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Offline Wade  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 31, 2012 1:59:24 PM(UTC)
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In my never ending pursuit of being a dabbler, I have become a bit of a dilettante collector of poker chips.

Which is the oddest sort of collecting for me to do, given that I don't gamble and that I haven't played a game of poker for over 25 years. Nor do I have any plans to come out of retirement. And even if I did, I'd probably never find a game since everyone wants to play this Texas Hold'Em stuff, rather than the classic 5- and 7-card stud. And IMO watching it as a "sport" is akin to watching paint dry. Bleh!.

But for some reason (tactile pleasure?) I'm fascinated by these little 39mm things. Probably because every one has a story inside it waiting to escape, a story full of smoke-filled rooms, gratuitous violence waiting to happen, and women wearing low-cut gowns.

But I digress before I've even stated the point of this post.

I don't know if anyone here is a player, but if you are and are ever looking to get a good set of chips to use, a really good set of chips, check out the Samurai Warriors that Blue Chip Chips make and sell through holdempokerchips.com -- I just got a small set of them, and I think they're better than any of the Paulson's people rave about. If I were a player, these are the ones I'd want on my fancy felt and leather table.

Check them out.

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Offline zombieslayer  
#2 Posted : Thursday, November 1, 2012 10:27:30 PM(UTC)
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Oh geez. Such a shame you live in Iowa.

I'm SO sick of Texas Hold 'Em. The game I usually deal I call "royalty." It's 7 card stud. If a King is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $1. If a Queen is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $2. If a Jack is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $3.

The pot gets big fast. Of course, you can play nickels instead of dollars if you want to go lower stakes.

Texas Hold 'Em is one of those overrated celebrity b.s. games. I have no idea how it got as big as it got but I won't play it. Most boring variant of poker I've ever experienced.

When we play, we deal one hand at a time then pass the deck. Dealer chooses the game. So we get a lot of variation.

Oh, and I'll probably end up buying those Egyptian ones. Those are phat.
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Offline Wade  
#3 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 12:40:11 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
Oh geez. Such a shame you live in Iowa.

I'm SO sick of Texas Hold 'Em. The game I usually deal I call "royalty." It's 7 card stud. If a King is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $1. If a Queen is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $2. If a Jack is showing, you can buy an extra card face down for $3.

The pot gets big fast. Of course, you can play nickels instead of dollars if you want to go lower stakes.

Texas Hold 'Em is one of those overrated celebrity b.s. games. I have no idea how it got as big as it got but I won't play it. Most boring variant of poker I've ever experienced.

When we play, we deal one hand at a time then pass the deck. Dealer chooses the game. So we get a lot of variation.

Oh, and I'll probably end up buying those Egyptian ones. Those are phat.


LIke many of my generation, The Cincinnati Kid was one of my favorite movies.

Now people learn about poker on ESPN. Bleh.

The idea that you can come to the table with sunglasses and a hat pulled down over your eyes. Double bleh.

(And if you use nickels and the James Bond set, you can imagine playing for millions and having Eva Green bending over your shoulder to help. Big Grin )



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Offline dfosterf  
#4 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 1:39:31 PM(UTC)
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Wade, your thread prompted me to check on the status of "Full tilt Poker". You might recall that the Justice Department seized that site, along with all the others catering to US players, leaving my wife "high and dry" with regard to her $$$ balance.

I just checked, and FTP is apparently rather close to a settlement of some sort with the Justice Dept. that would enable her to extricate her money, sometime after the 6th of November.

It's been 16 months, and she hasn't mentioned it in over a year, nor had I checked, so when I can tell her that she can now pull her money out, she is going to be most pleasantly surprised.

My favorite chips are whichever ones the casino I'm in will cash. I don't care if they are embossed cow chips.

Anyway, thanks for the thread, think "found money", and who don't like that?



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Offline zombieslayer  
#5 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 1:42:20 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Wade Go to Quoted Post
LIke many of my generation, The Cincinnati Kid was one of my favorite movies.

Now people learn about poker on ESPN. Bleh.

The idea that you can come to the table with sunglasses and a hat pulled down over your eyes. Double bleh.

(And if you use nickels and the James Bond set, you can imagine playing for millions and having Eva Green bending over your shoulder to help. Big Grin )





If someone came to my table with sunglasses, I'll tell him to take them off or leave. Yeah, this poker crap today is about as stupid as calling some crap with vodka a martini.
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Offline Porforis  
#6 Posted : Friday, November 2, 2012 2:08:56 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: zombieslayer Go to Quoted Post
If someone came to my table with sunglasses, I'll tell him to take them off or leave. Yeah, this poker crap today is about as stupid as calling some crap with vodka a martini.


Nah, just bring a very bright flashlight with you and shine it in his face. When he asks you what the f*ck you're doing, say that you're just trying to make the lighting more comfortable for him.
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