Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Venues & Communities Discussion of live, legal poker venues, and discussion among players in live poker "neighborhoods."

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #26
treysfull21
centurion
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: always grindin never settlin
Posts: 160
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

matt savage = the best
treysfull21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 10:53 AM   #27
IFSATG
adept
 
IFSATG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Searchn4Lite NtheDarknessOfInsanity
Posts: 714
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

I've played in every cardroom in NorCal. Bay101 is, by far, the best. For all the reasons mentioned here - especially the fact that it a collection of human ATM machines. NO trip to the valley goes without a session or more at 101. That would be like walking past money on the sidewalk and not taking a moment to pick it up!

Like every other room on the planet, it has pro's and con's. IMHO, the pro's far exceed the con's.
IFSATG is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 11:04 AM   #28
spike420211
banned
 
spike420211's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: putting that s**t on everything
Posts: 9,515
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fat City View Post
A few months ago I was passing through San Jose and stopped by Bay101 for a quick look at what's up. I talked to my man Bernie and he told me the Bay raised the rake to 7 dollars on the 10-200 game. That's unbelievable lol.
If that's crazy Bernie, tell him Spike sez hi. Helluva LHE playa.

I played and proped for year's at the Garden, the spread games were always way juicier there than at 101. But like anywhere, it just depends on where the live Whales happen to be playing at.
but do they still spread stud and stud/8 @ Bay and GC?
spike420211 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2010, 03:54 PM   #29
thesilverbail
old hand
 
thesilverbail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: on Mr Giblet's secret service
Posts: 1,633
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by spike420211 View Post
but do they still spread stud and stud/8 @ Bay and GC?
There has never been any game except holdem and O8 since I started playing there a year ago. Lucky chances in colma has a couple of low limit stud games running.
thesilverbail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #30
junior15
centurion
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 177
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

What would be the best time during the week to go? I'm only in town for a few days but don't want to waste my time going during a really slow time. Is there any place that I can find a list of games that are currently running?
Thanks
junior15 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 07:49 PM   #31
pig4bill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 26,235
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

It might get slow between 3 and 5 a.m. There will still be games going though.

I think you'll find the problem with Bay 101 is the opposite of slow.
pig4bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 07:51 PM   #32
High Time John
Verified Smartass
 
High Time John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livin' the Dream Baby!
Posts: 7,860
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

What is the prize structure for the $1000 and $2000 satellites to the Shooting Stars tournament? That is for each of these satellites, how many top finishers get a seat to the $10,000 event?
High Time John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2010, 07:57 PM   #33
Ray Zee
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: montana usa
Posts: 12,774
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

i will be there in early march to play. it is one of my favorite casinos to play at. also will go to lucky chances for the big no limit games.
Ray Zee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 12:33 PM   #34
High Time John
Verified Smartass
 
High Time John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livin' the Dream Baby!
Posts: 7,860
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
What is the prize structure for the $1000 and $2000 satellites to the Shooting Stars tournament? That is for each of these satellites, how many top finishers get a seat to the $10,000 event?
One seat is awarded for every $10,000 collected, per Matt S.
High Time John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 08:41 PM   #35
skip87
journeyman
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 210
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
One seat is awarded for every $10,000 collected, per Matt S.
I can't believe this was a real question....
skip87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 10:10 PM   #36
High Time John
Verified Smartass
 
High Time John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livin' the Dream Baby!
Posts: 7,860
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by skip87 View Post
I can't believe this was a real question....
Well if you go to the bay101 web site and look at the payout structure for the $2000 buy-in, it says there are only 3 seats awarded. I am sure there will more than 15 players in that event.
High Time John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2010, 10:53 PM   #37
AngusThermopyle
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
AngusThermopyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Floor Yellow
Posts: 14,372
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
Well if you go to the bay101 web site and look at the payout structure for the $2000 buy-in, it says there are only 3 seats awarded. I am sure there will more than 15 players in that event.
The $2000 buy in is not a Satellite. It is a regular tournament.

