I miss my home game....

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I don't know if it's just a feeling sorry for myself moment or what, but I really am missing hosting my game. I miss every part of it, from taking apart the bed to convert the basement bedroom into the poker room, to setting out the bar, to counting out chip stacks and making sure each of my decks has 52 cards for the 14th time. I miss setting up the hot dog roller and scrambling to get somebody to stop and get mustard because this house always seems to run out of it. I especially miss that moment when everything is done, but no one has arrived yet, and I sit at the table, crack a beer and figure out what game or fight is going on the TV.

I miss guys calling for rebuys when I am in the middle of a hand. I miss having to make rulings on situations where I can't even figure out how they got in that spot. I miss having to count out the payouts three times because people are asking where is more ice while I am doing it. I miss getting sucked out on to bust out, but only being pissed for a split second because we are playing cheeseburger stakes and everybody is having a great time. I miss the laughing and ball busting a lot. I miss cleaning up and breaking things down some time between 2am and 5am. I miss that slight stale beer smell that accompanies the end of the night. I don't miss the early alarms to get up and coach hockey or lacrosse the next morning. I miss Colleen waking from a dead sleep and asking me how I did when I eventually get to bed.

I miss the crew, a lot. I think that's actually what I miss the most. Just being with the boys (and girls) and turning off the real world for a little while. Deadlines, stress, drama, all that stuff goes away on poker night.

Anyway... I know well get back there, and I know we are all doing the right thing right now. I've just been missing it.
 

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Ditto! I miss spending hours of our Saturdays into sunday morning playing at Mark's... online poker just isnt the same. Even with the once a month or every other month game we'd host and I always complained about cleaning lol I miss the anticipation to play for hours with family and good friends
 

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I don't know if it's just a feeling sorry for myself moment or what, but I really am missing hosting my game. I miss every part of it, from taking apart the bed to convert the basement bedroom into the poker room, to setting out the bar, to counting out chip stacks and making sure each of my decks has 52 cards for the 14th time. I miss setting up the hot dog roller and scrambling to get somebody to stop and get mustard because this house always seems to run out of it. I especially miss that moment when everything is done, but no one has arrived yet, and I sit at the table, crack a beer and figure out what game or fight is going on the TV.

I miss guys calling for rebuys when I am in the middle of a hand. I miss having to make rulings on situations where I can't even figure out how they got in that spot. I miss having to count out the payouts three times because people are asking where is more ice while I am doing it. I miss getting sucked out on to bust out, but only being pissed for a split second because we are playing cheeseburger stakes and everybody is having a great time. I miss the laughing and ball busting a lot. I miss cleaning up and breaking things down some time between 2am and 5am. I miss that slight stale beer smell that accompanies the end of the night. I don't miss the early alarms to get up and coach hockey or lacrosse the next morning. I miss Colleen waking from a dead sleep and asking me how I did when I eventually get to bed.

I miss the crew, a lot. I think that's actually what I miss the most. Just being with the boys (and girls) and turning off the real world for a little while. Deadlines, stress, drama, all that stuff goes away on poker night.

Anyway... I know well get back there, and I know we are all doing the right thing right now. I've just been missing it.
With you 100% @longflop! Been jonesing to host a poker game!
 

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Once upon a time, I played cards three days a week. I hosted 60+ nights a year. Now . . . . . nothing.

My poor chips are oh so lonely. For that matter, I am lonely too.

We had something like ten pounds of candy bars and snacks for poker night. Someone has to eat them. Looks like I might be someone.

Then there is the dog. He LOVES poker night. He loves the poker players. He always knows hours ahead of the game and watches out the window for the first arrivals. Buster even helps me get the game set up - well mostly he helps with any food dropped on the floor. And candy wrappers, can't forget that.


Someday poker will resume. Can't happen soon enough but given how old we are, I'll take things slow.
 

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Once upon a time, I played cards three days a week. I hosted 60+ nights a year. Now . . . . . nothing.

My poor chips are oh so lonely. For that matter, I am lonely too.

We had something like ten pounds of candy bars and snacks for poker night. Someone has to eat them. Looks like I might be someone.

Then there is the dog. He LOVES poker night. He loves the poker players. He always knows hours ahead of the game and watches out the window for the first arrivals. Buster even helps me get the game set up - well mostly he helps with any food dropped on the floor. And candy wrappers, can't forget that.


Someday poker will resume. Can't happen soon enough but given how old we are, I'll take things slow.
This is the cutest post ever. Staying safe is most important but gosh do I wish we could all play a game!
 

