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Old 03-06-2010, 03:56 PM   #2001
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People assumed A9?! lol I think most people assumed 99.
which seat were you? were you on the swiss guy's right?
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:52 AM   #2002
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What area of town is Costanera Norte in? I've been googling but haven't been able to find out. If we live in Palermo, will it be close?


Also, the clubs that are 21+...can you bribe the doormen to get in?

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Old 03-07-2010, 02:06 AM   #2003
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Palermo is better for nightlife. I live in Recoleta and its totally fine. Living in Palermo would put me closer to places but it hardly matters. Taxis and subways are very cheap.

If you found a place you liked better in Recoleta than anything else in Palermo, live in Recoleta. If not then Palermo. Belgrano would be fine too.
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Old 03-07-2010, 02:18 AM   #2004
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Palermo is better for nightlife. I live in Recoleta and its totally fine. Living in Palermo would put me closer to places but it hardly matters. Taxis and subways are very cheap.

If you found a place you liked better in Recoleta than anything else in Palermo, live in Recoleta. If not then Palermo. Belgrano would be fine too.
Haha whoops. Edited my post before you posted that. Thanks for the advice though, I'll probably keep looking for nice places in Palermo, but if I can't find one, Recoleta seems like a good option.

Any idea about the question I edited into my last post? I know the drinking age is 18, but some of the nicer places that I wanted to go to(Pacha, Crobar, etc) seem to be 21+...can I bribe the doorman to get in? How much?

If this doesn't work, can you just buy a table/bottle service?

Thanks again.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:09 AM   #2005
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i'd be shocked if a doorman ever asked for id. this is latin america, folks are going to generally be fairly relaxed about laws.

costanera norte is the coast next to the airport. basically it goes palermo, airport, coast.
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:23 AM   #2006
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Yeah, I kind of assumed that the drinking age itself would be fairly unenforced, but I assumed if a club is 21+ its because they want to draw an older crowd. So you think I'd be fine getting into the 21+ clubs?(18 yr old canadian, not dressed like a slob).

Also, I just started learning spanish with Pimsleur, but I'm confused about the differences between regular spanish and argentine spanish? Should I still do Pimsleur and my language classes while in BsAs will sort out the differences? Or should I just not learn until I go there?


Thanks for the help man, much appreciated.

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Old 03-07-2010, 05:06 AM   #2007
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Also, I just started learning spanish with Pimsleur, but I'm confused about the differences between regular spanish and argentine spanish? Should I still do Pimsleur and my language classes while in BsAs will sort out the differences? Or should I just not learn until I go there?