http://www.bay101.com/wsoppayout2010.html

The top 3 each have $10K of their prize money forcibly turned into entries to the main event.
AngusThermopyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 07:29 PM   #38
High Time John
Verified Smartass
 
High Time John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livin' the Dream Baby!
Posts: 7,860
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by AngusThermopyle View Post
The $2000 buy in is not a Satellite. It is a regular tournament.

http://www.bay101.com/wsoppayout2010.html

The top 3 each have $10K of their prize money forcibly turned into entries to the main event.
Are there any seats awarded for the $1000 tourneys March 3rd-6th?
High Time John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 07:59 PM   #39
cbo
centurion
 
cbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 186
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

I think Bay 101 needs to do whatever it is Lucky Chances did to have true NL. I'm tired of the dirty room with lack of parking.Bay 101 is 10 minutes further from me but well worth the drive and I've only been there once
cbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 08:26 PM   #40
High Time John
Verified Smartass
 
High Time John's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Livin' the Dream Baby!
Posts: 7,860
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by cbo View Post
I think Bay 101 needs to do whatever it is Lucky Chances did to have true NL. I'm tired of the dirty room with lack of parking.Bay 101 is 10 minutes further from me but well worth the drive and I've only been there once
It's a County law. I heard it won't be changing. Also the spread limits will not be increased.
High Time John is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 08:55 PM   #41
haakee
old hand
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: SF, CA
Posts: 1,841
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
Are there any seats awarded for the $1000 tourneys March 3rd-6th?
Yes, those are satellites directly into the WPT event.
haakee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 10:17 PM   #42
AngusThermopyle
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
AngusThermopyle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Floor Yellow
Posts: 14,372
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
It's a San Jose City law. I heard it won't be changing. Also the spread limits will not be increased.
FYP. The rest is correct (seems that 101's management loved to spread rumors that they were going to get more tables, etc. Not going to happen. Any change has to come via the ballot, not City Hall.).
AngusThermopyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2010, 11:58 PM   #43
driver
journeyman
 
driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 241
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

I'm trying to decide on whether to play the 2k prelim, or take 3 shots at the main (on the 2 540's and a 1k). I really dislike the rebuy events leading up to the main, but if forced to I may give those a shot with limited bullets.

I'd be interested to see how anyone else is planning on trying to get into the 2010 Shooting Stars.
driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 12:42 AM   #44
pig4bill
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 26,235
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Won't the 540's be just like the other satellites except for a higher buy-in?
pig4bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 12:55 AM   #45
driver
journeyman
 
driver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Posts: 241
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by pig4bill View Post
Won't the 540's be just like the other satellites except for a higher buy-in?
I think the 540's are freezeouts, and the others leading up to them (and the 1k's) are rebuys...but I'm not positive on this, just going off the Bay 101 website.
driver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 01:58 PM   #46
AlanBostick
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
AlanBostick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Value Town (Pronouns: he/him)
Posts: 8,870
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by High Time John View Post
It's a County law. I heard it won't be changing. Also the spread limits will not be increased.
Actually I think it's San Jose city ordinance. Certainly other Santa Clara County venues spread no-limit games, including NLHE, in times past. I'm thinking of the Cameo Club in Palo Alto and the Wagon Wheel in Mountain View. The Cameo Club is long-since close, and the Wagon Wheel lost its city-sponsored gaming license in the late 90s.

As for changes, whether or not the city approves, the club is bound by the state's moratorium on expanding gambling.
AlanBostick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2010, 03:24 PM   #47
p4594spa
grinder
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Hayward, CA
Posts: 594
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

I like Bay 101 as well, though I have my complaints.

