We used to play a 50+ person Texas Hold'em poker tournament each month. It's starting back up again.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Manassas Home Poker Tournament

It's been three years almost to the week, but we just had a home poker tournament again.  That's quite a hiatus.  This one was in Manassas, a $100 buy-in with a cash game afterwards. The general consensus was that everyone wanted to play again, so we plan on having another tournament in two weeks, or Saturday, April 2, 2010.

Poker Tournament
Just before the tournament began, the players broke open the seal on new decks of Copag playing cards, two decks per table.  We used the Copag "export" design, as well as the "Texas Hold'em" back design - which actually looks the same as the export design just with a white border around the edges.

The poker tournament had only two tables of players.  That is disappointing considering the last tournament we had in Reston had over 50 players.  There is the three year hiatus and the fact it is a new location we have never had a home poker game before.  I think the biggest thing is that back in Reston we had had some exploratory cash games and people knew where the location was and were familiar with it when we started the tournaments there.

A number of people who said they could not come to this tournament said they wanted to come to the next one, so we should have a larger group in two weeks.

Cash Ring Game
The poker cash game was $1/$2 no limit Texas Hold'em Poker with a $60 minimum buy-in and a $300 maximum buy-in.  No straddles were allowed.  We played with two decks to get in more hands per hour.  We used White, Red, and Green poker chips to match poker chip casino colors for $1, $5, and $25 chips.  The actual chips in play were Nexgen Las Vegas Edge Spot chips.  Each poker chip is two different colors and resembles a casino style poker chip.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Home Poker Tournament

It's been a while since we had a home poker tournament.  Maybe we should start doing it again.

I don't know if we can match the past format where we had 50 players all paying $100 for a tournament, but I might find room for 20 or 40. The main problem for me is chairs.  I have tables, chips, and cards.

We will see.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

March End of Month Tournament

Norman will be holding a Texas Hold'em Poker tournament on Saturday, March 20th at 8:00. The buy-in will be $20 rather than the normal $100.

Norman has bought himself some new 10 person tables to replace the eight person poker tables he had been using. He'd like to see about 30 people.

Norman will be running the tournament, not Robert. But Robert invites everyone to come and play. He regrets he will not be able to make it - maybe another day.

In addition to the prize money, Robert is also giving the winner a seat in an online tournament in April where they will have a chance to win a seat in the WSOP in Las Vegas.

If you need information on the location contact Norman or Robert for more information.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Photos from the tournament

These are some photos from a recent Big Reston Poker tournament. This first picture shows three tables of eight in the same room with people playing. The folding chairs are not the most luxurious in the world, but they get the job done.

The second photo shows two more tables of people playing. In the second photo the table on the left is oval and is the one we use for the final table. It will hold 10+ people with no crowding.

The large table is homemade and the chairs for it are padded on casters. I think Norman got this used as a conference table set and made it into a poker table.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Where will everyone sit?

People keep asking, even after seeing the place, where will the players sit? Or maybe they ask because they have seen the place.

I just did some measuring in anticipation of tonight's Big Reston Poker game. We can actually fit five tables in the big room, though it will be crowded. The room with the big table will hold another table, for a total of two poker tables. The admin area where the chips are kept will hold one or two tables. And there is a table in another room. That is 5+2+2+1=10 tables, or about 80 people. And I think I found a spot we can put another table on top of this. So, we are not hurting for room at all. We have had more than 50 players in the past. There is no reason why we cannot have more.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

$20 Texas Hold'em Poker Tournament

Last night, Friday, Norman had a single table $20 buy-in poker tournament. I didn't find out about it until a few minutes before it started. He wants to have another one soon, maybe on Sunday evening at 7:30. If you are on the list I'll send you an email. Seats are very limited, so reserve yours quick.

Friday, September 14, 2007

September Tournament in Two Weeks

With two weeks to go until the September tournament, we have 38 people who have requested a seat in the tournament. We still have plenty of room and are expecting 50 to 75 players.

This tournament is a month and three days from when the original Evite was sent out. I hope this is enough advance notice for everyone.

Norman is going to add more seats to this game. Rather than being limited to 50 players, he is going to allow 75 or more. I'll keep you updated.

This is a no limit Texas Hold'em poker tournament. The buy-in is $100. We have about 75 seats available.

Doors will open at 5:00, the game starts promptly at 6PM. Please be registered and in your seats by 5:45. We are asking people to bring drinks and snacks to share, like a pot luck type meal.

The blinds and antes are based on WSOP structures and are similar to our previous Reston games. The blinds last 30 minutes each, and the game is expected to last just a tad over six hours. Well, six hours for the winner - your game may be shorter. This is a freezeout - no rebuys.

Please respond to the Evite if you have not done so. If you need the address, please hit reply in the Evite and ask. We do not post the address on the web or send it with the invitations.