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Like many of you on this site, I have a pretty intense addiction problem. During the ski season I will check the snow forecasts about 3-20x a day depending if a storm is approaching. What makes the weather so addicting, is weather patterns/storms and models change often and are not accurate, even up to a few days of approaching. Gotta keep checking. Meteorologists can see storms developing in the ocean about 10-21 days out, but really only know the exact pattern and density (wetness) of the snow storm until maybe 3-4 days out. Totally feeds into my addiction of constantly checking my phone/website and then booking last minutes hotels and airfares to chase the powder. Again, I have an addiction problem, luckily not with substances. I avoid social media for this reason as well, and do not have Instagram and a pretty lame Facebook page to stay off. My screen time is about 7 hours a day being in sales, messaging and emailing all day long...and...

Leads me to THIS SITE. I have ALWAYS had a passion for POKER, HOSTING and CHIPS. Had NO idea this site existed or this many other felt that way. It's been about 45 days of me buying up every **reasonable priced** chip coming for sale with visions of a custom set. Had no fuc&ing clue, you could buy a top hat and cane chip (RHC or THC LOL), remove the inlay (Murder) and built a custom set. My mind raced with the limitless ideas. Loved the idea of The White Room Poker Club. White Room referes to skiing in nothing but knee deep snow and it snowing fericiously outside that all there is WHITE. Big skier logo etc. I also just finished what remaining items my basement needed. First was casino chairs. I've hosted poker games since I was 16, and uncomfortable chairs leads to games ending early. Tables now on order due in any day. Add some more art deco... And here I am buying buying buying buying buying chips.

This damn site feeds addiction and dopamine hits better than any like or retweet. Unique chips go up for sale, $50-$200? Dibs that shit. Chips I already bought but didn't get enough? Dibs that shit. Microset chips? Bar chips? Fuc&kin DIBS. Is this a good deal? Has to be...DIBS! Over the first week I had 20 boxes shown up and was going to start a youtube page unboxing. This was before I knew there was a thread dedicated to it lol. **Someone just started doing this a week or two ago...but I have no idea how none of you guys have not started a youtube page just unboxing chip orders, and telling a story of them** I shared this idea with several of my poker buddies who all have no knowledge of this site, or chip collecting, and all enjoy the feel of chips or even sound LOL. I was pacing for 3 days straight convinced I was going to start a youtube page showing off chips, how they look, how they sound, where they came from etc. It's GOLD JERRY...GOLD!

Over the past 45 days I've bought a ton of chips. Really was narrowed down to the $5 HSI Horseshoe Indiana Red. We play $2-5 NL , and we love having chips in play, so my goal was to get 10-15 racks of them for my workhouse. After spending 2 weeks constantly checking the site, buying MInt and Used I was able to trade my mint chips for SEVERAL racks of used. Buttt...what $1 do I use, what $25? what $100? What is my logo? What is my poker room name? What does my table look like? How long will it take me to murder them? I bought an ultrasonic cleaner, never used it. Cleaning chips sucks. Even though I'm on this site 24/7, I work 60 hours a week and am married (no kids obviously). I thought if I stopped chasing the mint $5's and settled on used $5's it would stop my addiction to checking this site, but there is still limitless options with a custom set, so I'm waiting for that perfect set to ease my mind LOL! I think it's within grasps if you can tell by my sales.

I started playing poker when I was about 7-8 years old with my grandfather and dad. Basic 5 card draw. I remember seeing Rounders when I was in middle school confused as f*ck what holdem was. Then freshman year of high school, on a snow day, in 2000, a few juniors and seniors had me over for $1-2 Limit Holdem Poker. Loved it. A month later, in my parents basement, you would find us with 2 tables playing limit cash games with our landscaping allowance money or I was hosting tournaments on the weekend. We would play until 4am...and our parents loved it because we are at home. I still know about 30 peoples cell phone numbers by heart to start games.

