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Old 11-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #2476
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Really?!?!?!?! Care to share the specifics of your financial institution? Are you using the same ATM all the time or does this work at different ATMs throughout the city?

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I just moved here a few months ago and have had no trouble taking up to $2000.00 US Dollars from an ATM per day; it depends more on the rules of your financial institution than anything from what I've gathered!

*EDIT - Regarding areas to live I can't stress enough how awesome it's been living here in Belgrano the past few months! I'm steps away from the subway/train/buses and can get anywhere in Capital within 30 minutes or less. Palermo and Recoleta are maybe 20 blocks south and the area is within walking distance to all of the parks/stadiums/etc. on Libertador. The area is full of shopping and restaurants and the prices are so much more reasonable that Palermo/Recoleta or anywhere "downtown". I'd be happy to PM any info about the specific area if you're interested, it's gets kind of confusing just trying to look at some of the maps and addresses.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:38 PM   #2477
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Just to make sure I'm clarifying; I'm withdrawing PESOS but up to the amount of $2000.00 dollars per day. IMO you can enter the country with up to 10K cash so there's no reason not to come with cash if you already have it on hand because the fees are a little expensive; however, it's nice to know that if you need to withdraw extra cash it's definitely feasible. If you must have dollars instead of pesos there are tons of banks/private servces to choose from that are changing between 3.96 and 4.01 as of Monday. It's definitely not something to be concerned about regarding being able to access cash.
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Old 11-19-2010, 04:39 PM   #2478
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

that's a pretty huge difference.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:35 AM   #2479
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i still have question about the best place to live..
i was thinking about puerto madero bc of the security, casino, parks and walking distance from san telmo etc..
but it looks like its not the best option..

living in recoleta is possible to do everything with less than 5min walking ? im talking about markets, banks, drugstores, mall etc..
which is the best area in recoleta ?
how much is the reasonable price for a good studio with good kitchen ?

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Old 11-20-2010, 12:04 PM   #2480
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in other words, please act as my personal concierge as I don't want to even search this thread?
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:17 PM   #2481
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As far as I can tell, the main reason some people prefer living in San Telmo is because it's cheaper. There's no point at all in living in the most expensive part of the city just so that you can be next to it.
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:19 PM   #2482
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i still have question about the best place to live..
i was thinking about puerto madero bc of the security, casino, parks and walking distance from san telmo etc..
but it looks like its not the best option..Correct

living in recoleta is possible to do everything with less than 5min walking ? im talking about markets, banks, drugstores, mall etc.. YES
which is the best area in recoleta ? Depends what you like. If you like touristy stuff live towards to the cemetery if you like a more city atmosphere live towards the big Avenues.
how much is the reasonable price for a good studio with good kitchen ? 700-1000 dollars a month but really depends on tons of things like if you use an agency and what type of amenities the place offers. Make sure to see your apartment first to make sure it's up to your liking.

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After 7 apartments here. Belgrano > Almagro> Palermo Soho > Palermo Hollywood > Recoleta > San Telmo
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Old 11-20-2010, 12:32 PM   #2483
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San Telmo is a cool place to live, it's just a little too far from everything else. There is tons of fun stuff to do there though.

