players.. but the average isn't really anything spectacular... I'm thinking that the playing level will be higher at CAZ. I've played a few cash games there but never tried any of their tourneys.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:43 AM   #113
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Does the Fort ever get their NL games going on Friday or Saturday nights? Haven't been there in a while but it was always hit and miss.
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Does the Fort ever get their NL games going on Friday or Saturday nights? Haven't been there in a while but it was always hit and miss.
Obv you mean split limit, not NL... what are blinds, min/max buyins, etc?
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Obv you mean split limit, not NL... what are blinds, min/max buyins, etc?
I think blinds were 2-3 and 3-5 if I recall correctly.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:19 PM   #116
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Almost 400 players in the EOM tournament today.

Apparantly the hours for the food vouchers now expire after 10 days. I think it was 30 days before, not sure when the change was made. Since I rarely play 8 hours in 10 days there lately, I guess no more food vouchers for me.

Maybe it is me but something about the room/staff there seems to annoy me just about every time I go. I work 5 minutes from there, yet I find myself playing the majority of my time at wild horse. With the change in the food vouchers, I can't think of much reason I'll go there at all to play cash games anymore.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:51 PM   #117
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Yeah, 391 in today's tourney. I was really surprised they had that many players. Paid top 40.

A lot of fun right up until I went out on the f'in bubble. Yep, 41st. I played that hand so so badly. I won't even describe it it was so embarrassingly bad of a play after 5+ hours of good solid play. Holy crap what a maroon.

anyway, a fairly well run tourney and I will likely play again in the future.
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Old 03-31-2012, 11:59 PM   #118
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Almost 400 players in the EOM tournament today.

Apparantly the hours for the food vouchers now expire after 10 days. I think it was 30 days before, not sure when the change was made. Since I rarely play 8 hours in 10 days there lately, I guess no more food vouchers for me.

Maybe it is me but something about the room/staff there seems to annoy me just about every time I go. I work 5 minutes from there, yet I find myself playing the majority of my time at wild horse. With the change in the food vouchers, I can't think of much reason I'll go there at all to play cash games anymore.
The floor will initial any expired food voucher if you ask.
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Wow that's the most runners I ever heard of for a Talking Stick tourney. And I didn't even go play in it so it coulda woulda shoulda been 392. Most likely I woulda bubbled it and you woulda squeaked in Zathras. That's how i run too. LOL Kinda sick of poker right now, hard to find the motivation to go and play when my attitude is so bad. sigh
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Old 04-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #120
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Chris Cronin is really on a heater this year. Just read he finished 2nd in an event at Harrah's-Ricon near San Diego (220 runners). He even beat Alex Masek, who finished 5th and has just been crushing everything he plays this year it seems. Kinda like Chris is. haha

WTG Chris. Looking forward to another one of your self-promoting write-ups in SWPN.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:17 AM   #121
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The floor will initial any expired food voucher if you ask.
I don't have one to initial. I played several hours a couple weeks ago, then about 4 hours last Sunday. I went in today to play and use the voucher I thought I had earned, but the hours from a couple weeks ago have now expired.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:11 PM   #122
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What's the ATM charge at Talking Stick, does anyone know? Heading there tonight and weighing if its worth stopping elsewhere first..
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What's the ATM charge at Talking Stick, does anyone know? Heading there tonight and weighing if its worth stopping elsewhere first..
$2, not too bad, a lot better than $5 at Vegas casinos!
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:27 PM   #124
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I have BofA and when I have withdrawn, it was $2 at the ATM and then a $2 charge form BofA, so $4 total in my experience.
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What's the ATM charge at Talking Stick, does anyone know? Heading there tonight and weighing if its worth stopping elsewhere first..
Gila is $2, maybe $2.50, not sure since I haven't had to use it in a while (Huh! Sick Brag! )!!
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