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 on: Today at 08:54:46 PM 
Started by GreekStein - Last post by GreekStein
I also remember the times everyone was able to smoke in the card room and then the national smoking ban kicked in and one day it was gone. Even though I smoked a bit back then (for no good reason as I wasn't addicted) it must have been so nice for the non smokers and I'm glad that came into effect. I remember taffy getting banned for some months because the day of the ban he just lit up in the card room and refused to stop until he was removed. That was funny.

I have bumped into some people since. Obv several are now regs at dtd but I wonder what happened to:

Big kev and Shaun.

Greek mario (older one).




I'm sure more names will come to me soon.

I heard ken got sacked and though I'm never happy when someone loses a job I really found him to be one of the most snakey and slimey people id ever met.

 on: Today at 08:54:11 PM 
Started by Junior Senior - Last post by ForthThistle
In for a Tenner Please

 on: Today at 08:53:41 PM 
Started by TightEnd - Last post by ForthThistle
Both Please

 on: Today at 08:45:21 PM 
Started by GreekStein - Last post by GreekStein
Despite your improved standard of living do you ever have a nostalgic hankering for the old days?

That lean and hungry student grinding the £20 rebuys at Gala Nottingham, with a bit of £2 a point backgammon afterwards, topped off with an angry spin-up on roulette?

Oh man there's so many good and bad things I recall about those times. If I could wind the clock back and just relive those days for a week I definitely would even though I am very very glad that is behind me now.

Not sure I would have completed my studies anyway as my course wasn't what i expected but gala times didn't help for sure.

Anyway, good memories from the gala days:

Meeting many friends like nick hicks, pete Linton and Maria who remain good friends to this day.

I have since never had such a big love and urge to play poker as I did every day back then. My routine would be roughly waking up at 5pm ish each day, calling a taxi, jump in the shower and getting ready to head to gala. Playing the tournament/cash/roulette/blackjack/backgammon/kalooki etc until 6am when I would walk with Aarun and Donovan to maccie d's before sharing a taxi home from town.

I guess it taught me a good lesson for the future too.

Bad memories from the gala days:

Not learning much poker wise and despite probably being able to tick by it would always degen off my money playing house games.

Distancing myself from my studies and my uni friends.

Living a lifestyle that would not make my family proud or happy.

Random memories from those days:

The atmosphere in the card room, despite being filled by 50% of people who I would never associate with outside of poker, being just awesome. I really loved being in it and a part of it.

I remember once I'd done in all my savings that I started dealing on and off as well as playing and you used to get a 10 quid food token to use each day so for about a year I ate 3 different meals. Chicken quesadillas, jacket potato tuna beans and cheese and finally crispy duck and pancakes. Loved it.

Bubbling the first big comp I ever played there. Exiting in 11th after getting in ak vs the 88 of chris Bruce and losing. At the time I thought chris Bruce was Julian thew and for about 6 months I took a lot of pride in telling people that story of how the top uk pro sponsored by William hill knocked me out in a flip playing for a lot of money. But not only did that hand hurt a lot but all the gala guys really thought my 3bet shove of ak was just overplaying my hand and as I wasn't first in I should have just folded. Until I actually found blonde a year or so later and really started to learn to play I really beat myself up about that hand.

 on: Today at 08:44:18 PM 
Started by JoeBeevers - Last post by arbboy
would love to see how firms would manage all the degens in their offices not betting each and every day. 

 on: Today at 08:40:52 PM 
Started by Woodsey - Last post by curnow
if you are around the 21st august , great views of the Red Arrows at Fowey @ 6pm

Meva , Eden , Helegan , Looe & Polperro all close & Cornwall north coast not that far away ie Newquay etc

 on: Today at 08:29:39 PM 
Started by Boba Fett - Last post by Boba Fett
not sure yr numbers make sense, 1% tho pls

booked ty

 on: Today at 08:22:06 PM 
Started by TightEnd - Last post by Junior Senior
I remember Sheffield had some weird rule where if you missed 3 hands I thjnk- after that they posted big blind for you and doubled it every hand. Was next to the dog track so you had to time it really well to get across get your bet on, dash back to the table before you're all in blind

Sheffield did have that crazy rule and the locals feasted like pirhanas on that dead money and fought hard to make sure the dealer doubled it every hand!

 on: Today at 08:14:52 PM 
Started by Beaver808 - Last post by dwayne110
I sense a big win story coming... ☺️

 on: Today at 08:09:49 PM 
Started by JoeBeevers - Last post by Bad Beat
 I don't think we want to say exactly how many people signed up but I can say it's more than 100 but not 500. It was a worry that we had about Goodwood when compared with Ascot and Cheltenham that the prices would not be around enough with the weaker markets. Today I think the problem was a little that the bigger prices happened to be with the more pathetic firms. Also when we bet in 16-runner handicaps there is so much value in the place part of the bet that you can usually bet something that you were hoping to get 10/1 about at 8/1 and you still will have a +ev bet. If you bet on the 12 runner handicaps there is not so much overlay on the place and you have to get 10/1 in that example.

 I have no idea what the average guy bets on our selections but I know that some of the punters are pretty big poker players and I have heard them talk about the large amounts they have on. If one or two of them only tuned in today for the 1st time...I also think this week some of the people who maybe played £5 a point at Ascot decided this was easy money and they would play for £10 a point.

 Hopefully tomorrow things will be easier. I am betting all selections myself but my money is spread around really carefully and while it can have an effect it doesn't cause the big price crashes that happened today.

 Most bookmakers today would not be interested in subscribing, they just want to cut everyone and seem to have no interest in the bit of the job that I used to find fascinating which was to find out who the winning guy were, see what they were doing, use that to help you set better prices and follow them in with the opposition.

 Did find this article interesting though...

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