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Austin HTF Poker Thread

Discussion in 'Home Theater Forum Meets' started by Nils Luehrmann, Aug 31, 2004.

  1. Scott Oliver

    Scott Oliver Screenwriter

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    Wish I could of hosted some poker earlier this month but my schedule didn;t allow me any openings until next weekend.
    1st - weekend in Jan - New years
    2nd - vacation to Puerto Rico
    3rd - " " " "
    4th - work stuff and parents in town
    5th - ah finally some poker

    Plus with my luck lately everytime I have tried to throw a game together with only a week or two warning I have had to cancel due to no attendance. I am thrilled that this time we are full and as luck would have it we filled up 2 1/2 wweks in advance.
     
  2. Hank Frankenberg

    Hank Frankenberg Cinematographer

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    Aye, Mateys, it's lookin' like a right nice turnout, it is!
    AAARRRGG! I'll be havin' a nogin o' rum I will, and woe to the man what sits to me left!! Hopin' it'll be Barrister, I am! AAARRGGG!!
     
  3. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    I am still very much hoping to attend Saturday, but I threw out my back this weekend and have been mostly stuck on my backside since Monday. I am now on Vicodin and perscription strength Ibuprofin so if I go "All In" holding 2-7 off-suit... try not to laugh. :b
     
  4. Scott Oliver

    Scott Oliver Screenwriter

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    Yeah those pain pills must be getting to you, as you seem to still not be straight on the date. The 27th is Friday, as in tomorrow, not Saturday.

    Mark, feel free to bring your dog as the yard has dried up again since the rain this past weekend.

    I will see you guys tomorrow.

    If you want to bring anything - limes, tonic water, and coke or any other drink mixers you need for your drink of choice are what we could use some of.

    Alchohol I have plenty of as I brought back like 6 bottle from Puerto Rico.
     
  5. Leroy R

    Leroy R Stunt Coordinator

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    Unfortunately it looks like I am going to be working late tonight, so I am probably not going to make it.
     
  6. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Scott, thanks for hosting such a nice game, and please thank Maria for putting up with our nonsense. [​IMG]

    Unfortunately, my back has only gotten worse so I may be having to go in for an MRI next week. Wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Ditto on the thanks, Nils.

    Great game, great company....and I'd say that even if I didn't hit a four outer on the river to save me from losing $30...
     
  8. Steve Stogel

    Steve Stogel Supporting Actor

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    Just as a heads up to all the poker enthusiasts in the group. Tonight is the regular night for High Stakes Poker on GSN (the GameShowNetwork). There's a new episode at 8:00 and last week's episode at 9:00 immediately following. Why in the world they don't show the rerun, then the new episode, I have no idea. So, if anyone is interested, check it out. Good stuff. And if you're going to record it, watch the 9:00 show first, which will lead into the 8:00.

    Peace out!
     
  9. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Uh... just a "Heads-up" notice:

    The 2006 National Head-ups Poker Championship is this weekend at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. I believe NBC will be broadcasting the event, but I don't know when.

    Besides one of the best fields of poker pros, there are also some really great first round match-ups:


    "Action" Dan Harrington
    vs
    Todd "Darkhorse" Brunson


    David Chesnoff
    vs
    Jennifer Harman


    James McManus
    vs
    Josh Lochner


    Annie Duke
    vs
    Mike Sexton


    Mike "The Mouth" Matusow
    vs
    Eli Elezra


    Josh Arieh
    vs
    David Williams


    Kassem "Freddy" Deeb
    vs
    Chris "Jesus" Ferguson


    Phil Hellmuth Jr
    vs
    David "Chip" Reese


    Steven Glassner
    vs
    Erick Lindgren


    Huck Seed
    vs
    David Oppenheim


    James Woods
    vs
    Scott Fischman


    Men "The Master" Nguyen
    vs
    Dee Loung


    The Mad Genius Mike Caro
    vs
    Tony G


    Jerry Buss
    vs
    Amir Vahedi


    Cyndy Violette
    vs
    Barry Greenstein


    Chris Moneymaker
    vs
    Tuan Le


    Phil "The Unabomber" Laak
    vs
    Gavin Smith


    Happy Jeff Shulman
    vs
    T. J. Cloutier


    Greg "Fossilman" Raymer
    vs
    Layne "Back to Back" Flack


    Daniel "Kid Poker" Negreanu
    vs
    Evelyn "Evybabee" Ng


    Lyle Berman
    vs
    David Grey


    Johnny "Oriental Express" Chan
    vs
    Juan Carlos "El Matador" Mortensen


    John Juanda
    vs
    Doyle "Texas Dolly" Brunson


    Gus "The Great Dane" Hansen
    vs
    The Iron Sheik Shahram Sheikhan


    Ted Forrest
    vs
    Erik Seidel


    Phil Ivey
    vs
    Chad Brown


    Jennifer Tilly
    vs
    Paul Phillips


    Ernie Dureck
    vs
    Scotty Nguyen


    Barry Shulman
    vs
    Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari


