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Old 03-19-2019, 06:32 PM   #45151
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Just got back from my weekend trip to Detroit. Working on some vlog footage now, but here is some info for the thread:
- played exclusively at MGM, now that the 2-5 there is consistently running and with fairly good action, I don't feel much pulling me to Motor City
- the 2-5 at MGM now runs (almost?) around the clock
- the 1-3 PLO at MGM also runs pretty consistently. even on Monday it was started up by ~2pm
- both 5-10 NLHE and 5-10 PLO ran on fri/sat/sunday nights although I think the 5-10 NLHE only ran for a few hours (not sure exactly). I also saw 5-10-20 PLO on Saturday night with some huge pots.
- the saturday 220 buy-in was a soft field but superturbo structure

happy to answer any Qs
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Old 03-21-2019, 01:04 PM   #45152
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vlog pt. 1 of the weekend trip is up. I worked really hard on this one so hopefully you all enjoy!
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Old 03-22-2019, 11:06 AM   #45153
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Sorry ... Don't do links. Looks like YouTube is mispelled as well (Youtu.be ??) ...

What do we search for if we get directly into YouTube and want to find it? GL
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:49 PM   #45154
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The link is legit, but the video title was "The heater begins . . . | Scott's Poker vLog Ep. 7". It's alright. 17 minutes, mostly hand breakdowns with some street shots of Detroit. I skimmed it.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:18 AM   #45155
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Sorry ... Don't do links. Looks like YouTube is mispelled as well (Youtu.be ??) ...

What do we search for if we get directly into YouTube and want to find it? GL
That's just YouTube's automatic URL shortener. When you click "Share" on a video, it spits out a shortened link.
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Old 03-24-2019, 09:45 AM   #45156
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Sorry ... Don't do links. Looks like YouTube is mispelled as well (Youtu.be ??) ...

What do we search for if we get directly into YouTube and want to find it? GL
search for "scott's poker vlog" should turn it up.

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That's just YouTube's automatic URL shortener. When you click "Share" on a video, it spits out a shortened link.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:53 PM   #45157
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2 quick questions...
What's the latest on the WPT event at Motor City
And any info on Malarkeys closing and moving to strip mall on Plymouth and Levan?
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Old 03-26-2019, 04:31 PM   #45158
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heard Malarkeys had a new spot, haven't heard exactly where.
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Old 03-27-2019, 04:51 PM   #45159
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In case those interested didn't know, the goofballs over at Casino Windsor are running a $1k this weekend. Two starting flights- Fri @ 415, and Sat @ 215. Day 2 starts Sun @ 215.

Of course there's no good info about the trny to be found on the interwebs, so I called them up and got a bit.

Start w/ 20k in chips. 1st 4 levels are 30 min, then I believe all following levels are 40 min. Day 1 plays 12 levels. Forgot to ask if it's BBA, guessing not with these clowns. Also didn't ask what the levels are, but from last bigger event I played there, I know they're reasonable enough.

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Old 03-27-2019, 05:55 PM   #45160
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Well, more like a $750
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Old 03-30-2019, 10:16 AM   #45161
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heard Malarkeys had a new spot, haven't heard exactly where.
Near the intersection of Plymouth and Levan (the southeast corner in the L shaped shopping center). They're basically opening another version of the Players Golf and Poker that's at 8 Mile and Farmington. It's going to be bigger though to have room for cash games and tournaments.

I haven't heard though what days it'll run. Last I heard they were considering Sunday-Wednesday, but nothing was set in stone.

