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    threebanger879
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    How long have you been playing?

    what year did you start? i remember i started in 2009...right around the time of the poker boom...living 50 mins from AC and being 21 in 2010 was simply amazing lol

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    Al Masters
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    Long time,i was there the first day poker opened at Foxwoods and played there daily for about 7 years.

    I remember playing at PS when the largest game was 15-30 limit.

    Ran around Ontario with Gavin Smith playing large limit games at Casino Rama,Port Perry,and Brantford.
    Now do alot of my playing at Fallsview in Niagra Falls and Seneca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threebanger879 View Post
    what year did you start? i remember i started in 2009...right around the time of the poker boom...living 50 mins from AC and being 21 in 2010 was simply amazing lol
    I started playing on Pokerstars in 2005 after the Moneymaker boom.

    Since then, I have played at a lot of the Vegas casinos but near home (Toronto area) I have played at Casino Rama, Casino Niagara and some at Seneca.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Long time,i was there the first day poker opened at Foxwoods and played there daily for about 7 years.

    I remember playing at PS when the largest game was 15-30 limit.

    Ran around Ontario with Gavin Smith playing large limit games at Casino Rama,Port Perry,and Brantford.
    Now do alot of my playing at Fallsview in Niagra Falls and Seneca.
    Have you been in touch with Gavin recently? I have always liked that guy and I hope he is doing well.
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    I just started in February, thanks to the great promo SBR was running that month. I really enjoy the game and have played once at a casino and in one live tournament. This is a really good place to learn the basics of the game, some good players here IMO.

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    I started playing poker with my dad's drunk friends while camping about 8 years old.
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    But that's how I roll.

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    Ninersnut
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    Quote Originally Posted by threebanger879 View Post
    what year did you start? i remember i started in 2009...right around the time of the poker boom...living 50 mins from AC and being 21 in 2010 was simply amazing lol
    50 Minutes try being 15 minutes away

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerDog99 View Post
    Have you been in touch with Gavin recently? I have always liked that guy and I hope he is doing well.

    He was in town last week for a week playing at the playground which is a nice room on an Indian reservation.

    Beerdog do you play alot in the Toronto area? if so where.

    I'm at Fallsview in September and stay most of the winter,let me know if you are there will have dinner.



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    BeerDog99
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    He was in town last week for a week playing at the playground which is a nice room on an Indian reservation.

    Beerdog do you play alot in the Toronto area? if so where.

    I'm at Fallsview in September and stay most of the winter,let me know if you are there will have dinner.



    AL
    Cool about Gavin! Glad to hear he is doing well.

    Given I don't have a lot of money, I don't play a lot. I generally play at the 1-2NL tables @ Casino Niagara a few times a year. FYI, Sinmiedo is there more than I am.

    Fallsview is a little rich for my blood. it is 5-5 and 5-10 I think, plus I hate that timed rake.

    Cheers.
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    Started playing in 1995 or so for money, stuff like 5 card draw, stud, etc.... About 2003 the bars in my area started having free Hold Em tournamets and that's when I started playing NLHE. First site I ever joined was Pokerroom dot com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by threebanger879 View Post
    what year did you start? i remember i started in 2009...right around the time of the poker boom...living 50 mins from AC and being 21 in 2010 was simply amazing lol
    i don't think the poker boom happened when you think it did. hell, party poker was already closed to US players by then.

    i can remember being able to transfer off a site and into your checking account in a matter of minutes. like literally win a hand, cashout and buy beer with it that night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Masters View Post
    Long time,i was there the first day poker opened at Foxwoods and played there daily for about 7 years.

    I remember playing at PS when the largest game was 15-30 limit.

    Ran around Ontario with Gavin Smith playing large limit games at Casino Rama,Port Perry,and Brantford.
    Now do alot of my playing at Fallsview in Niagra Falls and Seneca.
    I play at niagara and rama from time to time but only 1 2 as my br only aloows that.
    i hope one day we meet

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinmiedo View Post
    I play at niagara and rama from time to time but only 1 2 as my br only aloows that.
    i hope one day we meet
    al masters...thebeerdog and i would love to mingle with you, just e mail us or pm us to arrange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CollegeOverUnder View Post
    I started playing online when I was 12 years old before the moneymaker effect happened. Party Poker, Pacific Poker,, Empire Poker, JetSet
    I miss the days when US players could play at these sites. I used to grind $20 5 player SNG's on Pacific all day. EASY MONEY. In fact, every time I see these sites mentioned I think the country I live in sucks!!

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