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Old 01-19-2015, 06:29 AM   #3651
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

hi Nicestory - Id like to meet some poker players too - Im danish and exclusively an online mtt'er. Anyone else want to join? Porteños?
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:01 PM   #3652
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This was the biggest laugh I've had in quite awhile. If you've only met conservative girls in Bs As, you've either only been in town for 30 min, or you haven't gone out to any bar/club/party anywhere in the city.

Enjoy your time, it's a great place to live
Thank you, well the 2 girls i have met and kissed in bars were not from BA but from drew and tancuna thats prolly why.. nice to hear though i love it here
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:06 PM   #3653
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hi Nicestory - Id like to meet some poker players too - Im danish and exclusively an online mtt'er. Anyone else want to join? Porteños?
For sure im gonna pm you my skype
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:26 AM   #3654
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hello, im a grinder from canada (montreal) with a friend of mine in palermo.. i play mid high stakes online and my friend is a live player. I find the girls very pretty here but also very conservative which i respect

Could be cool to meet some poker players, also my friend would like to play in the underground clubs in BA if someone can help
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hi Nicestory - Id like to meet some poker players too - Im danish and exclusively an online mtt'er. Anyone else want to join? Porteños?
Hey guys. I arrive in BA next week and would be up for a drink or something.

Also, is there a skype or facebook group for the BA poker community?
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:23 PM   #3655
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Is there any company like fedex or ups here ? I need my driver license from canada but i would like to have it quick

Another question, anybody here lived in bariloche before ? i feel like it would be a great place to grind online and do outdoor stuff

Any pros and cons compared to buenos aires? i want to relax
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Old 02-25-2015, 05:15 PM   #3656
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Is there any company like fedex or ups here ? I need my driver license from canada but i would like to have it quick

Another question, anybody here lived in bariloche before ? i feel like it would be a great place to grind online and do outdoor stuff

Any pros and cons compared to buenos aires? i want to relax
I just can't imagine you'd find workable internet that far south. The idea crossed my mind many times while I was traveling in Patagonia to just stay, but it's really not an option for an online professional.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:19 PM   #3657
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I just can't imagine you'd find workable internet that far south. The idea crossed my mind many times while I was traveling in Patagonia to just stay, but it's really not an option for an online professional.
seriously? you can get decent internet connections just fine in Bariloche and have been able to for years.
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Old 05-15-2015, 04:35 AM   #3658
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Another question, anybody here lived in bariloche before ? i feel like it would be a great place to grind online and do outdoor stuff

Any pros and cons compared to buenos aires? i want to relax
San Carlos de Bariloche is in a stunningly beautiful location -- BUT it is a very small city (town, by most standards). Yes there is high speed internet and there has been for years. The food is great (northern patagonia is known for its farming). There are breweries and wineries in the area.

It's very different than Buenos Aires (and a considerable distance away). It's right on the border with Chile - - so connecting through Santiago de Chile is an option. If you are the outdoorsy sort -- you'd love it. You can do everything from glacier hiking to skiing to riding to Chile by horseback.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:45 PM   #3659
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Hello All,
Just left BA, but plan to come back for a few months this fall. Wondering if anyone has put in substantial hours of live play at Madero? Am coming back to learn Spanish, but wouldn't mind grinding out some $$. Was wondering if, considering the high rake, the games are profitable. I am a solid winner at live 2/5 in Florida over a couple thousand hours. Also, they have a 2.5/5 dollar game. anyone know how that works, payout-wise? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-14-2015, 06:46 AM   #3660
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Just found this thread, I'm a midstakes online cash grinder from BA, if anyone ever needs anything just drop a pm or smth

I've only played a couple of times in Madero but I know how the games run there, also I've happened to grind some 2/5 games on Florida so I know what your standards are. Players are bad of course but games might be quite a bit harder than your average Gulfstream or Magic city game. Still beatable of course even with the criminal rake but I'd definitely do something else with my time if I were you like play online or just chill
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Old 07-28-2015, 07:17 PM   #3661
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Anybody going to LAPT Punta del Este? What kinda cash games will they run? How much money to brind and how to get it there?
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:49 PM   #3662
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I may be going to BA for a few months at the end of the year. Looking at AirBNB rentals in Palermo area and they seem cheap enough ($500-900/month depending on how nice it is). Any advice/tips? Sounds like bringing cash and exchanging on the street is better than withdrawing pesos from the ATM. Would be attending spanish classes most weeks and possibly working on learning dancing and would like a decent gym nearby. I know there are a lot of parks in Palermo which is also a plus.
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Old 09-03-2015, 04:25 PM   #3663
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I may be going to BA for a few months at the end of the year. Looking at AirBNB rentals in Palermo area and they seem cheap enough ($500-900/month depending on how nice it is). Any advice/tips? Sounds like bringing cash and exchanging on the street is better than withdrawing pesos from the ATM. Would be attending spanish classes most weeks and possibly working on learning dancing and would like a decent gym nearby. I know there are a lot of parks in Palermo which is also a plus.
Please never withdraw for ATMs, using your credit card is equally bad.
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Old 09-04-2015, 02:01 PM   #3664
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I may be going to BA for a few months at the end of the year. Looking at AirBNB rentals in Palermo area and they seem cheap enough ($500-900/month depending on how nice it is). Any advice/tips? Sounds like bringing cash and exchanging on the street is better than withdrawing pesos from the ATM. Would be attending spanish classes most weeks and possibly working on learning dancing and would like a decent gym nearby. I know there are a lot of parks in Palermo which is also a plus.
If you need some help getting from the airport to your place, I recommend this guy who is a friend of mine.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...t.html#REVIEWS

Obviously he does football tours and can provide transportation to other events as you may need.

