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Old 06-14-2018, 01:30 AM   #226
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I am pretty sure he means they made improvements to the location (the lighting, for example). Still the same place.
They have scaffolding along the edge of the table area with spotlights which shine onto the room. The lighting is improved, but there are still spots which are as dark as before.
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Old 06-17-2018, 03:30 AM   #227
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They have scaffolding along the edge of the table area with spotlights which shine onto the room. The lighting is improved, but there are still spots which are as dark as before.
I walked in and walked out yesterday. My basement poker table and seats are higher quality than what they're using. I want them to run a successful series but they don't seem to care.
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:27 PM   #228
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They have scaffolding along the edge of the table area with spotlights which shine onto the room. The lighting is improved, but there are still spots which are as dark as before.
yes and no, we have an additional room that goes back into play 6/19. 28 more tables with solid lighting
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Old 06-18-2018, 12:32 PM   #229
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Only played one MTT here so far this summer. It was run well, only one or two bad dealers, and pretty good structure. Chairs still horrible. I think they must not have much of a budget. If that's the case, they do well with what they have.
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Old 06-18-2018, 04:05 PM   #230
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I played one here as well, most dealers were fine to good. I had one who tilted me because he always just HAD to make change, no matter how obvious it was that it would be fine. For example, if the blinds are 400/800 with a 100 ante, and the SB has a 500 chip out, you will not have a problem making change, but he would always break it down to the point of stopping dealing and presenting the 500 chip to another player to get 100 chips. One other dealer was trying way too hard to go way too fast in breaking down and counting stacks for an all-in.

Structure was really good, had no issue with lighting or other issues. Would happily play here again if it fit my schedule.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:22 PM   #231
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I walked in and walked out yesterday. My basement poker table and seats are higher quality than what they're using. I want them to run a successful series but they don't seem to care.
I will disagree that they don't seem to care. I was genuinely surprised but impressed when Chris sought me out during a break in the Seniors Event. He did so specifically because of the back-and-forth discussions that had occurred here prior to any of the Series getting underway (and, yes, that dealt with the ante stuff).

He had no obligation to have done so and I don't know if he found me because of the fact that I was tweeting as the event went on, but a TD that doesn't give a damn is not going to go seek out a player who had a differing viewpoint.

Are there lighting issues and lingering poor dealer issues that surface every now and then? Yes. But it was still better than last year.
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Old 06-19-2018, 01:06 PM   #232
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Maybe he means PHo when he says "they". There are a lot of things out of the TD's control. And while it appears he does genuinely care, it sure looks like the rest of PHo doesn't. The attitude I've gotten from tournament floor and staff there almost guarantees that I'll never go back.

It's easy to get updates on them, too. Plenty of people I meet at other venues aren't hesitant to talk about their experience there.
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Old 06-22-2018, 04:11 PM   #233
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I will disagree that they don't seem to care. I was genuinely surprised but impressed when Chris sought me out during a break in the Seniors Event. He did so specifically because of the back-and-forth discussions that had occurred here prior to any of the Series getting underway (and, yes, that dealt with the ante stuff).

He had no obligation to have done so and I don't know if he found me because of the fact that I was tweeting as the event went on, but a TD that doesn't give a damn is not going to go seek out a player who had a differing viewpoint.

Are there lighting issues and lingering poor dealer issues that surface every now and then? Yes. But it was still better than last year.
It was very nice meeting you and glad you finally changed your mind about big blind ante

Just kidding! Hope to see you again!
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Old 06-23-2018, 11:40 AM   #234
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It was very nice meeting you and glad you finally changed your mind about big blind ante

Just kidding! Hope to see you again!
I hear you...was exceptionally pleased to hear you had revisited the notion

And yeah, I'll be back...just that next year, I will try to remember that birthday run-good stops at midnight. But I have to come back to defend my Final Table appearance LOL! Next year, I take it down...
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Old 01-30-2019, 12:49 PM   #235
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:23 PM   #236
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
Excellent to see this... I came here looking to see if this festival was gonna run again as I was was about to book my trip and saw some comp rooms on PH. Guess I'm staying there!

As in the past, I really appreciate the mix games, and particularly when you schedule a 'warm-up' event right before the corresponding WSOP event.

That said, I'm hoping to see a 2-7TD event on Weds 6/12 again.

Thanks for being responsive to the community!
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:37 PM   #237
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How about some conventional ante tournaments within ?
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:52 PM   #238
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how about all bb ante
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:09 PM   #239
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
wats the lowest buy in slowest tourney you will be hosting this year?
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Old 01-30-2019, 04:38 PM   #240
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
PLO8, Big O, LO8, Mixed PLO (PLO/PLO8) that don't conflict with similar events at WSOP/Venetian.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:21 PM   #241
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Excellent to see this... I came here looking to see if this festival was gonna run again as I was was about to book my trip and saw some comp rooms on PH. Guess I'm staying there!

As in the past, I really appreciate the mix games, and particularly when you schedule a 'warm-up' event right before the corresponding WSOP event.

That said, I'm hoping to see a 2-7TD event on Weds 6/12 again.

Thanks for being responsive to the community!
Prob Fri June 14th - not sure I'll have enough tables on 6/12. 6/12 certainly preferable, just not sure I'll have the space for what else I have planned that day.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:22 PM   #242
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How about some conventional ante tournaments within ?
Prob following WSOP and using BB ante across the board - or certainly for nearly all events. Not a done deal and happy to field feedback for or against.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:23 PM   #243
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how about all bb ante
Strong potential...
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:23 PM   #244
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PLO8, Big O, LO8, Mixed PLO (PLO/PLO8) that don't conflict with similar events at WSOP/Venetian.
Goal is to offer "warm up" events the day prior to WSOP non holdem events.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:25 PM   #245
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wats the lowest buy in slowest tourney you will be hosting this year?
price points will vary as always...looking at many 6 figure guarantees for ~$140 - $300. Starting chips for mostly ALL events going up as well.
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Old 01-30-2019, 06:26 PM   #246
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price points will vary as always...looking at many 6 figure guarantees for ~$140 - $300. Starting chips for mostly ALL events going up as well.
good to know
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Old 01-30-2019, 08:32 PM   #247
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Dealers trained better
No 10 handed poker
Nicer presentation would help(new chips, nicer chairs,more food options etc.)

Just a suggestion and would make me more likely to show up to some events if this is changed.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:48 PM   #248
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
Don't set your senior smack in the middle of the WSOP Sr and Super Sr as you did last year. a couple days after the Super Senior would be excellent. Wednesday June 19th or June 20th would fit nicely against the WSOP schedule.

Last yr with the WSOP Senior 6/15 -Goliath Sr 6/16 and WSOP Super Sr 6/17 timing was just to tight.
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Old 01-30-2019, 10:59 PM   #249
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I would like more h/l events, stud h/l, Omaha hi/lo
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Old 01-31-2019, 12:11 AM   #250
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Good morning everyone - it's about that time of year again. Always looking for feedback on event suggestions / scheduling for GOLIATH 2019.
A senior event june 14th, the day after day one of the wsop senior event (thursday, june 13) would be great, maybe in the $300-$350 range.
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