Giveaway David O's 10,000 post giveaway (1 Viewer)

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For one... congratulations David!! That is a huge achievement brother!! Hapoy to help on that Elcortez journey of yours!

So freaking many people have helped me on my chipping journey, it is almost impossible to only pick one!

I'm going to go with @RivieraDanny !! When he made his big score I reach out with a hope and a prayer that he would help me finish my rack of Pick Hobson fracs. He didn't have to.. could have told me to go screw myself or whatever else! Instead on Easter this year I am crying inthe Baltimore zoo with family as Danny responds "sure man.. when I get home and get everything sorted out, I would live to help you complete that rack!"

Furthermore... when price came up I was honest, saying I have been paying around $18 per chip.. he could have asked more and I probably would have paid it. Not going to disclose that final number but it was far less than that! Again helping a friend and not focusing on max profit!!

When we finally got to meet Danny in Vegas with you David, I already had a feeling we were going to get along. Weird coincidence that it was the three of us battling it out there in the end at "the meet in ththe suite" but either way was awesome to finally meet and play with both of you!!

Danny, David you are both our friends and I look forward to our next meet up together!!

Felliw Chipper Ben
I need a bro hug after that!!!
 

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I walked into Spinettis in 2020 and the rest is history.
It was a blessing and a curse that I found that place...lol
 

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In! Thank you.

For me, collecting chips is like an itch I never got to scratch. I fell in love with poker during the poker boom in ‘04 but I was only 14 years old at the time so I obviously couldn’t play in any casinos or pursue live poker the way I wanted to.

The next best thing was playing home games with my friends. I always wanted real clay chips for our games but they were too pricey for me at the time so buying them now brings me a strange sense of satisfaction that I don’t get from other things I collect.
 

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PCF has some nice chips, but the friends I've made on this forum and the adventures we have had over these past many years are truly priceless. When I accepted an invitation to go to Florida from some unknown random internet poker guy named @k9dr, little did I know what I was getting myself info. After traveling to 10 different meetup events in CY2016 alone, I wouldn't change a thing. I've now logged over 80,000 poker meetup miles across about 40 PCF events, hosted two MinneMania events at my house, bought out a casino, and completed trips to Iceland + Anchorage (which is further than Reykjavik) to play cards with these same strangers I met 5 years ago. For all of you that have shared your stories, your homes, and your friendship, I am truly grateful. I'd list names, but there are truly too many to count. I'm glad to call you my friends, including our resident clown @David O. Congrats on the milestone!

A trip down memory lane from one of my first meetup tables: @k9dr, @Jeff, @Ronoh (not pictured), @ChaosRock, @detroitdad, @Ben
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I'm debating on sharing this story because of the inevitable question that it's going to lead to, but here it goes anyway.

I nominate @horseshoez . Zaki has been a good chipping friend of mine for a good part of my time in this hobby. Always fun to shoot the shit with and he's helped me out on a few projects over the course of the past couple of years. Without sharing too much, I'll only say that I was able to acquire a grail set of chips as a result of his direct intervention of which I could not acquire on my own accord.

I cold PM'ed those that I thought or that I knew had what I was after, with no luck. We got to talking one day and we found that we're actually looking for the same chips, but insisted that he helped find me a set before he could add onto his own. Initially the usual suspects did not pan out, but, again, without being too specific, he went out and got some really solid trade bait on his own dime that would try and help me to land the chips. He did not accept payment from me for said trade bait unless it led to me acquiring what I was after.

Long story short, I was able to work out the three way trade in which I got what I was after, Zaki got the cash, and the third party got the trade bait. This is something I'm eternally grateful for, and I'm very happy to see that we were both able to get what we were after. Cheers my friend.

Was an absolute pleasure helping you, Joe. Chipping wouldn’t be chipping if there weren’t others to share it with. That entails helping each other get what our hearts desire and in turn enjoying them on the felt with one another. IMO, it’s what it’s all about.

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Additionally, congrats on your milestone @David O. We may have not had many interactions, but I’m looking forward to meeting you in person at one of the upcoming meet ups.
 

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Part 1: the joy of accumulating more chips at the table. You know the electric tingle running through your veins when you're at the casino and the cards are just hitting you like crazy and the chips are just lining up in front of you and all is good in the world and it feels like finally the universe has realized what a brilliant person you are and you totally deserve this and it will never end.....

Part 2: Hold up a sec, there's an online forum with others who understand what a rush that is and they're gonna help you create that sensation of chips flying your way and all that joy is available simply using a few keyboard taps, a few clicks or swipes, and then the chips are coming your way, just the way you always dreamed it would happen....

Yup, that's why. Two addictive behaviors combined. Winning chips + online shopping. Double the desire.
 

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Congrats on those 10k, and many thanks for what you bring on this forum.

I find poker chips to be quite a beautiful thing: you can have quality in the making, colorful design, history behind, and poker itself is a subject of interest in so many ways. I always collected things since I was young: stamps, rocks, dices, jeans leather patches (wife can't help making fun of me for that), so chips was only waiting...

