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Old 07-12-2021, 12:01 PM   #2376
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Hi - going to be in Austin on business for one night next week. In monitoring the Lodge and TCH games I’ve been surprised at a general lack of PLO options, for some reason I had it in my head PLO was bigger in Tx.

Would appreciate some color on the min / max buyins for the lower limit NL and PLO games there if anyone could help. Can’t seem to locate that info on either of their websites. Thanks.
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Old 07-12-2021, 01:14 PM   #2377
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The info for The Lodge is on poker atlas. PLO is big in Houston. No clue about Austin.
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:35 PM   #2378
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Unfortunately, it isn't that simple. In fact, that's basically my entire argument, that it isn't even close to being a simple problem.

If a poker room disallowed re-buys or new players entering a game, then your 2 choices outlined above would be true. Because in that scenario, there would literally be no way for new dollars to find their way onto the table. The amount of money on the table would represent a continuously declining amount that eventually would have to end in zero......... But we don't live in that world. Rather, we live in the reality where two factors weaken your rather insular view of how a real pot raked game plays: (1) any player can re-buy for either the minimum or maximum buy-in amount if they lose their stack, and (2) if a player leaves the table, a new player is almost always brought in to replace them, with their fresh dollars now in play. This means that, in the normal flow of most games, the amount of money on the table stays roughly the same or even gets higher; or even if does neither of those things, it almost never just continuously declines as your argument must assume it to do so. So your argument has a false assumption built into it.
Man, you are dense. If people are rebuying when they bust the stacks are still going to get bigger in the time raked game. You are a nit. Please go to Louisiana or Oklahoma to play and change your screen name to Louisiana or OklahomaKK and leave this thread. There is no argument to be had. The time rake is much better for the players.
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:37 PM   #2379
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Any idea where Champions moved to in Houston?

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They aren't reopening in Houston. They were talking about opening in Dallas but as reported in an above post are getting resistance. They have announced a $2M tournament series for September but time will tell if they are able to open and actually have it.
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Old 07-12-2021, 02:47 PM   #2380
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Hi - going to be in Austin on business for one night next week. In monitoring the Lodge and TCH games Iíve been surprised at a general lack of PLO options, for some reason I had it in my head PLO was bigger in Tx.

Would appreciate some color on the min / max buyins for the lower limit NL and PLO games there if anyone could help. Canít seem to locate that info on either of their websites. Thanks.
PLO is not big in Austin. The Lodge has a 1/2/5 PLO game on Friday's at 7:00. You can sign up on Poker Atlas. They also have a 1/2/5 Big O game at 8:00 every Saturday. Shuffle has a 1/2/5 Big O game at 1:00 on Mondays and Thursdays at 1:00 and Saturday at 12:00. I haven't gone to Austin since pre COVID but when I did a few times I could usually find a Big O game every day but no PLO. Check Texas Card House as well.

If you come to Houston you can play PLO any time 24/7 at Johnny Chan's 88.
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Old 07-12-2021, 04:39 PM   #2381
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what hes forgetting is the vast majority of those 25 hands end on the flop or preflop, or at some point long before the pot hits $50 for the maximum rake. so id say its less than half of $175 per hour.
Hi Tony,
I am certain you remember how aggressive the games in Shreveport tend to be with the standard opening raise in 1-3 $15-$25 and higher if there is a straddle. I tried to be conservative in my estimate as this weekend when I played more than 75% (especially after midnight where most of the games had open seats and were either 6-7 handed) of the hands had a pre-flop raise and the blinds were only chopped a handful of times. The average down (30 min) consisted of 13-14 hands, and like I said, the majority of pots were raised pre-flop. My estimation of $175 may be high, but not by much, I assure you and everyone.
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Old 07-12-2021, 05:01 PM   #2382
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They aren't reopening in Houston. They were talking about opening in Dallas but as reported in an above post are getting resistance. They have announced a $2M tournament series for September but time will tell if they are able to open and actually have it.
Thanks, ya I had asked and it was mentioned Dallas but also didn't say they were dine in Houston. I thought it was like we will still ha e Houston, just new location and Dallas (which obviously got nixed, at that previous covid testing site)....


Yea they announce.that after the successful previous tournament they paid big pros and youtubers to come to. Should've jist kept the place they had....oh well.


What's 52 Social doing, any idea about Dallas? I know they sold main 52 Social in Houston.to Johnny Chan's 88 in & still had 52 Social south...


