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Old 07-25-2017, 10:45 PM   #7251
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Re: London

Gonna miss the main as I gotta work but I'm going up the weekend for cash, I love the big-O games during goliath. Played some marathon sessions last year.
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Old 07-28-2017, 02:43 PM   #7252
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Is there still issues with Spanish players talking Spanish during hands and at the table? I heard a while ago they tended to pollute the 2/5 hippo and many of them and others got black listed from PB.
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Old 07-28-2017, 07:59 PM   #7253
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Hi guys!
I'm looking for stable and reliable internet connection near Paddington station for poker. Could you recommend something please?
What about Relish or unlimited pay as you go by Three?
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:25 AM   #7254
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Is there still issues with Spanish players talking Spanish during hands and at the table? I heard a while ago they tended to pollute the 2/5 hippo and many of them and others got black listed from PB.
No issues. Theres only 2 left who frequent LSQ, both are absolute rotregs.
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Old 07-29-2017, 02:50 PM   #7255
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I noticed that Aspers Stratford run a pot limit Omaha tournament on a Friday afternoon.
Any of you ever play it
Was wondering how many players they get and what the play is like
Am going there on Aug 11th anyway to play the evening £60 10k gte was wondering if it was worth going earlier and making a day of it
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:49 AM   #7256
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I noticed that Aspers Stratford run a pot limit Omaha tournament on a Friday afternoon.
Any of you ever play it
Was wondering how many players they get and what the play is like
Am going there on Aug 11th anyway to play the evening £60 10k gte was wondering if it was worth going earlier and making a day of it
Played 3 times, twice was a single table and the other time a whole 2 tables!! The play is probably as soft as the Hold'em, in that the mid players will be at a similar level as a £30 Hold'em field but you'll get 1 or 2 that are better than they should be for a £30 comp because there is so little Omaha and there will be 1 or 2 that are absolutely clueless. The structure's not bad for a £30 comp.
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Old 07-31-2017, 09:57 AM   #7257
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I have an Aspers questions. What the hell is this Reg return tournament? There's this on the website

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Our weekly tournament schedule now has no registration fees!

Instead, 15% of each prize pool will be transferred to our Reg Return Final that players are invited to participate in every Sunday at 2pm. Don't miss this massive second chance tournament with an estimated prize pool of £5,000.
"

So does that mean I can NOT play all week, go on a Sunday and play in a £5,000 freeroll? Are my chips based on the number of tournaments I play (it says 4K chips on the site), what??? How hard is it to fully clarify on the website! I had a look at the T&C's and they don't clarify anything either.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:46 PM   #7258
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Aspers!

Thought i would share my recent trip. I went on Saturday just gone to play the £220 tournament, as not much else on. It was by far my worst experiance at a casino/poker room in a long time.

things to note (John if your reading this you can sort half of these problems)

1. 1 waitress serving 200+ people (you can bring drinks in now, which is the only bonus)
2. smelly players to the point of me calling the guy out
3. poor / slow dealers who didnt know the half the rules
4. floor staff unable to do basic maths to work out if there's an under raise (i used my calculator to proof i was right was told i was WRONG!!!!)
5. clear softplay/collusion by locals just ignored by staff when mentioned
6. 10 handed tables with big chairs makes for a tight fit at all tables

also, cash games have taken a nose dive, didn't see any major value 1/2 NL games on a peak saturday night, and been told its getting quieter. this was my 2nd visit in 18months, and unless a decent tournament is on i WONT be back anytime soon. I used to be a regular for cash 3/4 times a week, and its the nearest casino for me, but i now avoid it at all costs.
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Old 07-31-2017, 04:19 PM   #7259
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^^Not surprised. Every time Aspers comes up, it's never anything good. Usually it's just one, maybe two, of the above, so kinda impressed that they've now managed to do all of Fazzer's problems to a single person on 1 visit.
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:25 PM   #7260
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Hi guys,

I used to play online for a living but now have a real job in London. I've got a month off in August because I was going to go on holiday to the US with the GF but broke up so have a return flight to Vegas and little else. If you guys were me, would you go to Vegas and grind for a 2-4 weeks or would you stay in London and grind? My impression is that the games in London are softer than the games in Vegas but Vegas has 2/5 and 5/10 running more or less around the clock whereas that only happens in London on an evening/weekend.

