Kansas City Straddle II July 13-16, 2023 (3 Viewers)

chipinla

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Dude, is that you from superbad?
No but this is.
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Schmendr1ck

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Barbecue is the group dinner at Jack Stack BBQ on the first night. We're going back. On a party bus.
It will be someone else's responsibility to work the pole this year. I plan to be full of meat and degen tingles.

Slap's is sneaky good;
Oh hell yes it is.
 

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We had the ol' best KC barbecue debate at my last home game. But we all agreed:

- Q39 is overrated;
- stay away from Gates unless you either like yelling your order or getting yelled at for not yelling your order;
- Joe's KC is top 5;
- Zarda's is seriously underrated (if Zarda's is good enough for the Chiefs to use them as their official caterer for training camp every year out of so many options, then that seriously counts for something);
- Arthur Byrant's is also top 5;
- L.C.'s is often overlooked;
- Slap's is sneaky good;
- Jack Stack is the best.
Harp bbq (best one, trust me I have good taste) is opening a restaurant so stay tuned....
 

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leaning more towards in, but have a few personal things going on so can't commit quite yet
Excellent! I look forward to seeing you four-bet out of the small blind again with 4-2 offsuit! :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

Really hope you can make it, bro. My "Chessie's Cove" card capper needs to see its maker.
 

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Excellent! I look forward to seeing you four-bet out of the small blind again with 4-2 offsuit! :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

Really hope you can make it, bro. My "Chessie's Cove" card capper needs to see its maker.
Yeah! @kirchhausen if you make it to KC please bring your CPC set if at all possible. Would love to get more table time with those beauties.

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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 room, 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 nine 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 a Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownPlace Suites, 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, including 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 will be back to defend his ME title and championship belt:

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POINTS OF INTEREST, THINGS TO SEE/DO

There's plenty to do, including family-friendly getaways, for anyone wanting a break from poker-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.

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CONFIRMED ATTENDEES:

1. Me, plus room
2. @bsdunbar1, plus room
2. @Grandmasturkey
3. @tdccarpenter
4. @Chester Copperpot
5. @Lil Tuna, plus room
6. @toothpic, plus room
7. @Pawn38
8. @Joe Harris
9. @Justin Olson
10-11: @Ben8257 and @FordPickup92, plus room
12: @EnjoyLife, plus room (sharing with @jja412)
13. @jja412
14. @Schmendr1ck, plus room
15. @ChipFinderSK**
16. @TheBigTater**
17-18. @BEANO52 and Mrs. Beano52, plus room
19. @chipinla
20. @Vacuum
21. @postmanpete
22. @Seeking Alpha Social Club, plus father
23. @Himewad
24. @TX_Golf_N_Poker**
25. @T_Chan
26. @k9dr (probable), plus room (sharing with @inca911 and @Jeff )
27. @inca911 (probable)
28. @Jeff
29. @chicubs1988
30.
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**WAIT LIST FOR ON-SITE ROOM IF ONE BECOMES AVAILABLE

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

INTERESTED

1. @BamaT8ter
2. @BootySnatcher (via text message)
3. @kirchhausen
4. @quintooo
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I'm in....Bootysnatcher
 

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Room is booked!! Let's GO!!

Why are there still seats available for this meet up? Wasn't this listed like 5 days ago??. Blasphemy

This is that ONE meet up folks... just ask the people that are hitting 8 in 2022!

Don't be the person. Next week that gets put on the wait list and then had to cross their fingers to get a spot! ACT NOW! I warned you!

SHOUT OUT AGAIN TO THE 5AM crew last year!
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Our commander and cheif "oh wow @bsdunbar1 " @Joe Harris , the weird bearded dude... (who was actually only invited because he has a smoking hot GF there to his left that basically gets him invites to everything and makes me think he's actually cool) @FordPickup92 and the only and only 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 AND 2022 Worlds Sexiest Man 5 years running and already a lock for 2023... our very own pole dancing extraordinaire @Schmendr1ck (love you Chris and ready for another bro hug!)

Bill we have to come up with something WORSE this year for pot loosers for the late night crew this time around... thinking ridiculous condom hats, or 18"suction cup "vibrators" that stick to the poker table rail directly infront of you and you have to play your hard around the inatimate but intimidating "moving statues" of course after taking minimum of 1 "oh wow" happy candies! Lmao

( @Hornet please take notes on above for "how to reduce fake action" as similar tactics could be used for say playing an orbit without seeing a flop... the "suction cup oscillating statue" or condom hat moves to you for the next orbit or until the next player is found to be sitting on their hands)

Looking forward to seeing everyone of you fine people again in just a few short months!

PS... if @Lil Tuna offers you a ride in the GT500... try not to mention the phone book in the driver's seat (he is pretty self conscious about it) he said someone put it there playing a joke on him... but he didn't move it when he got in...and the platform shoes to reach the pedals alone make it a "worth while" experience!
 
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Looks like there’s a decent chance that I’ll be moving to/living in Columbia, MO at that time, so please count me in as a newbie to your meet up.

If references are needed, @Ben8257 and @FordPickup92 might pass along a “he’s just degenerate enough and barely cool enough to play with us” rating from our first interaction at the 2022 Mauler at the Baller in Vegas. ;)

Would like to get location info and a rough draft of game plans so I can book flights and a nearby hotel.

And as a player and lover of blues, might I get suggestion for a good local blues club?

Nelson & Tedeschi cover “Kansas City” by Fats Domino

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Looks like there’s a decent chance that I’ll be moving to/living in Columbia, MO at that time, so please count me in as a newbie to your meet up.

If references are needed, @Ben8257 and @FordPickup92 might pass along a “he’s just degenerate enough and barely cool enough to play with us” rating from our first interaction at the 2022 Mauler at the Baller in Vegas. ;)

Would like to get location info and a rough draft of game plans so I can book flights and a nearby hotel.

And as a player and lover of blues, might I get suggestion for a good local blues club?

Nelson & Tedeschi cover “Kansas City” by Fats Domino

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100% vouch! Would be happy to see you again brother!
 

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