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Home Poker Party

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by Jasminebed, Apr 17, 2008.

    Apr 17, 2008
  1. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    I want to host a poker party for my pool (8ball) team now that we are out of the playoffs. Dealer's choice, and maybe $10.00 for 100 chips, only one second buy in, and we all go home when I am too tired and/or we are out of alcohol.

    Any suggestions about raises/limits or games? We finished second last in the league, but we all like each other. Went to one a couple of years ago where the buyin was $25 and had a guy who was arrogant (and lucky) who loudly complained about the stakes being too low, and did not even look at hold cards, and cleaned us all out.

    I expect that all seven will be at the party, since I am just charming, their captain and providing free food.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2008
  3. Amanda

    Amanda Dormant account

    Occupation:
    Sales Manger in FMCG Products
    Location:
    New South Wales
    sugesstion

    sorry dearest, i could not understand ,exactly what happened with you . only i suggest you before planning for hosting poker game in home. make a list where you have to work or what are the dark areas, means you make strategies for hosting poker game.
     
  4. Apr 17, 2008
  5. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    student of life
    Location:
    canada
    are you trying to clean them out or just have a relaxing fun (fair) time? at your house you can manipulate a lot to your advantage. the seating, the table, the lighting, the snacks (distract them), and myriad other things.

    if it's dealers choice, you can't choose the game all the time, so choose games that involve more skill (ie no wilds), and 7-stud puts a lot of cards face-up so you can really tell where you're at in the hand. with dealer's choice, you also have to have a fixed limit on bets (fixed for at least one orbit).

    another option is to have a no limit holdem "sit'n'go" for $10-20 bucks a person, then after someone wins that, go to dealer's choice or some fixed game or horse "cash game" style and just play until whenever.

    and amanda feels like a spammer to me. amanda are you a spammer?

    :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2008
  7. Jasminebed

    Jasminebed Closer to 100 than Birth

    Occupation:
    Not in workforce
    Location:
    Ontario
    Just wanna have some fun

    I want everyone to be able to play for three or four hours without losing more than they can afford. One gal on my team has almost no poker experience, but she is willing to lose $20 bucks to come to a party at my house. I only have purchased seven packages of 100 chips. I think only two of us are experienced poker players, so I actually like the lots of wild cards kind of games to give less experienced players a chance to be lucky, and they are so much harder to know all the odds for and the right thing to do.

    As hostess, on a personal level, I want everyone to play all evening, or until the last hour or so. My housemate and her boyfriend belong to my team, and it might be BYOS(Steaks) as well as BYOB, and another guy works shift, so maybe just chips & some cold cuts & buns. Maybe I should just make chips a nickle apiece and let folks buy from each other if the stack is running low. I guess I just want to set some caps, and I DEFINITELY do not want to host a winner-take-all style table. At least not for this party, these folks are not principally poker players.

    Been on the phone today, and and hoping to get everyone on the team together the first weekend in May.
     
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2008
  8. Apr 19, 2008
  9. happygobrokey

    happygobrokey Dormant account

    Occupation:
    student of life
    Location:
    canada
    so you want the total opposite of sharking them. you just want to relax and play for everyone to break even roughly (no big winners or losers).

    that should be easy enough. depending how many are playing, you could start with a no limit freezeout, and once enough players are out of that game, start a new cash table so the losers and eventually everyone else from the first game to just play a ring game. pay the top three or four in the nl tourney (10 player $10 maybe pays 55/30/15 or 45/25/20/10)

    if you don't have enough chips (i think 700 should be okay) but you could play with loonies or fivers on the table in place of a stack of chips, especially in the cash game but for the tourney as well people could each get a fiver plus a set amount of chips (set the chips at a bet of 10 and the fin can be worth 500) to use.

    any cash game with five or ten cents as the ante/minimum is not going to break anybody. and if your cash game is dealer picks, and with wilds, like you say, there is a more random element to who wins, so no one can win a lot of bucks without getting real lucky. unless someone chooses no limit on their round and tries to blast the pot up high. or if you raise the stakes at any point from 1/2 white chips.

    i like starting with a freezeout tourney (or w/rebuy if you bust in the first hour is a variation we use at my local weekly i can't play anymore because of my job, but i think i'm going to wednesdays off so i can go again, nice!) because it gives a chance to win big for one pay and many hands, instead of the cash investment varying from hand to hand in a cash game. and winner pockets forty bucks and puts the rest in the cash game.

    poker is fun, and you're right the social aspect is important too. you're going to have a good time no matter what format you use. bonne chance eh :thumbsup:
     
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