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Old 05-30-2017, 06:38 AM   #3501
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Is it possible to open a bank account in Korea on a tourist visa? And get ATM card and online banking?
Nope they require a local issued Alien Registration Card

If you are on a H-1 visa (working holiday) you need to produce a work contract
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:13 PM   #3502
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Are there ways around this? Maybe fabricate something?
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:28 PM   #3503
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Are there ways around this? Maybe fabricate something?
Jesus dude. It's not Nigeria.
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:34 AM   #3504
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Wrong, Mr.

All you need is a passport.
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Old 06-06-2017, 06:16 AM   #3505
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Wrong, Mr.

All you need is a passport.
This question was asked in an expats Facebook group recently and according to several people the law was changed recently and you MUST have an Alien Registration Card to open a bank account.
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Old 06-06-2017, 10:15 AM   #3506
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This question was asked in an expats Facebook group recently and according to several people the law was changed recently and you MUST have an Alien Registration Card to open a bank account.
Confirmed for both KEB and Woori, but like with everything else in Korean banking, maybe it depends greatly on the person you first talk to at the bank.
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Old 06-06-2017, 12:35 PM   #3507
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Oh right. FATCA is in full play now for Americans.

My apologies for being wrong.


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Old 06-11-2017, 05:58 AM   #3508
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This question was asked in an expats Facebook group recently and according to several people the law was changed recently and you MUST have an Alien Registration Card to open a bank account.
Could you add me on kakaotalk? (id: baebba2012)

Can't pm and just have a few questions! Thanks
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Old 06-11-2017, 06:34 AM   #3509
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Could you add me on kakaotalk? (id: baebba2012)



Can't pm and just have a few questions! Thanks

use your main account perhaps?

Baebba!
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:29 AM   #3510
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Could you add me on kakaotalk? (id: baebba2012)

Can't pm and just have a few questions! Thanks
Either your ID is hidden or I'm a retard and don't know how to ad people by their ID, sorry.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:34 AM   #3511
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Either your ID is hidden or I'm a retard and don't know how to ad people by their ID, sorry.
You should click the yellow+ button on the bottom right corner from your friend list.
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Old 06-11-2017, 09:35 AM   #3512
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use your main account perhaps?

Baebba!
Can't

Do u know me?
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Old 06-11-2017, 10:04 PM   #3513
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Busan too. Pretty excited.

Is this for real? Has anyone been yet? How was it?
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Old 06-11-2017, 11:08 PM   #3514
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It's good. It's only be open for 2 weeks but there has been a game every night. Often hasn't been getting started until 10pm or so but games have run until 4 or 6am. A few Korean Ameeicsn regs who seem to know the manager from playing at Walker Hill, bunch of English teacher home game regs and then some random walk-ins. Had a few whales walk in and spew off a lot and the reggy guys aren't great and give heaps of action. Last Thursday for example I don't think there were any huge fish at the table but somehow we started at 10pm and had around 5mil on the table by 1am.

Management is really good and really responsive to players, dealers are fine. Drinks are free and unlimited and have a fairly wide selection. Buddy was getting beers two at a time and pounding them all night. So far I'm really impressed, love playing there and am really excited for the room to grow.

They haven't really started marketing yet so hopefully the next few months will see more players, earlier starts etc. they're also planning to introduce weekly tournament from July. Definitely worth checking out.

Game is 1/2
Take is 10% capped at $15 (dealers haven't stolen any rake yet haha)
5 handed the cap has been reduced to $7
4 handed the cap has been reduced to $5

They've also let us play a Hold'em/Omaha mix when everyone wanted it too, allowed us to run it twice, chop AK vs AK pre without running a board etc etc. Basicslly treating players like both customers and humans.
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:56 AM   #3515
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It's good. It's only be open for 2 weeks but there has been a game every night. Often hasn't been getting started until 10pm or so but games have run until 4 or 6am. A few Korean Ameeicsn regs who seem to know the manager from playing at Walker Hill, bunch of English teacher home game regs and then some random walk-ins. Had a few whales walk in and spew off a lot and the reggy guys aren't great and give heaps of action. Last Thursday for example I don't think there were any huge fish at the table but somehow we started at 10pm and had around 5mil on the table by 1am.