1) the 20-min lobby time is poorly enforced. Sometimes guys are gone
for much longer and no pick up.
2) the 8-16 is too close to the 6-12 game. Make it 10-20 with yellow chips
or 12-24 with the Bay 101 $3 chips
3) the kill on 8-16 does not have last option to act, but must act in turn.
Every other place I have ever played including GC make kill have last
option
4) Have a lobbying charge on lower games (like there is on 20-40 and above)
to solve complaint #1
5) Or have a 3rd man walking rule to solve complaint #1
6) Make the all-in bet rule for limit consistent with most of the rest of the
universe. That is, instead of being restricted to "completing the bet",
allow any all-in which 1/2 or more of a bet, to be considered a bet, so that it
can be raised

My other comment:
There is betting line on the table, but it is not used at the 101. In fact
some of the tables have been re-felted recently and the line is gone.
There rule is the forward-motion rule, but even this is virtually never enforced.
p4594spa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 02:06 AM   #48
mrcunningham
adept
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: lately at work
Posts: 1,057
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

I'm too dumb and too old to figure out multi-quotes, so I will use caps.
Quote:
Originally Posted by p4594spa View Post
I like Bay 101 as well, though I have my complaints.

1) the 20-min lobby time is poorly enforced. Sometimes guys are gone
for much longer and no pick up.
+1

2) the 8-16 is too close to the 6-12 game. Make it 10-20 with yellow chips
or 12-24 with the Bay 101 $3 chips
EVEN THOUGH THE NUMERICAL DIFFERENCE IS SMALL IT IS MY EXPERIENCE THAT THE GAMES ARE QUITE DIFFERENT. IT SURPRISED ME AT FIRST, BUT THE 8 HAS MORE ACTION AND PLAYS BIGGER. I DON'T THINK THAT IT IS DUE TO THE KILL, BUT RATHER THE KINDS OF PLAYERS THAT ARE DRAWN TO THE 8. THIS IS ONE OF THE EXCEPTIONS TO THE BIGGER GAME IS TOUGHER RULE.

3) the kill on 8-16 does not have last option to act, but must act in turn.
Every other place I have ever played including GC make kill have last
option
PERSONALLY I PREFER THIS WAY OF PLAYING THE KILL. SINCE EVEN THE REGS HAVE TROUBLE FIGURING OUT WHAT TO DO WITH THE KILL ON, MAKING THE KILLER PLAY IN TURN REALLY PERMITS ISOLATING THE DEAD MONEY.

4) Have a lobbying charge on lower games (like there is on 20-40 and above)
to solve complaint #1
+1

5) Or have a 3rd man walking rule to solve complaint #1
6) Make the all-in bet rule for limit consistent with most of the rest of the
universe. That is, instead of being restricted to "completing the bet",
allow any all-in which 1/2 or more of a bet, to be considered a bet, so that it
can be raised
NO OPINION.

My other comment:
There is betting line on the table, but it is not used at the 101. In fact
some of the tables have been re-felted recently and the line is gone.
There rule is the forward-motion rule, but even this is virtually never enforced.
NO OPINION
mrcunningham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2010, 07:40 AM   #49
lolmitHE
veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 2,952
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

You notice a difference because of the structure. 4/8 promotes action. 3/6 promotes nittery especially in small games when the sb is sometimes 1 chip. This is why 8 is THAT much bigger than 6.

I also feel it's better to have the kill act in turn.
lolmitHE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #50
Shhhhtonk
journeyman
 
Shhhhtonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 280
Re: Bay 101, San Jose CA Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by AlanBostick View Post
Actually I think it's San Jose city ordinance. Certainly other Santa Clara County venues spread no-limit games, including NLHE, in times past. I'm thinking of the Cameo Club in Palo Alto and the Wagon Wheel in Mountain View. The Cameo Club is long-since close, and the Wagon Wheel lost its city-sponsored gaming license in the late 90s.

As for changes, whether or not the city approves, the club is bound by the state's moratorium on expanding gambling.
I played a bit at Bay last night. FWIW I asked at the desk what no limit games were running and one of the employees said "we don't have no limit" and the other said "but wait a few months and we will"

I didn't ask for clarification, so cue the full disclaimer.

I played the 3/5 spread limit game and I couldn't believe the action, so many loose players dumping buyin after buyin. Was only my second time playing live so I don't have much reference, but man were these guys ever throwing $$$ away...
Shhhhtonk is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online