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Old 01-06-2015, 08:58 PM   #9851
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You should try the sugarhouse 1/2 when it runs, it is the opposite of this. People showing their cards, throwing the dealer a red chip every hand, drinking, just having a good time. Often pulls in a couple players who have never played PLO before because the table seems like so much fun.
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I don't usually go to Sugar house when PLO runs.... I hear it launches on fri/sat nights..... is this accurate?
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:25 PM   #9852
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So I suppose that the 8/16 O8 game that got going over the weekend was a holiday special?
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Old 01-06-2015, 11:49 PM   #9853
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From what I hear it runs from time to time when there are too many players trying to play 6/12 OE.
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Old 01-07-2015, 08:22 AM   #9854
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If there are 3 6/12 OE games they are linked, but if they start a fourth they become separate games--I think someone told me last time. So then they'd prefer to run a table of 8/16 O8 instead of breaking the link? Or am I out in the weeds?
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Old 01-08-2015, 12:28 AM   #9855
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Maybe, or maybe there's some players who prefer 08 to OE (I know I would, Stud8 is boring.)
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Old 01-08-2015, 01:53 AM   #9856
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lol wow what a group of dumbasses. or more likely, this was agreed to to accommodate a few especially fun players.

10/10 and 5/10 are the same game just 10/10 has a deeper buyin. it isn't actually higher stakes.

there will be plenty of 10/10 at parx on tuesdays.
Having played both 5/10 in Borgata and 10/10 in Parx, 10/10 has an advantage of more hands per hour due to less need to make change and more even bet sizes.
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Old 01-08-2015, 08:30 AM   #9857
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Maybe, or maybe there's some players who prefer 08 to OE (I know I would, Stud8 is boring.)
Thats my point-I'm in the O8 camp and judging by the amount of walking during stud, at least 1/3 the player pool seems to agree. But the base core of the player pool want OE and it gets to be difficult to get the O8 going unless--the overall OE/O8 player pool is huge OR they try to keep a shorthanded game going overnight (and shorthanded stud really sucks). But that game switches back to OE in the morning.

The stud isnt so bad if all the players stay during the down and there is an action player--other wise you are playing 6 handed and 1/2 the pots have less than 20 chips.

I think that what happens a lot is that there is on O8 list, but once you get called for OE then either
1. floor doesnt want to risk a reliable OE game for a sketchy O8 game
2. the players don't want to give up there OE spot for an O8 game that might not sustain.
(thats why there needs to be a total player pool of 30-40+.)
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:31 AM   #9858
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Thats my point-I'm in the O8 camp and judging by the amount of walking during stud, at least 1/3 the player pool seems to agree. But the base core of the player pool want OE and it gets to be difficult to get the O8 going unless--the overall OE/O8 player pool is huge OR they try to keep a shorthanded game going overnight (and shorthanded stud really sucks). But that game switches back to OE in the morning.

The stud isnt so bad if all the players stay during the down and there is an action player--other wise you are playing 6 handed and 1/2 the pots have less than 20 chips.

I think that what happens a lot is that there is on O8 list, but once you get called for OE then either
1. floor doesnt want to risk a reliable OE game for a sketchy O8 game
2. the players don't want to give up there OE spot for an O8 game that might not sustain.
(thats why there needs to be a total player pool of 30-40+.)
I suspect it is a combination of the two, plus the likely scenario that a fourth game would break the must move chain. Late in the day the main game is probably mostly OE folks, with intermixed straight O8 players in the chain who tolerate stud because they must. If there are three games, the O8 will probably go and leave enough OE guys for at least 2 games. Fewer than that, they risk the stability of both.

Personally I like the mix, though I am sure there are fewer Stud devotees. I hope to be heading down for a couple days next week, primarily because of the Stud half. It is a really nice change of pace. Different strokes for different folks.

