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Old 12th Jan 2006, 13:35
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Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

We have all heard the phrase, "hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror".
I have taken on a pastime that is very similiar. Poker. If you play good cards you may spend, "hours and hours of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror". It's not boring by any means but you do have the moments of terror. Easy game to learn.
Playing a few friends at home has been a lot of fun. Most of the time it's a tournament for a few bucks.
I recently started playing online.
Anyone else playing? I love chatting about poker, and I think my wife is sick of it!
 
Old 12th Jan 2006, 14:39
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

Poker?
I thought you were talking about marriage.
(Other people's, mine's great, thanks. Whew)
Been tempted to try online poker some time. How do you recommend starting?
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 14:41
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With a Royal Flush.
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 14:43
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

Got one of those on the Royal Train.
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 14:48
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

I thought you were talking about the gentle art of anaesthetics
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 15:19
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

I would start by joining a site and playing "play money" for a bit to get an understanding of the game.

Just don't play like the ones on TV.

I can suggest a few sites if you want?

It's alot of fun. I have read a few books and that really helped. I have even played a bit on a few layovers.
 
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Talking Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

That sums up a paramedics job perfectly.
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 16:44
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

That sounds like a number two when you're really really constipated
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 17:11
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

didn't SASless say this once about Heli flying ?
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 17:12
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

Thought this was another thread on tube drivers

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Old 12th Jan 2006, 18:09
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

Would anyone be interested in having a PPRuNe online poker team? I can set one up. For anyone unfamiliar with this - it means we would have a poker team, and compete online against other teams. I think it would be something we can all enjoy.

If there is some interest, I'll set up a blog explaining how to go about joining. As long as the moderators are okay with this....

Let me know people!
 
Old 12th Jan 2006, 19:02
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

This has already been done ! I played a few of the chaps from Military... And I won ! I'm on Ladbrokes and definitely up for a game. I'll watch this space.
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Old 12th Jan 2006, 19:31
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Re: Hours and hours of boredom puntuated by moments of sheer terror...

i think betfair.co.uk are pretty good.
just don't make the same mistake of starting low, winning, and thinking you are better than you are and losing it all plus a bit more.......oh, thats what i did




not much beats a good bit of texas hold em and a beer wi mates
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Old 31st Jan 2006, 01:52
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I read this on google news...


million dollar freeroll press release


You have to love the way you can get into these freerolls. It would be cool to see a PPRuNe member at the final table...maybe me...
 

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