Thanks for the help man, much appreciated.
learning regular spanish would still be very useful, it's not a complete different language
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:17 AM   #2008
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I was the guy that bused on that table, my KK vs Ak. Pretty early on Day 2. Which player were you?
I was sitting beside you. Thought you may have been 2p2.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:24 AM   #2009
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which seat were you? were you on the swiss guy's right?
Yeah we talked briefly. If I'm being honest I didn't agree with your play at all but you got very lucky imo. And also it worked, so maybe I'm wrong heh. That swiss dude was not getting involved very lightly, but no matter how dodgy I think your play was, his fold was possibly the worst fold I have ever seen in the history of poker. I wouldn't even fold if the dealer accidentally mucked my hand there. Unreal.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:29 AM   #2010
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Yeah we talked briefly. If I'm being honest I didn't agree with your play at all but you got very lucky imo. And also it worked, so maybe I'm wrong heh. That swiss dude was not getting involved very lightly, but no matter how dodgy I think your play was, his fold was possibly the worst fold I have ever seen in the history of poker. I wouldn't even fold if the dealer accidentally mucked my hand there. Unreal.
Seems like you've made your mind up so I won't bother trying to explain. If I'm being honest too, wasn't a fan of your 10 9 bustout hand, if there was someone at the table who was never ever going to check raise a flop light it was that old guy.. But again maybe i'm wrong or i remember the hand wrong.
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:28 PM   #2011
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Yeah we talked briefly. If I'm being honest I didn't agree with your play at all but you got very lucky imo. And also it worked, so maybe I'm wrong heh. That swiss dude was not getting involved very lightly, but no matter how dodgy I think your play was, his fold was possibly the worst fold I have ever seen in the history of poker. I wouldn't even fold if the dealer accidentally mucked my hand there. Unreal.
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Seems like you've made your mind up so I won't bother trying to explain. If I'm being honest too, wasn't a fan of your 10 9 bustout hand, if there was someone at the table who was never ever going to check raise a flop light it was that old guy.. But again maybe i'm wrong or i remember the hand wrong.
Fish ITT IMO
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Old 03-07-2010, 04:04 PM   #2012
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DrMagic has a history of dirty bust outs when he's playing with my money, so I believe you, the old guys range was probably AA
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:02 PM   #2013
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Seems like you've made your mind up so I won't bother trying to explain. If I'm being honest too, wasn't a fan of your 10 9 bustout hand, if there was someone at the table who was never ever going to check raise a flop light it was that old guy.. But again maybe i'm wrong or i remember the hand wrong.
My 109 hand was standard, not much to be done there given my table image, and how the old guy played previously I think. But I wasn't flaming you man. You did well and I was only giving my thoughts.
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:04 PM   #2014
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DrMagic has a history of dirty bust outs when he's playing with my money, so I believe you, the old guys range was probably AA
Lol during the hand I was like, at least if I bust I lose praetor his 5%, softens the blow imo.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:57 PM   #2015
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Seems like you've made your mind up so I won't bother trying to explain. If I'm being honest too, wasn't a fan of your 10 9 bustout hand, if there was someone at the table who was never ever going to check raise a flop light it was that old guy.. But again maybe i'm wrong or i remember the hand wrong.
I have to chime in here. I think the play is great precisely because a compentent player knows he can't fold there. King gave him credit to be able to see that he wouldn't be making that pre-flop flat and raise on the flop with anything but AA because he can't expect to get a fold. And in an LAPT, 20BB is worth a lot more than in an EPT. Play is softer. King probably gave him credit for knowing that too, that is, knowing that if he folded, he could still play well with his remaing chips. Also, I don't think the play works on anyone else on the table, but that just my take.
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:24 PM   #2016
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My 109 hand was standard, not much to be done there given my table image, and how the old guy played previously I think. But I wasn't flaming you man. You did well and I was only giving my thoughts.
Ok sorry I thought you were. About your hand I agree you probably had the loosest image at the table therefore folding top pair is pretty tough..
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Old 03-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #2017
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I have to chime in here. I think the play is great precisely because a compentent player knows he can't fold there. King gave him credit to be able to see that he wouldn't be making that pre-flop flat and raise on the flop with anything but AA because he can't expect to get a fold. And in an LAPT, 20BB is worth a lot more than in an EPT. Play is softer. King probably gave him credit for knowing that too, that is, knowing that if he folded, he could still play well with his remaing chips. Also, I don't think the play works on anyone else on the table, but that just my take.
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:49 AM   #2018
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I've started a blog, you guys might be interested, hopefully I'll post some informative and interesting stuff on BA and my life here, give it a try:

http://insearchofgoodair.blogspot.com/
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I've started a blog, you guys might be interested, hopefully I'll post some informative and interesting stuff on BA and my life here, give it a try:

http://insearchofgoodair.blogspot.com/
Impressed. Nice work
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I've started a blog, you guys might be interested, hopefully I'll post some informative and interesting stuff on BA and my life here, give it a try:

http://insearchofgoodair.blogspot.com/
At first I read this as http://insearchofagoodchair... and found myself thinking "Jeez, naming his blog after that! Is this office chair he's been waiting for bugging him that's much?".
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anyone organizing dinner tonight?
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Old 03-09-2010, 12:40 PM   #2022
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At first I read this as http://insearchofagoodchair... and found myself thinking "Jeez, naming his blog after that! Is this office chair he's been waiting for bugging him that's much?".
hahahahahahahaha the search needs daily blog entries

how did you go with that address? I talked to the guy but he never replied when I asked him where to actually go. He said come over whenever.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:55 PM   #2023
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anyone organizing dinner tonight?
You are I think.

Make it for 10
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Old 03-09-2010, 04:36 PM   #2024
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Nice blog. You say you have a chef - how much does he cost?
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Food + time comes out to 1350 pesos/week for 3 of us, he comes 2x a week
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