Jammin' in Jersey III - The Barrel House Battle Royale - June 9-11, 2022 (3 Viewers)

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How big a bankroll does one bring to an event like this? I have never played tournaments or cash games and am trying to figure if I could afford to go.
Full circus games routinely play for stacks, and can build/burn 3-6 buy-ins a day easily.

Small circus games are less swingy. Some meet-ups have micro-stakes games of Limit Circus games that are true bankroll savers.

Hold'em plays like NLHE anywhere. Depending on table texture, it can go big and loose, but usually plays like any casino game - without the rake.

Tournament costs are self-explanatory.

Bring what you feel comfortable losing. More than once I have been wiped-out, but enjoyed the day dealing.
 

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Scrotum, Sviten, 2 - 7 triple draw! All in fun my friends!!

As explained to me by several veteran members, a good rule of thumb is $300 per day. I suck at poker and attend lots of meet ups and yet to burn through that much in a single day... when I hit $200 - $250 down (for the day) I call it quits... go outside drink and talk to trees, or any other inanimate object that doesn't mind listening to my bad beat stories. Lmao

The meet up in Jersey last year was quite tame compared to other meet ups. Nothing in life is free, heck $300 in a casino can be gone in sub 30 minutes. At a meet up that should last you all day! As I have said before "poker lessons are often not cheap!" Mixed games can be taxing on the brain until you get the hang of them... but once it all starts clicking you will likely find NLHE to be quite boring.

It's not supposed to be about the money, it's about getting together with like minded chip nerds and having a good time! Heck most of the time you will find that if you get stacked a couple times and say "hey anybody wanna play micro for 20 bucks?" You will find a few people that will happily start up a lower stakes "less risk" table with you (also good after hours of drinking quality Whiskey, for those of us that do partake! Lol)

The only thing I can guarantee is... if you do decide to make the trip, step out of your comfort zone and come play cards with total strangers... likely you will have one of the best times of your life, get back home, open PCF and start looking for the next local meet up. Then before too long you find yourself 3000 miles from home playing poker in the Mountains of NM with "friends you have now made at these meet ups!"
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Don't be afraid that you don't know the games, or "what if I screw up dealing??" Believe me, we were all nervous of that stuff before our first meet ups. We all screw up... we all accidentally RIP a giant fart that we thought was going to be silent that we could easily blame on another player! These are just normal folks, come out and have a great time. You won't regret it!
 

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How big a bankroll does one bring to an event like this? I have never played tournaments or cash games and am trying to figure if I could afford to go.
I've got all the stakes and tourney buy-in information in the first post, you can read through that for the details but in general I don't host this to be a mega bank-buster event where you can win (or lose) thousands of dollars. This is more of a chip geek event with lots of bullshitting, chip trading/gawking with a bit of booze and cigars, all surrounded by low stakes poker. I'd venture to say the big winners/losers may be (at most ) around a grand in either direction for the weekend, with most either up or down a couple hundred. I also typically refer to this thread here about meetup bankrolls, it's a few years old so you can adjust up a bit for inflation but it gets the idea across: https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/meetup-bankroll.23339/

Buuuuut, at the end of the day, it really boils down to this:

Bring what you feel comfortable losing.

Ok I am in New Jersey (South Jersey near Philadelphia) and I am definitely interested if our gracious host will have me.
I'll add you to the interest list, but please note this event is geared for established PCFers & chippers. I do this for two reasons. One is general security for my home & everyone else playing - I want to at least have an idea of who's coming. Second is this is really an event for chippers - between all the chip discussion, stoppage of play to oogle a new set being put out, etc etc etc - your average NLHE poker player looking to grind away will likely be fairly miserable sitting there.

I've had several folks who have just joined within the past few weeks reach out about attending. Post an intro, banter around a bit and get involved in the community. I also wanted to note that while the guest list isn't "closed" at this point (as I haven't asked for confirmations), we're at 30+ folks who have expressed interest, so I may start separating into a waitlist soon.
 

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I've got all the stakes and tourney buy-in information in the first post, you can read through that for the details but in general I don't host this to be a mega bank-buster event where you can win (or lose) thousands of dollars. This is more of a chip geek event with lots of bullshitting, chip trading/gawking with a bit of booze and cigars, all surrounded by low stakes poker. I'd venture to say the big winners/losers may be (at most ) around a grand in either direction for the weekend, with most either up or down a couple hundred. I also typically refer to this thread here about meetup bankrolls, it's a few years old so you can adjust up a bit for inflation but it gets the idea across: https://www.pokerchipforum.com/threads/meetup-bankroll.23339/

Buuuuut, at the end of the day, it really boils down to this:




I'll add you to the interest list, but please note this event is geared for established PCFers & chippers. I do this for two reasons. One is general security for my home & everyone else playing - I want to at least have an idea of who's coming. Second is this is really an event for chippers - between all the chip discussion, stoppage of play to oogle a new set being put out, etc etc etc - your average NLHE poker player looking to grind away will likely be fairly miserable sitting there.

I've had several folks who have just joined within the past few weeks reach out about attending. Post an intro, banter around a bit and get involved in the community. I also wanted to note that while the guest list isn't "closed" at this point (as I haven't asked for confirmations), we're at 30+ folks who have expressed interest, so I may start separating into a waitlist soon.
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Only because you're the one who calls for that nonsense..... ;) :LOL: :laugh:

Scareny is a great time for a cigar break! :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:
Who was the devil that called the Icelandic version of the game at this past year's meetup that was sitting to my direct right that taught me how to play?

Oh, I remember.....

You created this monster, now you're tasked with taming it!
 

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Who was the devil that called the Icelandic version of the game at this past year's meetup that was sitting to my direct right that taught me how to play?

Oh, I remember.....

You created this monster, now you're tasked with taming it!



You can't spring Scarney too early, it really works best after you hear "hey - you know what? I think I'm finally starting to get the hang of these mixed games!"
 
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