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I have several friends and acquaintances coming by on Saturday night for a "Guy's Night" in honour of my Brother-in-law's upcoming wedding. This is meant to be a fun night of cards and general male BS'ing.

The question is this. I am expecting about a dozen to 14 people. A few have commented that they'd like to come, but are not really interested in poker. So, do I set up my second table in the hopes they all say "what the hell?" Or, do I stick with the one table and, if necessary, bring up the second one afterwards?

Adding the second table is EASY beforehand, but a bit of a pain to do in the middle of the action.

Thoughts?
 

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Low stakes game? Whats the buy in?
 

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Not relevant to the question, imo . . . but it's a nickel dime game with a $20.00 buy-in.

I think its relevant but I didn't elaborate more to show why IMO. I see it like this... If its a just fun no money game or low stakes like you said, I would set up the the extra table. Those few who commented about not really wanting to play poker may play if its just $20 to be part of the group. If it were a higher stakes games, then I probably would not set it up. They may feel it's too much money and/or they are not that good at it to play. Maybe it makes sense, maybe it don't. :)
 

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Okay . . . I was sort of thinking along the same lines. Set up the beginner table for the noobs to goof around on, and have a second table for the more serious degenerates, move everyone to the one table after the "kiddies go (bust) to bed and play some real cards for an hour or two.
 

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That sounds like a good plan!
 

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You could always set up the 2nd table as another game, as in bring other types of games like board games or other card games that everyone's familiar with.
 

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I'd set up both tables. Some people who say they are not interested may be reluctant or uncertain. Once they watch your main table for a bit, they may get into the spirit and play a bit.
 

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I think I am going to be setting up the second table . . . my numbers might be as high as 17 tomorrow night, based on a few e-mails this morning. Even if a few DON'T play, that is still more than enough for two tables of 6-max play, (or whatever).

Looks like I am moving some furniture in the morning.
 

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LOL . . . so, after setting up the second table, and buying enough snacks, etc. to accommodate 14 players, we ended up with a full table of 10 players, who declined the option of more individual space in order to have a single game going for the night. All buy-ins were for the max. ($20), and there were about half a dozen reloads. WE played one orbit of PLO before the newbs opted to go back to NLHE. Biggest hand in the PLO orbit was my FH over FH for a pot of about $40.00. For a table with three first time players, no one seemed shy about splashing around. Final tally was a 6 hour game that netted yours truly a profit of $80.00. Not too shabby for a $0.25/$0.50 game . . .
 

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That awesome! I like playing PLO. So was the extra table just used for the snacks then? :cool:
 
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