A bit apprehensive but hi anyway from York, UK

    • bigpete19731
      bigpete19731
      Basic
      Joined: 17.05.2012 Posts: 6
      Just joined after reading a couple of threads.
      I play online after being introduced to the game via friends last year.
      (39, male, account manager)
      Come 2nd and 3rd in 500+ no limit sit n go tournaments. :f_grin: But not much else. :f_mad:
      Watched back to back WSOP series online from 2005 onwards and feel like expanding my skills and possible contacts in the York area, UK.
      If any of you guys can suggest best parts of this site to get started with and how to analyse online hands played, much appreciated.
      Any games locally, please let me know. (Kids permitting!) :)
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    • rhinoneil
      rhinoneil
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      Joined: 16.04.2008 Posts: 1,159
      Hi Pete,

      definately have a look through the strategy articles for the games you play.

      I find looking through the hands posted by other members for analysis is a great way to learn about different ways to play hands.

      Dont be afraid to post hands yourself, members here are very helpful in general and will try to give you constructive advice and wont take the piss too much if you have totally messed up a hand - which we all do of course.
    • gadget51
      gadget51
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      Joined: 23.06.2008 Posts: 5,622
      Well hello there bigpete19731 and welcome to our community!

      Why the apprehension sir, we only eat teenagers here!

      I'm not sure as to the level of play you are at, but I'm sure there must be plenty of players around your area who play live games.

      As for expanding your skills you have for definite come to the right place. We have superb coaches, articles and videos and live sessions, for all levels of play. Our hand judges, both professional and amateur ar really top notch and will point you in the right direction if you are having trouble with a hand.

      Anyway, enough for now from me, I'm off teenager baiting.

      If you need to know anything ust ask, someone always knows the answer and as rhinoneil helpfully pointed out, are more than willing to assist.



      Best regards,

      Mal.
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Hey bigpete,

      York? Beautiful place i'm not too far away myself, i'm in Hull

      Glad to have you here shout if you need anything

      :)
      Carl
    • bigpete19731
      bigpete19731
      Basic
      Joined: 17.05.2012 Posts: 6
      Thanks all.
      I am originally from East Hull and my mother still lives there. Which is good.
      Will follow all the advice given so far.
      Looking forward to the solving my "is he bluffing?" issue which seems to be my downfall especially online.

      One question, I play 888 poker online and cant seem to retrieve play data.
      Anyone know how, or can suggest an alternate site?
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      By retrieve play data do you mean hand histories and such? I think you have to manually select an option to save them on 888 i'll fire up my lobby in a minute and have a look for you.

      If you are looking for a new site have you tried taking our quiz and taking a free $50 starting capital on a choice of poker rooms or if you are just looking to deposit your own money and get a good first deposit bonus you should have a look at this thread:

      Choosing the right poker room for you

      Have a look through there if you still can't decide just leave a post and someone will reply asap with the room they think would suit you best.

      Don't forget to use the PokerStrategy.com codes if you sign up to a new room though and then you can upgrade your status to bronze and beyond, then we can really start to help you sort your game out :)

      All the best
      Carl
    • ArkhamAsylum
      ArkhamAsylum
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      Joined: 06.09.2011 Posts: 527
      Hello and welcome. I really don't use this site for learning and strategy. Just more for the social aspect and the laugh and a bit of banter.

      But I can wish you well on your journey :f_biggrin:
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      If you go to Settings>Game settings in your 888 lobby there is a tick box for saving hands that you need to activate, is this what you are looking for?
    • bigpete19731
      bigpete19731
      Basic
      Joined: 17.05.2012 Posts: 6
      Many thanks.
      Read up on a few things and managed to won a 9 nine seater with some Poker friends. £105 thanks you very much much.
      So far so good.
      Trying to settle on a decent online site to play that accepts Paypal.
      888?
      Does William Hill?
      Any others?
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Hmm not sure about that, i didn't think any accepted paypal but tbh it's been a while since i used paypal for anything let me have a quick search for you see what i can come up with
    • ExternalUseOnly
      ExternalUseOnly
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      Joined: 30.01.2010 Posts: 3,373
      Ok found a list, not sure how up to date it is but on it there is,

      Ladbrokes
      Betfair
      888
      Paddy Power
      Bwin
      Party Poker (Paypal on UK only apparently)
      bet365


      I'll update this list if i find anymore :)
    • bigpete19731
      bigpete19731
      Basic
      Joined: 17.05.2012 Posts: 6
      Im in Hull the evening of Sat 1st Sept.
      Is there any Poker events being held?
      Any suggestions/invites welcome!
    • Maloco87
      Maloco87
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      Joined: 30.01.2011 Posts: 514
      how big are you bigpete?
    • jaggedlink
      jaggedlink
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      Joined: 13.11.2009 Posts: 443
      Yo, bigpete, try Casino de Hull website, there's gotta be some action there, especially on a weekend(never been there but...)

      Dunno if ther's any other Poker clubs around Gatineau?hull region

      <-- Montrealer :D