I haven't dealt with Spanish lessons or dancing lessons in a long time. There is a facebook group that called "Buenos Aires Expat Hub" that has a lot of helpful information nowadays. I'd recommend asking to join that group. I'm imagine that they get those questions a lot and might already have a list of teachers for both things. Also, I'm sure they can point you in the direction of some vetted money changers.

Palermo is big, but most places within what is deemed Palermo should put you fairly close to a "decent gym nearby" and "a lot of parks." If you post some of the AirBnB options (or just give nearest cross streets) that you are considering, we'd be able to tell you how close you would be to those things that you need.
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Old 09-13-2015, 12:08 PM   #3665
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Hey, I am considering going to Argentina for a month or so and I wanted to ask a bunch of questions that I'm sure have probably been answered here before but I wanted a more updated answer, so:

1) What city would you recommend to somebody staying there? BsAs is good ?
2) What levels of criminality are there in Argentina in general ?
3) Is online poker legal and is it easy to find a stable connection to play from ?
4) Would it be easy for someone to stay in an apartment for a month or do I
have to stay in hotels the whole time?
5) Am I going to be automatically accepted in or would I have any problem at the
border if they ask me what I do and I tell them that I am a professional poker
player?
6) Is it easy to move around the city meet new people and have a nice time
without speaking Spanish ?
7) Is the poker community large there? Would there be people to meet from
the online poker community to chill and hang out with ?
8) Are the locals kind and caring or do they try to take advantage of tourists?

Thanks
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:58 PM   #3666
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

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Hey, I am considering going to Argentina for a month or so and I wanted to ask a bunch of questions that I'm sure have probably been answered here before but I wanted a more updated answer, so:

1) What city would you recommend to somebody staying there? BsAs is good ?
2) What levels of criminality are there in Argentina in general ?
3) Is online poker legal and is it easy to find a stable connection to play from ?
4) Would it be easy for someone to stay in an apartment for a month or do I
have to stay in hotels the whole time?
5) Am I going to be automatically accepted in or would I have any problem at the
border if they ask me what I do and I tell them that I am a professional poker
player?
6) Is it easy to move around the city meet new people and have a nice time
without speaking Spanish ?
7) Is the poker community large there? Would there be people to meet from
the online poker community to chill and hang out with ?
8) Are the locals kind and caring or do they try to take advantage of tourists?

Thanks
1) Buenos Aires is awesome imo.
2) Depends where you are. Buenos Aires is safer than other places.
3) Not legal nor illegal. Yes
4) Easy
5) You'll have to pay a reciprocity fee I think, like 120 usd. Don't say you play poker but they won't care honestly.
6) It would be better if you spoke Spanish but there's lots of foreigners here too.
7) The local community is large, foreign poker player community not sure but prolly small
8) Depends, like anywhere else in the world. Most people are ok.
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Old 09-26-2015, 01:44 AM   #3667
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super random here, but does this chart confound anyone else?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...ion_per_capita

when i was in argentina i felt like literally everyone smoked cigarettes, but according to this they're barely above the US in cig consumption/person.
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Old 09-26-2015, 10:56 AM   #3668
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

I can't speak to BA, but the # of smokers seems waaaay higher in Europe than USA even though the chart disagrees.

I guess it's possible that those who smoke in the USA tend to be a pack/day or higher while it is much more moderate in other countries.
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Old 09-29-2015, 12:18 AM   #3669
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hey im going to argentina for a while and was planning on buying a monitor over there. i was thinking i could find a 21 or 23 inches for not too much$ but i checked a couple of spanish buenos aires website and most of the nice monitors were 1500 pesos or higher (which is 215$ Canadian, which is not a good deal even here). anyone can help me ?
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Old 09-29-2015, 04:02 PM   #3670
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Hold proof of onward/return flights

is this important ? i dont have a returning ticket yet
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:11 AM   #3671
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I got two 23" monitors delivered through mercadolibre, 3k pesos each, delivery next day, pay at the door.

Had no onward flight when I came down from JFK and was no problem.

Maybe try to bring a bunch of goods down here that can be sold for a lot more due to import taxes etc(think iphones, laptops, cameras). There is a "Buenos Aires Expat Hub" group on facebook which I found very helpfull to setup here.

How do I make contact with the poker community down here? Are there any regular meetups?
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Old 10-13-2015, 09:44 AM   #3672
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I will be in BA from Nov 2-Dec 19. Am planning on going to the World Cup qualifier vs Brazil on Nov 13 if anyone either wants to go or has a lead on tickets.
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Old 10-22-2015, 02:27 PM   #3673
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In Bs As for most likely one month only. anyone have an office chair to sell, or can point me in the right direction? I'd be down to go to the brazil-argentina game.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:32 AM   #3674
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can we get some pictures of girls on the beach in this thread?
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Old 11-02-2015, 07:20 AM   #3675
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En route. There until Dec 19. Anyone going to Pearl Jam this weekend?
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