People can get 8000 pesos from the ATMs here? Must be nice. I think my limit is 1000 pesos per day. I need to get with a better bank or something.
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Old 11-20-2010, 01:40 PM   #2484
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After 7 apartments here. Belgrano > Almagro> Palermo Soho > Palermo Hollywood > Recoleta > San Telmo
thanks a lot for your comments..
my mainly problem is to balance the price of rent, safety, facilities and the proximity with the casino flotante..
i imagine that if i go to the casino 4/5 times a week, from belgrano for eg, it will cost me a looooot with transportation (belgrano to casino 15km according to google earth) plus a lot of time(30 min same source)..
and if i live in the proximities of puerto madero (san telmo.. microcentro), i know i would pay a lot less but i suppose the life quality decrease too much.. not safe.. dirty streets etc..
recoleta sound a good option as first.. but the prices are not so far from puerto madero (considering the taxi expenses, the crazy bsas car traffic etc)
so now.. im basically, confused.. haha
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Old 11-20-2010, 03:32 PM   #2485
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Palermo soho --> casino --> Soho will be 60pesos.. Or you can take the Subte (subway) from Palermo -> microcentro for 1 pesos or smth small and then take a cab there so you get there for under 15 pesos. During the day avg travel time 30min, at night 20ish. I don't think it is worth staying in Puerto Madero just for being close to the casino. Also don't worry about safety, all areas mentioned are as safe as you'll find in BA. Actually Madero is closer to the slums (eg Villa31) then the other neighbourhoods and i would not walk from Madero to Microcentro/San Telmo except for during the day hours..
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:01 PM   #2486
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Palermo soho --> casino --> Soho will be 60pesos.. Or you can take the Subte (subway) from Palermo -> microcentro for 1 pesos or smth small and then take a cab there so you get there for under 15 pesos. During the day avg travel time 30min, at night 20ish. I don't think it is worth staying in Puerto Madero just for being close to the casino. Also don't worry about safety, all areas mentioned are as safe as you'll find in BA. Actually Madero is closer to the slums (eg Villa31) then the other neighbourhoods and i would not walk from Madero to Microcentro/San Telmo except for during the day hours..
great. good to know.
thats makes 60x20 days = 1200 pesos = 300 usd(?)/month ?
puerto madero looked safe enough..
beside the price, there r negative sides about puerto madero in relation with palermo/recoleta etc.. ?
pm looks like have good restaurants.. bars.. lounges etc..
but readind this thread, i guess its not much like this..
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:45 PM   #2487
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40s,

Are you planning to make a living playing live poker?

I'm almost positive that this and the other BsAs thread is filled with comments about the games at the PM casino being crappy with high rake and terrible blind structures, but maybe some of the BsAs regs can comment on that.

With regards to living in PM. Personally I would choose somewhere else. I think most of the 2p2ers live in Recoleta/Palermo, and if you meet any locals they probably won't be living in PM. So whenever you go visit or meet other people, you'll probably end up going to Recoleta or Palermo or farther away, thus ending up spending a lot of money on transportation either way.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:47 PM   #2488
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The casino is at the far south end of Puerto Madero. There's a stretch of about 1 km between it and the developed (nice) parts of Puerto Madero. I'm not too familiar with that area but on Google Maps it looks like it's mostly industrial development. And it's right across the dock from La Boca, which is a terrible area. So even if you live in Puerto Madero it seems you might be taking a cab there a lot. The cab isn't expensive of course, but you could pay the same to take the subway from virtually anywhere to Plaza de Mayo and then take a cab the rest of the way. The only difference is the extra time that the subway takes, but if you stay in Puerto Madero you're going to be ****ed on transportation for going almost everywhere. All of the public transit was designed before Puerto Madero existed, so it's not connected hardly at all.
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Old 11-20-2010, 04:57 PM   #2489
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Yea that's right soah. How ur doing anywya? Im so sad i left and ****** plane ticket costs 1.4K euros (~1.8K usd to get back..)

Also i mean the same. Puerto madero at one side you got Boca, at the other side the Bus terminal+Villa31 which is a horrible place to be close to at night. There's a ton of cops keeping them away from the neighbourhood but walking from Madero to the casino or neighbourhoods San Telmo/Microcentro is not something i would ever do if you can get there safer by cab.

I also love that area for restaurants, and yes it's very new and stylish but you ar ejust too isolated from the better parts of BA (Palermo/Recoleta/Belgrano..). If you wanna make a living playing live pokers, max stake is 10/20 pesos (2-4 USD still?) with 10% rake uncapped and most of the players are shortstacked. They have 25/50 in the 'high roller room' but all the times i went to the casino it was never ever running and even when we asked the manager he did not give info about starting it, playing it or anything.
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:03 PM   #2490
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40s,

Are you planning to make a living playing live poker?

I'm almost positive that this and the other BsAs thread is filled with comments about the games at the PM casino being crappy with high rake and terrible blind structures, but maybe some of the BsAs regs can comment on that.

