Online Poker Meetup June 4, 2006 10:55 AM   Subscribe

MeFi No Limit Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament. TONIGHT, June 4, 9:00 PM, FullTiltPoker.Com. Buy-In is $5/0.50. We need 5 more people, as of 2:00 PM, to make it happen. Contact ODiV for instructions. Tourney # is 4516231, Name is MetaFilter, Password is the word before @ in ODiV's e-mail on his profile page.
posted by SeizeTheDay to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:55 AM (31 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Previous thread.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 10:57 AM on June 4, 2006

It's early yet. I'm planning on buying in a little later. Is there a max size?
posted by absalom at 11:37 AM on June 4, 2006

posted by SeizeTheDay at 11:37 AM on June 4, 2006

If anyone would like to play, but would not like to deposit to Full Tilt, email me and I'll hook you up with a $5.50 transfer.

Make sure your physical address is filled out for Full Tilt. They won't let me transfer funds otherwise.

The wiki page seems locked. I'll poke around the wiki a bit later to see if I can update it. Right now I need groceries.

You better hurry before we run out of room, absalom!
posted by ODiV at 11:51 AM on June 4, 2006

I won't be participating, but I'd like to point out that when holding an event over the Internet, it's generally good practice to mention the event's time zone along with the time -- especially when attendance is important as it seems to be in this case.
posted by majick at 12:16 PM on June 4, 2006

Is there a way to log on to watch (but not play/pay)? Like with Yahoo, you can be 'at' a table without sitting down.
posted by Eideteker at 12:43 PM on June 4, 2006

Eastern time! Eastern!

Eideteker: I believe you should be able to watch. just download the client. *crosses fingers *
posted by ODiV at 12:46 PM on June 4, 2006

Ha-HAH! I've registered! See you guys then.

Eideteker: there's an option for "observe" in the client.
posted by herrdoktor at 2:33 PM on June 4, 2006

One more person and we got a tourney...come on closet poker junkies, where are you?
posted by SeizeTheDay at 2:51 PM on June 4, 2006

Opposite the Sopranos?! Good thing my TV's broken.
posted by dchase at 2:55 PM on June 4, 2006

And wendell makes 9. Here on the Left Coast it'll be 6:00PM, giving me plenty of time to clean all you losers out before Soprano-time. And that was the ONLY declaration of bravado you'll hear from me. Thanks, odiv, for the set-up and the buy-in method (you would've heard from me sooner, but I screwed up the email address on my first PayPal attempt...)
posted by wendell at 3:18 PM on June 4, 2006

dchase? Aren't you the guy who produces The Sopranos? (I know, it's not you, it's you ne'er-do-well brother).

And just because we have the minimum, doesn't mean we can't get more players! Come on in! If only to see which Full Tilt avatar I use!
posted by wendell at 3:21 PM on June 4, 2006

So does anyone know how to do a skype conference or host a ventrillo server or something?
posted by ODiV at 3:22 PM on June 4, 2006

Dammit, Odie, I've just barely figured out the Full Tilt avatars! Don't confuse me with skrappy confluence and venticular servos!
posted by wendell at 3:33 PM on June 4, 2006

Hmm, is the $5.50 transfer option still available?
posted by delmoi at 3:49 PM on June 4, 2006

Okay, I signed up and added my address. My name on there is 'delmoi'. I don't really want to deposit myself because I don't really want to deal with one of these crazy payment systems...
posted by delmoi at 3:56 PM on June 4, 2006

Okay, I'm in :)
posted by delmoi at 4:03 PM on June 4, 2006

They ought to let you upload your own avitars.
posted by delmoi at 4:03 PM on June 4, 2006

We should rename the place MetaFullTilt.
posted by wendell at 5:10 PM on June 4, 2006

So are there plans for a voicechat, or what? The client doesn't seem to have chat capability, but I suppose we could just use this thread, if it comes to that.
posted by EarBucket at 5:16 PM on June 4, 2006

There is chat capability, but I think it would be easier to chat here.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:20 PM on June 4, 2006

Or not. I dunno. We're up to 12 though. Come on people, ante up...
posted by SeizeTheDay at 5:21 PM on June 4, 2006

We'll just have to do the voice chat thing next year as I didn't look into it at all this year.
posted by ODiV at 5:31 PM on June 4, 2006

what about an IRC channel?
posted by delmoi at 5:40 PM on June 4, 2006

Everyone join the java chat!

There's 5 of us already and if you're not there, we're just going to talk about you.
posted by ODiV at 5:55 PM on June 4, 2006

I'm thinking now's not the best time to post an AskMe question re: DO I RAISE OR FOLD NOW?!
posted by herrdoktor at 6:08 PM on June 4, 2006

You should have just done it.

"Say I'm in early position and have Jacks. I get reraised preflop. What do I do?"
posted by ODiV at 6:19 PM on June 4, 2006

Or you could ask anonymously how to cheat at poker via IM. We could really work the room next time.
posted by dness2 at 7:55 PM on June 4, 2006

Terrific fun! Thanks again for setting everything up, ODiV, and thanks to everyone who played and/or spectated.

Hope this goes on monthly-- let me know. I'll help with organization for one of the months or something.

And grats to bhamids on the win!
posted by herrdoktor at 8:22 PM on June 4, 2006

So, ::ahem::, I should've probably mentioned that I am quonsar.

I mean...bhamids.
posted by SeizeTheDay at 8:56 PM on June 4, 2006

I cast my vote for a monthly tournament.

I will not lose so easily next time, herrdoktor.
posted by Penks at 10:58 PM on June 4, 2006

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