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Old 07-17-2021, 06:10 PM   #2383
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Question for Houston area players.
I understand that 52Social (Richmond Ave location) has been bought out by Johnny Chan and his group since I last played there (late April). My question is, are the 52social chips still good, and if so, how long do I have to redeem them before they are discontinued?
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Old 07-18-2021, 01:55 AM   #2384
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That’s a good question. You should probably give them a call.
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Old 07-18-2021, 10:11 AM   #2385
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Question for Houston area players.
I understand that 52Social (Richmond Ave location) has been bought out by Johnny Chan and his group since I last played there (late April). My question is, are the 52social chips still good, and if so, how long do I have to redeem them before they are discontinued?
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Old 07-18-2021, 03:29 PM   #2386
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Thank you BulltexasATM,
Guess I better get there this week. Hopefully the PLO games are still plentiful and going around the clock.
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Old 07-20-2021, 05:41 PM   #2387
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Just read on-line that Jeremy Tinsley, a well known tournament and PLO player in the Houston area passed last week at the way too young age of 44 of Covid-19. I played with him periodically dating back more than twenty years starting in Tunica. Saw him at 52Social three or four months ago but didn't play at the same table as him. While I didn't know him off the tables, he seemed to be a fun loving guy, who definitely liked action. According to the obituary, he leaves behind a wife, two sons, and many other family members and friends.
RIP Jeremy Tinsley
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Old 07-20-2021, 11:22 PM   #2388
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Just read on-line that Jeremy Tinsley, a well known tournament and PLO player in the Houston area passed last week at the way too young age of 44 of Covid-19. I played with him periodically dating back more than twenty years starting in Tunica. Saw him at 52Social three or four months ago but didn't play at the same table as him. While I didn't know him off the tables, he seemed to be a fun loving guy, who definitely liked action. According to the obituary, he leaves behind a wife, two sons, and many other family members and friends.
RIP Jeremy Tinsley
Yep confirmed. Also confirmed he didnít get vaccinated. Sad.
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Old 07-25-2021, 02:13 PM   #2389
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I had a blast playing PLO in Johnny Chan's 88 Social (formerly 52 Social). They haven't quite got the A/C under control though. I'm sure it is fine for most people, but for any big beefy people, you might find yourself sweating!

I hadn't seen any of the Texas card rooms since things opened up in 2017, so I was blown away by how huge and open it all was, security guards inside and outside, tons of small stakes PLO and NLHE tables running, and some higher stakes games every day in the afternoon / evening for the past 10 days when I looked on Poker Atlas. Very nice, seemed professional. There were a couple extremely beautiful waitresses, too, which doesn't make much difference but doesn't hurt.

In my short play time (5 hours one day, 2 hours another day), I saw lots of recreational players, and a handful of what I assume are pros/aspiring pros who are actually not that good. They aren't as totally random-bad as recs, but they play too tight and too weak. I also saw a surprising number of people lose 1 buy-in and leave, or double up and cash out. Obviously 7 hours is way too little to make any kind of generalization about the club or the Houston poker scene, but it seemed very lively, full of action, and great games.

I got a seat without waiting both times. I hope it keeps going strong, and maybe I'll start doing more business trips to Houston just so I can stop by for a night of poker while I'm there!
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Old 07-25-2021, 05:27 PM   #2390
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Re: Membership-Based Poker in Texas

Planning a trip to the Bryan/ College Station area and was curious if any of the rooms are worth going to? Saw a few on google and social media but none are on Poker Atlas so was wondering if anyone had any experience or reviews of any rooms in that area? Looking for a trustworthy safe room to play cash games (1/2 NLHE) on a Friday or Saturday.
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Old 07-25-2021, 08:16 PM   #2391
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Still need something in and around north Fort Worth. Tell you what...I've passed that TDA exam, so I could help run the tournaments. I'm close to semi retiring, so this would be a perfect gig for me.

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The Poker House of Dallas should be opening in a couple weeks off Regal Row and 35. The location is quite nice...dare I say nicer than TCH. It should give TCH a run for its money. I counted 25 tables (18 in the main room, 3 in the high stakes room, 4 in another private room).
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Old Yesterday, 07:33 PM   #2393
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Planning a trip to the Bryan/ College Station area and was curious if any of the rooms are worth going to? Saw a few on google and social media but none are on Poker Atlas so was wondering if anyone had any experience or reviews of any rooms in that area? Looking for a trustworthy safe room to play cash games (1/2 NLHE) on a Friday or Saturday.
Thereís a podcast called Texas Poker and they live there and talk about a couple rooms in that area.
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Old Today, 04:18 AM   #2394
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Planning a trip to the Bryan/ College Station area and was curious if any of the rooms are worth going to? Saw a few on google and social media but none are on Poker Atlas so was wondering if anyone had any experience or reviews of any rooms in that area? Looking for a trustworthy safe room to play cash games (1/2 NLHE) on a Friday or Saturday.
Drive to Houston or Austin/Round Rock
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Old Today, 04:38 AM   #2395
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Drive to Houston or Austin/Round Rock
maybe he lives in Houston or Austin, plays there all the time, and just wants a vacation playing in a new room he hasnt been. another guy above said that to find out about poker in bryan college station, to sort thru 100s of podcasts trying to find the right one mentioning Bryans cash game, but wouldnt post the link. seems a lot of people in this thread dont answer questions but just like to see themselves post something.

my life is like that too, people like to give me advice, but never what i ask for or anything that substantially helps.
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