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#1 Vegas Knights

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:06 PM

Come in and talk about what you liked and didn’t like about long gone poker rooms (both brick and mortar, and online sites).

One of my favorite defunct brick and mortar rooms was the old Las Vegas Hilton room. I had my biggest live win there. It was relatively quiet and usually had close parking. The room just had a relaxing vibe. I also played against Hall of Famer Tom McEvoy a few times in that room.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:11 PM

Poor Tom. AK never holds up for him.
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:35 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 16 December 2015 - 10:11 PM, said:

Poor Tom. AK never holds up for him.
(Ace rag) held up for him against me.

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:46 PM

I also liked the old Holiday Casino (shaped like a Showboat) poker room; now Harrahs. It had some senior citizen world class rocks in its old 4-8 limit game who were easier to read than Dick and Jane 1st grade books.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:27 AM

I used to be a charter member of this great online poker room back in the day, Full Contact Poker. It was a pokerroom.com skin, and gosh were the games juicy. What ever happened to that site?
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 02:29 AM

There was this one site, that had really nice software but not much action, Poker Mountain. TJ Coultier was their big celebrity endorser... It didn't stick around very long, I guess hitching your wagon to a old texas road dog like TJ isn't exactly the way to attract online players.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 04:36 AM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 17 December 2015 - 02:29 AM, said:

There was this one site, that had really nice software but not much action, Poker Mountain. TJ Coultier was their big celebrity endorser... It didn't stick around very long, I guess hitching your wagon to a old texas road dog like TJ isn't exactly the way to attract online players.
Cloutier's adage "If you limp with Aces, you don't go busted with Aces," was pretty good advice. I might have checked out Poker Mountain if I knew he was an endorser. Too late now.

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Posted 17 December 2015 - 07:01 AM

Bruce Buffer's poker room at the luxor was like my personal atm for a couple of my vegas trips. I think the most tables I saw going there was two unless it was nightly tourney. but game was always cushy.

the poker room at hard rock was always a blast. i remember sitting down with a bunch of Fins once. we wanted to keep the game closed so the room said they would just call it a short handed table so no one else could sit until one of us left. we had all kinds of side action going and were doing things like the entire table taking shots when someone was all in etc.
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Posted 17 December 2015 - 12:15 PM

View PostVegas Knights, on 17 December 2015 - 04:36 AM, said:

Cloutier's adage "If you limp with Aces, you don't go busted with Aces," was pretty good advice. I might have checked out Poker Mountain if I knew he was an endorser. Too late now.

With advice like that, it's so weird that he went busto.
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 01:58 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 17 December 2015 - 12:15 PM, said:

With advice like that, it's so weird that he went busto.
Speaking of busto, I believe it was Doyle who wrote about how (King 9) got the name "the sawmill" hand.

Apparently this is a true story and goes something like this. Two guys were driving back to Houston from Dallas after playing in a big No Limit game. The guy in the passenger seat is upset with himself because he went broke with King 9. They drive by a sawmill that's up on a hill. The guy looks up at the mill, shakes his head and says, "Jeez, those guys working at that sawmill wouldn't have gone broke with King 9."

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:27 PM

sounds like a good scene for your next script.
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:33 PM

View PostVegas Knights, on 19 December 2015 - 01:58 PM, said:

Speaking of busto, I believe it was Doyle who wrote about how (King 9) got the name "the sawmill" hand.

Apparently this is a true story and goes something like this. Two guys were driving back to Houston from Dallas after playing in a big No Limit game. The guy in the passenger seat is upset with himself because he went broke with King 9. They drive by a sawmill that's up on a hill. The guy looks up at the mill, shakes his head and says, "Jeez, those guys working at that sawmill wouldn't have gone broke with King 9."

False. IT was Cowboy Wolford #KnowYourRoadGamblers

Well, Doyle might have wrote about it, but it was cowboy that story was about.

https://books.google...Everett&f=false
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:54 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 19 December 2015 - 02:33 PM, said:

False. IT was Cowboy Wolford #KnowYourRoadGamblers

Well, Doyle might have wrote about it, but it was cowboy that story was about.

https://books.google...Everett&f=false
Actually what I said wasn't false, so you were incorrect. I said the story goes "something like this".

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 02:59 PM

did you read the rest that post you quoted?
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:25 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 19 December 2015 - 02:59 PM, said:

did you read the rest that post you quoted?
I didn't read the external url you brought in, what does it say that's relevant to my post #13

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:33 PM

I think someone's just a little jealous of my superior knowledge of Texas Road gamblers.
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 03:44 PM

View PostBigDMcGee, on 19 December 2015 - 03:33 PM, said:

I think someone's just a little jealous of my superior knowledge of Texas Road gamblers.
Just remove the word "false" in post #12 so it's not a non sequitur.

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 04:05 PM

jealousy is a green eyed monster, dude.
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Posted 19 December 2015 - 10:48 PM

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 09:02 PM

Of course the legendary Stardust poker room is defunct as is unfortunately the hotel and casino. Actually there was nothing special about the look of the room but it was "the" place to play for high stakes poker in Vegas during the mid-1980's. Johnny Chan honed his skills in that room and eventually won the WSOP main event in 1987, 1988, and came in 2nd to a young Phil Hellmuth in 1989. A remarkable feat that will probably never be repeated. Yes, the Stardust poker room will always hold a special place in the heart of the players of that era.




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