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Old 08-08-2011, 10:22 PM   #121
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+1, biggest game running regularly is 2/5nl and its all a bunch of nitty foofoos with a stupidly high rake. and you have to pay for your drinks lolwut
Nope Matt Jarvis has a reg 10/20 PLO game at Edgewater on Wednesdays anyone can play.

I play 2/5NL and 40/80LHE with kill pots at RR with games of 5/10 and 10/20NLH if requested.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:00 PM   #122
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i consistently have out of town friends tell me how great the food is in vancouver...maybe your not going to the right places...
There's some great restaurants but a lot of the mid-range restaurants are Sysco re-heated garbage.

Wine is a complete ripoff in restaurants. Expect a 150% markup on liquor store prices which are already marked up about 100%.
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Old 08-08-2011, 11:55 PM   #123
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There's some great restaurants but a lot of the mid-range restaurants are Sysco re-heated garbage.

Wine is a complete ripoff in restaurants. Expect a 150% markup on liquor store prices which are already marked up about 100%.
This, Vancouver has some solid upper end restaurants, but on my budget im not eating at Tojo's, Bishop's or Cardero's every night (some of the very solid upper end places), additionally im from NYC, so food anywhere else is already at a disadvantage in my eyes, but Vancouver food is especially bad for a city.

Ryan is right about middle range food, speaking from experience in the industry most of those middle-budget restraunts/pubs are just sysco crap and all the Gyro/Shwarma/Mediterranean food is crappy compared to any other big city in North America...but for some reason Vancouverites think they're good.

Lastly there are NO good low end food joints anywhere farther West than Cambie.



EDIT: Although working in the industry its hard to complain about liquor markups, thats the only profit margin most restaurants have in this city and liquor laws are such that a huge markup is necessary.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:10 AM   #124
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lol North Van. Getting home from downtown after 1am = $30 cab ride or failbus. Kitsilano and south Granville are better imo.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:49 AM   #125
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no one really ever comes to Vancouver and leaves saying they didn't like it but i find it annoying just going to a casino to play live, although the tables are always 420 friendly with most everyone enjoy the sweet smell of kush, def a great city to live in or around though!
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:19 AM   #126
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lol North Van. Getting home from downtown after 1am = $30 cab ride or failbus. Kitsilano and south Granville are better imo.
Yeah, the hundreds of dollars a month in higher rent are totally worth occasionally having to get a cab _if_ you stay out very late.

BTW there are busses until 3 AM and then the seabus starts again at like 6 so it's a very specific 3 hour window, not hard to plan your night to end by 3 or go until 6
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:04 AM   #127
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I don't see why more players don't just get a working holiday visa in australia or new zealand or something. you get a work visa, can open a bank account and you can stay for like a year. i think you can extend it for another year after that. just have to be between 18-30 and have a little bit of money in your bank account and you can apply.

none of this oh maybe i can stay for 3 months and it's all iffy about finding a place and hopping the border.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:30 AM   #128
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Lastly there are NO good low end food joints anywhere farther West than Cambie.
Outside of the downtown core, there's the one and only Bon's Off Broadway.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:57 AM   #129
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Im curious if this will add numbers to the WCPC events at edgewater and the BCPC events at River Rock.
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Old 08-09-2011, 03:51 AM   #130
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Edgewater PLO fishy my @ss

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PLO games at Edgewater are like free money just FYI if you ever feel like a night out, $5-$5 is probably like microstakes to you but the players are terrible and the stacks are deep. Saw a guy call $1000 on the river w/ one pair. Lots of old gamblers who will put their $3000 stack in with a king high flush draw etc. etc.
ok wtf that's not how it went down for me...

I've been searching high and low for the ONLY PLO GAME IN VANCOUVER. And I heard Edgewater is the place, asking the front desk its full of the same people usually so I'm thinking, "Ok reg infested no fish, sounds like minus EV" but being the adventitious retard I am I decided after dropping my father off at the airport I decided to go to Edge... the only problem is I went during the worse possible time ever

1 AM monday morning and there is only 5 of them at the table... the minimum buyin was 200 and it was 1/2 PLO. HOLY COW my first LIVE PLO game I was so excited!!! Until I sat down...

