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Old 09-10-2009, 07:36 PM   #126
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I sat directly to your left at the International 2pm tourney the other week! Was my first time there and loved it. Shame a cash game didnt start up as I too headed over to the empire (think you were at the table behind me) I'm never going there again the attitude of the regs there is god awful!
Looking forward to making it to a cash game at the international soon.

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In what manner were the regs attidudes bad.
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Old 09-11-2009, 09:58 AM   #127
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may have spoken too soon on 2/5s at Empire, they may have just been super deep 1/2 games... empire had four 1/2 games when i showed up at 8pm last night and six or seven 1/2 games when i left at midnight

vic on the other hand has always had one 2/5 running when i showed up, even 5 pm on wednesday, usually just one though
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Old 09-11-2009, 11:42 AM   #128
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Played the afternoon tourney @ The International, really like it there. Wish the structure was a tad slower though
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #129
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Going to london late October. Wanna play some poker on Friday night, prob a touney then some cash, or even just cash. My mate will wanna play in a touney sub £50 and I'll play any cash upto 1/2. Where's the best on friday?
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:46 PM   #130
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I'm in London on business. After an awesome Indian dinner, took in the sights (walked from Westminster to Empire via Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly etc.

Sadly, found the room equal to TI in size, with a long list for all games, tourney was finishing up (winner taking £610). Room wasn't particularly inviting, and decided not to bother. Maybe for WSOPE it'll be crackin, but to me, room looked lame.
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:49 PM   #131
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Going to london late October. Wanna play some poker on Friday night, prob a touney then some cash, or even just cash. My mate will wanna play in a touney sub £50 and I'll play any cash upto 1/2. Where's the best on friday?
the vic, £30 tourney + cash games
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Old 09-11-2009, 06:51 PM   #132
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I'm in London on business. After an awesome Indian dinner, took in the sights (walked from Westminster to Empire via Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly etc.

Sadly, found the room equal to TI in size, with a long list for all games, tourney was finishing up (winner taking £610). Room wasn't particularly inviting, and decided not to bother. Maybe for WSOPE it'll be crackin, but to me, room looked lame.
It is very lame, it's okay if youre grinding £1/2 live cash I guess

I'd definitely suggest the international instead
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:07 AM   #133
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oh and another thing, where's good to eat. Like a really good steakhouse? or Pizza?
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Old 09-12-2009, 08:38 AM   #134
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oh and another thing, where's good to eat. Like a really good steakhouse? or Pizza?
Gaucho grill, possibly the best steakhouse in the world. Its a joke. Google it quick.
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Old 09-12-2009, 11:54 AM   #135
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Gaucho grill, possibly the best steakhouse in the world. Its a joke. Google it quick.
wait it's good? or it's terrible? I don't get the joke :-s
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #136
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No its really good. Pricey though.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:09 PM   #137
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I think we should rename this thread to London Steakhouse Thread
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Old 09-14-2009, 07:28 AM   #138
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do the empire and the vic have a dress code?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:13 AM   #139
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smart casual. not hats.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:48 AM   #140
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is there anything bigger than 1-3 running regularly in london?
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:55 AM   #141
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The Vic is highly recommended.

Great service, good fish.
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Old 09-14-2009, 11:58 AM   #142
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anybody going to the vic or the empire tonight`?
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Old 09-14-2009, 02:24 PM   #143
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do the empire and the vic have a dress code?
No hoodies. Dont make the mistake of going in just a hoodie and nothing underneath
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:26 PM   #144
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No hoodies. Dont make the mistake of going in just a hoodie and nothing underneath
is jeans, t-shirt and trainers or shoes alright? Also, i want to go and watch some of the wsope on Saturday, will i need a membership for that?

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Old 09-24-2009, 06:42 PM   #145
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no membership at the empire, just walk in, show id if asked.
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Old 09-24-2009, 06:51 PM   #146
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uh, last time I went (August) I'm pretty sure you had to show membership card at the reception at Empire...
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:06 PM   #147
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you do not need to be a member to enter the empire. you do need to have id with you if you don't look very old (i'm 25 and rarely get stopped, jipster is older but he regularly gets stopped for id by the bouncers), and you need to register as a member i believe if you want to cash out more than £200 at the cashier.

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Old 10-02-2009, 05:07 PM   #148
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I cashed out £450 cash money my first trip to the Empier after sitting down at 1/2 with £200. (highest point my stack was was about 650 but then I hit set under set) Anyway, didn't have to register as a member or anything.
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Old 10-29-2009, 03:35 PM   #149
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Re: London Poker Thread

I plan to start playing live poker in London soon, but about 13 years ago I got banned from all the main casino chains for card counting at blackjack. The Empire was not build at the time so I’m not banned there. I was banned from the Vic. Will I be able to play there if I stay away from the blackjack tables?
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Old 10-30-2009, 03:59 PM   #150
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Played at the Empire last weekend. The dealer was really doing a poor job shuffling the cards! After a hand was over he just flipped the community cards face down, didn`t really bother to "mix" them around on the table just piled them together, shuffled like twice, cut the deck while it was still in his hand and started dealing the next hand..

I didn`t comment on it since the players were so bad I wanted to get dealt as many hands as possible, but still... I`ve played a bit around Europe and in Las Vegas and this is the first time I`ve noticed it.

Also noticed: I sat there for maybe 2 hours the same dealer never left the table. I asked him if he ever gets a break he said no. I used to live in Estonia for 2 years, the dealers there worked like 30 mins on 30 mins off when they were on a shift.. don`t know what`s normal for dealers, but that he didn`t get a single break for like 2 hrs+ surprised me.

While a hand was in progress the dealer also told a bad beat story, all in preflop KcTc vs AcAh, he flopped a flush and a str8 flush draw but lost on the river!

I also witnessed one of the worst acting jobs I`ve seen at a poker table, big chinese guy sits down and raises the first hand he is dealt. Turns the nutflush and makes a great speak before both check-raising the turn and betting the river. Doubt that was the reason he got paid off though.. ppl in that game called with everything.

A break even online player could crush that £1-2 game if he bothered.

I sort of consider moving to London next year to follow Spurs and grind it out, but after this weekend I don`t know if I still want to do that after all? Why? SO ****ING CROWDED EVERYWHERE it`s a joke.. people all over, I was walking like 1 mph on Oxford Street on monday at 2pm, had to give up.. also all the pubs in Leicester Square and Soho were ABSOLUTELY packed.. underground packed at all times.. too much people for a friendly norwegian fellow
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