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Old 10-12-2011, 01:32 PM   #1051
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Re: Ask A Pro about Living in Seoul, South Korea

interesting, maybe an APPT will happen there again. I'd love to go back
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Old 10-19-2011, 01:03 AM   #1052
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yea, wbn.

looks like i may be spending november in seoul instead of thailand. got a decent room in HBC for mad cheap and it's not far to coex. going to play like 40 hours straight to recover from my internet poker withdrawal
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Old 10-22-2011, 03:42 PM   #1053
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was talking to a dealer on facebook, poker confirmed coming back to COEX the 24th. #winning

also $500 buyin tourney next month at walker, will def be worth playing.
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Old 10-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #1054
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Anyone of you live in a goshiwon? I was told by someone here who lives in Seoul that you can rent one for $300-$600 everything included.


By the way, do you have to be a student to rent a goshiwon? I checked it online and i see its for students. I graduated college a couple of years ago already so i won't be a student. Would that be a problem? Because if i could get a room for $600 included everything, i would definitely choose Seoul over Thailand since i feel like Seoul is more like a big city in the U.S than thailand.
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Old 10-23-2011, 10:36 PM   #1055
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from my understanding, goshiwon's are similar to jail cells. If you can touch both walls at the same time, its probably going to be a bit too small.

poker coming back to COEX on the 24th of november? Whats the rake like there again? Ill be in asia for chinese new years
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Old 10-23-2011, 11:33 PM   #1056
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Yea a goshiwon is like a prison cell it's just a temp place to live. You'd have to be insane IMO to choose Seoul over Thailand to grind.

No October 24. Dunno about rake but it will probably be really high.
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Old 10-26-2011, 01:32 PM   #1057
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Man, I'm a Korean American much like the op. I live in orange county, CA. I already have a degree but having trouble finding a permanent full time job. I'm thinking about teaching english for 6 months when my temp job runs out. I'm planning to grind poker on the side maybe 20 hrs a week, playing 35+3 turbo stt or even the juicy micro-mid stake mtts. Are there a lot of options in regards to food. I don't eat banchan or vegetables or noodles. I just like to eat meat and rice. Also I don't drink alcohol and dislike clubs/bars so I probably will be staying home a lot as well if i'm not visiting family.
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Old 10-27-2011, 07:38 PM   #1058
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Man, I'm a Korean American much like the op. I live in orange county, CA. I already have a degree but having trouble finding a permanent full time job. I'm thinking about teaching english for 6 months when my temp job runs out. I'm planning to grind poker on the side maybe 20 hrs a week
I am planning on doing the same this November. Quite excited. I'll be keeping up with this thread. Would be nice to meet a few 2+2ers that live in Seoul.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:03 PM   #1059
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Man, I'm a Korean American much like the op. I live in orange county, CA. I already have a degree but having trouble finding a permanent full time job. I'm thinking about teaching english for 6 months when my temp job runs out. I'm planning to grind poker on the side maybe 20 hrs a week, playing 35+3 turbo stt or even the juicy micro-mid stake mtts. Are there a lot of options in regards to food. I don't eat banchan or vegetables or noodles. I just like to eat meat and rice. Also I don't drink alcohol and dislike clubs/bars so I probably will be staying home a lot as well if i'm not visiting family.
food is bomb and cheap for the most part. also check out live the live gaes at walker hill or coex, def juicy even with the horrible rake.
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:02 PM   #1060
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I've been teaching out here for about 9 months now (crazy to think that my first contract is coming to an end) if any of you guys looking to teach have questions.

Also, I wouldn't mind to meet up with some other players. None of my friends out here play much poker.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:33 AM   #1061
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scruffey, where do you live? i don't really know any other poker players either that aren't total degens, wouldn't mind meeting up with someone for a beer.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:02 PM   #1062
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how tough was it for you guys to get set up on stars again?
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Old 11-02-2011, 06:53 PM   #1063
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not tough, email them
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Old 11-03-2011, 12:22 PM   #1064
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scruffey, where do you live? i don't really know any other poker players either that aren't total degens, wouldn't mind meeting up with someone for a beer.
Hey djz, I'm in Uiwang (specifically Naeson Dong). It's about 45 minutes south of Seoul but I can get to Gangnam and certain parts in about 30 minutes. I really like the area actually. Where are you located?
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Old 11-03-2011, 04:13 PM   #1065
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djz/scruffey,

i'm grinding at the coex/walker hill 5+ days a week (part-time job ftw), down to talk strat/chill/go booking. poker is my main source of income right now so trying to be very serious about it and beat the hell out of coex and walker for as much as i can. i just PMed you guys my number, hit me up when you go the casino and we'll grab a beer or something. i live in sinsa-dong btw. who else is in korea???
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:26 AM   #1066
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Are there a lot of options in regards to food.
Just dont order chinese food !!! The chinese food in Korea sucks more than chinese food in china!!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:31 AM   #1067
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(ofc the chinese called the chinese food just a food)
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:56 AM   #1068
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i'm in HBC near itaewon, i pretty much only play online though i play live on weekends/friday night. poker is my only source of income (ft job FTW).

i'll probably play at coex tomorrow though omg 20hands an hour may kill myself from boredom.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:46 PM   #1069
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I`m in February in Seoul for holiday, maybe some of you guys who live there want to meet and show me around and have a good time, go drinking etc.
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Old 11-07-2011, 06:52 AM   #1070
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how many tables going at coex? limits? many tourists or old koreans?
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:44 PM   #1071
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Resident Koreans as far as I know, aren't allowed in the casinos.
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Old 11-08-2011, 03:54 PM   #1072
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yeah, u have to bring ur passport when u go
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:54 AM   #1073
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Anyone had any luck using neteller or moneybookers in Korea? Specifically has anyone been able to get their money from either ewallet transferred into their Korean bank account?
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Old 11-13-2011, 03:03 PM   #1074
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Anyone had any luck using neteller or moneybookers in Korea? Specifically has anyone been able to get their money from either ewallet transferred into their Korean bank account?
yea, i was actually just going to post the same question. haven't cashed out yet but i'd like to know the best way.

anyone have experience with this?
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Old 11-29-2011, 07:16 PM   #1075
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I'm now in Seoul. Guro-gu, Guro-dong to be exact. Anyone closeby?
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