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Old 08-30-2017, 12:48 PM   #476
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Hey guys, moving to Medellin with some buddies for 5-6 weeks and hoping to get added to the skype group. Thanks!
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:05 PM   #477
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Hey all, my fiance and I are traveling to Colombia for 10 days. It will be split between CTG and MDE. We plan on staying at cheap airbnbs or hostels. I've searched this forum for travel reccs and haven't seen much.

Any must see/do on the list in either area. We are open to hiking, exploring/adventure, and beaches. We have terrible to ok spanish.

TIA.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:45 PM   #478
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We have terrible to ok spanish.
Avoiding being robbed should be adventure enough
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Old 09-10-2017, 03:38 PM   #479
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Are you guys still able to grind Stars?
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:33 PM   #480
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What's goodie fellas? I am visiting Colombia with another pro and we are currently in Bogota. There's nlhe here but the games are really small, with the biggest being $2k/$5k but everybody buys in short so it just plays like a $1/$2 with a lot of $60 stacks.

How big are the Medellin games and how often do they run? In the states we grind $2/$5 so we are looking for as close to that as possible. $5k/$10k would probably work as long as there are some deeper stacks than 30 bb.


Thanks for the input fellas!
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:45 AM   #481
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What's goodie fellas? I am visiting Colombia with another pro and we are currently in Bogota. There's nlhe here but the games are really small, with the biggest being $2k/$5k but everybody buys in short so it just plays like a $1/$2 with a lot of $60 stacks.

How big are the Medellin games and how often do they run? In the states we grind $2/$5 so we are looking for as close to that as possible. $5k/$10k would probably work as long as there are some deeper stacks than 30 bb.


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not a great game imo. medellin not the place to grind live
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Old 09-16-2017, 09:47 AM   #482
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Hey all, my fiance and I are traveling to Colombia for 10 days. It will be split between CTG and MDE. We plan on staying at cheap airbnbs or hostels. I've searched this forum for travel reccs and haven't seen much.

Any must see/do on the list in either area. We are open to hiking, exploring/adventure, and beaches. We have terrible to ok spanish.

TIA.
Go to Guatape - about 1h45m by bus from Medellin
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:53 AM   #483
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What's goodie fellas? I am visiting Colombia with another pro and we are currently in Bogota. There's nlhe here but the games are really small, with the biggest being $2k/$5k but everybody buys in short so it just plays like a $1/$2 with a lot of $60 stacks.

How big are the Medellin games and how often do they run? In the states we grind $2/$5 so we are looking for as close to that as possible. $5k/$10k would probably work as long as there are some deeper stacks than 30 bb.


Thanks for the input fellas!
There's barely cash games available as I reside here 3-6 months a year. I normally grind online and when want to play live I'll play a daily mtt which is extremely soft. I also grind in Miami and when I come to Medellin live is ridiculously soft
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:54 AM   #484
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Are you guys still able to grind Stars?
Yes why wouldn't we be able too ?!
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Old 09-19-2017, 04:02 AM   #485
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Long time poker player both online and live (MTT and Cash). Heading to Med for the first time to check out the city in a week and consider buying property for future retirement and a cool place to live.

I recently saw that PokerStars shut down in Colombia...wtf...just as I was going to put down roots. Does anyone have any news/thoughts on this?

Is it possible to grind out $3kUS p/mo with the live games?

How are all you guys that came down for PS doing? Are there other sites that you can transition?

Thanks in advance.
**** I'm shocked poker stars shut down in Colombia. I'm a live grinder from Miami but my parents reside in Medellin so I stY here a couple months of the year and normally grind on stars. SMH I guess party or 888 isn't available either. Will have to check. As for live poker there's one cash game that runs in casino RIO very soft game. With 3k US you can try and find cash games with a 500k buy in at casino rio 5k-10k blinds
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:41 PM   #486
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Can someone from Colombia confirm the online poker situation? Is it true no stars, party, 888?
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:40 AM   #487
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i got an email from them saying pokerstars is banned in colombia and hey locked my account, said will unlock when I leave colombia.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:16 PM   #488
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i got an email from them saying pokerstars is banned in colombia and hey locked my account, said will unlock when I leave colombia.
Do you know if it is the same for 888/party? Thanks for your help
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:11 PM   #489
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

I read that there was some kind of crackdown on AirBNB, I'm not sure what effect it will have on short term rentals.

Does anyone even live in Medellín anymore? I will probably be moving there next year. Seems like most of the poker communities have died out which a few exceptions.
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Old 09-27-2017, 04:16 PM   #490
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There has been a crackdown in residential apartments on VRBO and Airbnb. You get around that by signing a 30 day lease even if you're staying for a few days. Just make sure you stipulate in the contract the rate for the number of days you're staying. Only played poker in the casino a couple of nights and it was profitable.


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Old 09-27-2017, 05:11 PM   #491
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

OK, thanks for the update. Sounds like it won't affect too much. I'll be looking for a 3-6 month AirBNB before deciding if I want to make Medellín a more permanent destination.

Did you go to Casino Río? Do you know how often the PLO runs?
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:13 PM   #492
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Didn't see a PLO game spread but heard that they do. I've been looking to be part time down there as well. The food is great and inexpensive and the people are amazing. You'll have an amazing time but you should learn Spanish.


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Old 09-27-2017, 05:28 PM   #493
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Didn't see a PLO game spread but heard that they do. I've been looking to be part time down there as well. The food is great and inexpensive and the people are amazing. You'll have an amazing time but you should learn Spanish.


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Yah, I've heard mostly good things. I'm planning to be near fluent in Spanish when I arrive.
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Old 09-29-2017, 04:09 PM   #494
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OK, thanks for the update. Sounds like it won't affect too much. I'll be looking for a 3-6 month AirBNB before deciding if I want to make Medellín a more permanent destination.

Did you go to Casino Río? Do you know how often the PLO runs?
PLO runs almost daily there just have to play early
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Old 10-02-2017, 05:42 PM   #495
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Can someone from Colombia confirm the online poker situation? Is it true no stars, party, 888?
everything is still running in colombia except stars.. i just landed and my party and 888 work
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Old 10-03-2017, 12:46 AM   #496
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PLO runs almost daily there just have to play early
What are the blinds?

Whats the buy-in?

Thanks,

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Old 10-04-2017, 12:36 PM   #497
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What are the blinds?

Whats the buy-in?

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500k min sometimes they play capped most times they dont.. some games 5k-10k blinds
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:07 AM   #498
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Is it safe to walk alone at night in Medellin ? Howw is the crime rate ?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:06 PM   #499
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Re: **** Official Medellin Colombia Thread***

Thread has been pretty dead for awhile. I haven't been to Medellín before, but I've done a ton of research and am moving there next year.

From what I gather, it's probably best to grab a cab at night even in the wealthier areas. Definitely don't go wandering alone in el centro at night.
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Old 10-15-2017, 03:49 AM   #500
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Thread has been pretty dead for awhile. I haven't been to Medellín before, but I've done a ton of research and am moving there next year.

From what I gather, it's probably best to grab a cab at night even in the wealthier areas. Definitely don't go wandering alone in el centro at night.
Thats what I hate , I want freedom and want to walk outside without looking behind my shoulder all the time.
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