    Sam Farha
    vs
    Rene Angelil


    Howard "The Professor" Lederer
    vs
    Allen Cunningham


    Mark Seif
    vs
    Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi



    For his own good, I hope someone knocks Hellmuth out early this year. If he should win again his head will likely explode from ego overload. [​IMG]
     
  10. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    For those that are looking at chips, Costco is selling a 1000 clay chip set with a very nice acrylic case with 10 chip trays all for only $99.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jonathan DA

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    Just FYI for anyone interested in those chips, you can't get them at the store, only online. I went over there last night to get them and they don't carry any poker chips at all in the store right now. They don't even show up in their computer's database.
     
  12. Scott Oliver

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    An even better deal!

    Assuming you want a better quality chip.

    Personal Poker Chips

    They are having a sale on all NexGen chips. NexGen chips are bascially considered the best clay composite chip on the market. They normally retail for somewhere between $.50-$.60 per chip, but this sale has them down to $.14-$.17 per chip. Umm, can you say good deal!

    This guy also does personalized labels, although looks like you have to apply them, but the price to 500 chips is only 50 bucks.

    Edit: Ok maybe I might have been wrong on the typical pricing of these chips as http://www.apachepokerchips.com/
    have NexGens for a very good price as well and someone else mentioned being able to find them online for as low as $.12 each. But most still recommend Personal Poker chips as the best place to buy from.
     
  13. Scott Oliver

    Scott Oliver Screenwriter

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    Ok I am going to post some other good finds.

    http://www.cardroomsupply.com/cardroomsupply/
    These guys have Chipco Club Desperado chips on sale for $.66 each, so about 33% off.

    http://www.spinettis.com/shop/item.a...d=203&catid=30
    no pretty edge spots but supposedly a nice chip Turf Clubs for $.65 each.

    http://nevadajacks.net/
    These guys also have some nice looking higher quality for about a $.50 pricing per chip.

    They also are the exclusive retailer for those American Beauties chips that I posted about sometime ago, which supposedly just received a write up in Playboy March 2006 edition.
     
  14. Jonathan DA

    Jonathan DA Screenwriter

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    So check these out. 1000 PURE CLAY chips for $87 shipped.

    [​IMG]

    I'm 90% certain those Cosco chips are clay composite or ABS. The only thing I wonder is if pure clay chips are really a good idea for casual use. Would they be durable enough?
     
  15. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Never seen those chips before, but they look really interesting.

    I noticed that same seller also is selling the 10g clay 3-color Casino chips as well:

    [​IMG]


    His 1000 PURE CLAY THREE COLOR POKER CHIPS PRO CASINO SET is listed for $97 shipped, and he has a 500 set listed for $65 shipped.
     
  16. Scott Oliver

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    Don't get those chips, pure rubbish. Cheap rip-offs of NexGen chips is all they are. Seller is questionable as well, one for misadvertising and two he won't send samples. The pictures below should tell you all you need to know however.

    http://chiptalk.net/forum/poker-chip...ese-chips.html
     
  17. Scott Oliver

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  18. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    [c][​IMG][/c]

    These are made by Blue Chip and have been available only in sample sets. For $37 shipped you'll get 26 chips: 5x ($1, $5, $10, $25, $100), plus 1 bonus $500 chip.

    [c][​IMG]

    [​IMG][/c]

    They are almost done with the entire series which will go as high as a $100,000 chip design.

    [c][​IMG][/c]
     
  19. Scott Oliver

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    That is not cheap at all. I'll take the American Beauties for less. They are 500 chips for $359, so about $.75 each.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  20. Nils Luehrmann

    Nils Luehrmann Producer

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    Well buy them already so we can play with them! [​IMG]

    Personally, while they are nice to look at, not sure I'd want to use them in a game.

    I'd recommend buying a sample set of any chip design before pulling the trigger, especially if they are over $.25 a chip. Chips can look great from pics, but in play they can have a feel and or sound that you might not like.

    Scott, or anyone else, if you come across a site or eBay listing that sells those Casino style cube acrylic cases like the one included in the set listed on Costco's website please post a link here. The best deal I've found for that style case with the 10 trays is about $45 shipped.
     

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