UGN Poker Tournament

Posted by: unreal

UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 03:22 AM

Well, since not everyone may be interested (or skilled) in chess, a few of us in IRC have come up with a new idea for a site-wide game: Texas Hold'em Poker.

The idea so far is this:

Site-wide Limit or No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament.

If you've ever seen the World Series of Poker on ESPN, you should know what No-Limit Hold'em is. In this style, you may bet all of your chips at any time. Limit is a bit less dramatic, but the entirety of your chips are safe, unless you bleed them off little by little.

I'm looking into ideas on how we can incorporate many members into free tournaments using available software. The only problem is that I don't see much of a way to ONLY have UGN members play. Meaning, there may be quite a few strangers playing as well, if that's acceptable to everyone interested.

So far, I'm looking into the direction of PokerStars' software for their nightly multi-table no-limit freeroll tournaments. This is a rather large tournament (1000-3000 entrants!), but this would be a good way to create a UGN player ranking board.

This is still in the planning phases, so post here if you'd be interested.

-unreal
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 03:30 AM

Definatly count me in unreal, that shit was fun. I just wonder how youre going to organize it with this many people. If you need any help, feel free to ask me.
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 03:35 AM

Sure thing. The tournament I'm thinking of is held nightly at a certain time...if you sign up, you won't miss it.

Let me know if anyone has any better ideas.
Posted by: Defcon

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 03:41 AM

Yeah count me in too, I wanna be a Ramblin' Gamblin' Man.
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 04:09 AM

Well we would need to have a registration for this so for registering i think that anyone who wanted to opt in, would email registration information to people arranging the registration. They would send such information such as when they are availible to play and their skill level. After a certain ammount of people register, we would put a tournament ladder up a few weeks ahead of time (so any changes that were neccesary could be made), of when the matches are, who is involved in them. We would try to match up skill levels up just for the sake of more interesting games, instead of a completely one sided one. This could all probably be carried out within a month. I dont know anything about that software, but if its anything like yahoo that has many seats per game it would make the job much easier. This is definatly going to need a ton of people. I dont know how easy it would be to get 1000-2000 people to register, thats my biggest concern. I think that a goal of 500 would be a tad more realistic, not to mention more manageable, but if you can get 1000-2000 im all for it.
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 04:25 AM

I'm not looking for 1000-3000 UGN participants, definitely not. I meant that the tournament on PokerStars often has 1000-3000 people playing from all over. Hell, we could start this up with only 5-6 people, and it'll still work.

If we all get into one tournament, a leader board could be made based upon who busted out of the tournament when. With a tournament of this size, it's not possible to match people up as you can in chess. It'd be necessary, at least with larger tournaments, to use my suggestion.
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 04:53 AM

Heh, i guess i misunderstood you before then
Posted by: ?

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 05:34 AM

I'll kick everyones ass in Hold'em (dak hugs his copy of the poker bible by doyle brunson).
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 05:35 AM

Awesome, another serious player. DAK, you're in...I don't care if you don't want to.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 06:36 AM

I'll go ...
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 07:58 AM

i'm in. i love lossing money while playing poker
Posted by: Predator

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 11:40 AM

Sure count me in

(I'm even willing to play a game of strippoker if fleshwound is playing )
Posted by: dashocker

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/30/04 11:43 PM

I'm in.
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 01:12 AM

Alright, I'm making a list of people at the moment. I'll let you know when we have some definite plans. Give me 1-2 days. :x
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 03:31 AM

DUDE GET ME IN ON THIS!!!
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 03:31 AM

I also vote for no limit
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 04:39 AM

Heh, I'm in.... Is this for real money? Please say yes, please say yes.
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 07:30 AM

No No say no, I don't have any REAL money!
Posted by: weeve

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 07:46 AM

I'd be up for it, but dood why not a poker leage like the chess leage, not a tournament. Tournaments are so short, and pointless. Unless you are planing on doing the cash shit. In which cause I'd suggest you know what your doing unreal. Whatever ppl start, esp associated or affiliated with UGN. Because you need licenses, and other shit for gambling. Even online now, because it's become such a thing. Meh You can chance it if you want too. But as per said being affiliated with UGN, I'd think that'd be bad. Ppl get sued, or the site gets sued, esp by the law...it would be bad. Liek...sheep baaaaahd. Hope my input helps. I'd be up for some beating of unreal in poker;]
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 02:36 PM

I wasn't planning on a money game, even though I'd very much like to. I'll look into a poker league like you said weeve...what does that entail?

EDIT: Oh yeah, bring it weeve. I'll beat your ass in some mad hold 'em action. :X
Posted by: pergesu

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 09:15 PM

I'd be interested, as long as someone can remind me which hands beat which hands. And I don't know how to play this hold'em game, but we can play rummy poker, if you guys want.
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 11:00 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by pergesu:
I'd be interested, as long as someone can remind me which hands beat which hands. And I don't know how to play this hold'em game, but we can play rummy poker, if you guys want.
I want to play pergesu for money.... [Ninja]
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 01/31/04 11:39 PM

Hahaha; we need to have a poker program made so we can have 8 player games and won't have to depend on yahoo or other large games ...
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 01:26 AM

I'm still trying to find a tournament-style fake money program that we can have private games on. I've found software that allows us to play a normal "ring" game on a private table (like at a casino), but there's no way to create tournaments. I'm still looking.
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 02:00 AM

