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poker in London?

    • peche025
      peche025
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      Joined: 14.12.2008 Posts: 1,387
      Can anyone recommend somewhere to plan NL holdem in London, probably NL100-200.

      If anyone played these games what does the quality compared with online.

      I've been checking out both the vic and fox, do I need to be a member to enter? I'm reading Rake 10% £5 cap is that not sh*t loads for a NL200 game?
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    • tcs35
      tcs35
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      Joined: 31.01.2009 Posts: 3,583
      ive been playing in the empire recently. they only usually have 1-2 running but the games are soft
    • gavinonymous
      gavinonymous
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      Joined: 18.12.2008 Posts: 1,146
      Originally posted by peche025
      Can anyone recommend somewhere to plan NL holdem in London, probably NL100-200.

      If anyone played these games what does the quality compared with online.

      I've been checking out both the vic and fox, do I need to be a member to enter? I'm reading Rake 10% £5 cap is that not sh*t loads for a NL200 game?
      I tried the vic.

      very different than online, open raises are sometimes 6X.. 3X it and everyone calls with any 2 suited cards etc..

      membership was free, and I joined and played right away. waiting time for the one table at the lowest limit was about an hour when I played. I probably wouldn't go again, only because of BRM. If I have a spare 10k maybe I'll try it again.
    • SMURFEN73
      SMURFEN73
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      Joined: 25.02.2010 Posts: 605
      Hello!

      I´m heading for London in end of june/beginning of july. Do u know any any places u can recommend for tourneys and cg (not highstake).
    • MJPerry
      MJPerry
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      Joined: 03.10.2011 Posts: 4,910
      For tournaments the Fox Poker Club is the best by far imo, in terms of field size + structure.

      You do get a few more regs, but they're lol-liveregs.

      For cash, I'd say The Empire has the softest games but the lowest stakes are NL200.

      The Vic and The Fox both run NL100 and higher.
    • SMURFEN73
      SMURFEN73
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      Joined: 25.02.2010 Posts: 605
      Ìm heading for London next weekend and i´ve noticed that fox doesnt exist anymore X(

      Im thinking to play @ Genting Casino Cromwell Mint, good place or some other place you can recommend.
    • Maloco87
      Maloco87
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      Joined: 30.01.2011 Posts: 514
      I have only ever played in the fox which is now closed. I did try to play cash at the empire but there was a waiting list so I went and got drunk instead.

      As people have said here the empire seems to be the sofest game, but I think for more variety the vic would be a good place to check out, as they have games running around the clock.

      1-1 NLH, 1-2 NLH, 2-5 NLH 2-5 PLO 5-10 PLO

      I follow the vic card room on twitter and there always seems to a decent amount of tables going.

      I know thats where im heading next time im in London, I also want to check out the Hippodrome, which isnt far from where the Fox club used to be
    • Maloco87
      Maloco87
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      Joined: 30.01.2011 Posts: 514
      oh and ive heard they have a real good card room in the aspers casino in stratford
    • SMURFEN73
      SMURFEN73
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      Joined: 25.02.2010 Posts: 605
      I think Aspers could be profitable for cash, my main is that i want to play tourney thats why im thinking of head at the mint. thinking of heading for victoria casino afterwards for cashgame perhaps. I live at Tottenham Court so i dont want to go all over London, thats probably why i skip Asper.

      Thanks for answer!