Just interested in some opinions/comparisons that aren't "go to Vegas and stay out of my games!" And yes, women are the rake LDO.
Why would you stay in London at grind the vic when you could be in LV? Also why not LA? Or Miami? Games are infinitely better than LV and London put together.
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:47 AM   #7261
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Re: London

Im gonna be in london for a couple weeks and want to check out the live scene. I have a few questions and I can't seem to find much information online

1) Which casinos have 2-5 or 5-T everyday?
2) what are the max buy ins at these levels?
3) whats the rake like?

Thank you
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Old 08-04-2017, 02:43 AM   #7262
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Im gonna be in london for a couple weeks and want to check out the live scene. I have a few questions and I can't seem to find much information online

1) Which casinos have 2-5 or 5-T everyday?
2) what are the max buy ins at these levels?
3) whats the rake like?

Thank you
1) The Vic, Edgware Road for 2/5 and sometimes The Hippo as well. 5/10 will be the Palm Beach in Mayfair
2) Think The Vic is 500bb at 2/5, not sure about the others.
3) Info on their websites - 2/5 usually a session/hourly charge
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Old 08-04-2017, 04:21 AM   #7263
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Re: London

Also, Twitter is your friend:

The Vic: https://twitter.com/ThePokerRoomUK
The Empire: https://twitter.com/EmpirePokerRoom
Hippo: https://twitter.com/PSLive_Hippo

Not sure about the Palm Beach.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:35 PM   #7264
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An update after my visit to Aspers on Friday

23 runners for the Omaha
at least 5 of them didn't understand the rules
at least 5 of them knew the rules but couldn't play for ****
3 players who were really good
I bubbled the final table after getting all in as a 90% fav but I took 4 bounties so not so bad
my main gripe was that some of the dealers were unable to follow how much was in the pot at anytime so play was slowed down when anybody bet pot so it could be counted

The 7pm Hold em tournament was busier than I expected with 200 runners
level of play was mixed
level of dealer incompetence was high

I argued with a dealer after he made a ridiculous ruling he said it was the cardrooms new ruling I said he must be mistaken I called the floor The floor backed the dealer 100% during the break I spoke to the card room manager who confirmed I was correct he asked me who the dealer and floor were so I pointed them out.
They must have been spoken to as I spent the next 4 hrs getting dirty looks from the pair of them

Really nice cardroom
shame about the poor experience, I live in Hertfordshire so there are closer casinos/cardrooms so I wont be rushing back

moan over
good luck at the tables
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Old 08-13-2017, 02:27 PM   #7265
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My friend got the clock called on him by the dealer in Aspers, level of incompetence is staggering in that place.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:10 AM   #7266
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yeah
The incident I was referring to the dealer was turning over mucked cards because he said it was a new rule to stop collusion
I made a value bet on the river and my opponent called, I turned over the winning hand and my opponent mucked his cards face down, dealer turned his cards over
I told the dealer he was wrong to do that he said he had yo due to new rules, I called the floor who agreed with dealer
I couldn't believe it could be right so I spoke to cardroom manager who confirmed that I was correct
The worrying thing is if both dealer and floor can get such a simple ruling wrong what happens if there is a situation which requires real knowledge to solve

I also witnessed a dealer telling a player he had taken a lot of time on a decision which prompted another player to call clock totally unprofessional
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:17 AM   #7267
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My friend got the clock called on him by the dealer in Aspers, level of incompetence is staggering in that place.

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Old 08-16-2017, 11:37 AM   #7268
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My friend got the clock called on him by the dealer in Aspers, level of incompetence is staggering in that place.
Is that not the current [new for 2017] WSOP rules - to stop tourney drag-ards

It's not for cash games though

And as far as I know [unless they changed] Aspers follow TDA and NOT WSOP -
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:40 AM   #7269
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Is that not the current [new for 2017] WSOP rules - to stop tourney drag-ards

It's not for cash games though

And as far as I know [unless they changed] Aspers follow TDA and NOT WSOP -
this was a year or two ago. and it wasn't because he was stalling, he was facing an all in on the river! The floor backed the dealer up as well.
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