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June 25th, 2022 at 4:07:28 PM permalink
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55:56 Throwing a good poker party
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This seems like a very interesting subject.
Is there already a thread on the basics?
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June 25th, 2022 at 7:16:48 PM permalink
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55:56 Throwing a good poker party
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This seems like a very interesting subject.
Is there already a thread on the basics?
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Not that I've seen although I have read posts here discussing how good players can clean up at friendly games. As for how to host a good poker night, I suppose the first question would be whether it's going to be a serious game or more of a social event.
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June 26th, 2022 at 4:39:37 AM permalink
Assuming "home game", not "underground game".

No rake, no shark standing by with lines of credit, buy-in less than one day's pay at a straight job.

Friends and maybe a few fish someone knows.
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June 26th, 2022 at 5:41:41 AM permalink
I sometimes host a game whenever Mrs. Wizard is out of town. Those who come are all single professional-gambling men. Personally, I prefer a game that is more friendly, for lower stakes, and with at least some women, but I haven't achieved that goal since the late 80's.
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June 26th, 2022 at 6:32:52 AM permalink
I can't even consider the idea of a FRIENDLY poker game with anyone who belongs to this forum.
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June 26th, 2022 at 6:52:43 AM permalink
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I can't even consider the idea of a FRIENDLY poker game with anyone who belongs to this forum.
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I'm assuming that I'll be coerced into dealing a game among people who "don't gamble", but play euchre tournaments for prizes and buy lottery scratchers every now and again. These people are almost assuredly not forum members, but might have thumbed through a yellow and black "Poker for Dummies" book once at a rummage sale.

I'm reading up on Poker TDA Rules just for some semblance of doing things the way they might have seen on TV.
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June 26th, 2022 at 7:01:06 PM permalink
Euchre is a great game.
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June 26th, 2022 at 7:32:18 PM permalink
I remember we used to play cash Poker and then heard about knockout tournaments. So perhaps one way is to have a fixed buy in (or perhaps small number of lives) and run it as a competition. I'm not an expert in how, by ramping up the Antes, you can get a balance between being fun and not running all night. An alternative is to use it with for a fixed time and then have a raffle, the more you have at the end the more raffle tickets you get. Obviously the first person out gets to deal, otherwise perhaps you stop when the second is out.

Just an idea - I haven't played poker for years!
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June 26th, 2022 at 8:42:03 PM permalink
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I sometimes host a game whenever Mrs. Wizard is out of town. Those who come are all single professional-gambling men. Personally, I prefer a game that is more friendly, for lower stakes, and with at least some women, but I haven't achieved that goal since the late 80's.
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Not all, just most.

Example: Matt=not a pro gambler, however, he is a fairly skilled poker player.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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June 26th, 2022 at 8:42:12 PM permalink
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I sometimes host a game whenever Mrs. Wizard is out of town. Those who come are all single professional-gambling men. Personally, I prefer a game that is more friendly, for lower stakes, and with at least some women, but I haven't achieved that goal since the late 80's.
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Not all, just most.

Example: Matt=not a pro gambler, however, he is a fairly skilled poker player.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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