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Old 08-13-2010, 06:57 PM   #2326
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

alot of people leave for the winter/wsop and then come back in mid-September or so. also lots of the day to day activity gets posted to a facebook group.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:07 PM   #2327
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alot of people leave for the winter/wsop and then come back in mid-September or so. also lots of the day to day activity gets posted to a facebook group.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:42 PM   #2328
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ill take care of accepting you to the group!
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:13 PM   #2329
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:31 PM   #2330
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Old 08-13-2010, 11:23 PM   #2331
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

People who intend to stay here for less than a year tend to plan their trips to avoid being here for the winter, so the people who are here atm are those that have been here for quite a while and have other connections besides poker players.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:57 AM   #2332
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Question re insurance. Is it possible to get insurance while im in Argentina from an Argentinian company? Or do you guys just use travel insurance from home? Was looking at travel insurance and is gooing to be damm expensive to do for the year im going to be there
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Old 08-15-2010, 02:35 PM   #2333
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Health Insurance in Argentina is awesome
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Old 08-15-2010, 04:13 PM   #2334
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Question re insurance. Is it possible to get insurance while im in Argentina from an Argentinian company? Or do you guys just use travel insurance from home? Was looking at travel insurance and is gooing to be damm expensive to do for the year im going to be there
this has been discussed a few times in this thread. Seems like most poker players went with Swiss Medical.

I've got health insurance now through my Argentine wife, but I never got around to it before that. The only time I went to a see a doctor, I went to a free hospital. I had a very attractive doctor my age (intern, ldo) who spoke English perfectly and I never waited in line for more than 5 minutes or so.
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Old 08-15-2010, 06:15 PM   #2335
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

Ok,

Generic question: I'm looking to plan a 3-week vacation in South America, sometime around October or November.

A few questions:
1. With only 3 weeks, what countries would you do/skip? I'm leaning towards Rio + BA right now, maybe squeezing in something else but probably wouldn't push it more than that.

2. Are there any cool events coming up that I should time my trip around?

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Old 08-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #2336
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Ok,

Generic question: I'm looking to plan a 3-week vacation in South America, sometime around October or November.

A few questions:
1. With only 3 weeks, what countries would you do/skip? I'm leaning towards Rio + BA right now, maybe squeezing in something else but probably wouldn't push it more than that.

2. Are there any cool events coming up that I should time my trip around?

Thanks,
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The national soccer team is playing Spain (current world champions) next month in Buenos Aires.

There's a nice electronic music party next month too with Hernan Cattaneo and Danny Howells playing.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:02 PM   #2337
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I'll vouch for Luis if anyone is interested. He went out of his way to help me multiple times a few years ago with no gain for himself. If anyone is looking for a place I'd check him out.

His apartment is a great spot, imo one of the absolute best places to live (and that would impress any girl). A couple blocks from the Rosedal and the US Embassy. Are you renting it furnished, Luis?
It´s furnished and very comfortable for poker, as I lived there for 3 years while playing, so it´s set up neat and nice (1 dorm exclusive for playing, very good L shaped wooden desk for PC, excelent light, city views from 11 floor, a good chair, etc).

By the way, when are you joining for lunch?

Luis.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:50 PM   #2338
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As you guys may know, the Tuesday dinner thing has pretty much died when so many people left in the past few months. I know quite a few of you guys had said to me that you used to do it but got sick of always meeting so many new people. But since it's winter now and not so many people are around, I thought it might be a good time to put something together, as a chance to meet a few new people (or see some people who you don't see too often) who aren't going to bail after a couple weeks.

So, we'll be doing dinner next Tuesday the 24th at 9 PM, location to be determined. sapol and me will be there. Chairman Wood wants to attend as well, but doesn't know if he can make it, but he wants you all to know that he thinks you should go.

Also, Mr ArturiusX is welcome to join as well even though you apparently misplaced my friend request on facebook some time ago. ;p

Let me know if you're coming, for planning purposes.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:17 PM   #2339
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You have got to be ****en joking me.
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Old 08-17-2010, 11:20 AM   #2340
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Re: Moving to Buenos Aires discussion

coming down in a month for a ~2.5 month visit, have gotten through half the thread and want to thank you for all your posts and wisdom, really helpful stuff in here

also i graduated from college w/ a degree in spanish so if anyone is interested in a cheap tutor/exchanging lessons for poker lessons/just general help w/ the language feel free to pm me in the upcoming weeks
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:18 PM   #2341
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You have got to be ****en joking me.
I think its more, sick of meeting new people who are in town for 2 weeks who ask the same questions over and over, less meeting new long termers who have their **** sorted.