With regards to living in PM. Personally I would choose somewhere else. I think most of the 2p2ers live in Recoleta/Palermo, and if you meet any locals they probably won't be living in PM. So whenever you go visit or meet other people, you'll probably end up going to Recoleta or Palermo or farther away, thus ending up spending a lot of money on transportation either way.
yep.. it looks like nobody lives in pm
i played in pm casino(cash only).. it was ok for a south america casino i guess..
the live poker is definitly important for me...
the posts about the casino on this thread are very old.. some people even say that there is no holdem there..
and i already created other threads specific bout the casino
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:02 PM   #2491
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Not much to say about them, regular games 5/10 & 10/20 pesos. Lots of bad regs, fish too but most of them always buy in short. 25/50 pesos upstairs but never have seen it running.

Def go to Punta del Este Uruguay if you're into the live pokers. Around NY there will be a ton of rich whales/females donking off money at 3/6-25/50 USD

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Old 11-20-2010, 09:03 PM   #2492
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yep.. it looks like nobody lives in pm
i played in pm casino(cash only).. it was ok for a south america casino i guess..
the live poker is definitly important for me...
the posts about the casino on this thread are very old.. some people even say that there is no holdem there..
and i already created other threads specific bout the casino
There is definitely still holdem there as this is the only table game that is played with blinds of 5/10 and 10/20. The 5/10 game plays like a 10/25 in the US with people having more than 4K on the table at a time; IMO the action absolutely makes up for the ridiculous rake (5%)!! I track every session I play there and overall I'm up over 250% the past 3 months playing 1-2 times per week. There are a few regulars that go but in general all of the money is made from the loose older gentlemen that seemingly just go to enjoy, drink, and throw money around, at the 5/10 level anyway.
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Old 11-20-2010, 09:31 PM   #2493
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I track every session I play there and overall I'm up over 250% the past 3 months playing 1-2 times per week.
250% of what? You have an hourly or a win-rate in some other form?
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:28 PM   #2494
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250% of what? You have an hourly or a win-rate in some other form?
2.5 - 1 I keep a spreadsheet showing: expenses on travel or food, buy-ins, finishing amount, and notes from the session about certain players, hands, situations etc. (Ex. buy-in for $500 cash out for $1250) I had 3 superbly above average sessions in September that really helped out my rate; the point of post was to show how loose/profitable the games are there not an individual win rate over such a small sample of sessions. I'll see some more accurate numbers after 100 trips or so to get a little better idea of everything and see what I could improve on from the notes. My biggest holes so far have been with some of the calling stations either trying to bet them off a hand when I know I can't or not betting big enough when I think they'll pay me! Such a basic part of poker and it's amazing the situations that we still put ourselves into even when we should know better!
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:39 PM   #2495
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2.5 buyins! those are some sick loose games!
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Old 11-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #2496
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"buy-in for 500" would qualify as shortstacking sir
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:38 PM   #2497
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"buy-in for 500" would qualify as shortstacking sir
I definitely concur! I can't see ever buying into a game for less than 100 BB's no matter what the level, I was just using that particular number as an example since it's the minimum there. My number so far has been $1200; I give myself 200 leeway to kind of speculate the first few rounds and see what's up with the table and still have 100 BB's left if things don't start well. It's the worst to see guys drop 3-4 buy-ins of 500 just to finally pick up a big hand when they have 350 left on the table and still be less than even! If you're going to bring 3K to play I just don't understand playing it in small increments but that seems to be the theme with alot of folks for whatever reason. To each his own, I'll never tell anyone what to do with their $$$$
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:24 AM   #2498
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There is definitely still holdem there as this is the only table game that is played with blinds of 5/10 and 10/20. The 5/10 game plays like a 10/25 in the US with people having more than 4K on the table at a time; IMO the action absolutely makes up for the ridiculous rake (5%)!! I track every session I play there and overall I'm up over 250% the past 3 months playing 1-2 times per week. There are a few regulars that go but in general all of the money is made from the loose older gentlemen that seemingly just go to enjoy, drink, and throw money around, at the 5/10 level anyway.
I'll bet any amount that you can't find 3 4K stacks in a 5/10 game any time you want, any table you choose. In fact I don't think I've seen 4K stacks more than a few times.

The game plays super short with most people buying in for $500.

10/20 is a different story.
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:40 AM   #2499
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For those interested, on tv just now they said that the villa along Juan B Justo has been removed.
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For those interested, on tv just now they said that the villa along Juan B Justo has been removed.
Which one? in what barrio?
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