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Zelduck

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Zelduck here. Mid 30s nerd from California. Sharing my recent foray into poker and PCF.

I recently watched Han Solo and thought, hey space poker! Remember when everyone played Holdem? Looks fun!

Bought a deck of Sabacc cards and bought slowplay “clay” (actually slugged ABS, I didn’t know any better) chips off of Amazon because I explicitly wanted chips that looked like they could fit into Star Wars and not normal earth poker.

After hosting Sabacc a few times, I start remembering how much fun Texas holdem with my family was in the 2000s. One of my Dad’s only hobbies is online play money poker, so I started studying modern poker theory and practicing online and playing with him.

Hosted poker for my birthday with my slowplay chips so he could have a real poker night. We just played 1c/2c. Everyone had a blast.

Then I take my wife to Vegas to eat, watch shows, play slots, shop, and … poker!

Played my first live casino game. $1-$3 at the Venetian. Everyone was friendly and had a great time. Made some money and had nervous shaky hands for hours. All good fun.

I took a $1 Venetian poker chip home as a souvenir from the game, and that’s how I ended up here. Suddenly I’m learning the name Paulson, what’s clay really, why are my chips so much heavier than casino chips, and how do I get more of these gorgeous babies?

After lurking and absorbing your fine opinions, I settled on jumping into Apache’s latest production run of china clays. My 700 pharaohs get here on Monday and I can’t wait. I really wanted nickels, a white $1 similar edge spots to Venetian, a budget higher than Amazon slugs but not quite enough for ceramics or Paulsons, and the light feel. Pharaohs fit the bill and I jumped right in.

Going to host some friends for 5c/10c with the new chips and I’ll give my review on how they hold up. Then it’s 5c/5c with my folks.

If they ever want to play tournaments, I’m already eyeing br pro’s king of the river chips… let’s not go too crazy, right?

Thanks for all the help!
 

JJsizlr74

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Welcome to PCF! Fun story on how you landed here. Probably first time I remember an intro story beginning with Sabacc…I played that not long ago at a friend’s house on his poker table and it was fun. Enjoy your Pharoahs!
 

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Welcome to PCF.

Since you actually like Clay chip, just to let you know China Clay is quite different from Clay Chip.
(My 1st set is China Clay Milano myself)

If you are not picky with mint casino chip, you can build budget used Casino chip at average $1 per chip

I have build 2 budget clay set & 1 B&G set at cost below $1 so far and currently building an used PCA set at $1.50 average
 

Kid_Eastwood

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Hi and welcome.
Very nice introduction !
Have a good ride here.
 

FordPickup92

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If you're into star wars stuff theres a large following here for dealer buttons and other accessories. You can also so some custom chips, with your own artwork, and any denominations you prefer.

Welcome to the forum!
 

Zelduck

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Welcome to PCF! Fun story on how you landed here. Probably first time I remember an intro story beginning with Sabacc…I played that not long ago at a friend’s house on his poker table and it was fun. Enjoy your Pharoahs!
Thanks friend. I actually ended up writing a program to try to calculate some sabacc odds. I can see why my sister likes it since it looks like you're encouraged to chase that 0 until the end (we play Yarith Bespin casino version with only 3 cards). It's less serious so I can get the whole family in on it. Great game.

Welcome to PCF.

Since you actually like Clay chip, just to let you know China Clay is quite different from Clay Chip.
(My 1st set is China Clay Milano myself)

If you are not picky with mint casino chip, you can build budget used Casino chip at average $1 per chip

I have build 2 budget clay set & 1 B&G set at cost below $1 so far and currently building an used PCA set at $1.50 average
Thanks. I don't have the budget for actual clay chips even at $1/chip, so it's china clays for me. Great price point. I know I should have gotten samples first, but I'm getting them in time to host and I'm honestly not that picky. We'd all be happy still playing with the slowplays frankly, but I love the pharaohs design and needed a large quantity of nickels and quarters which most amazon sets won't accommodate.

Welcome fellow Californian! Northern or Southern?
Howdy Cali friend. I just enjoyed a nice jog in comfortable sunny norCal weather yesterday. Cali fall is my favorite "season".

Hello and welcome!
Thanks :)

Hi and welcome.
Very nice introduction !
Have a good ride here.
Thanks looking forward to it :)

If you're into star wars stuff theres a large following here for dealer buttons and other accessories. You can also so some custom chips, with your own artwork, and any denominations you prefer.

Welcome to the forum!
This is very dangerous information... Maybe just a dealer button wouldn't hurt... Thanks friend!
 
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