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Once upon a time, I played cards three days a week. I hosted 60+ nights a year. Now . . . . . nothing.

My poor chips are oh so lonely. For that matter, I am lonely too.

We had something like ten pounds of candy bars and snacks for poker night. Someone has to eat them. Looks like I might be someone.

Then there is the dog. He LOVES poker night. He loves the poker players. He always knows hours ahead of the game and watches out the window for the first arrivals. Buster even helps me get the game set up - well mostly he helps with any food dropped on the floor. And candy wrappers, can't forget that.


Someday poker will resume. Can't happen soon enough but given how old we are, I'll take things slow.
My guy sounds the alarm whenever people start showing up. He is a 50lb mutt who barks like a dog twice his size. Really friendly, but really loud!
 

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With you 100% ! Miss poker nights more than almost anything else - and it's mostly the people. We have such a great group in our area.... Wish I could list them all here and let them know how much I miss them and hope they're staying safe. But they know who they are...
Looking forward to live games with yall again!! Hope you are staying safe as well!
 

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With you 100% ! Miss poker nights more than almost anything else - and it's mostly the people. We have such a great group in our area.... Wish I could list them all here and let them know how much I miss them and hope they're staying safe. But they know who they are...
Its really just Stu, you miss Stu.
 

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I used to run a good-sized poker league back in Tucson that played about three Saturdays every month. I can't imagine how disappointed I'd be right now that it would be on hold indefinitely. I used to hate having to cancel for any reason, it was why I cleaned the house and stocked the fridge with sodas on Saturday afternoon.

Here in Massachusetts I had just found a local monthly home game right before things went sideways. Played in one session, had a great time (a very diverse group!) and... back to life without a regular game, ugh!

I'm eager to play again, I miss the social aspect, the cool gear, the competitiveness... but man it would be worse if I was used to hosting. The best use of your cool-ass chips is to see them in the middle of the table.
 

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Your not alone. I'm ready to try a quarantine game.
1. Mask and gloves at all times
2. Bring own drink cup.(must have straw for rule 1)
3. Sorry no food
4. Of course all will be cleaned before and after. game.
5. Hand sanitizer will be available
 

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Live > Online any day of the week. Can't wait until I can host again or go to a friend's home game.
 

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It's OK to mourn and grieve normalcy going out the window. Those feelings are all validated and should be acknowledged. I try to think of it in the sense that each day that passes by is one more closer to that fine day when I host a game again.
 

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Your not alone. I'm ready to try a quarantine game.
1. Mask and gloves at all times
2. Bring own drink cup.(must have straw for rule 1)
3. Sorry no food
4. Of course all will be cleaned before and after. game.
5. Hand sanitizer will be available
These may work...
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It's OK to mourn and grieve normalcy going out the window. Those feelings are all validated and should be acknowledged. I try to think of it in the sense that each day that passes by is one more closer to that fine day when I host a game again.
The power of positive thinking!
 

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Once upon a time, I played cards three days a week. I hosted 60+ nights a year. Now . . . . . nothing.

My poor chips are oh so lonely. For that matter, I am lonely too.

We had something like ten pounds of candy bars and snacks for poker night. Someone has to eat them. Looks like I might be someone.

Then there is the dog. He LOVES poker night. He loves the poker players. He always knows hours ahead of the game and watches out the window for the first arrivals. Buster even helps me get the game set up - well mostly he helps with any food dropped on the floor. And candy wrappers, can't forget that.


Someday poker will resume. Can't happen soon enough but given how old we are, I'll take things slow.
I have been dying to get my hands on one of those 2000 chip rolling cases for YEARS! Where you get that?
 

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It will only get worse before it’s better.....

Only if people are hell-bent on making sure it gets worse.
We can beat this thing. It will take some patience. Play the long game - do what you need to do to make it to the final table of healthy, normal life.
 

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I’m torn. I miss the people. Having thoughts on no longer hosting....

But, I’m in a funk, so take that for what it’s worth.
It's just our brain's way to deal with the trauma of not being able to run games. I've had these thoughts.

What I do is, lay some of my chips out on the table. Helps sooth the yearn. Ain't no substitute but it helps.

I feel what you are feeling. I've heard of your epic games man! Don't throw in the towel..

We're all in it together somehow!
 

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We’ll reopen with nothing but hopes and dreams. People will flock and there is no cure. The second wave will be worse than this. Than what??
 
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