Good ol' England

    • TheBu11d0g
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      Hi people,

      I just thought i'd start a thread for all us English on here and hopefully it'll become a regular meeting place where we can all chat with and get to know each other a bit better.

      If all things go well maybe we could even introduce a monthly get together on one of the other sites.

      So to start things off......

      Im Steve and im an alchoholic.....(oops wrong site :D )

      Seriously my name is Steve and i've ben playing seriously for about 6 months now. Before that it was more of an every now and then thing and i didnt have any strategy or BRM. Now that i've found that site hopefully that will change.

      I was originally born in East London but i now live in Leicester.

      Any ideas and suggestions would be warmly welcome.
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    • cannell555
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      Nice idea TheBu11d0g,

      I'm English too. I dont think there is that many frequent English posters tbh. So comeon speek up people!

      I'm from Liverpool. In terms of poker I play SnG's, and i've been playing for several years. Not to serious though until 6-7 months ago.

      GoodLuck,
      Stiev
    • TheBu11d0g
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      Hi ya Stiev,

      It was getting a bit lonely in here all by myself :D

      Good to meet ya though Stiev and hopefully, like you say, more people will speak up for themselves.

      Im just starting out on NL10 playing Leo's SSS, so we'll see how it goes.

      Regards,

      Steve
    • Flopper8
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      I'm Scottish - does that count :tongue:
    • TheBu11d0g
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      Mmmm i'll have to think about that one lol :D

      Welcome to the thread matey boy. At least thats 3 of us then hehe
    • BusinessGuru
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      Nice to meet you TheBu11d0g, i'm from Cambridge and am currently playing the $22 Sit n goes on Party poker. For me poker is also just a hobby nothing serious, hope to see you at the tables.
    • TheBu11d0g
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      hi ya Guru. welcome to the meeting place and good luck on the tables.

      i play NL10 SSS on PokerStars with the occassional SNG in between as a break so probably wont get to see ya play but hopefully we can chat more on here with like minded englishman/women.

      Good luck on the felt

      Steve
    • danwong
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      I'm from Liverpool myself, Been here a little while, as I was getting into the swing of things poker wise, other things got in the way. But getting into it again, but not into it as much as before.

      Mainly play $2 SnG with the occasional trip into MTT's.
    • cannell555
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      :O

      Theres another scouser! :D I thought I was all on my own. I've never even been sat at a poker table with another scouser. Yet when you talk about poker, all scousers say they play.
    • danwong
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      I was pretty sure there were only a handful of people from the UK here.

      Ofcourse everyone says they play poker, however they're more than likely casino fish.

      That being said I think that only the Leo and Cirrus Casinos are the only ones that I know that have anything going on. You'll probably find a bunch in there ;)

      (I don't go there, I'd wow the crowd with my fishy river card catching skills.)
    • cannell555
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      I'm not to keen on the casino's in town. They seem very tacky to the foreign ones that i've been to. Where about in Liverpool are you? I'm currently in Orrell Park, but I grew up and lived in Litherland up until a few years back. Theres alot of pub leagues around here, and the standard of play is as you'd expect. There seems to be trouble everytime theres poker nights in pubs though.
    • danwong
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      Well I only went into the Cirrus to have a look, didn't actually play as I'm not confident on my Live game. I'd probably be an open book.

      I'm in the Huyton area, grew up in Birkenhead before moving to where I am now. I think there is a poker league in a local pub around here, but i'm not too fond of some of the people that go into some of these pubs. There always seems to be someone I walk into everyday having a nice black eye, or a lost tooth.

      Best to stay safe at home.
    • TheBu11d0g
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      HI ya DanWong.

      Welcome on board matey boy. We're getting a nice little bunch together now. Lets hope it can keep growing.

      There's a couple of pubs in leicester that have poker leagues too but im a bit sceptical about them as well. I've been playing only online but would like to throw some live play into the mix too.

      The only problem is that seeing as i've never played live before i'd end up sitting down at a table and shaking like a leaf with nerves and just stuff everything up.

      Oh well. Maybe one day i'll venture away from just playing poker on the laptop.......... :D
    • shuggee
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      Hi

      I'm from England too, Newcastle upon Tyne area. I've been playing, sitngo's using my free $50, for a couple of months. I'm not doing very well at the moment but I'm still in the game. I've got about the same as I started with but i live in hope.

      I've only ever played one live game, in a local pub. I didn't win anything but it was quite an enjoyable experience. I prefer playing online, though, i can't be bothered to go out these days.

      Nice to meet you all
      shuggee
    • TheBu11d0g
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      Welcome aboard shuggee,

      Just keep perservering with the SNG's and i'm sure it will start to come good. Keep reading/re-reading the articles, join in on the live coachings by TheNose, watch some videos and post up any hands you might have doubts about and you will improve no end matey.

      Good luck on your poker journey.

      Steve
    • Flopper8
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      Hey Bu11d0g I'm glad to see your thread's finally growing (a little :P )
      As a result I've decided to challenge, er, I mean create another one for the Scottish community (If there are any?)

      Auld Enemy / International Knockout Tournaments (World Cup) coming soon...,

      What do you think?
    • cannell555
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      I played FL 5/10 (pounds sterling) on a cruise ship at christmas. There were 7 of us playing, with about 50-60 people watching. Thats the only time I have been nervous playing poker. I was shaking like crazy, I'm not sure why as i've played in casino's all over. It really wasn't that enjoyable (apart from raping those guys for over £800 ofc).

      I finished the night breakeven though, due to playing Caribbean poker while I was pretty damn drunk.
    • TheBu11d0g
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      Hows it going Flopper,

      It might only be growing slowly but from a chesnut a mighty oak will grow :D

      It's good to hear that you've started another group for the Scots. And i'm definately looking forward to re-igniting the old rivalry :D :P

      I'll look forward to chatting some more about it matey boy.
    • TheBu11d0g
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      Originally posted by cannell555
      I finished the night breakeven though, due to playing Caribbean poker while I was pretty damn drunk.
      Curse that damn Caribbean Rum eh cannell :D
    • xxxdannyxxx
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      hi everyone.i'm Preston but now i live in Rome,Italy
      Do i still count as being english? :)