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Compatability question:

Would any laptop with a Windows OS be sufficient for playing on PokerStars ? Chromebook ? Any minimum specs I need to have ?

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I will check in later to see if a game is happening.  I'm interested in playing tonight or maybe tomorrow if not tonight.  

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Can those with knowledge expand on this list? 

 

Poker Stars:

Pros: 

Cons: No private games on App

            Need a minimum amount of chips to join a private game

 

Pokerr 2:

Pros: Can play private games on the app.

Cons: 

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13 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Can those with knowledge expand on this list? 

 

Poker Stars:

Pros: 

Cons: No private games on App

            Need a minimum amount of chips to join a private game

 

Pokerr 2:

Pros: Can play private games on the app.

Cons: 

Pokerr 2 - let's the person running the game control who sits.  So in a cash game people will request x dollars, if they didn't pay you have the option of denying them access.  It also tracks total won and lost for the host.  You can squeeze your cards.  You get the cards face down if you want.  You have straddle and run it twice options that don't slow down the game.  If you have the run it twice option selected and the other player does too its automatic.  Won't run twice if not selected before the hand.  

You can play on your phone.

Con, I think there is a minimal fee.

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The pokerrr2 app has been a bit sluggish at times over the last couple weeks due to heavy traffic. I have only used the tournament feature with 15-20 friends and it has been adequate.

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3 hours ago, rogwadd said:

I'm interested in joing. Watched this thread many seasons back. I've had to resurrect my paypal account as it was closed last Fall due to inactivity and am waiting on my deposits.

We play any 8-game?

 

we've played some HORSE

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My friends and I tried out the Pokerrrr2 app and everyone had multiple connection issues, and then switched to PS and had no problems.

Kinda sucks that there's nowhere you can reliably put together a private game giving people the option of desktop or mobile app. I personally prefer playing on a computer with keyboard and mouse.

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1 hour ago, Cjw_55106 said:

Can those with knowledge expand on this list? 

 

Poker Stars:

Pros: 

Cons: No private games on App

            Need a minimum amount of chips to join a private game

 

Pokerr 2:

Pros: Can play private games on the app.

Cons: 

I think a significant con regarding Pokerrr2 (and please correct me if I'm mistaken) is that it's mobile only, right?  I think a lot of folks prefer playing on their PC where it's convenient to chat and multi-task.  

I'm not necessarily opposed to the Pokerrr2 app, but we have about 50 people signed up on the PokerStars home game club with decent turn-outs each night.  Seems to make sense to keep a good thing rolling.  :shrug:

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Sorry if this is a dumb question that's been covered upthread, but is there a standing game that is going to happen tonight?  If so, what platform?  What time?  Buy-in?  Payment through PayPal or do we deposit via credit card on the app?

 

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1 minute ago, nirad3 said:

Sorry if this is a dumb question that's been covered upthread, but is there a standing game that is going to happen tonight?  If so, what platform?  What time?  Buy-in?  Payment through PayPal or do we deposit via credit card on the app?

 

We have been having nightly games on PokerStars.  Club ID 3321467, password is potsofice if you haven't joined yet.  First tournament is at 8PM CST, there is sometimes a 2nd and possibly 3rd after that.  We've been doing $20 buy-in with payment through a trusted person being banker and accepting $ via PayPal and then distributing to the winners.

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2 minutes ago, UniAlias said:

We have been having nightly games on PokerStars.  Club ID 3321467, password is potsofice if you haven't joined yet.  First tournament is at 8PM CST, there is sometimes a 2nd and possibly 3rd after that.  We've been doing $20 buy-in with payment through a trusted person being banker and accepting $ via PayPal and then distributing to the winners.

I will try to get in on it.  I'm west coast so 6pm may be challenging with my kids running around.  I'll download the app as soon as I get home and will check in here to see what's going on.

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24 minutes ago, UniAlias said:

I think a significant con regarding Pokerrr2 (and please correct me if I'm mistaken) is that it's mobile only, right?  I think a lot of folks prefer playing on their PC where it's convenient to chat and multi-task.  

I'm not necessarily opposed to the Pokerrr2 app, but we have about 50 people signed up on the PokerStars home game club with decent turn-outs each night.  Seems to make sense to keep a good thing rolling.  :shrug:

I wasn’t advocating change. My son is considering setting up home games with his friends and I was trying to give him options. 

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12 minutes ago, nirad3 said:

I will try to get in on it.  I'm west coast so 6pm may be challenging with my kids running around.  I'll download the app as soon as I get home and will check in here to see what's going on.

I could be wrong,  but I thought I recall getting an email stating 9pm CT tonight. 

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18 minutes ago, Cjw_55106 said:

I could be wrong,  but I thought I recall getting an email stating 9pm CT tonight. 

I think that is the 2nd tournament.  There should be one starting at 8PM CST and then another at 9PM CST.  We can adjust these times if people want, it seems like we usually still have a lot going in the first by the time the second starts, so maybe we should push the 2nd one back to 9:30 or something.

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40 minutes ago, UniAlias said:

We've been doing $20 buy-in with payment through a trusted person being banker

Who would that be tonight?

