Raise In Arizona I - October 13-16, 2022 (2 Viewers)

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I know it's a long shot but if a spot opens up, I would love to attend
I’ll put you in the off-thread waitlist but I’m seriously oversubscribed with the game. Got a lot of friends I haven’t seen in a while from back East and a lot of AZ locals I haven’t met yet who have locked up seats.

If anything changes I’ll give you a shout.
 

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I’ll put you in the off-thread waitlist but I’m seriously oversubscribed with the game. Got a lot of friends I haven’t seen in a while from back East and a lot of AZ locals I haven’t met yet who have locked up seats.

If anything changes I’ll give you a shout.
Fair enough! I'll be there on these dates so keep me posted thanks.
 

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Bounty chips from ABC are in and in the stack tubes. Cash set is ready for Krish and Matt at the big table (thanks Gear!!)
 

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All we’re missing for the main event chip tubes is the commemorative chip (and a tourney structure, and anyone other than me to TD per unanimous player decree).
 

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I thought I felt the burn, but I realized I was drunk and Matt B and actually set me on fire (fulfilling a lifelong ambition of his equal to my fantasy of scooping him with 2 others and then stabbing him).
 

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In for Wednesday beer crawl / dinner / casino / shenanigans.
 

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All we’re missing for the main event chip tubes is the commemorative chip (and a tourney structure, and anyone other than me to TD per unanimous player decree).
LMK if you need me to come out and TD. Like, seriously. PM me if there's interest.
 

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I'm holding a meetup in Arizona (East Valley) from Thursday October 13th to Sunday AM October 16th, 2022. There will also be the option of starting early on Wednesday the 12th if you're so inclined.

I'm limiting attendance somewhat due to space and logistics. I'm going to have a max of 24 seats available with preference given to local Arizonans and folks who played in the various BBOTB games back east. I'm limiting attendance to people that have attended a BBOTB previously, or have played with me at a home game or another meetup. I'm hoping to be able to host a larger event in 2023. For anyone who is curious what these games are like, check out any of the old BBOTB threads here. They're very fun, social games with equal parts poker, party, and laughs accompanied with lots of food and drink.

Nearest airport is Sky Harbor (PHX) in Phoenix. It's about a 20 minute drive from my house. For hotels or Airbnb, anything in Chandler and Gilbert should work.

Here's the tentative agenda:

Wednesday, October 12th
- 6:00pm: Brewery crawl and dinner in Chandler/Gilbert/Mesa area
- 9:00pm: 5/10 Big O at Lone Butte Gila River Casino (we'll try to take over a table)

Thursday, October 13th
- 10:00am: Breakfast at Daily Dose in Tempe (delicious, best breakfast spot I've ever visited, guaranteed hangover cure)
- 12:00pm: Circus cash games (25/50c pot limit) starting at noon
- 5:00pm: Raising Canes chicken for dinner

Friday, October 14th
- 10:00am: Breakfast at the Farmhouse in Gilbert
- 12:00pm: Circus cash games (25c/50c pot limit and $2.50/5.00 fixed limit)
- 6:00pm: 2nd Annual Scarney Flipament ($40)
- 6:30pm: 11th Annual SOHE World Championship (previous winners are invited to bring their Lipstick Skunk trophies as card cappers, each will receive a commemorative t-shirt)
- 7:30pm: Circus cash games resume (25c/50c pot limit and $1/1 pot limit with dedicated dealer)

Saturday, October 15th
- 10:00am: Hangover breakfast back at Daily Dose in Tempe
- 12:00pm: Circus cash games (25c/50c pot limit)
- 4:00pm: Catered BBQ from Joe's in Gilbert
- 5:00pm: Registration for the 11th Annual Truman's House NLHE Main Event ($120)
- 7:00pm: Circus cash games recommence as tables free up

Food: I'll have a ton of snacks and munchies, and there are *alot* of options for ordering out with delivery from Doordash, Uber Eats, and others. If you want to get your own grub, there is a grocery store within a 4 minute drive. There are multiple restaurants and bars within a 5 minute drive as well.

Drink: I'll have multiple cases of bottled water (AZ tap water is notoriously distasteful), lots of soda options, and a bunch of local beers from Wren House, SanTan Brewing, and other local breweries. There are around 8 breweries within a 15 minute ride if anyone wants to take an afternoon excursion. I particularly recommend the SanTan Brewing Distiller and Brewing tour which is around 10 minutes from my house and is really interesting (and delicious). I'm also going to get the necessary supplies to enable Leonard to make his World Famous Blackout Margaritas (at least that's what I call them, as I'm going to drink at least 15 of them every day).

Other Stuff: I've got a heated pool and a hot tub with a full patio right outside the slider and there are 3 or 4 excellent golf courses within a 15 minute drive. Temperature here will be in the 80s during the day and low 70s or high 60s at night with no precipitation so basically perfect.

Sunday, October 16th - anyone still here on Sunday is invited to the local sports bar to watch NFL Sunday Ticket and continue turning our livers into mush. It's a 2 minute drive or very short walk, great atmosphere with people rooting for virtually every team playing on TV.

