Calling All Poker Players

Some of my best nights during this quarantine have been spent burning cash in online poker. I'd like to continue this crippling habit, since quarantine is an unprecedented opportunity to develop habits.

Comment below if interested in WSO poker tonight.

Game would be tonight around 8 CT with at least a $25 buy-in. We all venmo a middle man the buy-in. No need to worry about anonymity, transactions on Venmo can be made private. Game would be done through PokerNow, super easy platform. You can cash out your $$$ whenever you want.

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Aug 17, 2021 - 2:26pm

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I'm playing poker in Vegas Dec. 9 - 14. Let's gooooooo!!!!!

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 14, 2020 - 7:15pm

We'll raincheck for maybe tomorrow and see if we can get more interest. The site is safe, it's all play money.

As far as legality, I don't know for sure but I know an abundance of people who do this very thing all the time (esp with quarantine going on) and none have issues.

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Apr 14, 2020 - 11:12pm

See if you guys can do HomeGames for play money in the US on pokerstars? We play HomeGames here with friends all the time (for real money on site through pokerstars in Canada) God...I miss those days were online poker was legal for the US. If you want a cool story to read about how it all collapsed, search "Black Friday in the poker world". come to think of it, Actually happened on April 15th 2011. Crazy times man

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Apr 15, 2020 - 3:18pm
Small Cape Valeyou:

I miss those days were online poker was legal for the US

Online poker is legal in the US (except Washington state). Some major sites:

Americas Cardroom (good)
Carbon Poker (good)
Ignition
Bovada
888 (NJ) (and Delaware, Nevada)
BlackChip
PokerStars NJ PA
BetOnline
Intertops (sucks)

I think Americas Cardroom has the highest volume in the US.

https://www.gamingtheodds.com/us-online-poker

Black Friday

Did the events of Black Friday make online poker illegal?

"In 2011, an estimated 2 million Americans played online poker for money on a regular basis. On Friday, April 15, 2011, The Justice Department eliminated most of this play when it shut down the three most trafficked poker sites (Pokerstars, Full Tilt Poker, and the Cereus Network) with charges of money laundering and fraud. The US government contended that the companies had violated UIGEA, but the poker companies operated under the understanding that online poker wasn't illegal and therefore didn't constitute a violation of the act.

The Department of Justice not only seized control of the websites for the three companies, they also froze the assets in 76 bank accounts in 14 countries. Both civil and criminal charges were filed. In July, 2012, the U.S. government dismissed "with prejudice" the civil complaints, but not the criminal indictments. PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker settled without admitting wrongdoing. As part of the settlement, PokerStars bought Full Tilt Poker.

No, the events of Black Friday didn't make online poker illegal, but they had a chilling effect on the actual play. The industry still hasn't recovered, but there are reasons to be optimistic."

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 14, 2020 - 11:24pm

Great idea - put me in the game coach.

Just had my trade dispute rejected by Schwab for a loss of 35k. This single issue alone should be a gigantic red flag to anyone who trades on their platform.

If they have a system error, and you do not video record your trading (they actually said this), they will not honour their fuck up. Switching everything away from them. Fuck this company.

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Apr 15, 2020 - 4:20pm

I'm just curious, but what blinds are you going to do? How has this not even been mentioned - lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 15, 2020 - 4:14pm

Pretty good $50K going on right now at Americas Cardroom - $16.50 buy in.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Apr 15, 2020 - 4:55pm

CRE_Friar @Dr. Rahma Dikhinmahas" @monkeyshitter69" @Tugg Speedman" @Banker in Progress" @PWM Hopeful" NorthernAmerican

Daily limit of PMs has been reached, so all messages will now be posted here.

Shoot me $25 at "WSOPoker" (name:WheyOf Life) on Venmo. Transactions will be private (only you and I can see them) and winnings will be doled out at the end. We will be playing on PokerNow at 8 pm CT tonight. In the Venmo Transaction, make sure to put the username you plan on playing with in the description. Choose something slightly different from your WSO username (could be as simple as appending a number at the end) so that some troll can't click on the link and get in with your name. This way I'll know to accept you into the lobby when the time comes.

