Saturday, February 4, 2017

2017 Poker Schedule

The official 2017 poker schedule is below.  As I get more dates I'll add or change them.




Host Month Date
Rex "Beer God/Wanna be the Duke" Lee
Jan
Scott "Cheung/Cx2" Cheung
Feb CXL
Dan "The Man" Chan
Mar
Steve "On the Lamb" Cameron
Apr WHA' HAPPENED?
Steve "Switcheroo" McDonnell
May 27
Ken "On-the-Hog" Bessant
Jun
"Summer of" Mike Hajdu
Jul        15
Marlon "Marlonious Funk" West
Aug
12 
Tony "Fat Tony/Mr. Vegas" Romano
Sep  23
Jason "Star Wars" Zabransky
Oct            21
Terry "Crazy" Lewandowski
Nov
11
Will "The Dump/Captain Hook" Lee
Dec

Thursday, April 14, 2016

2016 Poker Schedule

OK , better late than never. Here is the 2016 poker schedule.  As I get more dates I'll add or change them.

As for everyone who sees this who's not in the group, I may even start posting some more games.  But first you need to leave a funny comment.


Host Month Day
Rex "Beer God/Wanna be the Duke" Lee
Jan
30
Scott "Cheung/Cx2" Cheung
Feb
Dan "The Man" Chan
Mar
Steve "Dancing Steve" Cameron
Apr
Steve "TBD" McDonnell
May
14
Mike "Chief" Hajdu
Jun
Jason "Star Wars" Zabransky
Jul
Terry "Crazy" Lewandowski
Aug
Marlon "Marlonious Funk" West
Sep
 24
Tony "Fat Tony/Mr. Vegas" Romano
Oct
Ken "TBD" Bessant
Nov
Will "The Dump/Captain Hook" Lee
Dec

Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 Poker Schedule


Here is the tentative 2015 schedule.  As I get days, I will add them in.



Month
Day
Rex "Beer God/Wanna be the Duke" Lee
Jan
17
Scott "Cheung/Cx2" Cheung
Feb
7
Ken "TBD" Bessant
Mar
21
Steve "Dancing Steve" Cameron
Apr
18
Steve "TBD" McDonnell
May
30
Dan "The Man" Chan
Jun
TBD
Jason "Star Wars" Zabransky
Jul
TBD
Marlon "Marlonious Funk" West
Aug
22
Tony "Fat Tony/Mr. Vegas" Romano
Sep
26
Terry "Crazy" Lewandowski
Oct
22
Mike "Chief" Hajdu
Nov
17
Will "The Dump/Captain Hook" Lee
Dec
25

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Video Instructions

Hey all,

Here are some video instructions for:
  • Texas Holdem
  • 5-Card Draw
  • 5-10 Opener



Please check it out, and like the video and subscribe to my channel.

Thanks!

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Poker Schedule



Poker Nights of the Round Table

The 2013 Schedule is as follows:


  • Rex "Wanna Be the Duke" - Jan 18
  • Scott "Cheung/CX2" Cheung - Feb15 (TO BE RESCHEDULED)
  • Dan "The Man" - Mar 29
  • Terry "Crazy T" - April 26
  •  Mike "Chief/I Can't Host This Month" - May 17
  • Ken Bessant - Jun 7
  • Jason "Star Wars" - Jul12
  •  Marlon "Marlonious Funk" - Aug 23
  • "Dancing" Steve Cameron- Sep 6
  • "Fat" Tony Romano - Oct 25
  • Steve McDonnell - Nov 15
  • Will "Captain Hook/The Dump/20 GB" - Dec 25

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review: Da Vinci 2-Sided Texas Holdem and Blackjack Casino Felt

Product Review

Da Vinci 2-Sided Poker and Blackjack Felt Table Cloth


Last year (in 2012), it was my turn to host poker in our annual game.  This was my first hosting since my Regan and I bought our house.  And while I previously I hosted many times at my condo and once at Regan's condo when I moved in there, I never had a concern around the table we used.  In my condo, I would just use my large wooden coffee table around the couch, and a spare, smaller wooden "kitchen" table table if I had overflow.  At Regan's condo I just used the party room.

However, this was different.  I had sold the two wooden tables I had and we were using Regan's glass dining table.  Two issues jumped to my mind.  I don't want to scratch with the quarters moving all over the table, and I don't want any "accidental" reflections showing someones cards.

While I could have used an ordinary table cloth at the dollar store, that just isn't my style.  I wanted to get something with a poker feel to it.  My initial though was get some green felt that has a "casino" feel to it.  So I did some searching for a solution and found several options.  In the end, the Da Vinci poker felt was near perfect for what I wanted.  And since it was on Amazon, I felt I could have some trust in the seller.

I ordered the felt on Monday.  It cost me about $15 at the time, and I paid around $20 for expedited delivery (since I was hosting on the upcoming Saturday).  While the expedited delivery is expensive, it did get to my house, in Canada (across the border) in time.

My first impression was a bit of concern.  When I received it, it was folded and packed in a very compact manner.  While I get while they did that (needed for shipping), it created some nasty crease lines in the felt.  I didn't want to use it that way as it make sliding the coins and cards more of a hassle.  So I took a risk and pulled out my trusty iron and attempted to iron out the creases, using a medium heat.  And with a little bit elbow grease (i.e. really working hard to get the creases out), they finally disappeared.

Now, the second question was how well would it really fit our table.  I was worried that the dimensions could have been off (our table is a condo-sized 6 person table).  Thankfully, the cover fit with just a little bit over overhang.  If you have a similar table you will be good, but if it gets too big the cloth with not cover your entire table (which may not really be an issue if it covers 80% of your surface anyway).

Lastly, we were ready to test playability on Saturday night.  I found that it was smooth, the cards and coins slide well on it, the beer bottles didn't leave any ring stains on it, and in general it had a great poker feel to it.

If you are in the market for a poker table cloth, I do recommend it.  You can buy the Da Vinci Poker/Blackjack table cloth at Amazon.com by clicking the hyperlinks in this article.  It worked well for me, and is not that expensive.


The 2013 Schedule

Poker Nights of the Round Table

The 2013 Schedule is as follows:

  • Rex "Wanna Be the Duke" - Jan 19
  • Mike "Chief/I Can't Host This Month" - Feb tbd
  • Dan "The Man" - March tbd
  • Terry "Crazy T" - April 20
  • Jason "Star Wars" - May 25
  • Fishing Trip June (unless we move to July...)
  • "Dancing" Steve - July 6
  • Marlon "Marlonious Funk" - Aug 24
  • Scott "CX2/Lance Armstrong Fan Club President" - Sep 28
  • "Fat" Tony - Oct 5
  • Will "Captain Hook/The Dump/20 GB" - November
  • Free Parking - December

 Looking forward to some awesome games this year, and trying some new ones from my book on poker game variants.  Over 400 downloads so far!