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Old 04-14-2011, 03:23 AM   #2776
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Most play poker, though it's not clear exactly what guys you're asking about.

cow, I'll post something for dinner for Monday if that's good for you, though there aren't many people around atm.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:23 AM   #2777
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Most play poker, though it's not clear exactly what guys you're asking about.

cow, I'll post something for dinner for Monday if that's good for you, though there aren't many people around atm.
sounds good
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Old 04-15-2011, 08:44 AM   #2778
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ok, dinner Monday 9 PM @ Don Julio, Guatemala 4691 (Guatemala & Gurruchaga)

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Old 04-17-2011, 10:59 AM   #2779
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rock on. Im arriving in a few hours

if anyone wants to talk to me on skype my skypename is acidca
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Old 04-17-2011, 07:08 PM   #2780
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The group for tomorrow is up to 9 people somehow (lol) so I'm going to make a reservation for us. Anyone else planning to come needs to post here or let me know.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:54 PM   #2781
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Any chance you can provide me with simple instructions on how to get there via public tansportation from the city center? Also, maybe PM me your phone number? I just a local SIM card.
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #2782
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Buy a guia-t from the vendors that sell newspapers, that should be all you need to get around.
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Old 04-18-2011, 06:19 PM   #2783
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Any chance you can provide me with simple instructions on how to get there via public tansportation from the city center? Also, maybe PM me your phone number? I just a local SIM card.
you can take the subway line d (a congreso) at wherever u are at http://www.subte.com.ar/mapas/subte_alta.htm

you stop at scalabrini ortiz station,and from there you have to walk arround 7-10 blocks
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:28 PM   #2784
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Plaza Italia is closer, if you pick the right exit from the station you're a half block from Gurruchaga. (Walk along the platform in the direction of the trains going to Catedral, up the stairs/escalator to the turnstiles/ticket stand area, then right, then take the stairs going left instead of the escalator going right, and Gurruchaga should be right in front of you.)

I guess this post is probably too late though...
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Old 04-18-2011, 07:48 PM   #2785
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Any chance you can provide me with simple instructions on how to get there via public tansportation from the city center? Also, maybe PM me your phone number? I just a local SIM card.
http://www.comoviajo.com/
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Old 04-19-2011, 04:16 AM   #2786
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Hi Guys

Quick intro: My name is Mike and HU Pokers up to 25/50nl and 10/20plo were my main games before some of us over here lost our job I've done a lot of traveling around (SE)Asia, Australia, and New Zealand so if I come out here, this'll be my first trip to SA to a western world outside of the U.S. The purpose of my trip is to scope out SA for a new place to live! It's between SA and Spain as I'd like to re-learn Spanish again, however Brazil is not out of the equation. I'm going to stay until probably June, and if I love it or if the WSOP action is stale, then I'll probably just stay for awhile.

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I'm really excited about BA and I'm most likely going to come out next month to test out the place. Just saw Baqueano and the link to the ridiculously cheap 7course menu holy ****.

I have some q's, please be patient and help me out:

Banking - seems like it's pretty complicated here. Would I be stupid in expecting to get one out here that I can use for euro sites and to send money to u.s. banks?

Housing - do you guys have any websites I can use to find upscale apartments/condos? I'm used to paying up to 2k/month and seeing as how the prices here are just loltiny, I'm pretty psyched at seeing what living is going to be like.

Are any online poker sites blocked?

Roughly how many 2p2ers are still in BA or Argentina?

Brazil - I figure I should see Brazil before I go back, however U.S. Citizens need to get hold of a Visa before entering. Can I get this in BA or must I get one while I'm still in the States?

Thanks guys, looking forward to meeting you all
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Old 04-19-2011, 02:37 PM   #2787
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Banking is complicated. I'm expecting that I'll be able to get a bank account but I'm not sure about how many hoops I will have jumped through to get there... apparently sometimes a bank will let you open an account without DNI (national ID) but they aren't supposed to.

Housing - www.bytargentina.com do an advanced search to narrow it down by neighborhood, etc

No poker sites are blocked.

There are some poker players here but it's not a unified community really. I'm assuming there will be new Americans arriving over the next 2-6 months though.

Brazil - those who have gone have said you can do all the paperwork here
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:17 PM   #2788
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you can play on all the euro sites from BA, it's not an issue.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:27 PM   #2789
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Even when you get a bank, it is extremely hard to get transfers from e-wallets or sites to your account. I've known of no person who has ever done it except for myself.

It took nearly two months of haggling to receive one. Neither the e-wallet or the bank knew really what to do. There was a bit of paper work and signatures needed. There are all these established codes about how to identify where the money came from that didn't seem to apply to poker. Furthermore, the bank said it didn't want to accept the transfer due to possible money laundering and what not. It took a call from a lawyer friend before it appeared in my account. I guess a favor was done with the idea that they would accept it, just this time. I never tried again.

I can't remember if it was an overall % vig or if it was a % of the transfer plus a flat fee but with exchanges and charges, I think about 8% of the transfer was taken from me. Pretty steep!

If your idea is to do transfers from your sites or e-wallets to a bank in Bs.As, then to a bank in the US... I´d consider you a sadist. It was a pain in the ass to get the money in Argentina. The Argentine Central Bank REALLY doesn´t like money leaving the country. Olvidalo....