They're also done with Wintergarden at 7 mile and Farmington. I haven't heard yet, but I'm assuming that Wednesday night Omaha game will be moving to the new place, but I don't know for sure.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:18 AM   #45162
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Trip Report for Golf North Poker, or something like that, at Levan and Plymouth.
-Located in the strip mall there, in the corner.
-Super nice looking room. 10 tables. New paint job, lots of big tvs right in front of your face while you're playing. The tables/chairs/chips/dealers are the old ones from Malarkeys. They are going to eventually get all new chairs/chips, not sure about tables.
-No alcohol as of right now. They are putting in a bar soon, they already have the liquor license. Bar will serve some food, not a lot. They will have pizza brought in that is supposedly really good.
-Days open now are M-Th. When they have everything set up it will be Sun-W.
-They are going to have golf simulators. $35/hour non peak hours, $45/hour peak.
-Everyone that played at Malarkeys was there last night. 5 tournament tables and 2 cash were running at 8:00.
-Couldn't tell you specifics about cash, but their tournament schedule will be the same as Malarkeys. Last night was rxr. Structure was bad early as usual, but late I couldn't believe how much play there was. I got knocked out at 12:50, and there were still 4 left, about 15 bbs on the table. That is unlike most charity tournaments these days. (Let me sneak in a bad beat story... shoved 4 bb in omaha sb vs bb. I had 4589ddss. Bb woke up w KK88cc. I flopped 2 pair and a straight flush draw! He went runner runner flush.)
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Old 04-03-2019, 08:51 PM   #45163
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Trip Report for Golf North Poker, or something like that, at Levan and Plymouth.
-Located in the strip mall there, in the corner.
-Super nice looking room. 10 tables. New paint job, lots of big tvs right in front of your face while you're playing. The tables/chairs/chips/dealers are the old ones from Malarkeys. They are going to eventually get all new chairs/chips, not sure about tables.
-No alcohol as of right now. They are putting in a bar soon, they already have the liquor license. Bar will serve some food, not a lot. They will have pizza brought in that is supposedly really good.
-Days open now are M-Th. When they have everything set up it will be Sun-W.
-They are going to have golf simulators. $35/hour non peak hours, $45/hour peak.
-Everyone that played at Malarkeys was there last night. 5 tournament tables and 2 cash were running at 8:00.
-Couldn't tell you specifics about cash, but their tournament schedule will be the same as Malarkeys. Last night was rxr. Structure was bad early as usual, but late I couldn't believe how much play there was. I got knocked out at 12:50, and there were still 4 left, about 15 bbs on the table. That is unlike most charity tournaments these days. (Let me sneak in a bad beat story... shoved 4 bb in omaha sb vs bb. I had 4589ddss. Bb woke up w KK88cc. I flopped 2 pair and a straight flush draw! He went runner runner flush.)

The whole set-up sounds very similar to Players (where Docís moves to at 8 and Farmington). Players has fewer tables because they donít run any tournaments, but itís good to know the new place will be running tournaments and cash.

If itís like Players, the food will leave a lot to be desired. Pizza, chicken wings, etc, etc. Basic bar food they warm up/cook in a small oven. Not a full kitchen by any means. For a while Players was letting you bring in outside food, but once they fully got the bad running they cut that out quickly.
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Old 04-04-2019, 09:21 AM   #45164
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Trip Report for Golf North Poker, or something like that, at Levan and Plymouth.
-Located in the strip mall there, in the corner.
-Super nice looking room. 10 tables. New paint job, lots of big tvs right in front of your face while you're playing. The tables/chairs/chips/dealers are the old ones from Malarkeys. They are going to eventually get all new chairs/chips, not sure about tables.
-No alcohol as of right now. They are putting in a bar soon, they already have the liquor license. Bar will serve some food, not a lot. They will have pizza brought in that is supposedly really good.
-Days open now are M-Th. When they have everything set up it will be Sun-W.
-They are going to have golf simulators. $35/hour non peak hours, $45/hour peak.
-Everyone that played at Malarkeys was there last night. 5 tournament tables and 2 cash were running at 8:00.
-Couldn't tell you specifics about cash, but their tournament schedule will be the same as Malarkeys. Last night was rxr. Structure was bad early as usual, but late I couldn't believe how much play there was. I got knocked out at 12:50, and there were still 4 left, about 15 bbs on the table. That is unlike most charity tournaments these days. (Let me sneak in a bad beat story... shoved 4 bb in omaha sb vs bb. I had 4589ddss. Bb woke up w KK88cc. I flopped 2 pair and a straight flush draw! He went runner runner flush.)
To add to my other post, I also know the guys running both these places are trying to get out of Wintergarden in Farmington, but I haven't heard an update on that and I haven't heard an update on moving the Wednesday night Omaha game. If the new place runs Sunday-Wednesday and Players runs Wednesday-Saturday, it seems like Wednesday night at the new place could take on the Omaha game. The only problem there is I don't know what they run for tournaments and the Omaha game easily runs out of chips in 3-4 hours, so they wouldn't want to burn through chips to run a tournament as well. It'll be interesting to see how this all works out
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Old 04-04-2019, 10:57 AM   #45165
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just posted another episode of my vlog from my last trip to detroit, featuring 2-5 at the MGM.