Management is really good and really responsive to players, dealers are fine. Drinks are free and unlimited and have a fairly wide selection. Buddy was getting beers two at a time and pounding them all night. So far I'm really impressed, love playing there and am really excited for the room to grow.

They haven't really started marketing yet so hopefully the next few months will see more players, earlier starts etc. they're also planning to introduce weekly tournament from July. Definitely worth checking out.

Game is 1/2
Take is 10% capped at $15 (dealers haven't stolen any rake yet haha)
5 handed the cap has been reduced to $7
4 handed the cap has been reduced to $5

They've also let us play a Hold'em/Omaha mix when everyone wanted it too, allowed us to run it twice, chop AK vs AK pre without running a board etc etc. Basicslly treating players like both customers and humans.

I am at Macau right now and I am trying to book a flight to Korea and wondering where is the best poker room was.

I was planning trip to Jeju but did not know there was poker room in Busan.

My prorities are:

1. Deep stack fishes ( less regulars and more tourists,in other words softer game
2. Game availabl
3. PLO available?

Also if u want to hangout in Korea and grab a beer or something, give me a shout thanks!
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Old 06-12-2017, 05:59 AM   #3516
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Re: Ask A Pro about Living in Seoul, South Korea

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I am at Macau right now and I am trying to book a flight to Korea and wondering where is the best poker room was.



I was planning trip to Jeju but did not know there was poker room in Busan.



My prorities are:



1. Deep stack fishes ( less regulars and more tourists,in other words softer game

2. Game availabl

3. PLO available?



Also if u want to hangout in Korea and grab a beer or something, give me a shout thanks!


1. Shallow stack fishes and tight japanese
2. One table at Incheon 6 at Seoul Dunno about Busan as I hate the providence
3. You can always ask but no luck
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:10 AM   #3517
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1. Shallow stack fishes and tight japanese
2. One table at Incheon 6 at Seoul Dunno about Busan as I hate the providence
3. You can always ask but no luck

As you have described, games in Walker Hill Seoul was very tight and regular heavy. So I thought about going to JeJu. Ive been to Daegu but there isnt much of game. So now my choices are

jeju
Incheon (that new paradise city place?)
Busan.

Maybe I will start with Jeju and travel to Busan and Daegu and end up in Incheon for couple days then fly out...


But I havent seen any post about Jeju poker rooms. How are they?
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:33 AM   #3518
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As you have described, games in Walker Hill Seoul was very tight and regular heavy. So I thought about going to JeJu. Ive been to Daegu but there isnt much of game. So now my choices are

jeju
Incheon (that new paradise city place?)
Busan.

Maybe I will start with Jeju and travel to Busan and Daegu and end up in Incheon for couple days then fly out...


But I havent seen any post about Jeju poker rooms. How are they?


Jeju doesn't have any game running unless there's WPT running.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:41 AM   #3519
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Jeju doesn't have any game running unless there's WPT running.
Thanks. May be I will hit up incheon paradise first. Then go to Seoul paradise. Then head to Daegu/Busan then. I am kinda curious how Busan game is. I was in Busan couple months ago and actually stayed right next to paradise hotel lol.
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Old 06-12-2017, 06:41 AM   #3520
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Thanks. May be I will hit up incheon paradise first. Then go to Seoul paradise. Then head to Daegu/Busan then. I am kinda curious how Busan game is. I was in Busan couple months ago and actually stayed right next to paradise hotel lol.


Just stay at Seoul.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:15 AM   #3521
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It's good. It's only be open for 2 weeks but there has been a game every night. Often hasn't been getting started until 10pm or so but games have run until 4 or 6am. A few Korean Ameeicsn regs who seem to know the manager from playing at Walker Hill, bunch of English teacher home game regs and then some random walk-ins. Had a few whales walk in and spew off a lot and the reggy guys aren't great and give heaps of action. Last Thursday for example I don't think there were any huge fish at the table but somehow we started at 10pm and had around 5mil on the table by 1am.