Lockup List (...I can already see the big cash game table assuming it's final, biblically horrific but ecstatically fun form....)
1) @bergs
2) @Leonard
3) @MatB
4) @onerand
5) @Windwalker
6) @Schmendr1ck
7) Trav
8) @DarPodo
9) @Josh Kifer (god help us)
10) @ImCrossland
11) @dajebriza (AZ PCFer)
11) Christian
12) Scott R
13) Mike K
14) @AlbinoDragon (AZ PCFer)
15) @slisk250 (AZ PCFer)
16) @iBetOnEverything
17) @ekricket
18) @travelgirl
19) @snooptodd
20) @kirchhausen
21) @Chippy McChiperson
22) @Psypher1000 (AZ PCFer)
23) @H|Q
24) @Chicken Rob
25) @GrumpyCatMalaka
26) @JoseRijo
27) @Potsie1 (AZ PCFer)
28) @Max D (AZ PCFer)

WAITLIST
1) Moose
2) Mrs. Moose
2) Hot Dog King
3) @Cliff

Some Arizonans were interested in an earlier game so I'm assuming they'll want to lock up seats for this as well but I'll let them weigh in here (@djriley @byline9 @Brew4u @turboj623

EDIT: I'm limited to 3 tables and 24 players due to space restrictions...I'm going to leave this list as is for now as invariably some folks will have to drop as we get closer to the date, and we'll see if we can get into the waitlist.
Waitlist: Mrrhjr (Rufus Harris)
 

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Step 1 - Pick a date for a home game
Step 2 - Fill up the seats privately
Step 3 - Start a Meetup thread for the game on PCF
Step 4 -Tell anyone that's interested they're waitlisted :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

On that note, would you please waitlist me? People always bow out last minute and you're less than a 2 hour flight. K thx.
 

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I'll be outside in a cab if anyone cancels lol. JK but I will be at Gila River for two weeks playing hope I see some PCFr's there.
 

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Step 1 - Pick a date for a home game
Step 2 - Fill up the seats privately
Step 3 - Start a Meetup thread for the game on PCF
Step 4 -Tell anyone that's interested they're waitlisted :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

On that note, would you please waitlist me? People always bow out last minute and you're less than a 2 hour flight. K thx.
Sounds like my next meet.

can’t wait for this one. The skunk is my next target.
 

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Step 1 - Pick a date for a home game
Step 2 - Fill up the seats privately
Step 3 - Start a Meetup thread for the game on PCF
Step 4 -Tell anyone that's interested they're waitlisted :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

On that note, would you please waitlist me? People always bow out last minute and you're less than a 2 hour flight. K thx.
Sorry - wasn’t my intention for it to work out this way but there are a lot of friends I have from back East that I haven’t seen for a year that are coming out - and I made some assumptions about the number of attendees I could have - my wife was exceedingly unhappy when she saw the size of the list.

I’ll throw you on the list, no worries man.
 

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I'll be outside in a cab if anyone cancels lol. JK but I will be at Gila River for two weeks playing hope I see some PCFr's there.
Hey let me know when you’re at Gila River. They have 3 properties here but if it’s Lone Butte we could hook up and play together for a bit.
 

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Sorry - wasn’t my intention for it to work out this way but there are a lot of friends I have from back East that I haven’t seen for a year that are coming out - and I made some assumptions about the number of attendees I could have - my wife was exceedingly unhappy when she saw the size of the list.

I’ll throw you on the list, no worries man.
Possible idea for next year. This past Christmas I held a tournament in the hotel where my family was staying. Because we had already booked so many rooms (big family) the hotel didn't even charge us to use the room. In fact, we used it 3 nights in a row for poker, games and general gathering. If you have a lot of people coming from out of town, you might be able to swing a similar deal. More happy PCF people, and probably a happier wife as well!

Edit: Also no worries about people driving drunk back to their hotel after a long night of poker.
 

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Sorry - wasn’t my intention for it to work out this way but there are a lot of friends I have from back East that I haven’t seen for a year that are coming out - and I made some assumptions about the number of attendees I could have - my wife was exceedingly unhappy when she saw the size of the list.

I’ll throw you on the list, no worries man.
Was just a joke. But yes to it being funny how it went down.

But that’s awesome for you to be able to run an all close friends and acquaintances meetup!

Now, if I do make it onto the list, please let me know at least 5 days in advance. I’d like to have this hand printed on a tee to wear for Chippy.

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Hey let me know when you’re at Gila River. They have 3 properties here but if it’s Lone Butte we could hook up and play together for a bit.
Sounds good! I'm pretty sure its Lone Butte.
 

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Possible idea for next year. This past Christmas I held a tournament in the hotel where my family was staying. Because we had already booked so many rooms (big family) the hotel didn't even charge us to use the room. In fact, we used it 3 nights in a row for poker, games and general gathering. If you have a lot of people coming from out of town, you might be able to swing a similar deal. More happy PCF people, and probably a happier wife as well!

Edit: Also no worries about people driving drunk back to their hotel after a long night of poker.
I’m thinking about this for a bigger meetup here early next year so for those that I can’t get into October, hang tight.
 

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Good - the other two properties don’t have poker. Lone Butte has a fun 5/10 Big O limit game. Low stakes NLHE is pretty soft too.
Thats the place then, my buddy plays there almost daily.
 
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