Who wants to play poker? May 31, 2006 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Who wants to play poker? It's almost time for the second annual Metafilter No Limit Hold 'Em Tournament! (Last year ) (Wiki page w/ results)
I was thinking June 4th, 21:00 Eastern, and Full Tilt again. What do you guys think?
posted by ODiV to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:36 PM (35 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I don't remember getting an official word on this one way or the other last time, so if it's not cool, let me know. Also, I can donate a buy-in for up to one (1) admin.

Oh, and here is the first thread I made about the first tourny.
posted by ODiV at 1:39 PM on May 31, 2006


What's the skinny as far as buy-in and expected length?
posted by cortex at 1:46 PM on May 31, 2006


Boy, I won't have internet at my new place I just moved to 'til the 5th or 6th... too bad...
posted by twiggy at 1:48 PM on May 31, 2006


I'm up for it.
posted by bardic at 2:06 PM on May 31, 2006


(June 4 2100=Sunday night, 9ish, correct?)
posted by bardic at 2:07 PM on May 31, 2006


fulltiltpoker.net

Software is a 7.8 MB download. These guys seem pretty legit, and if it worked last year, great.

(Although they're sponsoring Mike Matusow. Can't say much for their sense of taste.)
posted by bardic at 2:16 PM on May 31, 2006


Per bardic's post:

Can you do it through the .net (freeplay) download or do you have to use the .com (real money) download? It would seem you need the .com software correct?
posted by karmaville at 2:23 PM on May 31, 2006


Buy in will be $5.50 again. If anyone has questions re: transfers (minimum deposit at Full Tilt is $50) go ahead and email me. As far as duration, I don't think it was very long last time. Depends on turnout, but shouldn't be more than an hour and a half or so.

Yes, Sunday night at 9pm Eastern.

I don't know about .net vs .com. bardic linked the .com though, so all is good.
posted by ODiV at 2:35 PM on May 31, 2006


It looks like the software is the same from either place, although I might be wrong. If you click on the "cashier" button, you start with 1,000 chips of "play money" and a large, friendly button to deposit real money via CC. We agree on an amount to buy in, and then I presume their's a 10% surcharge for hosting, so 5$ buy in = 5.50$, 20$ = 22$ on your CC, etc.

Software generally seems fine to me.
posted by bardic at 2:38 PM on May 31, 2006


If the minimum deposit if 50$, I'd be up for raising the buy-in for Sunday.
posted by bardic at 2:39 PM on May 31, 2006


bardic: I can provide tranfers of $5.50 to up to 8 people. I'd suggest this instead of depositing for those interested in just playing the tournament and not depositing any more. Once again, email me with any questions or to get one of these transfers.

Further, if you're in North America, chances are that your credit card company will decline a deposit to Full Tilt. You'll have to use an intermediary like Neteller.
posted by ODiV at 2:45 PM on May 31, 2006


Sounds great, thanks for setting this up.
posted by bardic at 3:01 PM on May 31, 2006


I won the 2002 $2,500 No-Limit Deuce to Seven Draw Tournament at the World Series of Poker in Vegas. So yeah, I’m pretty good at poker.
posted by dios at 3:14 PM on May 31, 2006


I frequently win at Rock-Scissors-Paper.
posted by cortex at 3:22 PM on May 31, 2006


So, dios, I take it you're in?
posted by jonson at 3:44 PM on May 31, 2006


dios...heh ;-)
posted by jaronson at 3:49 PM on May 31, 2006


If that's a joke, dios, you got me... I don't see any $2500 2-7 draw back in 2002...
posted by jonson at 3:52 PM on May 31, 2006


d'oh. I'm retarded. That's a quote from an episode of The Office, and one that I just saw a week ago. Man I'm lame.
posted by jonson at 3:54 PM on May 31, 2006


I think there was going to be, but everyone just conceded to him, jonson.
posted by ODiV at 3:54 PM on May 31, 2006


dios beat that tourney into non-existence
posted by cortex at 3:54 PM on May 31, 2006


Wow, has it been a year already since my last spanking? I'm in. Please Sir...
posted by dness2 at 3:56 PM on May 31, 2006


I'm definitely in.
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 4:15 PM on May 31, 2006


Mac software, meaning no java based playing? Sweet, I'm in.
posted by dflemingdotorg at 4:30 PM on May 31, 2006


I'd be up for it.
posted by EarBucket at 4:48 PM on May 31, 2006


If it's not strip poker, count me out.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 5:17 PM on May 31, 2006


I'm in. Will strip for chips.
posted by herrdoktor at 5:26 PM on May 31, 2006


Where's a good place to play poker online? I liked ultimatebet.com but they blocked my account when I went to add money too it for some reason. Tried partypoker but I'm not a big fan of the interface.

Why do all of these sites require a download, rather then flash or something?
posted by delmoi at 9:24 PM on May 31, 2006


I think it has to do with security. I'm no software guru though. If you email me, I can take you through some basic bankroll building and recommend sites for you.
posted by ODiV at 9:38 PM on May 31, 2006


Delmoi... aggregate bandwidth requirments are the smallest when a client is used. More responsive play + minimal bandwidth requirements = more profit.
posted by |n$eCur3 at 9:56 AM on June 1, 2006


I would be up for this. Yes, very much.
posted by absalom at 10:28 AM on June 2, 2006


I should be free then and would be game. Even still have money in my FullTilt account... (clearly I lack sufficient free time for the finer things in life...

Any interest in a VOIP solution a la TeamSpeak? Skype's 5 person conference call seems insufficient. Call me a luddite but poker w/o being able to shoot the shit just ain't the same...
posted by phearlez at 1:08 PM on June 2, 2006


I suppose bouncing multiple Skype sessions together through a couple of bridge accounts is more effort than it's worth.

Ventrilo supports...8 people?
posted by cortex at 1:23 PM on June 2, 2006


Oh my god. That's such an awesome idea. Does someone want to see about setting that up?

I've emailed the full tilt people about setting up the tourny. No response yet.

I also plan on emailing the people who were interested last time, but couldn't play because Macs weren't supported. :(
posted by ODiV at 1:52 PM on June 2, 2006


I think I'd be interested...I'll contact you ODiV via e-mail
posted by hyperlith at 6:34 AM on June 3, 2006


Okay. Tourny is set up on Full Tilt. It's in the tournaments section under the private tab. The password for the tournament is the word before the @ in the email in my profile.

To receive player to player transfers on Full Tilt you need to fill in your physical address (and possibly confirm it? I can't remember; it's been awhile). Email me if you want a transfer. I should be able to handle 6 more.

The offer to provide free entry to an admin is still open. Just say the word.

I'll make a new thread sometime tomorrow morning to get more people.
posted by ODiV at 1:32 PM on June 3, 2006


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