Covid-19 and Poker Venues

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GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
52,592
78,793
Down South Corvus Tristis
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Sturt, Redskins , White Sox
Well that was terrible

From the APL website

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Due to the increasing community concern around Coronavirus (Covid-19) we have decided to postpone all APL Major Events until further notice. These events include, but are not limited to, APLPT, Super Series & Monthly VIP Loyalty Events.

All season 1, 2020 qualifications into major events will be honoured and the events will be conducted when they are both safe and legal to do so.

Please keep an eye out for regular email communications and visit PlayAPL.com as well as the Australian Poker League Facebook page for more information.

Our regular nightly events will continue to run for the time being. We are actively supporting venue decisions to continue to operate games where they choose to in order to keep people in employment. TD’s and players have all been instructed to maintain a high standard of hygiene, including regular and thorough hand washing. Hand sanitiser should be available at your events, if its not please contact info@playapl.com.

Please make sure to not attend any nightly events if you are showing any CV symptoms and seek medical advice if required.

The APL Team wish you, your family and friends the best of health during these trying times. We look forward to returning to normal event scheduling soon and can’t wait to see you at these events.

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Nothing about social distancing. I am not sure what other venues did but with 24 players we had 6 tables of 4

Now I'm all for trying to do the right thing but it sucks balls to play 4 handed with blinds at 1/200 - it just seemed that money was traded around the table all night long. Blinds came around quickly and when they got to 2/4 3/6 etc it just became a survival of the chippest

10 players left and finally 2 tables - but not hand for hand as it was down to the final 6 then 2 x tables of 3 - hand for hand - until 5 were left and that was ''final table''


Am I sore? Yep because I finished 10th shoving a small blind 10/20k - 10/Q - it just seemed disjointed.

The only positive I found was an opportunity to practice 4/5 handed play. But even that was limited a bit

What happened at other venues and organisations?
 

MrKK

Premiership Player
Mar 11, 2012
3,132
4,240
City of churches
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Sturt, Southampton FC, LSU
My local APL venue played their weekly games this past week, but have now put them on hold. Their last game was enough for someone to take the season lead off of me. :mad:

I see the Skycity poker zone has now closed after ridiculously trying to run 5-max cash games to facilitate social distancing lol.
 

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GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
52,592
78,793
Down South Corvus Tristis
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Sturt, Redskins , White Sox
APL Adelaide are still ( at this time) scheduling games

Though the Rex Hotel isnt scheduled for today - and its offline? I was in the top 15 which qualified me for a tournament.

Ok all ALH venues are no longer scheduling games
 

GreyCrow

TheBrownDog
Mar 21, 2016
52,592
78,793
Down South Corvus Tristis
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Sturt, Redskins , White Sox

Hopefully not a sign of thing to come :(
If I had to have this to play 6 handed and not 4 then plexi me up

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MrKK

Premiership Player
Mar 11, 2012
3,132
4,240
City of churches
AFL Club
West Coast
Other Teams
Sturt, Southampton FC, LSU

Hopefully not a sign of thing to come :(
Love to know the science behind screens and masks in a game where players are constantly sharing cards and chips. It's as ludicrous as banning pre-match handshakes in soccer games.

Also short-handed live poker doesn't work for people used to full ring games. Unless there's a big waitlist tables are going to break all the time. Only needs one person to bust, another in the bathroom and the remaining players getting up cos they don't want to play 4-handed.
 

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