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My facebook is on some spam list so I get roughly 10 people a week trying to add themselves, just pm my facebook before you do or have a common friend.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:27 PM   #2342
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There's a nice electronic music party next month too with Hernan Cattaneo and Danny Howells playing.
Me and a friend are going to that concert,lets arrangue to go together if you want.
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:36 PM   #2343
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I think its more, sick of meeting new people who are in town for 2 weeks who ask the same questions over and over, less meeting new long termers who have their **** sorted.
Ah ok. I suppose if their is an experience with people who demand lots and arent really going to offer anything due to their short stay its fair enough, I just couldnt really fathom a situation where meeting new people as a general concept could ever be considered a bad thing
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Old 08-17-2010, 03:55 PM   #2344
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It's just like Arturius says. No worries Fryke, you'll love your stay in BA. By the time it's summer more ppl will go back or visit for the first time.
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Old 08-17-2010, 07:07 PM   #2345
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As you guys may know, the Tuesday dinner thing has pretty much died when so many people left in the past few months. I know quite a few of you guys had said to me that you used to do it but got sick of always meeting so many new people. But since it's winter now and not so many people are around, I thought it might be a good time to put something together, as a chance to meet a few new people (or see some people who you don't see too often) who aren't going to bail after a couple weeks.

So, we'll be doing dinner next Tuesday the 24th at 9 PM, location to be determined. sapol and me will be there. Chairman Wood wants to attend as well, but doesn't know if he can make it, but he wants you all to know that he thinks you should go.

Also, Mr ArturiusX is welcome to join as well even though you apparently misplaced my friend request on facebook some time ago. ;p

Let me know if you're coming, for planning purposes.
What kind of food would you like to have?

I'm kind of on a budget right now because even though I started working recently I haven't received my first salary yet. Anything up to say...$70 would be alright for me.
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Old 08-17-2010, 08:46 PM   #2346
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Ah ok. I suppose if their is an experience with people who demand lots and arent really going to offer anything due to their short stay its fair enough, I just couldnt really fathom a situation where meeting new people as a general concept could ever be considered a bad thing
it's not even that people are demanding, and it's nothing personal against anyone that passes through, but it's tough to maintain interest in meeting people that will be gone from your life in 2 weeks unless they offer something really unique, and "young online professional poker player" is the opposite of unique in a community of online professional poker players

obviously the dinners have still been a valuable resource that helped people meet each other and sometimes the group of attendees has been more stable than at other times - I threw that line into my post to try to entice some people to come out who had given up on it previously, not to discourage anyone
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What kind of food would you like to have?

I'm kind of on a budget right now because even though I started working recently I haven't received my first salary yet. Anything up to say...$70 would be alright for me.
I'm fine with anything.
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:12 PM   #2348
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Hey guys !

I'm going back to Europe for a month in september and since electronic is damn expensive or simply impossible to get a plan for a non argentinia, I'm planning on bringing back a cellphone and maybe some more useless electronic gadgets (ipad...).

Do you know if I can contract a 3G plan or something not being Argentinian when I come back with a european device ?

Also, anyone would be down for some NLHE/PLO live game ? something like 0.5/1 or 1/2 all paid online
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Old 08-18-2010, 01:57 PM   #2349
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Hey guys !

I'm going back to Europe for a month in september and since electronic is damn expensive or simply impossible to get a plan for a non argentinia, I'm planning on bringing back a cellphone and maybe some more useless electronic gadgets (ipad...).

Do you know if I can contract a 3G plan or something not being Argentinian when I come back with a european device ?

Also, anyone would be down for some NLHE/PLO live game ? something like 0.5/1 or 1/2 all paid online
I suggest a small mixed game like 0.25/0,5 pesos with a mix of NL and PL games. I've been wanting to play PL Badeucy and NL 2-7 Single draw for a while. I wouldn't mind paying everything online.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:54 PM   #2350
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You need a DNI to get a contract
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