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Old 08-23-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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Turtle Creek Casino & Hotel (Williamsburg, MI)

Ok guys and gals, I know Traverse City MI is a beautiful place and everyone likes to visit. I also know that the nearby Turtle Creek Casino gets lots of poker cash game and tourney action. This thread is for information, news, and gossip about the Northern Michigan Poker scene.

I know there are a lot of above average players coming out of this casino. after all we even had a 2008 WSOP No-limit rebuy champion.

Would love to hear how things are going and keep up on one of the nicest place to place poker in the midwest, if not the country....what do you have to say folks.....
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:57 AM   #2
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

Was up north on business yesterday and stopped by the Turtle. They had a $40 tournament going with 40 or so players and two 1-2 cash. The tourney seemed like a lot of old retired guys, many of which seemed to know each other, and of course one guy who wouldn't shut up that knew exactly how to play every hand (this is likely of any casino, I guess).

The cash games seemed to play tight with not a lot of action players. However as the night went on a few "internet" types began rollin in and the action seemed to get better.

Overall a pleasant and profitable experience.

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Old 09-01-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

I was up in Charlevoix on a sales call from Brighton yesterday and decided to take a diversion to the Turtle. Got in around 7:30 PM They had a small tourney going, and two cash games (both 1-2 I think).

I finally got a seat around 8 PM. It was a good game. I was card dead all night and really didn't get much to play. Definately a lot of locals that know each other and the table talk/banter was amusing none the less. In general the play was solid, but saw more than a few big suck-outs (just my perspective from the sidelines).

If you haven't played at this facility, I would recommend it, clean, modern, and for the most-part seemed well run.

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Old 01-02-2011, 01:43 PM   #4
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

Any one been playing at the Turtle lately? How has the action been?

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Old 01-02-2011, 04:30 PM   #5
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I played a knock out bounty tourney there just before Christmas. Won a rubber duck with my first k-o
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Old 01-03-2011, 04:20 AM   #6
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

So they moved the room from the Casino out on the point to the more central located one. Smart move, When I lived in Michigan, before Manistee opened up I would have to drive a good hour and half to get to the old room, Turtle was only 45 minutes away. Anyone have pictures that they can post or a place that does have some? Now I know where I'll play when I go back to visit family.
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:44 PM   #7
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

Are there any limit games being spread here?
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Old 06-22-2011, 09:09 PM   #8
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Are there any limit games being spread here?

Just spoke with the poker room manager. "Everybody plays no limit up here."
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Old 06-23-2011, 03:26 PM   #9
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Hasn't been a limit game at the Turtle for a very long time. A lot of 1-2 NL; occasional 2-5 NL; and maybe three times a year a 5-10 NL game.

Like most places, limit use to be the only game in town. It would be fun to see it run on occassion but you better bring 5 or 6 folks in that want to get a game going.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #10
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Saturday August 6, 2011 - MICHGIAN GRAND CHALLENGE POKER TOURNAMENT at Turtle Creek Casino

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Old 08-05-2011, 07:19 AM   #11
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The Buyin for the above tournament is $550. Cmon out and tear it up!
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:39 PM   #12
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Hey any updates, i am taking a trip to traverse city, any info on casino thanks
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:20 PM   #13
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Hey any updates, i am taking a trip to traverse city, any info on casino thanks
I haven't been there yet, so can't provide any info, but if you're there May 19 or 20, say hi. I'll be there for the weekend playing in the cash games and tournaments.

later, Greg Raymer (FossilMan)
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:52 PM   #14
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Greg,

I think you will like it. Nice 10 table poker room, above average players, and friendly folks. If I can get up there that weekend, will be happy to say hello.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #15
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Re: Traverse City, MI Turtle Creek Poker Thread

Hey everyone, I'm going to be playing at Turtle Creek from June 29th-July 6th on random days. Anyone else going to be there playing?
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