Hi from South Africa

    • ToyerKhan
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      Hi there

      I am a total novice playing poker, I would just like to know what the table etiquette is when you sitting with players that are not there or sitting out. Is it acceptable to take their blinds?

      Regards

      Toyer
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    • mineriva
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      wow are there any good players in south africa?

      where you from?
    • rompas
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      Hi, and welcome South Africa

      What i know , no problem to take blinds from players siting out :-)
    • ToyerKhan
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      Thanks for the reply, I just felt bad doing that :)
    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Thanks for the reply, I just felt bad doing that :)
      Hi, ToyerKhan,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com !

      I hope you're finding everything you need here, but if not be sure to ask!.

      As for taking the blinds, no need to worry.
      The players sitting out know full well that they are forfeiting their blinds and antes.

      Occasionally when playing freerolls, you will find yourself at a table where EVERYONE (except you of course) is sitting out.

      Go nuts!

      Best of luck,
      --VS
    • ToyerKhan
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      Originally posted by rompas
      Hi, and welcome South Africa

      What i know , no problem to take blinds from players siting out :-)
      Thanks
    • ToyerKhan
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      Originally posted by mineriva
      wow are there any good players in south africa?

      where you from?
      Yes there are quite a few good players that made final table at the WSOP main event from South Africa, however I am still very bad at the game and learning :D

      I live in Johannesburg.
    • ToyerKhan
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      Originally posted by VorpalF2F
      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Thanks for the reply, I just felt bad doing that :)
      Hi, ToyerKhan,
      Welcome to PokerStrategy.com !

      I hope you're finding everything you need here, but if not be sure to ask!.

      As for taking the blinds, no need to worry.
      The players sitting out know full well that they are forfeiting their blinds and antes.

      Occasionally when playing freerolls, you will find yourself at a table where EVERYONE (except you of course) is sitting out.

      Go nuts!

      Best of luck,
      --VS
      Thank you for the welcome, I will definitely ask if there is anything I would like to know.

      Just frustrating playing free rolls and getting bad beats, but that is par for the course, but I've played the lesser cash tournaments and people go all in with the most ridiculous cards, not complaining though, enjoying myself
    • mineriva
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      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Originally posted by mineriva
      wow are there any good players in south africa?

      where you from?
      Yes there are quite a few good players that made final table at the WSOP main event from South Africa, however I am still very bad at the game and learning :D

      I live in Johannesburg.
      I may be wrong but there are some casino's in JHB that play poker.
    • ToyerKhan
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      Originally posted by mineriva
      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Originally posted by mineriva
      wow are there any good players in south africa?

      where you from?
      Yes there are quite a few good players that made final table at the WSOP main event from South Africa, however I am still very bad at the game and learning :D

      I live in Johannesburg.
      I may be wrong but there are some casino's in JHB that play poker.
      Yes there are, but not really hold 'em, there are a few tournaments here and there though :)
    • mineriva
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      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Originally posted by mineriva
      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      Originally posted by mineriva
      wow are there any good players in south africa?

      where you from?
      Yes there are quite a few good players that made final table at the WSOP main event from South Africa, however I am still very bad at the game and learning :D

      I live in Johannesburg.
      I may be wrong but there are some casino's in JHB that play poker.
      Yes there are, but not really hold 'em, there are a few tournaments here and there though :)
      try again...

      are the any casino that play hold'em cash in JHB?
    • ToyerKhan
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      Hi there

      I don't go to casinos much, the one I have been to here does not have cash holdem tables. In Cape Town though they have cash tables for holdem players and tournaments every Sunday.
      I actually took some money from a poker pro at cash game in Cape Town, was really chuffed with myself.

      Sorry I could not be more of assistance though.

      I know of a casino in Jhb that has regular MTT's - That is in Krugersdorp, Silverstar Casino.

      Regards

      Toyer
    • mineriva
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      Silverstar, Monte and Empors Palace have cash games every day.

      MTT are:
      Monday @ Monte
      Theusday @ Empors
      Wednessday @ Monte
      Thurday @ Empors
      Friday : 1x per month @ Empors
      Saterday : @ Empors
      Sunday : @ Monte

      There use to be a Sunday tourney at Silverstar but AFAIK it has died but I may be wrong
    • ToyerKhan
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      Originally posted by mineriva
      Silverstar, Monte and Empors Palace have cash games every day.

      MTT are:
      Monday @ Monte
      Theusday @ Empors
      Wednessday @ Monte
      Thurday @ Empors
      Friday : 1x per month @ Empors
      Saterday : @ Empors
      Sunday : @ Monte

      There use to be a Sunday tourney at Silverstar but AFAIK it has died but I may be wrong
      I have not been to those casinos in years, just go to Gold reef City as it is closest to me and my wife likes it there :P

      Will try and check it out in the future though

      Thank you for the information, appreciated.
    • ToyerKhan
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      I am chuffed, made it to the top 40 of the pokerstrategy freeroll tonight and I am over the moon.

      Yesterday has been good to me won my first Festival 5Euro freeroll today and place 2nf the day prior to that. Have also won lot of tokens for feeder tournaments. I have won 2 21Euro tokens, but damn those guys play tight on those table and on my second try I missed the money by 5 places :(

      But thanks to this site I am learning a lot and I have won and lost a lot on the SnG's but once done I admonish myself for making stupid calls etc.

      Well the past 2 days have been fun, hope it continues.

      I play predominantly on Poker770


      Another thing how about sending a raffle gift to South Africa :P :s_love:

      once again the help on this site is invaluable.
      Another thisng is to say thanks for my Silver Medal wooohoo, now to go for gold :D
      Regards

      Toyer
    • Lazza61
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      Hey ToyerKhan,

      Well you are certainly having a lot of fun. :s_biggrin: Keep those nice results coming and keep studying and those good results will continue. Hmmm. Yeah a Gold badge would look nice.

      Keep crushing :s_thumbsup:

      Laz
    • ToyerKhan
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      My first $100+ win, my best before this was $12.50 in the Poker Strategy freeroll. So there is hope for me yet :f_biggrin:

    • VorpalF2F
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      Originally posted by ToyerKhan
      My first $100+ win, my best before this was $12.50 in the Poker Strategy freeroll. So there is hope for me yet :f_biggrin:
      Hi, ToyerKhan!
      Congratulations!

      I'd say that there is more than hope!

      You know what you're doing, and what is more, you play a solid disciplined game.

      Best of luck,
      --VS
    • NijeVaznoKoSam
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      wow! :s_o:

      gratz - what a nice result!!
      I can imagine that you boost your BR with that :D
      The way to go: diszipline, patience and a good portion of self confidence

      keep the nice results coming :D

      NVKS
    • mineriva
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      wd
      :]
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