As for PCF.... My friends and I play poker occasionaly and I was the only one with no chips set, so summer 2020 I started looking through the web, like everybody on the planet....
Was about that close to buy a set of Laurel ceramics....
Then I caught a picture of a chip I found different from all the others I had seen in a couple days of searching...
Clicked on the link...
Landed on @Windwalker pr0n thread.
Never quite recovered from that.
 

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Please put others in the giveaway, not me. I've got plenty of poker stuff, but I did want to say congratulations on 10,000 posts, and that its a pleasure to have gotten to know you over the years.
 

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Love collecting chips from Casino's I visit. Gives me a cool way to remember trips with family and friends. But I also find myself collecting sample sets just to see other people's cool chips as I think about creating my own custom chips.

My issue now is that I think I have caught something from PCF. I am collecting Dealer Buttons now in addition to chips...where does it end...?
 

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Congrats on 10K.

I’m really exercising some strong self-control and only collect images of sexy chips, with a few limited exceptions, otherwise I’d be in trouble. :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
 

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I was looking for chips to play blackjack with my children (make them practice mental math) and found this community. I have stayed because this community is very far removed from my daily life and is a welcome distraction (except for some of the middle-aged man drama). I enjoy the creative side of the hobby--I love seeing what people create (color combinations, edge spot progressions, inlay ideas, etc). I wish I could say that I am a collector but my funds do not allow me to buy all of the pretty chips that I fall in love with. Instead I daydream about the custom set I will eventually get ordered.
 

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I got into poker chips way back on twoplustwo home games forum when I was hosting games 2-3 times a week. First I used information I found there to build a table, an upgrade from playing on half of an old ping-pong table that I "felted" using the felt from an old pool table and duct tape. Around the same time, I played in a friend of a friend's game who owned a set of CdMs, and I knew immediately I had to upgrade my chips too. So I did some research and discovered I could order "real" clay poker chips customized direct from T.R. King, organized a small King's Crown group buy in the home games forum - we paid ~$0.80/chip :wow: - and the rest is history. I've been in and out of both hosting and collecting and owned some decent sets over the years, but now I am down to only my CPC customs, which I am happily stuck with because we all know those have terrible resale value. Now I am happy to only "collect" samples, and I have a case with about 600 of them so far that I intend to display when I add on and re-do my basement next year.
 

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I enjoy collecting poker chips to create mixed sets - there are no rules with mixed sets, and I can put together a set of specific denominations that I like. I don’t enjoy being committed to one type of inlay or mold, and don’t have any issue with mixed mold sets.
 

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Why to collect chips and cards? Cause they beautiful....
Playing poker is great, but shuffling stacks of nice chips is pleasure of its own.

You win big hand, you see the chips pushed your way and than you stack it and stack it and....
 

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I started in 2004 when my brother was turning 40 and I wanted to get him a good present so I dropped $300 on a set of 500 Oceanside Club Card Room chips from Spinnetti's.
After giving them, I started looking for a set for me and found that I really liked the CDI98 chips, and was determined to get a set, but they were not available, I had to assemble from auction and sellers. That required funds and I decided to be able to afford chips I wanted, I could buy some from Spinettis and sell them on ebay for more as their price was $0.60 per chip and ebay was usually $1 per chip.
So I bought 2000 Olivia's, and when the first set of 500 sold for $600, I bought the 4000+ they had left. Using the profits from all the Olivia's, I was able to get my CDI98 set, and still have 1 set of Olivia's. Years later, I found Chiptalk and decided I needed a chipco set and a CIC BJ set, so sold my last Olivia's and got the Mardi Gras Queen and Cerromar Beach sets and I was done.
Several years later, i decided to resurface and saw that Mr. Tree was having S@P II and since he was local thought I would ask if I could attend. (on Chiptalk) he told me that CT was dead and to come to PCF, so here I have been since then. Picked up several more sets since then, and sent a few to new homes, but the people are what keep me around. I remember meeting several of you for the first time at S@P II.

Grats on your 10k post, you are a pillar of the community and even nicer in person. Here's to 10k more,
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In! I recently won a giveaway from @Percy7 and really liked the chipcos I won. He then sent me another shuffle stack of different chipcos to help me start to build a collection and that was very generous of him!
 
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I am newer to the chip collecting. It originally started with an interest to get better coin tokens for board games. Someone linked the "Bank" chips from Apache Poker Chips on a Reddit post and I casually fell down the chipping rabbit hole.

While I want to really want to buy super nice sets the rise in prices recently, my ongoing brewing hobby, and fixes required on my home, have kept much of my spending at bay. Thus I have resigned myself to super cheap chips as I build a steadier poker group and thus can justify the purchase of a nice set to my wife.
 

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I remember when I was young, I had a larger Lego set that I liked to keep set up on display and my younger brother liked to take apart. When I complained to my mother, she didn't do anything, because she said Lego was meant to be played with, not put on display. I didn't really agree at the time, but I do now. That's why I love collecting chips in the way we do here...chips are meant to be played with, not left on display.
 

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IN! Thank you friend. Found this site while trying to learn more about poker chips. Took the red pill and never made it out the rabbit hole haha.
 
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