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7 minutes ago, UniAlias said:

I think that is the 2nd tournament.  There should be one starting at 8PM CST and then another at 9PM CST.  We can adjust these times if people want, it seems like we usually still have a lot going in the first by the time the second starts, so maybe we should push the 2nd one back to 9:30 or something.

either the first one up 30 minutes or second one back 30 minutes.  The hands are dealt so quickly, that it's not easy to multi table

If anyone wants to play PLO8, or HORSE, or whatever, let me know

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11 minutes ago, UniAlias said:

I think that is the 2nd tournament.  There should be one starting at 8PM CST and then another at 9PM CST.  We can adjust these times if people want, it seems like we usually still have a lot going in the first by the time the second starts, so maybe we should push the 2nd one back to 9:30 or something.

90 minutes to 120 minutes later would be best I think.

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west coast here.  pushing the first start time back would net the largest amount of players IMHO.  

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10 minutes ago, DA RAIDERS said:

west coast here.  pushing the first start time back would net the largest amount of players IMHO.  

Same, and thanks for the donation.  :D 

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Do I need the pay or free money version of PokerStars?

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Just now, nirad3 said:

Do I need the pay or free money version of PokerStars?

need the laptop only version

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9 minutes ago, Getzlaf15 said:

need the laptop only version

Hmm, so not supported on iPad?  

I went to PokerStars.net on my Chromebook and it's saying page not found / not supported.  I may be out of luck.  :(

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Just now, nirad3 said:

Hmm, so not supported on iPad?  

I went to PokerStars.net on my Chromebook and it's saying page not found / not supported.  I may be out of luck.  :(

has to be laptop.   We've covered this like a dozen times so far.  LOL

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20 minutes ago, Getzlaf15 said:

has to be laptop.   We've covered this like a dozen times so far.  LOL

First day really digging into the thread.  I've popped in a couple times to say I'm down to play but admittedly I haven't been paying attention.  :D

I will try using the wife's laptop instead.

Edit:  Holy cow this machine is slow.  Hopefully I'm not the speed bump in game play.  Will give it a shot.

 

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3 hours ago, UniAlias said:

We have been having nightly games on PokerStars.  Club ID 3321467, password is potsofice if you haven't joined yet.  First tournament is at 8PM CST, there is sometimes a 2nd and possibly 3rd after that.  We've been doing $20 buy-in with payment through a trusted person being banker and accepting $ via PayPal and then distributing to the winners.

OK I entered the club.  Guess the organizer needs to let me in.  

I'm sure this has been answered, so I'll be "that guy"... What's the buy-in, how many chips do we start with, what are blinds, etc.?    Are there rebuys?

I'm good with whatever, I think I saw upthread a $20 entry, which is perfect.

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1 minute ago, nirad3 said:

OK I entered the club.  Guess the organizer needs to let me in.  

I'm sure this has been answered, so I'll be "that guy"... What's the buy-in, how many chips do we start with, what are blinds, etc.?    Are there rebuys?

I'm good with whatever, I think I saw upthread a $20 entry, which is perfect.

$20 entry fee.  I believe 3000 in starting chips and blinds start at 25/50.

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29 minutes ago, Don't Noonan said:

$20 entry fee.  I believe 3000 in starting chips and blinds start at 25/50.

Looks like 15/30 which is probably better but maybe the organizer is changing that.... 

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11 minutes ago, nirad3 said:

Looks like 15/30 which is probably better but maybe the organizer is changing that.... 

It does start at 15/30.  I think it's just the default Pokerstars template for tournaments.  It does move somewhat fast, usually takes just a little over an hour to finish.  Not quite a turbo but definitely not like a deep stack drawn out battle or anything.

Looks like we have 6 so far for the 8PM CST starting in 15.  More the merrier. :thumbup:  I'll push the 2nd tournament out to 9:30PM.

 

Anyone willing to be banker tonight??

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Cracking my knuckles. Ready to come take all the chips. Like Otis to Oreos. 

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Where is everyone?   I know you guys are quarantined so come give Otis your money.

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I am hanging outside, don't feel like dealing with a laptop.  If it gets cold will be in for later games.

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1 minute ago, Golf Guy 69 said:

I am hanging outside, don't feel like dealing with a laptop.  If it gets cold will be in for later games.

Why is it the guys from the East Coast are such a pain in the ###?

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Anyone ever try Swap Hold Em on PS? Kind of fun, a tournament of it would be interesting 

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Last time I used my laptop was to draft FF teams, god only know how many updates I have to power through.  Plus the lap is ancient, it was high end when I bought it.  So probably has a gig HD.

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3 minutes ago, 3 hour lunch said:

Donating again. I swear I was decent at this 20 years ago

I say this every time I play.

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Im in...I saw something about sending to a trusted banker earlier? Or we just sending ours 20s out after?

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15 minutes ago, Golf Guy 69 said:

Last time I used my laptop was to draft FF teams, god only know how many updates I have to power through.  Plus the lap is ancient, it was high end when I bought it.  So probably has a gig HD.

The good news is you'll have tons of 2008 porn on your hard drive!

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Fyi PSA, at the end of playing originally there might have been one or two players that stiffed people.  If not, they might have paid really late.  I don't remember who but I have a terrible notebook.

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Damn got blinded out.  Lemme know who to PayPal and I'll send.  E2A:  If someone wouldn't mind PMing me, I'd appreciate it.  I am not gonna be on the boards, but get email notifications when I get a PM.

Down for a game tomorrow, too.  

Thanks guys, good game.

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Absolutely, positively no way to play on a chrome book? I’d love to play but I don’t have a laptop. 

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54 minutes ago, comfortably numb said:

The good news is you'll have tons of 2008 porn on your hard drive!

Ooooh, that's a good year.

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