Argentine friends that play poker usually get a neteller ATM card and then get their money from ATMs. Other than that, I don't know of any legitimate ways of how they get poker money. It might be helpful that people here inform others how they go about doing it ITT.
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:37 PM   #2790
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you can get a neteller card and withdraw from neteller via atm?!

can u do this anywhere in the world?


Spoke to Arturius, BA sounds great I'm looking to get a private tutor while I'm out there as I'm not sure how long I'll be there and I want to learn Spanish as much as possible.

If you guys have any suggestions, that'd be great - if he's really good and wants business, I can also link his contact info on my site.

Does anyone have a spare monitor or selling one for cheap? 24-30"?

Thanks Soah for the site. Expensive short-term stays but great to see what's out there. I have a friend who's coming in from Rosario to help me find some apartments for longterm stays. If you guys have any websites or suggestions for that, it'd be appreciated.

I'm definitely looking at Recoleta. Looking forward to meeting you guys
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Old 04-19-2011, 06:44 PM   #2791
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you can get a neteller card and withdraw from neteller via atm?!

can u do this anywhere in the world?

I don't really know. I thought you could. Don't know if it used to be possible and now it is not.
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:06 PM   #2792
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so neteller cards no longer exist?
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Old 04-19-2011, 07:12 PM   #2793
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i'm leaving in July and have a 20inch and a 24.

you can't get neteller as an American, but you can get Moneybookers.
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #2794
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Well, after discovering this thread , the task of sifting through its entirety has finally been completed (only a day and a half later). Almost every problem one could encounter in Buenos Aires has been examined, dissected, and solved through simple explanations or entertaining anecdotal evidence. The wealth of information here is staggering. My previous inquiries have nearly all been answered, except in regards to the availability of bananas (ha!).
But I digress. I will be in BsAs in the end of May for about a month studying at the University of Belgrano. I'll be finishing up my Bachelor's in Spanish, and am fluent in the language and know more than enough Portuguese to get me by. Based on my experience in BA I may decide to pursue my Master's there over Madrid. I play online some (Full Tilt US is shut down), but definitely prefer live cash games. (SSNL) From what I've read, the only consistent cash game in the city is at the PM Casino, with a fairly high rake. While enticing, I was wondering if there were any in home games going on during the winter? Also, would very much appreciate someone familiar with the city to show myself and a female colleague around upon arrival.

-Also requested entry to the facebook group, if it's still active.

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:04 PM   #2795
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so neteller cards no longer exist?
I don't know but probably going to its site or looking around the IG forum will answer your question. I just know the rules for neteller are different for the rest of the world than they are for Americans. I haven't used it since they shut us out 4 years ago.

I have not talked about the subject in awhile. I just know that is how some Argentines got their poker money in the past. I'm not sure if that is how they still do it but I assumed they did.

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Old 04-19-2011, 08:32 PM   #2796
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Even when you get a bank, it is extremely hard to get transfers from e-wallets or sites to your account. I've known of no person who has ever done it except for myself.

It took nearly two months of haggling to receive one. Neither the e-wallet or the bank knew really what to do. There was a bit of paper work and signatures needed. There are all these established codes about how to identify where the money came from that didn't seem to apply to poker. Furthermore, the bank said it didn't want to accept the transfer due to possible money laundering and what not. It took a call from a lawyer friend before it appeared in my account. I guess a favor was done with the idea that they would accept it, just this time. I never tried again.

I can't remember if it was an overall % vig or if it was a % of the transfer plus a flat fee but with exchanges and charges, I think about 8% of the transfer was taken from me. Pretty steep!

If your idea is to do transfers from your sites or e-wallets to a bank in Bs.As, then to a bank in the US... I´d consider you a sadist. It was a pain in the ass to get the money in Argentina. The Argentine Central Bank REALLY doesn´t like money leaving the country. Olvidalo....

Argentine friends that play poker usually get a neteller ATM card and then get their money from ATMs. Other than that, I don't know of any legitimate ways of how they get poker money. It might be helpful that people here inform others how they go about doing it ITT.
What are your plans for cashing out if the sites refuse to send to US banks anymore?
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Old 04-20-2011, 12:56 AM   #2797
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What are your plans for cashing out if the sites refuse to send to US banks anymore?
I dunno.... Trying to figure that out. Any advice would be appreciated. In the meantime, my retirement savings is dwindling.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:47 AM   #2798
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I dunno.... Trying to figure that out. Any advice would be appreciated. In the meantime, my retirement savings is dwindling.
bank acct in canada seems to be the easiest

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hey guys,

Criticism and comments welcome, I'm hoping someone's willing to fill in the recreation part as well as something better about the internet and banking systems, but that's me being anal

http://www.highstakeslife.com/buenos-aires-argentina/
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Old 04-20-2011, 08:35 AM   #2799
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Anyone selling a good chair?
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Old 04-20-2011, 02:57 PM   #2800
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Your website has prices wrong. 120 pesos is 30 usd. The rent prices listed are a bit misleading since only unfurnished, long-term rentals will be available for 400 usd and most will be more. The people reading the page will probably be expecting the price listed for furnished rentals. Also it's also worth noting in the visa section that the government has no objection to foreigners staying indefinitely without any type of residency visa.
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