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#1 of 555 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted August 31 2004 - 08:39 PM

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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:A few other past poker related threads:[c]Shuffle Up & Deal!
(let the poker talk proceed)[/c]

#2 of 555 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted August 31 2004 - 08:48 PM

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Also, I am ready to play some poker, my luck is going pretty good right now. I won a Canon digital camera from a Gold's Gym drawing tonight. I also purchased 15 raffle tickets for a Jolida tube integrated amp on 9/12, so maybe me luck will hold up til then as well. I came home from the drawing/ workout and told Maria that I need to host a game, hmm maybe soon.
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.) Posted Image

#3 of 555 Scott Oliver

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Posted September 01 2004 - 01:58 AM

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 of 555 Steve Stogel

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Posted September 01 2004 - 03:10 AM

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 Posted Image 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 Posted Image

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

#5 of 555 Greg Risley

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Posted September 01 2004 - 12:25 PM

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.

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#6 of 555 Scott Oliver

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Posted September 05 2004 - 06:57 AM

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 of 555 Mark Hayenga

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Posted September 05 2004 - 08:16 AM

Football AND poker? OK, I'm there @ 7.
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#8 of 555 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted September 05 2004 - 08:44 AM

Sounds good to me Tubes!

BTW: I heard the Longhorns took a real beating yesterday. Posted Image

They certainly gave their special teams a work out with all that kick-off coverage time. Posted Image

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. Posted Image

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 of 555 Nils Luehrmann

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Posted September 05 2004 - 08:59 AM

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 of 555 Hank Frankenberg

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Posted September 05 2004 - 09:18 AM

Of course the poker part of the evening will have an emphasis on fun, drinking, and socializing as opposed to super-serious poker.

THAT'S my kind of poker! I'm in! Posted Image

#11 of 555 Scott Oliver

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Posted September 05 2004 - 12:58 PM

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 of 555 Mark Hayenga

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Posted September 05 2004 - 04:58 PM

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 Posted Image

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.
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Posted September 05 2004 - 05:01 PM

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 Posted Image

We should get Meininger for this coming weekend. Haven't seen the ol' cripple in ages...
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Posted September 06 2004 - 02:44 AM

Cool, room for one more.

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Posted September 06 2004 - 04:02 AM

"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!Posted Image

Meininger, are you out there? Still want these tweeters?

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Posted September 06 2004 - 06:59 AM

Geez, I wish I could come! HTF poker games have been falling on bad days for me lately. Posted Image

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.

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Posted September 06 2004 - 07:17 AM

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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

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. Posted Image

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Posted September 06 2004 - 02:21 PM

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.


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!

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Posted September 06 2004 - 05:14 PM

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believe I said I'd make it as long as I didn't have to work late on Mirus stuff

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

Flip-flopping crapbag!!! Posted Image
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Posted September 07 2004 - 04:39 AM

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.Posted Image
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.

Flip-flopping crapbag!!!

Mark, are you referring to Doc Heinz - 57 positions on every issue?Posted Image




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