Keep an eye on this thread, I'll be sending out a link to the lobby around 7:50 pm CT.

Apr 15, 2020 - 8:46pm

I'm down to play. If we're bailing when 2 players drop we'll never start a game.

Just had my trade dispute rejected by Schwab for a loss of 35k. This single issue alone should be a gigantic red flag to anyone who trades on their platform.

If they have a system error, and you do not video record your trading (they actually said this), they will not honour their fuck up. Switching everything away from them. Fuck this company.

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Apr 16, 2020 - 4:41am

Grinding the micro $3.30 tonight. 1479 entrants - down to 5. I'm in 4th currently.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 16, 2020 - 5:36am

If you're not first, you're last...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 17, 2020 - 5:04pm

Put me in the game coach

Just had my trade dispute rejected by Schwab for a loss of 35k. This single issue alone should be a gigantic red flag to anyone who trades on their platform.

If they have a system error, and you do not video record your trading (they actually said this), they will not honour their fuck up. Switching everything away from them. Fuck this company.

Apr 17, 2020 - 5:48pm

I'm in!

"It's only illegal if you take a rake" - Molly's Game

There is more than one way to get there. I'd rather have 30 chapters than 3000 pages.

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Apr 19, 2020 - 10:01pm

I was grinding on a $50K and $40K GTD today (America's Cardroom) with this dude on both tables:

https://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/bfizz11/

He didn't do that well and I was also watching him on Twitch and thought his game was kind of weak.

But, he has pretty good stats at $3,739,345 total online winnings. Not bad, bro. I cashed in one event but had to join another $15K after that. Still in the $15K with a $2.4K 1st prize, but just trying to cash at the moment and starting up some Jack and Cokes ...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Apr 19, 2020 - 10:04pm

If I could just live off playing tourney poker, I would - lol - I tried in 2015... its just tough not to get burned out - balance in life is key.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jun 7, 2020 - 12:57pm

I like the poker app. What about you? I used to play online poker and sometimes visit poker clubs. I spent a lot of money and time. My family suffered a lot. I wanted to stop, but I couldn't. But recently I found an alternative, this is a poker app score88poker.bid. Minimum investment and maximum win. I'm happy, and you can try it too!

Jun 21, 2020 - 2:26pm

Currently on the America's Cardroom $50K ($16.50) and the $25K ($6.60) and getting on the $40K ($16.50) at 3pm.

That's $115K in prize money for under $40 bucks buy-in ... calling all poker players ... lezzzzzzzzzzzzzzz gooooooooooooo

Showwww me the money

https://i.imgur.com/atAzWNp.gif

Yes, you can buy in using a credit card. Cash out in bitcoin.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jun 21, 2020 - 3:52pm

Current standings:

$50K: 71 of 774

$40K: 51 of 384

$25K: 568 of 987

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 4, 2020 - 2:37am

Just a promo thread - for Venom. There is a $7,000,000 GTD poker tournament coming up at the end of the month.

The entry fee to play is $2,500 + $150

However, you can try to play for free by entering a freeroll on Americas Cardroom giving you a $1.40 ticket. Then you enter the Venom Level 3 for $1.40. If you win, you get bumped up to play Venom Level 4 for $4.00. If you win there, Venom Level 5 is $12, Level 6, $32, Level 7 $95, Level 8 $290, Level 9 $880 and then if you win Level 9, you get a ticket to play the $7M for $2,650. If you win each level, you can get a ticket for free. They have freerolls for the $1.40 ticket every few hours.

Shuffle and deal, my friends. Lettttssss gooooo!!!!

