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Hello:
My darling better half and I will be in England for 9 Days. Our time will be split between York / London / Dorset.

Just wondering if anyone know of any games that we might join in in those areas. Personal recommendations appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
Bixby (Matt)


Sure someone will help.

Put the dates up and I will find the schedules for casino's in them area's.

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Suggestions / Re: Chops - ICM
« on: March 12, 2013, 02:03:02 PM »
I have my points for position of finish on the prizes tab, so if a player chops the money I am sure it gives the option to chop the points if you want.


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Suggestions / Re: Status Update by URL
« on: July 28, 2012, 09:05:01 AM »
Anybody know wysiwyg ?.

Not a clue how to do this, all I do at the mo is build my site using the program WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get).
So all is very easy, it works a bit like Microsoft publisher, no html to write.

Then I just upload it to my web server.

Is the somewhere in wysiwyg to place the files or would it have to be somwhere on the server.

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Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:03:24 AM »
Just noticed my web link is not working.

Working now, forgot I had changed servers.

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Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
« on: July 21, 2012, 07:55:17 AM »
Just noticed my web link is not working.

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Templates, Layouts and Sounds / Re: HQ Card Room Announcements
« on: July 21, 2012, 07:48:06 AM »
Superb sound files.. really makes a tournament appear very professional (my tournaments are like a swan.. serene to all who play.. but sheer panic behind the scenes!)

I found this website (http://www.oddcast.com/home/demos/tts/tts_example.php) which allows you to type in phrases and get them spoken, you can choose your language and voice [Daniel(UK) is closest to the files Stuart provided]

There's no direct way to save the spoken text from the website, however, if you are using windows, you can use the "Stereo Mixer" in Control Panel ->Sounds->recording, you can set this to be your default sound recording device ("Stereo mixer" is normally not visible - right click in the dialog and select "disabled devices" - or simply Google!!!), this will allow you to use the bog standard sound recorder to capture (and save) anything played through your pc speakers  8)

Rich

You should use Stuarts layout, it is identical to the UK casino's (cardroom magic) only better.

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Suggestions / Re: rebuy/add-on - original positions
« on: July 21, 2012, 03:49:32 AM »
Not a good way to run a game IMO.
Maybe, but its the format adopted by a major UK Poker League.

Having players sat out waiting to re-buy back in strange and unfair.
Why unfair? gives beginners a second bite of the apple.

So if a player is all in first hand and loses then he can just wait for the re-buy (lets say 1 hour).
This would encourage players to go for it, if they lose and go out what the heck, just wait for the re-buy, lose no hands or blinds,
the players left in will not get dealt the correct cards, the game as changed completely then will change back again later.
Players will be playing with average chip stack being wrong, there would be imaginary chips on the table that can not be won
or do not have to put blinds in.
I don't understand how you think that the average chip stack will be wrong.. or that there will be imaginary chips? The number of chips is constant until the first break, then the chip count increases by the addon/rebuy which every player gets (same value of chips for rebuy and addon). There is a distinct DISADVANTAGE to coming back after busting out.. namely you are horrendously short stacked normally meaning you normally only survive one big/small blind before running out of chips!

I would be looking at changing this ASAP, TD does it the way it does because that is the correct way to do it.
As posted, we are mandated to follow the format.


I am not having a go at you RichieD, I am just shocked at the way the UK poker league run this.
I have never played or never heard a game that you can re-buy after sitting out for a period of time.

Unfair

Lets make it simple:

10 players, starting stack 1000, average chip stack 100.
5 players or knocked out the first hand.
Now we have a game for a hour that is 5 handed with average chips 200, but there are 5 players
waiting to come back in with 1000 chips each, so them chips can not be won by any of the 5 players that are playing.
The 5 players that are sat out have in reality 1000 chips, they can not lose any of these chips till they re-enter in 1 hours time.
When the players re-enter it completely changes the game again, it goes from a 5 seater to a 10 seater.
All poker players know that you have to play the game with the information that you have, your own chip stack, how many players on your table,
what their chip stacks are, the average chip stack, what the blinds are and obviously other standard things.

I have played in some of the pub poker games in the UK and apart from the odd few they are badly run, one big exception is a forum member on here,
his games seem to be run very well.
IMO this is one of the worst ways of letting new players have a chance, before tourney tuition and learning by being hurt is the best way.


Just a question for you, if all players except 1 was knocked out in the first 5 minutes what would happen.
The 1 player left in could not continue because there are no other chips on the table.

Just a thought, once your game is set up and all players are seated, you could then save that game under a other name,
run your game as normal, then when you want every body seated as they were just bring in the saved game, set the level to the right one
then continue, think this is the quickest option.

Again I am not having a go at you, if games are run in a certain way and players enter them then that's fine, it's good to discuss them though.

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Suggestions / Re: rebuy/add-on - original positions
« on: July 20, 2012, 10:59:06 AM »
Not a good way to run a game IMO.

Having players sat out waiting to re-buy back in strange and unfair.

So if a player is all in first hand and loses then he can just wait for the re-buy (lets say 1 hour).
This would encourage players to go for it, if they lose and go out what the heck, just wait for the re-buy, lose no hands or blinds,
the players left in will not get dealt the correct cards, the game as changed completely then will change back again later.
Players will be playing with average chip stack being wrong, there would be imaginary chips on the table that can not be won
or do not have to put blinds in.

I would be looking at changing this ASAP, TD does it the way it does because that is the correct way to do it.


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Suggestions / Re: Status Update by URL
« on: July 16, 2012, 12:34:48 PM »
It really shouldn't be very hard.  There's no coding, as the pages are already written for you.  Probably the hardest part will be making sure your website is configured to allow the statusListener.php page to write to the folder/directory in which it is installed.  So, setting it up should consist of:

1) Uploading statusListener.php, TournamentStatus.html, TournamentStatus.css, TournamentStatus.js files to your web server
2) Configuring your web server to allow statusListener.php to write the status file
3) Configuring the Status Updates feature in the TD to send status updates to the statusListener.php page on your website
4) Pointing your browser to the TournamentStatus.html page on your website


Cheers Corey

Will have a try over the next few weeks

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Suggestions / Re: Status Update by URL
« on: July 16, 2012, 02:09:19 AM »
OK, complete novice hear at this html and all this other stuff.

Just wandering if it is a simple thing that I could do.

I use a simple program to build my site, WYSIWYG, and upload using ftp.

Anybody know if I could get this to run using these or is it to complex.

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You might get a few players complaing about the fact that they only look at thier cards when it is them to act.
They must be told it does not stop them checking how many cards they have.


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Help Me / Re: Strange
« on: April 06, 2012, 03:53:09 PM »
It updates auto, i think.


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Help Me / Re: Strange
« on: April 01, 2012, 05:50:10 AM »
Cheers Corey

As ever very fast responce.


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Help Me / Re: Strange
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:42:53 PM »
OK, I tried everything to get this sorted, As it happens it was only a little tourny so I re-did all the prizes and it works.

This was a modified prizes, I brought an old template in and adjusted it to suit.
After a while I tried it again and got the same fault.

Might cause problems for people running big tourneys, to be honest I only noticed it when I ran a mock tourney, I know
it shows the fault on the prizes tab.
For some reason it wanted to pay what was there in the prizes tab plus 2 to 3rd and 15 to fourth.


Not sure when I made the prizes template might have been before the last big update.


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Help Me / Re: Strange
« on: March 31, 2012, 12:22:55 PM »
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