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LIVERPOOL CHALLENGE

OTHER casinos run festivals – Leo’s in Liverpool offers visiting players a “Challenge” and having played there a number of times I can confirm they couldn’t have named it any better. No jokes about finding your car up on bricks when you leave, or getting mugged in the car park; they’ve been done to death by crap comedians for years; no, it’s a challenge just to get your cards to hold up against the mentalists who play there!

£100 rebuy and the first 15 minutes sees continual rebuys from lads who don’t even look old enough to be in the casino, and certainly shouldn’t be in the pot with the random cards they chose to call with. Certain players there with very deep pockets and limited brain cells seem to work to a philosophy that even though the pot was raised preflop and there’s now a board with AAK on it, two of them clubs, they are good to call an all in from the raiser with 8h 3s.

Of course every solid player wants these calls.. unfortunately for the preflop raiser, he’d potted it with 6 2 off so the other guy in it won with his high card – an eight. Then the £250 freezeout – the same guys don’t seem to comprehend the word “freezeout” and play the same game – albeit not for long. Finally the main event and the phrase “double chance” has them lining up to part with £1k in (very) used notes, peeled from a bankroll that makes them look like they have a gun in their pocket. Or maybe that’s just a gun…

Ho hum… already looking forward to next year…

B Raggers


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