Then came Chris Moneymaker and that SHIT BLEW UP. We already were playing 1-2x a week, and now I got the entire high school playing poker at my house. 2 tables in the basement, and the feeder was the pool table. I had a recreational league with point system, all just being 17 yrs old. I also remember the first night we went from LIMIT to NO LIMIT...HILARIOUS!!!!

The chips in play??? After my first *clay composite dice chips LOL* I started a mini rake to fund the purchase of Casino de isthmus BCC! Gosh I can't wait to get those chips again and have the friends over. The look on their faces is going to be great. Regretfully sold the set after college when the games dried up as us young adults went off in the world to start our careers.

So here I am....a few months ago went back to Vegas after a solid 2 years away, and had some great poker sessions. Got me fired up to start playing poker back home. Well, I need chips. So I search google. Come across CPC chips and this website. And the rest is about 200X paypal transactions and this story that everyone here is far too familiar with.

Thanks to whomever started this site, and the admins who run it, and the peers who answered my messages and questions! Looking forward to meet ups and anyone in Vegas for WSOP early October let me know.

BOOYAH!
 

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Like many with addictions, I liked, I think it will end when....

1) Dream Cash Set acquired (Casino De Isthmus)
2) Tourney Set (I have a Jack White Label Tourney Set VERY happy with)
3) I want to get 3 stacks of high society Rounders chips from CPC for random drinking night turbo tourneys
4) Eventually order/build a custom CPC set with skiing theme

But right now I'm exhausted chip chasing...so sites are focused on #1 and then cards in the air...
 

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Big snowboarder logo etc.

Fixed your post, and I love the idea!!!


;)

Good story. and yeah, I also have a very addictive personality and I know it, it's why I haven't tried most drugs on this planet. Scared I'll actually like them and be one of the dudes under the bridge.

Here's to the coming face shots my brother! Steven's is possibly getting it's first snow of the year this weekend and the border should be open this year for Whistlerr!!!!! I'm getting jacked.
 

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Fixed the post, and I love the idea!!!


;)

Good story. and yeah, I also have a very addictive personality and I know it, it's why I haven't tried most drugs on this planet. Scared I'll actually like them and be one of the dudes under the bridge.

Here's to the coming face shots my brother! Steven's is possibly getting it's first snow of the year this weekend and the boarder should be open this year for winter!!!!! I'm getting jacked.
Yep! The Snow Alerts have been blowing up my emails today. Can't wait for the cold smoke powder and to bring out the snorkel! I'm sure you are on opensnow.com but if not check it out for sure...
 

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Like many with addictions, I liked, I think it will end when....

1) Dream Cash Set acquired (Casino De Isthmus)
2) Tourney Set (I have a Jack White Label Tourney Set VERY happy with)
3) I want to get 3 stacks of high society Rounders chips from CPC for random drinking night turbo tourneys
4) Eventually order/build a custom CPC set with skiing theme

But right now I'm exhausted chip chasing...so sites are focused on #1 and then cards in the air...
All the best to getting your Dream Cash Set, I kinda of a budgeted guy myself but I still find myself keep looking at classified daily so I totally understand your addiction :x:x
 

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Awesome story! Put out a wanted ad on the classifieds for those BCC CDI's if you haven't already. They're out there!

CPC is the best and only option for fully custom clay chips. Can't wait to see what you come up with!
 

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Definitely a @Ben8257 post. I started off strong but got lost after a paragraph or two and dropped down to post this. Glad things are good or whatever is going on.:p
 
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Chasing down THC's now that you guys got me snobby and all...
There's a new user here that has over 5500 of them. Think he sold some but I'd send a message and see what he has. Forget their name though, can anyone help out?
 

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Definitely a @Ben8257 post. I started off strong but got lost after a paragraph or two and dropped down to post this. Glad things are good or whatever is going on.:p

That's kind of how I text with my friends and family. By now most everybody in my life knows that if you text Travis you are assured one of two outcomes: either a complete ghosting or an absolute novel of a response.
 
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