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Old 09-18-2014, 12:54 AM   #126
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Re: Calgary

Yeah sure it might run, I don't play at Casino to tell you the daytime action. Like I said, call them in the day time and ask the pit boss for the card room. There's your best answer to ask if those certain games run during the day.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:58 PM   #127
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Going to be in town for the weekend. Will do a trip report for Cowboy's Casino.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:03 PM   #128
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Cowboys Casino is a really clean establishment with a great poker-room. Their chips are clean and really easy to shuffle/play with. They use automatic shufflers on all their tables (which are in great condition). They have competent pitbosses/dealers. The chairs are really comfy. The atmosphere is great on the weekends and there are a lot of young attractive girls gambling/drinking everywhere. The food is good and they have a decent sushi menu. For those players that stay until 4am they get to eat delivered pizza for free. The poker-room is open 24/7. On the weekends(Friday/Saturday) the games last though the night into the morning. Buy-ins for the games range as follows: 1/2NL ($100-$300), 2/5NL ($200-$1K). There were about eight 1/2NL tables running, one 2/5NL table, and one 1/2PLO table at peak time (11pm-1am).

Friday, September 19 (Cowboys Casino)

When I arrived at the casino at noon a new 1/2NL table was opening so I was able to get a seat in it. This was the second table open at this time. Within a couple hours a few more tables opened and there was a good selection of tables to choose from.
My first table of the day had a few interesting players in it:
-young asian guy with a bunch of tatts all over his arms, seemed like he had money and was willing to gamble
-middle-aged woman w/ shades (played pretty fit or fold postflop and played her strong hands extremely aggressively [pot-betting] every street)
-a few older asian guys who were loose-passive pre and fit/fold post-flop
-rest of the table was filled with TAGs who weren’t making pot-appropriate bets
All-in-all, a pretty easy table.

Interesting Hand 1:
UTG: young asian guy with tatts ($350)
UTG+2: Hero ($300)
Villain raised to $8, Hero 3-bets w/ TT to $32. Folds around to villain who calls.
Flop: 743r
Villian checks. Hero bets $44. Villian calls.
Turn: Jc (two clubs on board now)
Villian checks. Hero bets $88. Villian calls.
River: offsuit 5
Villian bets $136. Hero tank calls all-in.
Villian shows 22.
*Villian was talking to me the entire time I was tanking. He was talking about his food that he was ordering, how he’s glad that he has me covered so he has enough to pay for his meal even if he loses. I felt like he was putting on an act…trying to act strong/confident.

Interesting Hand #2:
UTG: spewtard who has been rebuying about every 3rd orbit for about two-hundred dollars. ($200)
UTG+1: young asian guy with tatts ($400)
Button: Hero ($600)
UTG limps for $2. UTG+1 calls. Folds to Hero who raises to $16 w/ KK. 2 calls.
Flop: 457cc
2 checks. Hero bets $25. UTG calls. UTG+1 raises to $100. Hero folds. UTG calls.
Turn: off suit 2.
UTG checks. UTG+1 bets $100. UTG calls all in $100.
River: offsuit Q
UTG shows TT (pair of tens)
UTG+1 shows 45o (2 pair: 4s and 5s)
*While I was tanking on the flop asian villain was chirping at me non-stop. This time it felt like he was trying to goat me into calling w/ the things he was saying.

After these two hands, which happened within first 30mins of me sitting down, I felt great about my reads and about the way I was playing. I continued to build my $300 stack to $1.3K by 2:00am. There were so many soft spots. A competent player was up $3K at my table from all the gifts he was receiving from the bad players. I would recommend this poker-room to anyone interesting in playing low-limit NL games.
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Old 09-23-2014, 07:42 PM   #129
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Any Calgary players play online or do you spend your hours playing 19 hands/hour + 5 buck rake /hand?
I know a hand full of players in Calgary that only play online

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so 2/5 NL doesn't run on weekdays anywhere? and 5/10 NL never?
2/5 NL has been running almost every night at deerfoot as of late, same with 2/5 plo
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:45 PM   #130
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Landing in Calgary tonight Tuesday looking for 2-5 action. Driving not an issue. Recommended casino that may have the game or ar least deep 1-2 or 1-3

Thanks
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Old 11-28-2014, 06:00 AM   #131
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Heading back to Calgary Sunday. How are the games Sunday night? 1-2 or 2-5.
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Old 11-29-2014, 06:20 PM   #132
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Heading back to Calgary Sunday. How are the games Sunday night? 1-2 or 2-5.
I can only speak of Grey Eagle where Ive played the most, but Sundays (when Monday is not a holiday) is usually the slowest night by far.
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:13 PM   #133
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I will be at Grey Eagle in February. Any idea if PLO runs daily and if so what limit. In addition how are the nightly PLO & NL mtt and what is usually the turnout.
Thanks in advance for the responses.
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Old 01-11-2015, 04:10 PM   #134
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Landing at 4 today should be sitting in a game at cowboys by 6 pm. Big US fish come and get some.
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Old 02-10-2015, 01:56 PM   #135
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Hi there!