Two questions probably in the thread somewhere, but is the 8/16 O8 played with a kill/half kill? Also, is that game raked or the same time as 6/12?
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Old 01-08-2015, 06:52 PM   #9859
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I don't mind the stud when it stays full---admittedly I'm a learner at the game. It just often plays short and tight-snooze.

I've played the O8, but don't remember the rake or kill details. I was probably so happy I didnt care.
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Old 01-08-2015, 09:06 PM   #9860
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It's a time game, not raked, and their is a half kill if someone scoops a pot over 90 dollars (I think it's 90 at least, I don't regularly play the game and the day you guys are talking about we were playing PLO8 anyway.)

So if someone scoops 90+ they have to put up 20 bucks and the blinds change to 10/20 for the next hand, but someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 01-08-2015, 11:11 PM   #9861
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They post a ten dollar kill blind not 20 and the blinds stay the same as 6-12 -- only the betting limits change to 10-20.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:25 AM   #9862
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They post a ten dollar kill blind not 20 and the blinds stay the same as 6-12 -- only the betting limits change to 10-20.
That's the 6-12 structure. Does the 8-16 only kill to 10-20?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:49 PM   #9863
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I'm hoping Parx management actually reads this forum. Here is a super simple idea that would really help: Set up a few poles + ropes to form a queue for the cashiers.

Every time I'm there I see people arguing about who is in line where, cutting the line, and wait times being long. A simple queue solves all of these, and requires just $20 in equipment to set up. No brainer solution, right!?
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Old 01-20-2015, 08:28 PM   #9864
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re: Parx Casino (Bensalem, PA) -- FAQ in OP

Had a nice couple hours there yesterday with a couple of buddies that would have played 1/2 PLO/8. Only saw 5-5 and 5-0 (or 0-5) interest list. Didn't even think about putting a list up, but we weren't there long enough for it to have run (with us).

Like the USB chargers, didn't slow the game down much with people on devices. One dealer was very talkative and busting seat 9s chops about not paying attention (he was).
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Old 01-24-2015, 03:04 PM   #9865
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Parx is about 5-10 minutes away from Philadelphia Mills Outlet mall (formerly Franklin Mills), which is apparently PA's second largest mall. It's mid-scale oriented, I would say, though I haven't been there recently.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:45 AM   #9866
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I'm hoping Parx management actually reads this forum. Here is a super simple idea that would really help: Set up a few poles + ropes to form a queue for the cashiers.

Every time I'm there I see people arguing about who is in line where, cutting the line, and wait times being long. A simple queue solves all of these, and requires just $20 in equipment to set up. No brainer solution, right!?


We read it.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:20 PM   #9867
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question about big stax tournaments.. are day 3s usually just final table?
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Old 01-30-2015, 10:47 AM   #9868
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Depends on the field size. They've had 25 or so players make day 3 in a 300 in the last, maybe even more when the field was extremely large
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:42 PM   #9869
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Making my first trip to parx for the 300 this weekend.. Heard good things about it so pretty excited to head there ... I don't have s room booked or anything and I don't plan to book one... Should I make day 2 will i have an issue getting a reasonably priced room Saturday night once play ends for the day?
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Old 02-01-2015, 02:00 PM   #9870
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Should be no problem, there are a few different hotels nearby. One of them basically shares a parking lot with the poker room.
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:13 PM   #9871
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Depends on the field size. They've had 25 or so players make day 3 in a 300 in the last, maybe even more when the field was extremely large
Got it, thanks!
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Old 02-06-2015, 07:31 AM   #9872
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What time does the $330 start on Saturday? And also I've never been to parx... If I show up a half hour before it starts, will I be able to reg no problem or should i get there and hour or more early?
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Old 02-06-2015, 12:01 PM   #9873
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11am, half hour should be plenty of time. Even if you miss a level no biggie.
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Old 02-06-2015, 01:00 PM   #9874
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Awesome thanks... Can't wait to check out parx room
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Old 02-10-2015, 08:40 AM   #9875
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We read it.
Does this mean you might actually do it? This weekend was pretty bad again -- lines backing up into the table areas.
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