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    Hi - second post here. I'm a Brit going to Vegas next Friday for 9 days on a work trip. Staying at the Red Rock Casino off strip. Can anyone recommend any decent scheduled tourneys anywhere with a buy in of around $80 - $140? Or lower if good for practice. I prefer freezeouts over other formats.

    Thanks

    Mickey

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    There are tons of them...
    cardplayer.com then tournaments then Las Vegas Poker

    also, don't miss driving or hiking in Red Rocks Canyon right across the road from your hotel
    Find the best Las Vegas poker tournaments with our comprehensive list of daily and weekly poker tournaments in Las Vegas. With so many casinos offering tournaments, it can be hard to find the right one. Browse through our list of Vegas poker tournaments to find the times, days, buy-ins, and structures that best suit your desires.
    Last edited by HUK; 04-16-2017, 02:53 PM.

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    • #3
      I highly recommend that you download the PokerAtlas and BravoPokerLive apps. Both will tell you about tournaments and the poker rooms, and Bravo gives real-time data on cash tables and wait lists.

      Aria has a nice daily at $125 most days, Caesars has a bunch a bit lower. Venetian usually has a $125 at night.

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        Thank you for the replies - I have looked at the Cardplayer site and clearly there is a load of tourneys - which is great! And thanks for the tips on apps - I'll get them.

        I'm assuming the skill level is similar at that buy in? ie the same as my UK casino equivalent buy in - a lot of loose passives, a collection of hyper LAGs and a few TAGs??

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        • #5
          Originally posted by mickey_s View Post
          Thank you for the replies - I have looked at the Cardplayer site and clearly there is a load of tourneys - which is great! And thanks for the tips on apps - I'll get them.

          I'm assuming the skill level is similar at that buy in? ie the same as my UK casino equivalent buy in - a lot of loose passives, a collection of hyper LAGs and a few TAGs??
          Yes, I think your assessment is pretty accurate. usually a lot of loose passive players and then a couple that you can tell have studied a bit but are easily spotted.
          The Venetian tournaments vary according to the format. The old-fashioned $100 rebuys are insane. people opening for 10BB and then shoving for 100BB.
          The other, more normal ones are less crazy. I recently chopped 3way one night and then T1/2 the next night when I was there for a conference.
          I've played in the $60 or so dailies at a number of the casinos and they were all fun, and that's the key at that level.

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          • #6
            FWIW, three bet and then Cbet in position seems to still work at these lower levels, although as you move up people won't let you get away with that so much!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by mickey_s View Post
              Thank you for the replies - I have looked at the Cardplayer site and clearly there is a load of tourneys - which is great! And thanks for the tips on apps - I'll get them.

              I'm assuming the skill level is similar at that buy in? ie the same as my UK casino equivalent buy in - a lot of loose passives, a collection of hyper LAGs and a few TAGs??
              In addition to HUK's comments, it varies between weekends and weekdays. More tight regulars during the week; weekends bring folks looking to throw money around.

              Aria is always pretty solid. A lot of the cheaper Strip tourneys -- Mirage, Harrah's, Bally's, MGM, etc. -- are fun and are inexpensive. But short levels and quickly increasing blinds -- they are built for quickish turnover -- Turn them into shovefests fairly quickly.

              Best rooms are Aria, Venetian, and Wynn at your range. I think Bellagio is all $200 and up but could be wrong.
              Last edited by OPK; 04-16-2017, 08:14 PM.

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              • #8
                Thank you - they sound exactly like Saturday night in my local casino lol The other night one guy was open raising to 12BB then checking the flop if he didn't hit and betting if he did. After a while those that were paying attention started taking chips off him. But not many people pay attention at this level, its more social.

                I'm on a work trip so this is purely fun and I'm looking forward to it.

                Does anyone have any comment on the Red Rock poker room? 2+2 infers the dealers favour the old regs over other players.

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                  Originally posted by mickey_s View Post
                  Thank you - they sound exactly like Saturday night in my local casino lol The other night one guy was open raising to 12BB then checking the flop if he didn't hit and betting if he did. After a while those that were paying attention started taking chips off him. But not many people pay attention at this level, its more social.

                  I'm on a work trip so this is purely fun and I'm looking forward to it.

                  Does anyone have any comment on the Red Rock poker room? 2+2 infers the dealers favour the old regs over other players.
                  I think mainly regulars play there. But don't know -- been to Vegas 7 or 8 times for poker trips and never made it over there.

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