Black Member Event X: Live Ticker

    • havox
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      Hi everybody,

      the Black Member Event X in Cologne just started, our Black Members checked in into the hotel and are listening to the Welcoming speech right now.

      In a few minutes we're gonna get the next pictures to show you what's going here.

      Fist pictures on Facebook:

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    • Xantos
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      Rock'n'roll! :)
    • havox
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      The weather in Cologne roxx! Surprisingly we were able to held the champagne welcoming outside.


      tmy - he brought his best glasses, just for us.


      Korn is finally there... now that there is champagne ;)


      Head of Education OnkelHotte doesn't believe the Black Members.


      Marina and Katja, the PokerStrategy.com Ladies who look after the Black Ladies.


      Next to come: The welcoming speech!
    • Leito99
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      is this a party with no girls?? barely any females play poker
      :rolleyes:
    • havox
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      Well, around 80 of the 129 Black Members brought there girlfriends - and at the real party tomorrow there will be quite some non-poker girls as well.


      Now in Cologne:
      The Black Members are on their way to the restaurants. They were able to chose one of 3 menus in different restaurants.


      And some more pics:


      Some of the world's best fixed limit players: Schnibl0r, kobeyard and schiep.


      All Black Members listen to the bosses of the event: Pius...


      and Korn.




      This is one of the 3 restaurants: the Vendôme - 3 Michelin stars, elected as Germany's best restaurant!
    • havox
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      So, these are the menus the Black Members were able to chose from:

      Vendôme:

      - Cracker
      - Langoustine Carpaccio
      - Ravioli with Truffle
      - Red Mullet and Oysters
      - Sirloin with Artichokes and Mashed Potatoes
      - Whiskey Ice Cream
      - Dessert Variation


      La Vision:

      - Amuse-bouche
      - Calf Carpaccio
      - Red Mullet
      - Porc Negre
      - Bison Filet
      - Strawberry Ice Cream with Rhubarb
      - Kacinkoa chocolate


      Lerbach:

      - Amuse-bouche
      - Scallop and Arctic shrimp
      - Sea Bass
      - Quail Breast
      - Organic Veal Tenderloin
      - Champagne Sorbet
      - Macae chocolate


      Vendôme - Vegetarian:

      - Amuse-bouche
      - Root Vegetables
      - Borretane Onions
      - Ramsons Risotto
      - Carrots and Morels
      - Goat Cheese
      - Rhubarb Tart


      Lerbach - Vegetarian:

      - Amuse-bouche
      - Artichoke Salad
      - Beetroot
      - Kefir
      - White Asparagus and Morels
      - Whiskey Ice Cream
      - Dessert Variation


      Somebody else is hungry now?
    • jhustincase
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      i have to use google translat 4 that sofisticated menu sick
    • havox
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      Some numbers for you guys:

      Attending BMs: 129
      + around 80 girlfriends

      Non German speaking:
      Russians: 9
      French: 1
      Hungarian: 1
      Dutch: 1


      And pics of these guys + their Community Managers:


      sgosgo and the French CM Mike


      kirillkk and the Dutch CM Melvin


      Hungarian CM Ernö and vvdd


      Russian CM Rustem and eleph, BigGOGI, UrfinJuice, innerpsycho, Abdulakirrr, PycV, AironVega, vedevas, Charlemagne (probably wrong order)
    • Hahaownedlolz
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      So there are like a 100 german black members? :f_o:
    • jhustincase
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      Originally posted by Hahaownedlolz
      So there are like a 100 german black members? :f_o:
      :f_mad: :f_frown: :f_frown:
      -1
    • havox
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      The Gand Dinner, part 1:


      The menu in the "Gourmetrestaurant Lerbach"


      Nice BBQ for the Ladies in the park of Schloss Lerbach


      The water tower in Cologne - high up there some of our Blackies are gonna enjoy the food in the "La Vision"...


      ... and enjoy the view - like Martin (PokerStrategy.com B2B department)






      The team work works...


      ... at least the chef looks happy =)
    • Xantos
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      Originally posted by Hahaownedlolz
      So there are like a 100 german black members? :f_o:
      Yep!

      But this just shows that becoming a Black Member is no miracle. The German community just had a head start of 1-2 years. In 12 months, we will have dozens Russian Black Members.

      Best,
      Lutz

      PS: All you guys in Bensberg: enjoy the weekend! :)
    • havox
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      The Black Members and their Ladies are finally reunited and sitting in the park of the Schloss Lerbach right now. Some Blackies still seem to be hungry and are grabbing food from the Ladies BBQ...



      Und some more pics from the star restaurants/kitchens:


      ndkmg78, firsttsunami and Bakano enjoy Sharon's (William Hill VIP Manager) stories...




      ... while the cooks are kind of busy.


      Happy Black Members, guess the food is ok? =)


      To all the foreigners: The Kölner Dom


      Nani and friends enjoy the Vendôme




      Nice work, sirs




      Makes the waiters, players and sponsors happy



      Yummmmmyyy!
    • havox
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      Most of the BMs are now on their way to get some sleep - except for some crazy young guys who wanna check out the clubs in Cologne. What's your guess, how many of them will take part at the sports event at 9am?!?


      And... the last pics of the night:





      Yep, impressive place


      And where do these nice ladies come from? =)


      And even more important: Are these oninos? And... for which drink do you need them?




      Russian BMs...




      ... and our friends from William Hill.


      Happy tmy #1 (trader doesnt care too much^^)


      Yes, Schnibl0r, time to get home - and happy tmy #2


      Cheers


      And finally: Happy tmy #3 with OnkelHotte


      That's it for tonight, see you in the morning
    • Nadia
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      Great photos, havox!

      Seems like a lot of fun! :)
    • luisrodrigo
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      una pregunta hay black members de mexico?
    • havox
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      No, de Chile, que no está presente.
    • opal99
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      how it's possible there isnt TwiceT on every photo??? who cares about the rest? :f_cool:
    • supeyrio
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      Originally posted by opal99
      how it's possible there isnt TwiceT on every photo??? who cares about the rest? :f_cool:
      +1
    • havox
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      Good Morning, PokerStrategists =)

      The weather in Bensberg is still perfect and we're gonna start with the sports event soon - almost in time!

      Some first impressions from the pitch:


      The Driving Range - HoRRoR said that he expects to have quite a big edge


      Marina kicks my ass in our test of the Joust game (known from the American Gladiators)




      Helmets and tennis balls, what will this little fun game be about?