Nareed
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April 16th, 2012 at 11:10:36 AM permalink
Any advice or suggestions on entering a tournament in Vegas? I'd be interested in poker tourneys, or VP, or certain table games. Not BJ or slots, as I have no affinity for either. I'd prefer a very low buy-in, say around $100 to $150.

For the record, I have no experience at all in this sort of thing, or even in playing at a poker room anywhere.

Thanks.
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DJTeddyBear
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April 16th, 2012 at 11:31:22 AM permalink
The Poker Atlas is an excellent resource for poker tournament schedules worldwide. The link provided goes directly to the Vegas list.

I seriously doubt you'll find much in any other type of tourney.

Regarding the lack of experience, if you can, immediately join a poker league in your area, and play a few times before you hit Vegas. You'll gain enough experience so you at least don't make any obvious rookie mistakes when you get to Vegas.
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April 16th, 2012 at 11:52:10 AM permalink
Thank you!

Quote: DJTeddyBear

Regarding the lack of experience, if you can, immediately join a poker league in your area, and play a few times before you hit Vegas.



I seriously have no idea whether such a thing exists in Mexico. I think some "casinos" here offer electronic poker tables where you can play against other players, but I'm not sure.

Unfortunately, between work and trip preparations, I won't even have time for that between now and Vegas.

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You'll gain enough experience so you at least don't make any obvious rookie mistakes when you get to Vegas.



I'd think making rookie mistakes on a tourney can lead other players to underestimate me :)

Seriously, I'll print and re-read your article about poker rooms. Other than that, my experience is knowing the game and having played against friends and acquaintances.
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April 16th, 2012 at 12:47:38 PM permalink
Excalibur used to have a really good low-roller poker tournament, run twice a day I think. Buy-ins were in the $25-$50 range. That's a lot of play for cheap.

The highest (and only) poker tournament I played in was a $65 buy-in at the Silverton with a $2,000 guarantee. I did not win, and the Silverton no longer has a poker room.
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April 16th, 2012 at 12:54:51 PM permalink
You're very welcome.

Quote: Nareed

I'll print and re-read your article about poker rooms. Other than that, my experience is knowing the game and having played against friends and acquaintances.

I just scanned that Intro To Poker Rooms article. Several of the first sections are specific to cash games. If you plan on only playing tournaments, you can probably skip to the "Misc. Novice Mistakes and Bad Habits" section.

In the next few days, I'm going to update that article again. You've inspired me to add a couple sentences to the "Tournaments" section.
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April 16th, 2012 at 1:40:19 PM permalink
The Gold Coast is having a VP tournament 13-16th May. They just pinged me to see if I'd like to attend. Like and Can are two different things.
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April 16th, 2012 at 2:34:00 PM permalink
I signed up for Gold Coast email a few months ago. I got the same invite via email. Here's the web version.
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April 16th, 2012 at 2:41:23 PM permalink
Quote: DJTeddyBear

I just scanned that Intro To Poker Rooms article. Several of the first sections are specific to cash games. If you plan on only playing tournaments, you can probably skip to the "Misc. Novice Mistakes and Bad Habits" section.



Well, I thought I'd play in a cash game before trying a tournament, prefferably in the same casino. We'll see. I usually don't stick to firm plans anyway.

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In the next few days, I'm going to update that article again. You've inspired me to add a couple sentences to the "Tournaments" section.



You're welcome ;)
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April 16th, 2012 at 2:42:12 PM permalink
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The Gold Coast is having a VP tournament 13-16th May. They just pinged me to see if I'd like to attend. Like and Can are two different things.



Does it last for three days? Can you enter it without booking a room?
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April 16th, 2012 at 3:36:37 PM permalink
Quote: Nareed

Does it last for three days? Can you enter it without booking a room?



I know about as much as in the flyer, sorry, but if I was in town for those days, I'd take them up on that offer, as I don't mind the Gold Coast. It's not swanky, or active, but for some cheap gambooling, I enjoy it. Plus I'd like to try out the much vaunted Chinese restaurant there. But, off topic...


I can also echo the idea of checking out the Excalibur for the poker. It's never been a bad place to play cheap poker with newbs.
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