Management is really good and really responsive to players, dealers are fine. Drinks are free and unlimited and have a fairly wide selection. Buddy was getting beers two at a time and pounding them all night. So far I'm really impressed, love playing there and am really excited for the room to grow.

They haven't really started marketing yet so hopefully the next few months will see more players, earlier starts etc. they're also planning to introduce weekly tournament from July. Definitely worth checking out.

Game is 1/2
Take is 10% capped at $15 (dealers haven't stolen any rake yet haha)
5 handed the cap has been reduced to $7
4 handed the cap has been reduced to $5

They've also let us play a Hold'em/Omaha mix when everyone wanted it too, allowed us to run it twice, chop AK vs AK pre without running a board etc etc. Basicslly treating players like both customers and humans.
thank you dogarse. I will probably see you there one day soon. Sorry I never made it back to the monkey thing but honestly I couldn't stand the atmosphere there...i hope you understand!

one question, do you know if i will need my passport to get in?

one more question: is that in Haeundae or Seomyeon?

thanks again, and this is great news to be sure...대박!!!!
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Old 06-12-2017, 09:02 PM   #3522
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Haeundae. Passport or maybe just ARC, im not sure. I took both the first time and got a players card made and now I just use that.
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Old 06-12-2017, 11:02 PM   #3523
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Thanks. May be I will hit up incheon paradise first. Then go to Seoul paradise. Then head to Daegu/Busan then. I am kinda curious how Busan game is. I was in Busan couple months ago and actually stayed right next to paradise hotel lol.
I'd probably avoid the Daegu game, but if you do play perhaps start with the Sunday 2pm cheap 50k tourney and play live after that..that's when the most action usually is, plus the first 5 or 6 tourney winners are paid in "must play for 3 hours chips" and they often are pretty bad...it's a total crapshoot short-stack tourney with blinds doubling every 10 minutes, so anyone can win that...everyone is short stacked within the first 40 minutes or so (yes, it is retarded but that's how they get people in there...)

Friday and Saturday nights of course get action, but be ready to re-buy a few times because it is a donk-fest with lots of shoving.

All things considered, though, Daegu Casino is a really ****ty place to play poker. There are some real fish though...

On a positive note, I will say that it is usually pretty friendly...you won't understand the 5 or 6 languages being spoken (often during hands!! joy of joys!!!) but people are usually having fun and smiling, at least. Some of the Walker Hill regs are just straight c__ks__ckers.
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Old 07-04-2017, 04:46 AM   #3524
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Re: Ask A Pro about Living in Seoul, South Korea

wait did Haeundae/Busan get a poker game?

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I'd probably avoid the Daegu game, but if you do play perhaps start with the Sunday 2pm cheap 50k tourney and play live after that..that's when the most action usually is, plus the first 5 or 6 tourney winners are paid in "must play for 3 hours chips" and they often are pretty bad...it's a total crapshoot short-stack tourney with blinds doubling every 10 minutes, so anyone can win that...everyone is short stacked within the first 40 minutes or so (yes, it is retarded but that's how they get people in there...)

Friday and Saturday nights of course get action, but be ready to re-buy a few times because it is a donk-fest with lots of shoving.

All things considered, though, Daegu Casino is a really ****ty place to play poker. There are some real fish though...

On a positive note, I will say that it is usually pretty friendly...you won't understand the 5 or 6 languages being spoken (often during hands!! joy of joys!!!) but people are usually having fun and smiling, at least. Some of the Walker Hill regs are just straight c__ks__ckers.
I mean from my personal opinion from my time in Korea, the Daegu Regs were just a bunch of **** regs who ratholed, talked trash to recreationals, or were just nits. It wasn't a fun game. Got the APT that ran during 2016 was so awful. I gave the casino plenty of chances. The only thing it has going for it is there is literally nowhere else to play.

To anyone visiting Korea and hoping to hit up all the casinos, just stick to Seoul. Visit the rest of the country, but skip non-Seoul casinos for poker.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:42 PM   #3525
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Do we have any estimate on how many players will come for the PS Live festival thing next weekend at ICN?
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