Now that dynamic channel creation is enabled i registered #poker

everyone join
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 02:59 AM

I was in #poker earlier bish. :x
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 03:08 AM

Also, I stole #poker from ghost ...
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 03:25 AM

you bastard! i want it back
Posted by: jonconley

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/01/04 07:23 PM

Quote:
I'm the best you ever seen Fats. I'm the best there is. Even if you beat me I'm still the best.
Count me in
Posted by: pergesu

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 01:30 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by in_tax:
Quote:
Originally posted by pergesu:
I'd be interested, as long as someone can remind me which hands beat which hands. And I don't know how to play this hold'em game, but we can play rummy poker, if you guys want.
I want to play pergesu for money.... [Ninja]
That's cool with me. I bet someone here knows how to play holdem. I'll just have them teach me the rules, and then I bet I could hold my own against you.
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 02:45 AM

http://www.play-texas-holdem-poker.com/poker_gamerules.html
Posted by: weeve

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 03:33 AM

I wonder why Ghost edited his post? Yea I'm looking for that client/server too. Nice Rules link Sin, pretty exemplary.
Posted by: pergesu

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 06:51 AM

Thanks Learner. But watch out, now I'll win all your money
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 07:39 AM

WTF where is the rest of the links. Ghost did that? Ghost you fuck!!! There were better links in there.


Oh and Pergesu, Thats right. Now you will win all my money. So you better bring a lot so you can bet big and get all my cash.


/me pats Pergesu on the head. <img src=" title="" src="graemlins/devil.gif" />
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 08:22 AM

Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 12:49 PM

heh wtf is going on here? what am i getting blamed for? lol
Posted by: weeve

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 02:40 PM

heh I just saw a short msg, and a edit by you on it. that didn't look like it needed to be edited, unless you got real mad, and called someone a fuckin small cocked egotistical bastard. But I doubt you'd do that heh. SO I was wondering why you edited it. Btw does anyone else think anne heche was hot in volcano? Also I wonder if I can get a pic of the digital image at the end all big as volcano deep in L.A. With Status: A.C.T.I.V.E on it. Heh That'd be a pwn backround. I'd even print that on a iron on, and put it on my backpack for college! Yes...I still have iron ons:/
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 02:43 PM

ah haha, sintax, weeve was talking about me editing MY post. Heh, i cant edit others posts, so dont blame me
Posted by: weeve

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/02/04 02:48 PM

uh huh...that's what you waaaant us to think:/ heh
btw Bish, weeve, Jedi Knight, Ghost, and 6 guest(s) WTF is up with that? lol mostly all I ever see are like 2 users which is me, and someone that's there. Maybe I need to be on at more human then liek...vampire/alien type hours huh? Btw the Poker league shall commence imo only thing stoping it is a freakin game section on forums, a sub domain(both easy to do, first for chess too), and a proggie that's free, that can do up to 8 player poker matchs with a server run by unreal, and a client to connect. Maybe one of us can work a deal for one or something. But this is a small call out for some help imo. So we can just do. If not, then we'll improv, probably one of us will get to coding.
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/03/04 06:40 AM

Alright bishes, listen up. If any of you guys wanna throw down with either perg or I for some real cash, here's a decent opportunity to do so:

http://www.partypoker.com

Either go here to register:

http://www.partypoker.com/index20100.htm?wm=2020757

or

Sign up as normal with the promotional code "UGN". 20% increase on your first deposit or some shit... and we can take your money. ;D

*ahem* Now that that's taken care of, the rest of you just sit tight. We're working on a ranking system for the (free) official UGN Poker Tournament at the moment.
Posted by: pergesu

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 02/03/04 10:03 AM

I don't see the big deal over this game. I played on Yahoo poker for 20 minutes and made twice as much as I started with. It's like all other gambling, really. Sometimes you get lucky and the five cards that come out make you a good hand.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 03/01/04 06:54 AM

Moved to Gaming.
Posted by: Juno_NH

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/29/04 01:01 PM

OK bro i'll play.
Posted by: jonconley

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/30/04 12:00 AM

I am signed up at PartyPoker for play money. When I get my year end bonus I will deposit the money for poker and kick some ass.

Also, looking for a online poker game or something like that, possibly with audio (select who you want to talk to), even if a service online so me and my friends could use real money and play each other only??
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/30/04 12:13 AM

JC, good deal on Party, though I haven't played there in a long time. When you get set up in real money, lemme know. I'll probably deposit and we can pwn some bitches. Don't ask perg, though. He's a terrible player.

Anyways, I haven't heard of any audio services.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/30/04 05:08 AM

hahaha, he's a casino dealer yet a terrible poker player? heh... I suck at poker so i'll probably never play for money :/...
Posted by: Ice

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/30/04 07:09 AM

when i go to the Casino i just play on the slots and roulet lol..

Quarter slots rule, u can go for hours But i am a broke fucker, havent been in a casino in a while..
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 12/30/04 01:00 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Gizmo:
hahaha, he's a casino dealer yet a terrible poker player? heh... I suck at poker so i'll probably never play for money :/...
He deals blackjack...

Anyways, I'm just screwing with him. With my proficiency level where it's at, he could easily kick my ass.
Posted by: Moffesto II

Re: UGN Poker Tournament - 05/18/05 01:11 AM

ill play no limit, no money... im broke tho i love to bet... thats y i dont have money, i love playing world champ poker on ps2.