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Popps
02-06-2010, 10:22 PM
After tomorrow, it's going to be a long off-season, folks.... with only sporadic and mildly interesting sports events to keep our interest. So, time to gauge interest in something a bunch of us have talked about.

Who's interested in putting together a no limit hold 'em league?

Before getting too far into details, I just want to see if we have enough interest or not. My general feeling is that we'd need somewhere between 20-40 people who would want to commit to a weekly tournament (if enough players) ... or ring game if less players. With those kinds of numbers, we could ensure SOME kind of weekly game.

There are now a couple of good options for putting together private games online... either cheap or free. (Software or web-based.) We can get into that later if there's enough interest.

Stakes could be determined. I'm up for anything, but something modest would probably widen the interest level, I suspect. ($10-20 buy-in or so?) Again, those details could be worked out.

A side benefit to getting the league together could be impromptu side games at various times.

I think the biggest barrier would be working out a weekly time. My feeling is that Sunday night would be a good time, though we may run into an east/west time difference prob. Again, more details to be decided if there indeed IS enough interest.

So, let's see a show of hands.

If you're interested, check in... and mark your level of interest. (High: definitely would play every week - Moderate: Would play most weeks, etc.)

We'll see what kind of interest there is, and go from there....

azbroncfan
02-06-2010, 10:37 PM
Depending on the details I would be interested.

SureShot
02-06-2010, 10:46 PM
I'm all in.

Popps
02-06-2010, 11:30 PM
Depending on the details I would be interested.

Yea, the OP is just a sketch... but probably something along the lines of a weekly multi-table tourney, with the first few places paid. But, with enough people committed... you always have options. Again, a bigger pool would mean less "commitment," which make these things more attractive. One week we could have 40 people... and the next 10. But, still a game either way.

Taco John
02-06-2010, 11:44 PM
AK1971 has some experience doing something like this for us here. I believe this has worked out fairly decently in the past.

Popps
02-06-2010, 11:47 PM
AK1971 has some experience doing something like this for us here. I believe this has worked out fairly decently in the past.

Yea... and I know there are a few others. Can't recall who off-hand. But, the options for running one of these now are greatly improved... and cheap. So, we'll see what kind of interest we garner.

broncocalijohn
02-07-2010, 01:19 AM
AK1971 has some experience doing something like this for us here. I believe this has worked out fairly decently in the past.

I think we had about 15 players on Sunday nights at Full Tilt. I play at PS but not sure how they set up private tables. Doesnt freextway have a website with pokertables? $10 to $20 keeps it nice and small to insure the donkeys keep coming back for more punishment. With my big win at Commerce last week, lets bump the stakes to $500!

Popps
02-07-2010, 02:07 AM
I think we had about 15 players on Sunday nights at Full Tilt. I play at PS but not sure how they set up private tables. Doesnt freextway have a website with pokertables? $10 to $20 keeps it nice and small to insure the donkeys keep coming back for more punishment. With my big win at Commerce last week, lets bump the stakes to $500!

You won the LAPC? Congrats. :)


Yea, the problem with full tilt is the rake, and I think you have to set up tables way in advance. PStars is supposed to be easier, but I can't stand their interface. That said, I'd be fine with whatever the group decides.

Check out DDpoker.com. Software is free, multi-platform and has a lot of cool features for what we're trying to do. I downloaded it and messed around with it. Seems cool.... and ultra-basic interface.

There's also hogwildpoker.com, which seems cool... but is just a bit pricier. Would probably cost about $15-$20 to host a game.

Right now, I'm leaning towards DDpoker if this does come together.

Popps
02-07-2010, 02:10 AM
-BroncoCali
-Popps
-Taco
-SureShot
-AzBronco

broncocalijohn
02-07-2010, 02:25 AM
BTW, TJ wouldnt be able to play since his state has barred all poker players from the internet. Cross over to Idaho with your laptop and join the fun.

Popps
02-07-2010, 02:33 AM
BTW, TJ wouldnt be able to play since his state has barred all poker players from the internet. Cross over to Idaho with your laptop and join the fun.

:spit:

That's right. I forgot how nutty they are about poker up there.

The Joker
02-07-2010, 04:58 AM
Would love to take part.

I'm on GMT though so it's probably not going to be possible. :(

Lucky for you guys, I'm pretty much the white Phil Ivey.

Ramathorn
02-07-2010, 06:58 AM
High- wil play every goddamn week!!

orange crusher
02-07-2010, 08:31 AM
AK1971 has some experience doing something like this for us here. I believe this has worked out fairly decently in the past.

From what I remember, we were only getting a few people each week and it kinda fizzled. Depending on the details, I might be interested.

bowtown
02-07-2010, 08:35 AM
I'm in.

DeuceOfClub
02-07-2010, 10:07 AM
I would join.
I can probably play once-twice a month.
$20.00 sounds good.
It's important to have a good blinds-structure and if the response are very good maybe limit the number of seats available on a "first come..." basis to avoid too long tournament (for us busy people)
I think it's also important to have a nice "chat" function for a "private game"
"Shuffle up and deal"

TheElusiveKyleOrton
02-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Once or twice a week for me as well. Would love to meet some of you degenerates. And to take your money.

Popps
02-07-2010, 11:39 AM
-BroncoCali
-Popps
-Taco
-SureShot
-AzBronco[/QUOTE]
-Moose Guy
-Duece of Club
-Bowtown
-OrangeCrusher (probably)
-Ramathorn
-BroncoSteven

...

Popps
02-07-2010, 11:41 AM
From what I remember, we were only getting a few people each week and it kinda fizzled. Depending on the details, I might be interested.

I think a couple of things need to be in place to help avoid that...

