Austin HTF Poker Thread

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  1. Nils Luehrmann

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    The Austin HTF Poker Group
    (let the barking begin)[/c]

    With the ever growing popularity of our HTF Poker Games it is indeed time to dedicate a thread to just our poker talk.

    For those just joining in, our group has been getting together for events, meets, movie nights, and social gatherings for several years now, but recently there has been a great deal of interest in poker nights. As such the Austin Movie Nights! thread has recently been quite a mix between poker and movie discussions making it difficult for those interested in one and not the other to find relevant topics.

    I spoke with Parker Clack, co-owner of HTF and the Moderator of this forum, and it is possible to move all the poker posts to this thread, but considering the amount of posts I do not believe that is such a good idea. Instead here are some links that will allow those that are interested to at least find most of our previous poker related posts:
    • Intro - April 17th, 2003
    • Game 1 - Fri, Apr 25th, 2003
    • Game 2 - Fri, May 2nd, 2003 (where 'Tubes' began his passion for baptizing our poker tables) [​IMG]
    • Game 3 - Fri, May 9th, 2003
    • Game 4 - Sun, May 18th, 2003
    • Game 5 - Fri, May 30th, 2003
    • Game 6 - Sat, Jun 21st, 2003
    • Game 7 - Fri, Jun 27th, 2003
    • Game 8 - Thu, Jul 10th, 2003
    • Game 9 - Fri, Jul 25th, 2003
    • Game 10 - Fri, Aug 8th, 2003
    • Game 11 - Sat, Aug 16th, 2003 (Steve's Tournament)
    • Game 12 - Sat, Sep 20th, 2003
    • Game 13 - Thu, Oct 23rd, 2003
    • Game 14 - Thu, Dec 11th, 2003
    • Game 15 - Sat, Dec 27th, 2003
    • Game 16 - Fri, Jan 2nd, 2004
    • Game 17 - Sat, Jan 17th, 2004
    • Game 18 - Sat, Feb 7th, 2004
    • Game 19 - Sat, Feb 21st, 2004 (Rich's Tournament)
    • Game 20 - Fri, Mar 5th, 2004
    • Game 21 - Sat, Mar 6th, 2004 (Steve's 2nd Tournament)
    • Game 22 - Sat, Mar 20th, 2004
    • Game 23 - Sun, May 30th, 2004
    • Game 24 - Wed, Jun 23rd, 2004
    • Game 25 - Fri, Jul 2nd, 2004
    • Game 26 - Tue, Jul 13th, 2004
    • Game 27 - Tue, Jul 20th, 2004
    • Game 28 - Tue, Jul 27th, 2004
    • Game 29 - Tue, Aug 3rd, 2004
    • Game 30 - Fri, Aug 6th, 2004
    • Game 31 - Tue, Aug 10th, 2004
    • Game 32 - Fri, Aug 13th, 2004 (Steve's 3rd Tournament)
    • Game 33 - Sat, Sep 11th, 2004
    • Game 34 - Sun, Sep 19th, 2004
    • Game 35 - Sat, Sep 25th, 2004
    • Game 36 - Fri, Oct 8th, 2004
    A few other past poker related threads:[c]Shuffle Up & Deal!
    (let the poker talk proceed)[/c]
     
  2. Nils Luehrmann

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    Scott wrote: I'm aching for a game myself as I have missed two recent tournaments and watching the last few days of the WSOP's main event is only giving me even stronger poker withdrawals.

    (Not to mention I really need to break in my new set of chips.) [​IMG]
     
  3. Scott Oliver

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    I was about to bug and ask if this thread was going to be allowed or not. I guess so.

    So anyhow as to planning the next game, I think I should be able to host one. How about planning a game for next weekend 9/10 or 11? I will probably have our new LCD Tv out in the living room as well, so we can display the Hogs vs Horns game if we do it on the 11th, muted of course, blue's reign supreme in my house.

    My system should also be complete as my cables are to be shipped before the end of this week. In celebration of the end of this extremely long wait I may just have to add some food and drink prior to poker time as well and open that up to others who would like to come socialize.

    Feel free to chime in here with some ideas, but let's do this! Nils if we use your new chips, will we need a bottle of champagne to break over the chip case?
     
  4. Steve Stogel

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    Woo woo. Poker thread. I'm in for the 10th or 11th, Tubes. I'd love to check out Nils' chips as that's the design I currently covet [​IMG] I should have some new cards in by then (I ordered a couple of setups of plastic cards by a company called Gemaco). IMO, their the best cards out there as I like them a good bit better than the Kem cards we've had at my house the last couple of games. Don't get me wrong about the Kems, I like them a lot (2nd place), but the Gemacos are just awesome.

    Let us know if it becomes official and how many people you'd want me to round up, if any, which is dependent on how many HTFers are interested. Speaking of which, anyone seen hide or hair of the Hayengas? I hope we haven't run 'em off...they still have a lot of my money [​IMG]

    Steve

    P.S. Thanks for arranging all the poker posts, Nils. That's good stuff.
     
  5. Greg Risley

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    Hey count me in on the next poker night. Things are starting to settle down a little so I should have some more free time.

