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Old 08-06-2006, 08:06 PM
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Question Anyone interested in playing poker?

I mentioned this in chat last night, and some people seemed interested.

The way it works in a forum, is that someone has to volunteer to be the dealer (unfortunately that person then has to do a lot of work, and can't play in the game). The dealer PMs the hand dealt to each player, and then keeps track of the cards and how much money has been won or lost.

Several games have been held over at skepticalcommunity.com over the past two years. The threads seem very popular. Though I haven't taken part, at least one member here, slimshady2357, has.

Here is a link to one of the 'how it works' threads there: linky There are lots of other threads and games in that forum - search around to find more.

If there's enough interest, we'll copy their format and have a main 'table' thread where the actual play takes place, and a parallel thread for comments, joshing and badinage.

It's also an opportunity to add another class of 'smiley' to the :ff: Here are a few of the cards linked from over at skepticalcommunity.com


I think if we're going to try this, we should keep the first table fairly small; say a maximum of ten people. If you're interested, sign up in this thread: the first player puts 1. username, and so on until the ten places have all been taken.

I'll volunteer to be the dealer for the first game, though if anyone else would like to do it, that's fine with me.
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Thanks cep (Esger).
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Oh yay! I think this is a great idea. I'll give the cards their own category and get busy uploading. :poker:

Warning: I have a poker disability (can't remember the order of hands), but with the intarweb to help me, I might just not bug the shit out of you.

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Oh, poo! I should've done the sign up thingy.

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is it going to be texas holdem, cuz i loves playing some texas holdem.

so if its holdem or omaha, i have never played omaha, but i have been meaning to learn

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Depending on the day, time and duration, I would be willing to play. I love a good game of poker!
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Depending on the day, time and duration, I would be willing to play. I love a good game of poker!
It's likely to take a few days, Godwhacker, maybe even a few weeks if the game gets protracted. But you'll only have to pop in once a day or so to keep up, and if you've decided in advance that you want to fold or call, etc., when your turn comes then you can PM the dealer who will do that for you.

And, yes it will be texas holdem.
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How does it handle a table of more than seven?

Even at seven, draw games are problematic. A second deck? Or, a specific card-limit on the game (i.e., Texas hold'em, three-card low-ball, etc.)?
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godfry, in holdem there is five community cards and every player is delt two hole cards at the beginning. so youcould easily play with 8-10 people.
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Legs, you can play the game that is on when you're back from your crooze! :washdel:
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The deck o' cards is up, in a category towards the bottom of the list. Notice the jack of diamonds and king of spades have a slightly different smileytext convention. That's on account of :jd: and :ks:.

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So I'll need to set up a PayPal account, is that right?
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PayPal takes kitchen matches now?
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Well how else am I going to take all your money?
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Put your name on the list first. We'll talk hustle mechanics later.
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Alright, alright.

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You forgot me!
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Just let me know when we start.
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I seem to be lucky these days in getting the last spot on these games list :)

I'll take spot

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