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Old 12-15-2009, 01:22 PM   #176
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here are a lot of players who play at these casinos in london, so can anybody tell me how these 1/1 games are? small blind= big blind= 1 pound?
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:20 PM   #177
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Like wazz said, yes that is correct? I have to ask, what do you think it meant?
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Old 12-15-2009, 04:19 PM   #178
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Like wazz said, yes that is correct? I have to ask, what do you think it meant?
didn't know... i was asking because i'll be there in january and so want to know if there are any specific rules with this 1/1 blinds...
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:40 PM   #179
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Travel Lodge in Covent Garden or Shaftsbury Avenue. You'll be 5 minutes walk from the Empire which I hear is where to be on Weekend Evenings, you are also about 10 minutes tube/bus from the International.
For central London you aren't going to get much cheaper than this unless a hotel has a special offer going on.
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Old 12-16-2009, 05:47 AM   #180
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What time should I expect the 1/2 and/or 1/3 games to get going at the Vic? Have a few spare hours this afternoon, from around 4-7, anything likely to be running at that time?
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:14 AM   #181
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What time should I expect the 1/2 and/or 1/3 games to get going at the Vic? Have a few spare hours this afternoon, from around 4-7, anything likely to be running at that time?
Normally I'd expect at least one 1/2 table to be running by 4. The chance of a 1/3 are slim as most people now seem to prefer the 2/5 instead. You could also just call the card room on 0207 262 7777 and find out what's running.
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Old 12-16-2009, 11:44 AM   #182
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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?
I had no problems with the Empire including getting a players rewards card, but when I went to the Vic they said did you used to live at my previous address. They would not let me in that visit but told me to write to there head of security to get my ban lifted. I did and have now received a letter saying I can play there again.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:24 PM   #183
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What's the minimum buy-in for the lowest limit cash games (1/1?)? Ask not for me but for friends. Was gonna probably go along to one but they're not gonna be especially comfortable buying in for £100 (since our home cash games are generally 5p/10p).

Someone mentioned £25 in reply to an earlier question, is this standard or at a particular casino?

How busy are the tables on a Sunday night? (this coming Sunday) Is there a good chance of most of us getting a seat eventually (4-5 of us) or is it gonna be impossible?

This post suggests there me be a 0.50/1 game running at the Empire, can anyone confirm this?

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Old 12-17-2009, 07:39 PM   #184
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The £1 £1 game at the Vic is £40
http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/casi...asino_code=904

I think they have a £1 £1 game at the G Casino which is near the Empire which may have a smaller buy in.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:44 PM   #185
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Do any PL/NL O8 or stud/razz games ever get started in any the London casino's these days? And if so anything < £500 BI?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:38 PM   #186
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Also, seemingly as I can no longer edit, this is a more general question, but is having a group of friends sitting nearby (if, as I'm assuming, not all would want to play at these stakes) normal or pretty weird?
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:42 PM   #187
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Bunch of people watching 1 guy playing small stakes is weird and they would soon get bored
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:47 PM   #188
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Thought as much.
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:53 PM   #189
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I won the £25 freezeout at the International on Tuesday afternoon. Only 31 runners. First was meant to be £310 but we chopped a bit off first and second to give the bubble boy some. Walked away from that with £280. I then proceed to drop £500 playing £1/£1. I have never ever ever ever run so bad.
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Old 01-03-2010, 12:21 PM   #190
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I went to the Vic for the first time yesterday to play £1 £2. Got there in the afternoon and it took over 2 hours to get a game on a dealer dealt table. It turns out the free sandwiches is a thing of the past. The only thing you get free in the poker room now is water. At least they have a free car park. When I did get to play the game was a soft as the games in the Empire but I only played on one table so it’s a small sample size.
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Old 01-03-2010, 05:24 PM   #191
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This post suggests there me be a 0.50/1 game running at the Empire, can anyone confirm this?
No, smallest games at the empire are £1/£2 with min £40 buyin
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #192
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:40 AM   #193
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Gaucho grill, possibly the best steakhouse in the world. Its a joke. Google it quick.
+1000000000000000000

That is all.

