Kansas City Straddle II July 13-16, 2023 (1 Viewer)

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Straddle: “To be on both sides of; extend over or across.”

With the definition in mind, "The Kansas City Straddle" provides a perfect meetup name when considering Missouri and Kansas border the metro area and there's a little poker connotation.

Yeppers, it's time.

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KCS II is officially a go for July 13-16, 2023, on the Missouri side of KC, with assistance from KCS committee members @Grandmasturkey, @bsdunbar1, @tdccarpenter and @Chester Copperpot. Will also continue to pick the brains belonging to @DoubleEagle and @RowdyRawhide.

Below is what we have planned, mostly in line with what we did for KCS in July 2022, plus a few tweaks:
  • WHO: PCFers. We easily filled five 8-player tables at the first Straddle, so we’ll keep it at 40 max.
  • WHAT: A social chipper gathering for camaraderie.
  • WHEN: July 13-16, 2023.
  • WHERE: An ideal meetup space is secured within the Kansas City metro. Details sent directly to confirmed attendees, like last time.
  • WHY: Because the first Straddle was a blast, why not do another one?
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LODGING


For accommodations, I blocked off nine rooms, and priority will be given to any returning attendees who stayed on-site at the first Straddle (you know who you are). Please chime in below if you want an on-site room. [UPDATE: All rooms are spoken for, as of Oct. 22, 2022]

Don't worry if you miss out on one of the rooms, though. There are multiple hotels within the immediate area of the meetup location, including Marriott Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownPlace Suites, Microtel, Springhill Suites, Best Western, among many others, for overflow.

For chippers flying in: The Kansas City international airport is approximately 20-25 minutes from the hotels.

THE CHIPS

We’ll supply chips. Attendees, however, are certainly welcome to bring a set to put in play.

THE GAMES (daily schedule shared directly with attendees)
  • Social games, mostly circus but one table reserved specifically for 1/2 NLHE.
  • Main Event
Our vision is an all-day Main Event on Saturday, followed by social games when tables become available.

@EnjoyLife returns to defend his ME title and championship belt:

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@BootySnatcher returns to defend his Circus Tournament championship:

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POINTS OF INTEREST

There are areas to explore, including family-friendly getaways, for anyone seeking a break from degen-related events:
  • KC metro: The Plaza, where you’ll find the famous fountains, and numerous shopping outlets and eating spots, including Jack Stack barbecue restaurant; Worlds of Fun amusement park; Midtown-Westport area of KC (restaurants like Q39 barbecue, diners, bars galore and my go-to karaoke spot Off-Key), Power & Light District (dining, and more bars!), Zona Rosa shopping area; The Legends Outlet on the Kansas side of the metro houses Hollywood Casino, the Kansas Speedway, Sporting KC’s soccer stadium, large shopping outlet, restaurants, bars, etc., and so much more.
  • Local casinos: Harrah’s KC, Hollywood Casino, Argosy, Ameristar and Bally's Kansas City, formerly the Isle of Capri KC.
  • Harrah’s and Hollywood are the only two poker rooms in town. Harrah’s does 1/2, 2/5 and PLO games, while Hollywood does 1/3, 2/5, occasional 20/40 limit and PLO games.
  • For the sports fans! The Royals have a homestand vs. the Tampa Bay Rays during KCS II (attn: @k9dr). Sporting KC hasn’t released the 2023 schedule yet, but hopefully they’re also home for the pro soccer supporters.
PARTING THOUGHTS

More details, including full schedule and sequence of events, to follow at a later time with confirmed attendees.

Please chime in if you're either "in" or "interested" and I’ll keep a running tally below in this post. [UPDATE, as of Oct. 28, 2022: KCS II is officially full. The "Interested" list is now a wait list.]

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CONFIRMED ATTENDEES

1. Me, plus room
2. @bsdunbar1, plus room
3. @Grandmasturkey
4. @tdccarpenter
5. @Chester Copperpot
6. @RowdyRawhide
7. @toothpic, plus room
8. @Lil Tuna, plus room
9. @Pawn38
10. @Joe Harris
11. @Justin Olson
12-13: @Ben8257 and @FordPickup92, plus room
14: @EnjoyLife, plus room (sharing with @jja412)
15. @jja412
16 @Schmendr1ck, plus room
17. @ChipFinderSK **
18. @TheBigTater **
19. @BEANO52 and Mrs. Beano52, plus room
20. @chipinla
21. @Vacuum
22. @postmanpete
23. @Seeking Alpha Social Club, plus father
24. @Himewad
25. @TX_Golf_N_Poker **
26. @T_Chan
27. @k9dr (probable), plus room (sharing with @inca911 and @Jeff )
28. @inca911 (probable)
29. @Jeff
30. @chicubs1988
31. @BootySnatcher
32. @PokerDogDoc
33. @sugarcane
34. @Brad1316
35. @kirchhausen
36. @quintooo
37. @colter ripton
38. @slisk250
39. @DeusEx
40. @Littleluck55

WAIT LIST

1. @BamaT8ter
2. @CraigT78 ("solid maybe")
3. @JesterTX **
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**ON-SITE ROOM IF ONE BECOMES AVAILABLE

1. @ChipFinderSK
2. @TheBigTater
3. @TX_Golf_N_Poker
4. @JesterTX
 
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