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 4, 2020 - 3:09am

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 4, 2020 - 3:55am

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 22, 2020 - 5:00pm

Yes today is poker day like many other days. I'm doing terrible so far but in 59 of 557 in a $50K and 78 of 275 in a $3K.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020 - 8:03pm

Poker is hard bro - trying to be patient and having some drinks in the $40K tonight - Americas Cardroom 181 of 683 left (2053 entrants).

Vodka is like water.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020 - 8:04pm

anddd I just got aces - full value - niccceeee

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 30, 2020 - 10:14pm

I'm 68 of 187 left of 2461 entrants in the $40K tonight but just so sleepy.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020 - 6:41pm

dude, I'm really good at poker and vodka

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020 - 7:01pm

dude honestly forreal im 59 of 437 left out of 1448 entrants in the $40K tonight and so deep in greyhounds and just crushing it -

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Jul 31, 2020 - 7:34pm

dude I'm honestly a better drunk player - I might start drinking live

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 2, 2020 - 1:14pm

I seem to be the only one holding on to this thread - but its ok....

because $100,000.00 Guaranteed for $16.50 buy in starting at 2pm whoooaaaaa yeahhh buddy / 8 max

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 5, 2020 - 5:04pm

I'm fucking killing it in the $50K , $16.50 today - 39 of 970 left of 1503 entrants

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 5, 2020 - 6:03pm

I am now in the point of this $50K in 33rd place of 1068 remaining of 2130 entrants. Yeah, I'm doing amazingly good and 1st is $6,550 but I'm so sleepy. Like, I need a nap.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 6, 2020 - 2:22pm
buysidezeus:

You good bro?

Nah I totally took a nap. Damn itttttt!!! I made money, but not much. I was so far ahead too - maybe today.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 7, 2020 - 6:01pm

haha popcorn nice

today right now sitting in 40th - of 590 remaining, with 1060 entrants for $40KGTD prizepool, $6,280 first.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 7, 2020 - 6:11pm

I usually start out way ahead and then just have a weakness of getting sleepy lol

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 9, 2020 - 6:31pm

I just put forth so many entries into today's $50K it is ridiculous. I don't even want to think of how many it was.

518th place of 960 people and 2701 entrants. I'm happy right now to just chill.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 9, 2020 - 6:39pm

271 of 813 - life is good

$6,250 1st - I want it

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 14, 2020 - 6:59pm

149 of 597 left of 1368 entrants in the $40K.

$5,684 1st

I'm sleepy though

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 14, 2020 - 8:05pm

in 98 of 598

how do more WSO members not play poker? I'm staying awake...

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

Aug 15, 2020 - 7:51pm

hahahahaha just chipped up like a mofo - yessssssss

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/QvVoH-X-Kls/maxresdefault.jpg

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Aug 17, 2021 - 5:04pm

I have had 3 King high straight flushes, but never a Royal. Fucking rip/

Aug 17, 2021 - 5:46pm

I have had 3 King high straight flushes, but never a Royal. Fucking rip/

I've gotten 3 royal flushes, but only got good equity on 1. The two others no one had anything and I basically made no chips on the hand. All in tournaments.

I've also had a full house and got beaten by a royal flush in an online tournament. That person got all my chips.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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  • Intern in IB - Cov
Aug 17, 2021 - 5:49pm

Haha rip. It be like that. I once made $100mil in fake money poker from $10k. I ended up losing it all tho; I made and lost it all by going all-in in fake money online.Β 

Oct 1, 2021 - 1:01pm

I played a $20K GTD last night. Buy in was $16.50. Was 1401 entrants. Got 2nd for $1,880.84.Β 

When I got to heads up, we were playing for the $2,987, but I started behind. He had maybe 4x my chip stack. He was not playing aggressively and then all of a sudden shoved all in and my blind was 1/8 my stack and I had KJ off and just shipped it. He had pocket deuces 22 and I didn't hit so that was the game. I don't really regret that call, I think I had 48% equity so was happy with my play, but sucks I didn't get the $2,987. Cheers. 🍻 

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Oct 1, 2021 - 1:02pm

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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