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Old 05-23-2009, 02:58 AM   #1
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London

Haven't seen one around and there are a few threads about general poker in London. Don't know if there are many 2+2ers here?
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Old 05-23-2009, 02:58 AM   #2
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

Heading out to the Vic today to play the 2:30 tourney and the 7:30, then prob 1/2 after. ANybody else heading out?
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Old 05-23-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

whats the smallest game they've got going at the Vic?
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Old 05-23-2009, 10:56 AM   #4
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1/1 is the smallest game, with £3/30min table charge as far as I know. I'll be going down the Vic next weekend probably and possibly play a donkament but I'll defiantly be playing some low stakes cash games if you're going to be around next weekend.

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Old 05-23-2009, 11:07 AM   #5
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unfortunately won't be around next weekend, may drop u PM when i do go down if you want to get a drink or something
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:48 AM   #6
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Is the 1/1 dealer dealt?
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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There's usually 1 self deal and 2 dealer dealt 1/1 games
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:06 PM   #8
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Will be at the Internartional on Wednesday
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Old 05-23-2009, 01:36 PM   #9
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I'm away at the moment, but usually around London. Played a bit at the vic and the empire, was thinking of checking out the international when i get back - they apparently have this deep stack freezeout on sat afternoons that sounds good.
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:07 PM   #10
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yeah at the vic they have 1 1 dealer dealt tables which have a 10% rake (max £5) and there are the self dealt tables which have a £3 per half hour charge. Played for my first time down there tonight. busted out the £50 freezout on the 5th hand i think, but did ok at the £1/£1 tables
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Old 05-23-2009, 09:22 PM   #11
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Glad this thread has been started.

Im a reg at the international and play the good PLO game, will sometimes be spotted at the vic and the empire.
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Old 05-24-2009, 02:53 AM   #12
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yeah at the vic they have 1 1 dealer dealt tables which have a 10% rake (max £5) and there are the self dealt tables which have a £3 per half hour charge. Played for my first time down there tonight. busted out the £50 freezout on the 5th hand i think, but did ok at the £1/£1 tables
yeh i busted out of the 50 in like 4 hands. Cash games were good though.
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:54 AM   #13
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Can anyone comment on the beatability (including the rake) of the 1/1 and 1/2 games around London over a largeish sample? And which games are the best at which casino on which days? I'm sure the games are quite soft, I've heard about a 1/3 game as well what is the rake structure like in that game?
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:04 AM   #14
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Can anyone comment on the beatability (including the rake) of the 1/1 and 1/2 games around London over a largeish sample? And which games are the best at which casino on which days? I'm sure the games are quite soft, I've heard about a 1/3 game as well what is the rake structure like in that game?
No rake, £7.5 hourly charge. All games are defiantely beatable despite the heavy rake.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:06 PM   #15
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This has got all the rake details and tournies for the vic:

http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/pdf/vicaprjune09.pdf
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Old 05-24-2009, 04:47 PM   #16
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Heading out to the Vic today to play the 2:30 tourney and the 7:30, then prob 1/2 after. ANybody else heading out?
I went there with exactly the same intent yesterday but apparently me and my mate were the first 2 to ask about the afternoon tourney in about a month and it hadn't run it about forever.
The evening tourney was a bit of a joke too, it had an aweful structure imo.
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Old 05-24-2009, 05:27 PM   #17
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games in england are pretty soft. i grew up there and there's where is started my poker. vic and empire
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:22 PM   #18
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

10% rake up to £5 seems pretty extortionate to me...is this game still beatable?
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:47 PM   #19
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Glad this thread has been started.

Im a reg at the international and play the good PLO game, will sometimes be spotted at the vic and the empire.
What is the standard PLO games going on, and what is the standard of play like at the weekend?
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:33 PM   #20
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10% rake up to £5 seems pretty extortionate to me...is this game still beatable?
the rake's a ***** if you are used to playing in more rake-friendly casinos this side of the atlantic, but the rooms in london are more than beatable for any decent holdem or omaha player
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Old 05-28-2009, 12:53 PM   #21
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Thanks for pointing this thread out sl8. Might see you down the vic at some point. How busy do these places get.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:37 PM   #22
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

Weekends gets really busy, 30 deep waiting lists etc. Maybe going tonight, anyone else heading up?
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:43 PM   #23
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sl8 ive been looking at some of these places and as fastmotion says how are they beatable. One place was charging £6 a hour
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:52 PM   #24
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

I worked this out with a dealer who deals to me a lot. We worked out the average TAG makes around £30 an hour and pays around £15-£20 an hour in rake on top. So without rake decent players can crush for like £50 an hour but the game is still definately beatable. Its pretty bad when you look at like this but nobody will play 50/1 for a significant amount of hands. The dealer games are only £6 an hour but you get half the hands in, and the fact you'll want to cut yourself from the slow/bad dealing and the amount of trash talk that goes on. Its prob worth moving up to 1/2 or 1/3 if you plan on playing a lot. You definately pay less rake and the games are still as soft.
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Old 05-28-2009, 01:55 PM   #25
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Re: Official London Poker Thread

What are the dealers like at the Vic? Competent, average, bad?

How many hours can you expect / hour?
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