Monday, March 28, 2011

Grumpy home games

I belong to five different home-game clubs on PokerStars now. I've had so much fun playing in them that I've decided to start my own, and you're all invited to join. (Detailed information at the end of this post.)

There will not be any regularly scheduled games; my life is just too erratic and unpredictable for me to stick to any commitment as to a regular time. The games--both cash games and tournaments, though probably much more of the latter than the former--will crop up at arbitrary times, basically when I feel like it. I'll make announcements here and on Twitter. I anticipate that sometimes there will be a lot of lead time, sometimes not much, all depending on my whims. Also, the games will sometimes be one of my favorites (hold'em, razz, HORSE), sometimes something I have no experience in at all but want to try, like badugi or a draw game. Tournaments might be short-handed, or knockout style, or heads-up, or antes up, or supermegaultraturbo, or whatever other odd setups I can find for variety.

This is all just for fun, not serious money-making, so tournament buy-ins won't be over $10 (unless some special reason arises to do something bigger), and any cash games will be microstakes.

This is a benign dictatorship, not a democracy. Suggestions are welcome, but are as likely to be politely ignored as acted upon.

If you don't have money on Stars and don't want to make a deposit, I'll probably be willing to do a trade for $ on Full Tilt or via PayPal, but you'll have to send first (since an open-ended offer like this is obviously subject to being abused by ne'er-do-wells).

I'll see you at my first home game soon--probably some time this week.

You are invited to join my private poker club for Home Games online.

- If you don't already have it, download the free PokerStars software from

- Open the main poker lobby, then click on the Home Games tab

- Click the 'Join a Poker Club' button

- Enter my Club ID number: 383761

- Enter my Invitation Code: playgrumpy

That's it! Once I've approved your membership request, we'll be ready to start playing Home Games online together.

If you want to find out more, visit


voiceofjoe said...

Any idea if ther will be any UK freindly start times - ???

Anonymous said...

I gotz an 5.50$ ticket for home games from a deposit offer. So I hope you run a tourney of that amount because I ONLY can play a tourney of $5.50 in order to use the ticket. Thanks