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Old 12-08-2010, 07:06 PM   #2526
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thank you very much for the reply chairman. Im gonna get in contact with some banks and hope for the best.
In general you're going to need a DNI which requires residency of some type be it as a student/married etc. I'm in the process now and will post up any new info as it comes available but I've had no problem living here or withdrawing money without an Argentine bank account the last 6 months so it's definitely something you can live without; especially if you don't plan on living here permanently!
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:35 PM   #2527
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Just realized this thread and I'm really pleased to see that there's a big poker community in BA. I'm going to be in BA from February on and looking for an accommodation. I was a few days in BA four years ago and stayed in a hostel. I actually like hostels, but I'm gonna be in BA at least for a month this time, so a room may be the better choice.
Just out of curiosity: Is someone looking for a flatmate for February and maybe some weeks in March? I'm a 24-year old german student, looking to improve my spanish and really keen on meeting people & experiencing the nightlife. I'm easy to handle and obviously I play poker as well.
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:08 AM   #2528
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Immigration Worker: When did you enter the country?
John: Sept 11th, that is the only stamp in my passport.
IW: What was your flight number?
J: I dunno, it was 3 months ago.
IW: What time did you arrive?
J: I dunno, it was 3 months ago.
IW: I can't give you a visa extension bc I can't find proof you arrived then.
J: What about this official stamp.
IW: Mumble mumble.
J: Do you think I forged this stamp?
IW: Mumble mumble.
J: I can get you a copy of my airline ticket if you give me 5 minutes.
IW: Mumble mumble.
J: I don't want you to do any special favors, I just want you to do your job.
IW: Wait while I refund your 300 peso extension fee.

2 hours later, after worthless bureaucrat returns from lunch I get my refund.

45 minutes later I am on a comfy ferry heading to Uruguay for lunch. Roundtrip was 20 pesos less than the extension fee and total travel time was 3 hours less than sitting in Migraciones.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:45 AM   #2529
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Just realized this thread and I'm really pleased to see that there's a big poker community in BA. I'm going to be in BA from February on and looking for an accommodation. I was a few days in BA four years ago and stayed in a hostel. I actually like hostels, but I'm gonna be in BA at least for a month this time, so a room may be the better choice.
Just out of curiosity: Is someone looking for a flatmate for February and maybe some weeks in March? I'm a 24-year old german student, looking to improve my spanish and really keen on meeting people & experiencing the nightlife. I'm easy to handle and obviously I play poker as well.
Hey I am german and 24 as well and going to BA mid of January, primarily to learn spanish. I want to stay until about end of may and will try to get some decent place in Palermo. Poker roommate would be cool. You don't plan on staying longer though?

Edit: Basically anyone who has a room for rent, is looking for a roommate for the time from mid January to end of May, let me know. So far it looks to me that it would be a lot cheaper to get a nice place with 2-3 people than alone.

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Old 12-17-2010, 03:57 AM   #2530
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Hey I am german and 24 as well and going to BA mid of January, primarily to learn spanish. I want to stay until about end of may and will try to get some decent place in Palermo. Poker roommate would be cool. You don't plan on staying longer though?

I'm not quite sure long I'm gonna stay in BA, cause I want to travel around for sure.

But I added you, so just shoot me a message.
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #2531
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hi all...just wanted to introduce myself, I'm from the US and arrived this weekend in Buenos Aires. I spent a month here in June and it's great to be back...

Is a dinner on for this week? If so, count me in.

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Old 12-20-2010, 01:25 AM   #2532
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I'm not quite sure long I'm gonna stay in BA, cause I want to travel around for sure.

But I added you, so just shoot me a message.
I cant message you because your account is to new
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:46 PM   #2533
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Hey, how did you guys transport your monitors? I'm checking out cases such as these but they seem a bit pricey...but maybe worth it to protect a nice 30 inch.

Our mtt group is arriving in January to the beginning of March...can't wait!
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:59 PM   #2534
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I carry mine on with a laptop box I got from fedex but it's still a huge pain in the ass sometimes.

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Old 12-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #2535
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

so im a lazy ass and i dont wanna read through the thread, how is the live poker here? What limits are spread?
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Old 12-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #2536
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we too lazy to respond to the same questions over n over! so unfortunate
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:49 PM   #2537
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I carry mine on with a laptop box I got from fedex but it's still a huge pain in the ass sometimes.
Thanks for the tip! Tiling mtts requires so much screen space fml.

Cheers
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:01 PM   #2538
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we too lazy to respond to the same questions over n over! so unfortunate
thanks for being a dick. Has anybody ever seen anything over 10-20 peso run? Id rather play like 25-50. Is there ever a 10-20 game that runs deepstacked (or at least 100bb deep)?
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:28 PM   #2539
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thanks for being a dick.
You read How To Win Friends and Influence People recently?
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Old 12-21-2010, 01:05 AM   #2540
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You realise you could have answered his question expending the same amount of effort as you just did being a dick? This thread is ****en huge, its unrealistic to expect people to read the whole thing for one answer. (tho to be fair toocrispy, you were kind of asking for it the way you phrased your question)

This isnt from first hand knowledge but what another poster posted a few weeks ago

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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 12-21-2010, 07:51 AM   #2541
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That quote is mine, so go figure. That must be from about a month ago (previous page). Funny that people call me a dick because for the last year or so have been actively posting in this topic with updated info (eg first pages info might be outdated).