    Greg
     
  6. Scott Oliver

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    Tube's Poker Night and more

    Saturday, September 11th
    Poker to begin at 7pm'ish
    Prior to start of poker, folks are free to drop in say hi, listen to some tunes, drink, and eat some home-cooked food.
    So we will open up the doors at 4:30 pm for the pre-poker social gathering stuff. At 7:45pm we will put the Arkansas vs. Texas game on my big screen 17" LCD TV. Of course the poker part of the evening will have an emphasis on fun, drinking, and socializing as opposed to super-serious poker.

    For the poker side we have four out of eight spots filled.
    Me
    Nils
    Steve
    Greg
    So first four to let me know they are coming will fill the remaining spots.

    Nils bring your chips and table top please.
    Steve bring your new cards if they are in by then.

    If you are planning to attend the eating portion of the evening please let me know on that as well, so we can buy the right amount of food.

    Players beware the Whistle Pig will be out of it's cage this night!
     
  7. Mark Hayenga

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    Football AND poker? OK, I'm there @ 7.
     
  8. Nils Luehrmann

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    Sounds good to me Tubes!

    BTW: I heard the Longhorns took a real beating yesterday. [​IMG]

    They certainly gave their special teams a work out with all that kick-off coverage time. [​IMG]

    Back on the subject of poker chips, check out this guy's eBay listing:

    300 11.5g Dice Striped Poker Chips +Poker Table Top

    Nothing really unusual until you see the price. [​IMG]

    I'm guessing he simply forgot to put in the decimal point as $110.89 would seem closer to reality, but I'm surprised he hasn't noticed it. Maybe he is hoping someone wont know any better?
     
  9. Nils Luehrmann

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    Mark,

    Isn't Mitch turning 21 in a few weeks? I think we need to plan for a special tequila shoot-out poker game in honor of the occasion.
     
  10. Hank Frankenberg

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    THAT'S my kind of poker! I'm in! [​IMG]
     
  11. Scott Oliver

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    Very good we are up to 6 then. Mark, it's going to be just yourself this time correct?

    Be forewarned however Hank, even if the emphasis is on fun I will be letting out the occasional "Bastard!"
     
  12. Mark Hayenga

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    Nils,

    I've been hassling Mitch about his 21st plans, but it sounds like he's doing stuff with his dorm buddies. Not that it matters, it's not like he hasn't used my friends as alcohol hook-ups in the past [​IMG]

    Scott,

    Yep, just me. Jonathan also wanted me to let you guys know that he is 100% commited to making this poker/football shindig. He said he'd be there no later than 7pm, and that if he backs out on this one to regard him as a flip-flopping crapbag and to never buy any speakers from him for the rest of eternity, forever and ever amen.
     
  13. Mark Hayenga

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    OH! And I forgot to mention - I have a fishtank now. 20 gallon 'long' saltwater tank, complete with live rock (that I got for free no less) and a couple small coral colonies (3 mushroom polyps, zoanthid colony, some soft coral I don't know the name of, and a few xenia polyps dotting one piece of live rock). I expect Frederick might be the only one who knows what I'm talking about, but whatever. Just wanted to let you guys know I've got yet another hobby on the side [​IMG]

    We should get Meininger for this coming weekend. Haven't seen the ol' cripple in ages...
     
  14. Scott Oliver

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    Cool, room for one more.
     
  15. Hank Frankenberg

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    "flip-flopping crapbag" Hmmm...we just might have a new poker handle here, folks. Crapbag is so much more appropriate than Doc.

    Saltwater and coral? I'm bringing my SCUBA gear![​IMG]

    Meininger, are you out there? Still want these tweeters?
     
  16. Jeff Meininger

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    Geez, I wish I could come! HTF poker games have been falling on bad days for me lately. [​IMG]

    Hank: I realized that they won't fit in my tweeter cutouts. I need something with a smaller faceplate. I don't mean to back out of a deal, though. Do you have another use for 'em?

    Mark: What kind of fish do you have in there? Or what do you plan to put in?

    I've really been looking forward to a poker game, and I wish I could make this one. I haven't seen a number of you guys in quite a while.
     
  17. Steve Stogel

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    Seriously, can we please stay on topic? Is there any way to set up a separate Fish Tank Thread or something? This is ridiculous. I'm sick of people hijacking threads for their own interests. [​IMG]

    Steve "I couldn't be joking more" Stogel
     
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    Yeah...sooo...I think Mark got something a little mixed up there. I believe I said I'd make it as long as I didn't have to work late on Mirus stuff. But whatever, count me in!
     
  19. Mark Hayenga

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    I guess next you'll be telling us that you voted in favor of poker before you voted against it!

    Flip-flopping crapbag!!! [​IMG]
     
  20. Hank Frankenberg

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    Jeff lives! I don't have another use right now for the tweets, but I certainly won't sell them to you since you have no use for 'em. Not to worry.[​IMG]
    What car did you end up buying? I assume you're in driving condition by now, right? C'mon by and show me your ride and we'll drop in on Nils also.


    Mark, are you referring to Doc Heinz - 57 positions on every issue?[​IMG]
     

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