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Old 04-15-2019, 05:19 PM   #45166
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Life of a tournament reg: Last two tournaments I played, the last two Saturdays... Got down to the final four players in both.
1st one: I was chip leader. Blind v blind against 2nd in chips. I shoved 12ish bbs w 99. He snapped w AQo. Flop 982 rainbow, I lost the hand. (Finished 4th)
2nd one: Shoved pf w/ jj. Called by 66. Flop 10JK rainbow. I lost the hand. (Finished 4th). That one was in my league and it really screwed me as far as making our final table.

I believe that first one is the worst beat I've had.
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Old 04-15-2019, 09:36 PM   #45167
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Life of a tournament reg: Last two tournaments I played, the last two Saturdays... Got down to the final four players in both.
1st one: I was chip leader. Blind v blind against 2nd in chips. I shoved 12ish bbs w 99. He snapped w AQo. Flop 982 rainbow, I lost the hand. (Finished 4th)
2nd one: Shoved pf w/ jj. Called by 66. Flop 10JK rainbow. I lost the hand. (Finished 4th). That one was in my league and it really screwed me as far as making our final table.

I believe that first one is the worst beat I've had.
Running J10 in the first one and running 66 in the second one???
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:04 PM   #45168
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Running quads has to be more rare than runner-runner flush/straight type beats. But there could be some ICM considerations when it comes to the league play and points that had a bigger effect than just losing the one hand. GL
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:06 PM   #45169
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I must say that the HH promos at MCC are somewhat confusing without your Google calendar handy. Leave it up to me that when I actually do get back in there that they wont even be running for those hours I'm there. GL
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:35 PM   #45170
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I must say that the HH promos at MCC are somewhat confusing without your Google calendar handy. Leave it up to me that when I actually do get back in there that they wont even be running for those hours I'm there. GL
They change every month (and it's all listed in Bravo).

But, the HH promo has killed what used to be the best room in town. Ok, maybe not killed, but it's hurt the poker room for some of us. The room is swamped during the HH promos, but if there isn't a promo going, the room is a ghost town compared to the old days. You used to be able to count a 2-5 game running all night, but now it dies by 2 or 3 and is lucky to start before 10 AM. The players come in earlier to get a piece of the promo and then disappear within an hour or two of the promo ending.

It also means there's barely one 1-2 game going in the early morning these days. For those of us that loved to play at 5 AM and catch the drunks who are still sobering up, it's really killed the morning games
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:27 PM   #45171
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Running J10 in the first one and running 66 in the second one???
****, the second one was 10qk flop, sorry. He just hit a 6.
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Old 04-16-2019, 11:35 PM   #45172
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Final vlog episode from my recent trip to Detroit is up.

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Old 04-19-2019, 03:40 PM   #45173
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5,000 damn posts and I don't know how to insert an image. How do you do it?
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:50 PM   #45174
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https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/5...e-more-285800/
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Old 04-19-2019, 04:59 PM   #45175
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Thank you! I looked for a help section, but quickly became frustrated.

Hey, at least Yzerman is back in town!!!
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