- Regular time so people always know.

- Enough people being committed that half can miss a week, and you still have enough for a good ring game, or even a small tourney.

We shall see.

broncosteven
02-07-2010, 11:50 AM
I would be very interested, I played last time, it did fizzle out at the end but it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

Conklin
02-07-2010, 11:54 AM
I'll do it again

Popps
02-07-2010, 12:57 PM
I'll do it again

List updated...


-BroncoCali
-Popps
-Taco
-SureShot
-AzBronco[/QUOTE]
-Moose Guy
-Duece of Club
-Bowtown
-OrangeCrusher (probably)
-Ramathorn
-BroncoSteven
-Conklin
-AK1971

DeuceOfClub
02-07-2010, 01:35 PM
Dealer's choice?

Popps
02-07-2010, 03:00 PM
Dealer's choice?

I think NLHE, only. Not that I don't enjoy stud or Omaha, but I think the simpler we keep this... the more likely we are to keep a regular game going. But, that's just my slant. We can work that out later. Also, keep in mind... if we're all installed on something like DDpoker, ring games can pop up at any time.

ak1971
02-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Im in...we were playing on Full Tilt. Just have to email them about a week in advance to set up a room in the private tab. We had I think like 25 people to start, and then it fizzled.

We were trying to do a points type system.. and at the end of the time period the points winner would win something like a Jersey or something (we never got that far) It was pretty cool though.

orange crusher
02-07-2010, 03:14 PM
Im in...we were playing on Full Tilt. Just have to email them about a week in advance to set up a room in the private tab. We had I think like 25 people to start, and then it fizzled.

We were trying to do a points type system.. and at the end of the time period the points winner would win something like a Jersey or something (we never got that far) It was pretty cool though.

When did they let you out?

ak1971
02-07-2010, 03:15 PM
When did they let you out?

work release! ROFL!

phillybroncosnut
02-07-2010, 07:50 PM
IN.... In.... INNNNNNN!!!!!

Popps
02-07-2010, 08:49 PM
1 BroncoCali
2 Taco
3 SureShot
4 AzBronco
5 Moose Guy
6 Duece of Club
7 Bowtown
8 OrangeCrusher (probably)
9 Ramathorn
10 BroncoSteven
11 Conklin
12 AK1971
13 phillybroncosnut
14 Popps
15 SoDak

JLine27
02-07-2010, 09:23 PM
Pending the night (especially Sunday), I'd definitely be in...

SoDak Bronco
02-07-2010, 09:41 PM
holla

Popps
02-07-2010, 10:26 PM
Pending the night (especially Sunday), I'd definitely be in...

As in Sunday is good?

Seems decent to me. Everyone has Fri/Sat night plans... and while Sun is technically a school night, people are usually home.

Anyway, we'll put it up to a vote and maximize attendance the best we can.

Popps
02-08-2010, 12:34 PM
1 BroncoCali
2 Taco
3 SureShot
4 AzBronco
5 Moose Guy
6 Duece of Club
7 Bowtown
8 OrangeCrusher (probably)
9 Ramathorn
10 BroncoSteven
11 Conklin
12 AK1971
13 phillybroncosnut
14 Popps
15 SoDak
16 People's Champ
17 ECBronco
18 JLine27



Let me know if I'm missing anyone so far. It would be great to get between 25-30 committed, and then we can start talking details.

Peoples Champ
02-08-2010, 12:48 PM
put me down as a maybe, not sure if I could play every week, but i might be still interested

Popps
02-08-2010, 12:50 PM
put me down as a maybe, not sure if I could play every week, but i might be still interested

Done.

The more I think about it, the more I think it would be bi-weekly, or maybe even less... as far as bigger tourneys.

But, ring-games could be organized at any time since everyone would have the software, in theory. So, someone could put up a thread and scrape 6-9 people together... and game-on.

Steve Prefontaine
02-08-2010, 01:41 PM
I would be interested. Like others said, every week would be tough, but I would do my best.

broncocalijohn
02-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Will it be paid on honor system or paypal if we go with a buy program site? If by honor system, Boob and BF7 will not be able to play due to the disease called welching.

Popps
02-08-2010, 03:57 PM
Will it be paid on honor system or paypal if we go with a buy program site? If by honor system, Boob and BF7 will not be able to play due to the disease called welching.

:spit:

My thought would be... you can take your seat when your Paypal has been received. I can handle the money, or we could offer Taco the opportunity to do it for a little "rake" to go to the OM?

Doesn't matter who does it, but yea... even for these low stakes, you have to buy your chips first. :)

Popps
02-09-2010, 01:33 PM
http://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/19268/original/bump.jpg


17 so far...

JLine27
02-09-2010, 01:42 PM
Popps,

you could put me down as a definite. Most nights would work for me and I'd love to get in a regular game.

Popps
02-09-2010, 04:42 PM
Popps,

you could put me down as a definite. Most nights would work for me and I'd love to get in a regular game.

Done.

Popps
02-14-2010, 10:27 AM
Up to 18...

Brandon29
02-14-2010, 01:43 PM
I'd be interested in playing.

Popps
02-14-2010, 07:28 PM
1 BroncoCali
2 Taco
3 SureShot
4 AzBronco
5 Moose Guy
6 Duece of Club
7 Bowtown
8 OrangeCrusher (probably)
9 Ramathorn
10 BroncoSteven
11 Conklin
12 AK1971
13 phillybroncosnut
14 Popps
15 SoDak
16 People's Champ
17 ECBronco
18 JLine27
19 Brandon29
20 NeverBeenToDenver

NeverBeenToDenver
02-14-2010, 08:25 PM
Count me in, man. Avid player.