My name is Cathy and I'm the Development Coordinator for The Children's Wish Foundation in Calgary. The Children's Wish Foundation is pleased to announce the third annual Poker Tournament, held on April 7th, 2015 at the Cowboys Casino! Join the tournament for your chance to win a portion of the $10,000 prize pool!


Beginners and experienced poker players are welcome. Registration is $250 and includes a buffet dinner and entertainment throughout the tournament!


For more information, you can contact Elisha Jackson at elisha.jackson@childrenswish.ca or at 587-880- 3253. I hope to see you there!


Warmly,


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Old 02-10-2015, 06:24 PM   #136
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Hi Cathy, not sure if you're allowed to make a post like that on this forum w/o permission. But anyways, how much of that $250 goes towards the prize pool?
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:32 AM   #137
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Will there be lots of NL and PLO cash games running at Grey Eagle during the upcoming WPT event?
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Old 04-03-2015, 03:00 PM   #138
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Played at the Grey Eagle a few days ago. Lots of PLO action, 1-2, 2-5, 10-25. 8 tables of 1-2NL, and I got on the list for 2-5NLH and played 1-2 what I waited. Spent 3hrs waiting with 13 people on the list for 2-5, but they didn't open up a game....."because it would kill the 1-2 action."
I guess the thinking is that it's better for the casino to keep players playing with low stakes, and rake 8 tables rather than have a game break and open up a 2-5 and all the 1-2 players moving over when each one busts out with their $200.
At the end of the 3hrs, the 8th game of 1-2 was breaking, so I asked to play 2-5. Everyone agreed, 4 players short handed, pick up others from the 7 remaining games.
Michael, the asian houseman on shift, said no. Then the game broke.

Really strange setup at this room. There is only one cashier on shift for most of the night. Long line up to get chips/cash out, and it's right in front of the door so people have to walk through the line to get in. So I left to go to the main cage, and surprisingly the Poker chips can only be used in the poker room and cashed out there. They are different from the table game chips, and can not be used elsewhere in the casino. The main cage wouldn't take them.

Just a bizarre place to play in my opinion.
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Old 04-03-2015, 10:33 PM   #139
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places that force players to do what they dont want in game selection soon lose that action to another place. if it is the higher stakes players soon the others start to follow.

someone needs to explain running a card room to some of these people.
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Old 04-09-2015, 05:24 PM   #140
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might be moving to calgary soon. any poker player out there that'd like to meet up? would be cool =) inbox me
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:47 PM   #141
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might be moving to calgary soon. any poker player out there that'd like to meet up? would be cool =) inbox me
What games do you usually play? Online? Live?
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:27 AM   #142
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Update on Calgary? Has Alberta's recession hurt the game quality?

I may visit in a month
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Old 08-08-2015, 04:39 AM   #143
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If you play plo then your in luck, had a 16 person waitlist for 25/50 tonight and tons of 2/5 plo games at Deerfoot on the regular.

As for NL, 1/2 with a btn straddle is all that really runs here, 2/5 on occasion

Great city for plo, one of the best for it actually, but not so much for
NL

Hope That helps
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Old 08-09-2015, 02:41 PM   #144
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any PLO that's not @ deerfoot or the indian place?
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:22 PM   #145
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I may visit in a month
NL games are still good, any live NL game will be good. People get bored and start playing hands they shouldn't, start calling when they should be folding, should be calling when they're folding. etc etc.

PLO will be PLO, have fun in that game...
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:28 PM   #146
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any PLO that's not @ deerfoot or the indian place?
Go to Cash casino and the Indian place is called Grey Eagle.

Elbow spreads a 4/8 Omaha game as well. It can be an ocean.
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Old 08-09-2015, 05:37 PM   #147
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The Cash games at Cowboys are actually pretty good. The dealers know what they`re doing, and there is a good mix between regs and randoms with a lot of money. The 1/2 NL game usually plays bigger than most other 1/2 games, and you can buy in for $300 instead of just $200! I suggest trying to get moved to the main game (thurs, fri,sat nights) asap, there`s always a lot of money, and some good players.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:57 PM   #148
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Is there any LHE played in Calgary?
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Old 09-13-2015, 04:01 AM   #149
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Yes, probably the biggest LHE poker room in the country at Elbow.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:50 PM   #150
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Is it true that Jamie Staples plays @ cowboys bout to go there in a few weeks
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