I was the 6th player or more like "short stack fish." LUL WUT 100 bb is a short stack fish? Look around you...


normally the stacks for 5 dollar chips they would equal high to 100$, but not these boys ... it was the same height but with 25$ chips! And more than one stack to boot! OMFG THESE ARE THE BIG BOYS.

On that felt there was almost 10G on the table, and I felt stupid bringing $200 espically when they told me there was a mandatory straddle UTG, but wait! Another player double straddles as well! Every hand this was happening while they ridicule me for waiting for my BB "C'mon you never know the bad beat jackpot will happen" and Wow I realize I am the short stack nit fish

These guys came to play and I was a nuisance in their way, waiting to fed their deeds. Every hand was a double straddle and every hand the pot was an average of 500$, bluffing rivers, folding sets on the turn (guy to my right showed his hand to flaunt his folding skillz), folding 2nd nuts, it was all there. The solid play I would have dreamed of if I ever going to have a stack like theirs...

But what can I do.. I only have $200...

my first few orbits I couldn't believe how card dead I was (NO DOUBLE SUITED FFS) so on my 2nd staddle I decided to raise it up with AJQT and managed to cbet take it down against 2 guys, I felt so proud winning my first pot against the boys! But then they started targeting me...

They wanted me to triple straddle I'm like, "No man I'm so poor, being short stack sucks." So one guy offered to pay half of it... not wanna being a dick I oblige and played the hand. Ended up bleeding more chips... soon they were like "Why don't we just make it 5$-$5?" and i'm like "NO you do that and I will go, I can't afford this game no more" luckily you gotta keep the fish playing right? hehe that's right stop messing with my effective stack size :P

I remember having AAxx but ending up folding preflop because I didn't want to pot $120 bucks and having 40$ to shove the flop when I KNEW 4 callers would call along. Showdown happened and I ended up calling them "SUCH TRUE GAMBLERS" and one guy told me, "we aren't your typical grinder since we aren't trying to pay for a mortgage, we are just trying to have some fun." And I knew this wasn't my game... if I couldn't shove my 30bb stack after the double straddles with AAxx man wtf am I even doing here?

But I never gave up, I felt if I can somehow survive with these hardcore bunch I can perhaps have a small shot at the poker world. It was the tests of all tests and an hour later I was the 2nd last player to leave the table I almost wanted to tell him I would play him HU but only having $130 left I think it was an insult to his 2000$ or so stack so I didn't bother... I maybe busto but I got more dignity then that.

Then I proceeded to play holdem for two hours and got my money as a 95% favorite with 22 on a 23J board with the villian holding AA. When the A hit the turn the whole table starting drooling over the bad beat jackpot and I was ready to leave my seat.

I left back into my car while kept looking at the Matt Jarvis poster, it was not meant to be as I walk towards the underground casino as an attempt to sleep in my car, knowing I got a work in the downtown area at 7 am. But I was so amped up from the PLO game and the bad beat in holdem I decided to drive home to Surrey around 5 am. My work partner picked me up at 6 am and as I headed downtown, sleeping on the microwave (yes work truck has a microwave in front of me) as I dream being on that poster.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:21 AM   #131
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I remember having AAxx but ending up folding preflop
LOLWUT
stopped reading there.
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Old 08-09-2011, 04:52 AM   #132
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LOLWUT
stopped reading there.
lol i quit immediately after reading that also. Why even sit in the damn game.
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:09 AM   #133
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Re: Grinders moving to Vancouver

i asked them if i were to pot it to 132$ would they fold? all 5 players acting behind said no

i don't mind going 2 callers with AAxx but not all players involved sorry... when they clearly will not fold just to knock me out

and no not even a single suit with them

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:39 AM   #134
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I hear Canadians don't lock their doors when they sleep at night. Confirm/deny?
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:40 AM   #135
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ok wtf that's not how it went down for me...
yeah I guess that I forgot to mention that you shouldn't play the game if you only have enough for a minimum buy in and are going to fold Aces because you're scared of getting it in without a huge edge
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