Don't wanna turn this topic into a discussion but it's funny how stuck up you act and call me a dick because you wanna get casino info without effort. If you read from back to front through the topic, you'll have enough info you need on BA in about 1h or so. If you can't spend that time on planning and informing yourself, then why bother going there? Now u wanna know about casinos, next week u drop in offer nothing but attitude and ask about which neighbourhood, and the week after ... and so on while all these things get discussed every 2 months so it's not hard at all to read a few pages back and get different opinions from many guys who've been in BA.

post 2488-2500 is all u need to know

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Old 12-21-2010, 10:33 AM   #2542
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Yeah i realized the quote was yours, which imo was more tilting.

Obviously you have been very helpful and are capable of helping in this thread, why not just continue to do so?

It was just tilting because I remember when I was considering moving here I got so many answers that basically just said 'read the thread'. A lot of information like that might be outdated anyways.

I mean someone could read stuff from the first few pages of this thread that would be completely inaccurate now, and be given the wrong impression.

I just dont get why people would spend the effort posting for no reason but to be a smartass. Especially when you are more than capable of being helpful
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:53 AM   #2543
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I cant message you because your account is to new
Hopefully that's going to change soon.

Did you book your flight already? I'm arriving on the morning of February the 2nd in EZE.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:22 PM   #2544
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That quote is mine, so go figure. That must be from about a month ago (previous page). Funny that people call me a dick because for the last year or so have been actively posting in this topic with updated info (eg first pages info might be outdated).

Don't wanna turn this topic into a discussion but it's funny how stuck up you act and call me a dick because you wanna get casino info without effort. If you read from back to front through the topic, you'll have enough info you need on BA in about 1h or so. If you can't spend that time on planning and informing yourself, then why bother going there? Now u wanna know about casinos, next week u drop in offer nothing but attitude and ask about which neighbourhood, and the week after ... and so on while all these things get discussed every 2 months so it's not hard at all to read a few pages back and get different opinions from many guys who've been in BA.

post 2488-2500 is all u need to know
thanks i appreciate it
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Old 12-22-2010, 04:43 PM   #2545
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

They had a 25/50 running in Puerto Madero the last 3 nights I went. They've actually moved all the tables upstairs to the "high roller" room if thats what you would call it. I don't know if they're remodeling the bottom where they used to be or what, we'll see!
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Old 12-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #2546
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They had a 25/50 running in Puerto Madero the last 3 nights I went. They've actually moved all the tables upstairs to the "high roller" room if thats what you would call it. I don't know if they're remodeling the bottom where they used to be or what, we'll see!
Upstairs is the new poker room at Madero. It will stay there.

25/50 has been running (1 table) with a few former 10/20 players. Last thursday it was 7-8 handed around 7 pm and was still running at 2am.

Rake is 5%.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:33 PM   #2547
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Upstairs is the new poker room at Madero. It will stay there.

25/50 has been running (1 table) with a few former 10/20 players. Last thursday it was 7-8 handed around 7 pm and was still running at 2am.

Rake is 5%.
I heard this is how it was in Punta Del Este too.. Do they really take $500us out of a $10,000 pot??
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Old 12-24-2010, 02:16 PM   #2548
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I heard this is how it was in Punta Del Este too.. Do they really take $500us out of a $10,000 pot??
I haven't been to Punta Del Este yet so I'm not sure if they spread poker in US dollars or Uruguayan pesos; but to answer your questions yes, here they would rake 500 pesos of a 10K pot.
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Old 12-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #2549
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

i'm looking to move to BA for a longer period. mid-2011 -> 2014 is the plan. is this even possible as a poker player? i'm mainly concerned about stuff regarding laws on immigration, setting up a bank acct in an argentine bank as a foreigner and all that jazz. i've done a bit of reading, but i'm getting pretty confused as to what actually are the rules etc, which is why i'm asking you guys.

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https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/sh...62&postcount=7

this still valid?

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Old 12-24-2010, 09:54 PM   #2550
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I haven't been to Punta Del Este yet so I'm not sure if they spread poker in US dollars or Uruguayan pesos; but to answer your questions yes, here they would rake 500 pesos of a 10K pot.
Punta del Este's conrad casino is all in USD. Stakes up to 25/50 but i'm sure you could get a 50/100 running if you tried, enough ballers who'll jump in the game cuz they don't are about a couple thousands. Not sure about the rake but if i recall correctly it was 5% uncapped


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- you'll have to get in & out the country every 3 months, or you might try and overdo your passport and pay a fee on the way out of the country but overdoing your time by more then 2,5 years seems ridic and might get you into trouble?
- i think general consensus is still that setting up a bankaccount while on travel visum is (as good as) impossible! Unless you obtain a working/studying visa, i don't think it's an option.
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