Edit: If you're looking to impress a lady or you're sightseeing, take your guests to the London Bridge restaurant. Book a seat upstairs by the window. Incredible view of Tower Bridge (YES AMERICANS, THIS IS TOWER BRIDGE NOT LONDON BRIDGE lol). Incredible ambience.


Also if you're with a mate and u were gonna eat similar large steaks, ask them to cook you an off-menu 1kg steak. Awesome!

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Old 01-12-2010, 11:36 PM   #194
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Re: London Poker Thread

looking to move to london for 1 year this march . i m a 5 10 LIVE player.
any ideea where to live , how much the rent and fastest way to settle in?
also is poker regarded as a proffesion in london?
if i open a bank account can i declare my source of funds as poker? i am european citizen .
as for apartment i m seaching for min 1 bedroom , max 2 couse its only me and my wife,what is the better way something really central close to casino or a far a way , some friend sugest me http://www.panpeninsula.com but i udnerstand is quite far away
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Old 01-13-2010, 04:16 AM   #195
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Re: London Poker Thread

The Vic website says they spread pretty high PLO games. What is the highest PLO game I can expect to find there on a typical weekday/weekend? I assume that is the best room for PLO 5/10 and up?
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:10 AM   #196
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looking to move to london for 1 year this march . i m a 5 10 LIVE player.
any ideea where to live , how much the rent and fastest way to settle in?
also is poker regarded as a proffesion in london?
if i open a bank account can i declare my source of funds as poker? i am european citizen .
as for apartment i m seaching for min 1 bedroom , max 2 couse its only me and my wife,what is the better way something really central close to casino or a far a way , some friend sugest me http://www.panpeninsula.com but i udnerstand is quite far away

Rent - really depends on where you want to live...if you are happy to be 30 mins away from the centre on tube, then you can get an ok one bed place from £1k per month upwards. If you want to live centrally and be within walking distance of the main tourist attractions and main casinos then you are looking at more like £2k per month for something decent.

I wouldn't live in panpeninsula, it's too far away, a real hassle to get into central London, plus the main tube line from there (jubilee) is always shut down (like every weekend) with enginerring work.

Pokers not a common profession but it's not like it is illegal or anything, so yeah you can declare that as your source of funds when opening a bank account etc...if you declare poker as your source of funds when renting accomodation, don't be surprised if you get asked for a large downpayment on the rent.

What is the better way in terms of where to live? It really depends on your budget and the lifestyle you want, if money is no issue then I would recommend going central/West Central...Primrose Hill/Notting Hill/Kensington are all nice areas. If you are bothererd about getting value for money then you get far better value if you are willing to live a 20/30 min tube ride away. Just don't go anywhere near Canary Wharf, you will regret it.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:40 PM   #197
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The Vic website says they spread pretty high PLO games. What is the highest PLO game I can expect to find there on a typical weekday/weekend? I assume that is the best room for PLO 5/10 and up?
Think most days 5/10 is about as good as it gets on a weekday/average day
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Old 02-20-2010, 02:56 PM   #198
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According to an advertisement in Bluff Europe the Golden Nugget has cash games with 5% rake capped at £5, Minimum £1 £1 from 2pm to 4Am. Has anyone played here and they likely to have £1 £2?

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Old 02-20-2010, 10:18 PM   #199
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Just don't go anywhere near Canary Wharf, you will regret it.
why not?
I am thinking about moving to London, but have no clue in which area.
Im looking for: some safe place where I dont have to worry to get rubbed, a lot of bars, restaurants, shops. Where life all the other pokerplayers?
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Old 02-20-2010, 10:35 PM   #200
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We live all over.

There are a few places that fit your description. Islington, notting hill, primrose hill, to name but a few.
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