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PokerPro


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24/01/2012 16:29

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Hello



Im thinking of moving to North Cyprus. I live in Norway, but because of the tax situation, i have decided to move to cyprus.



Im a professional poker player, i play both online poker and live poker and would love to know if there are big poker games going on daily (cash game only, not tournament poker).



I have heard of merit hotel and jasmine court have some daily cash games going, is this right? Can anyone tell me anywhere else i can find poker games in North Cyprus?



Kindly regards,

Ali B



PokerPro


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No one knows about poker action i North Cyprus? :(



michelle3012


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24/01/2012 18:26

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you won't be able to play online as its blocked in NC



FatgrumpyB


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There are a good number of Casinos where you can play poker for cash



Texas


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24/01/2012 18:52

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Quite true Michelle, but a VPN gets you BBC, ITV and the ability to convince any on-line gambling site that you are in the UK!



dalartokat


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24/01/2012 19:15

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Poker Pro, speak to Lambousa Gordon from Celebrity Hotel. Look for his profile under members.



mezzo


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24/01/2012 19:46

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Hi Poker pro ,, my good friend has live games daily , in the Cratos Premium , get in touch and i will introduce you



reyntj


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25/01/2012 08:07

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yes cratos has daily live poker forget jasmine court merit in alsanjack has monthly 10 day tournament with many cash tables also merit nicosia has cash table but here stakes are small.also once a month rocks hotel has a weekend tournament and has normally 3-4 cash tables open friday to sunday



PokerPro


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26/01/2012 12:51

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Thanks for all responses



Where is a good location to rent an apartment? It has to be close to poker rooms.

And i would love to get in touch with other poker players in North Cyprus.



kbasat



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26/01/2012 13:29

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PokerPro,



Merit Kyrenia has regular tournament weeks with lots of people coming from abroad for tournaments and cash games, they have 4-10 tables during that week from 5-10 tables to 50-100 (USD)



Merit Lefkosa has regular 1-2 (USD) cash games everyday but sometimes the games can get quite big (similar to a 5-5 game)



Pasha Platinum in Lefkosa has 2-3 times a week small tournaments and usually 2-5 or 5-10 games (euros) afterwards, games are mediocre to good.



Jasmine Court have cash games (daily but it is not always possible to set it up everyday due to lack of people). It is worth checking once in a while, games are usually 5-5 but sometimes bigger. Games are mediocre.



Best for the last: Cratos Premium currently offers the bets games all week round, 5-10 during weekdays, 10-25 with 5 ante for weekends, lots of players from Turkey comes to play, russians are not allowed to play but you can be, need to check.



(cont)



kbasat



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26/01/2012 13:32

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These poker rooms are not walking distance from one another, so getting an apartment that is close to all of them is not possible. Pick one reasonable priced one and it should be ok.



Some poker rooms offer free taxi ride after the games.



I do not play poker anymore (no time) but I can introduce you to all managers in poker clubs (or at least give you their contact info) and I have many friends who play regularly that I can introduce you to.



Send me an email, if you like.



Kemal



reyntj


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26/01/2012 18:48

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i lived in patara city which was as good as i could find its walking distance to rocks has a gymn and swimming pool on site and its in the middle of kyrenia with cratos in one dircetion and merit in the other a three bed is c 400 per month a 1 bed 300. a lot of the othe accpmodation i looked at was small or poor but you might get lucky .you really need a car or will have to rely on taxi.a lot of the players stay in the merit for the 10 days they have a poker rate of 60 euro per day its all inclusive



theparson


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27/01/2012 09:46

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If you want to play at Cratos then suggest you stay for a few nights at the Paradise sports bar who have apartments to rent on a daily basis. It is less than 2 minutes walk from the bungalows to the casino.

Try it out first over a long weekend and see what you think.



PokerPro


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Hi again,



I will ofcourse buy a car or rent one. Can i find enough action also when its not high season for tourists in North Cyprus? I mean, im thinking of moving permanently to NC, so it is very important that there is enough action in the casinos to make a comfortable living.



I will still play online poker by using a VPN, but im looking for big higher stakes live action. And how is the games, easy or standard? or what about the players?



mezzo


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31/01/2012 15:04

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Mr Poker pro , can you email me or give me ur contact details , I believe i have the best solutions available for you , including , direct introduction to Tezas holdem table owners and operators at Cratos preimium , ( the most luxurious and opulent of all hotels and casinos in North Cyprus ) They have daily cash games for pro players only , Also appropriate seafront accomdation can be arranged .. If you like i can arrange a short trip for you to try out and can provide you with accomadation in Cratos hotel , http://www.cratospremium.com



my email mezzotrading@live.com



PokerPro


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31/01/2012 15:23

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Hi Mezzo, ill contact u later today. So Cratos is where the action is? Im not interrested in only playing pro poker players. Thats would be pretty stupid ;) But there are bigger games at cratos right? And action most time of the year? Cratos looks like a very nice casino.



PokerPro


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And how is the rake % ? Is there a max rake pr. hand?



mezzo


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depends on the game , for example some games are 3% , when the games r big they use a cap

23rd - 29th (feb) there is a tournament at cratos .

as far as i know there are no career pro players at cratos .. as you know casinos try to avoid career pro players , but we may be able to work something out , Firstly dont advertise on here you are a career player , u will get blacklisted before you come !! , you would have to plan your games at various casinos and tournaments ,





get in touch



PokerPro


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04/02/2012 00:35

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Hi again all,



Sorry have been to busy with life. But Girne is the place to live and play poker in casinos right?

And how can i find a nice apartment? All the apartments on the internet really sucks. I mean, they look so boring. Im looking for a nice 2 bedroom (3 room total?), where there are alot of people to socialise and have fun.



I have looked at patara city? can anyone recommend that area? I



I have been reading so much about North Cyprus the last couple of days, and cant wait to move there and start a new life. I really really need to start a new life, so depressing here :( Hehehe



And thanks again for all the replies.



reyntj


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04/02/2012 10:16

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hi poker pro



i recommened patara city as i lived there . when i arrived in girne it was the best i could find and after living there for 6 months i came to the conclusion i was probably right for location etc .if you walk down over the round about there are bars etc which get busy you can walk to the centre .theres a gym and pool.some croupiers live there.im not saying its perfect but a lot of the accomodation in the centre is old.i know theres a post with a penthouse on here for rent recently it might have gone now though .there isnt an abundance of property to rent in girne what with all the casino workers and students and you really have to go see what there is with agents and on here and take the best going.



macroscopic


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12/03/2012 23:27

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Hey Guys,



I emailed some of you about this but figured I'd post as well. I'm living in Istanbul and figured I'd head over to Cyprus for some poker.



I'll be heading over on the weekend, so for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights what would be the best casino for some 1-2 or 2-5 action? NLHE or PLO. Or any form of stud or Omaha they care to spread, but mostly NLHE I figure I'll pick one casino and play that all weekend instead of running around trying to locate and try a bunch.



What currency do they use at the casinos? Should I bring dollars, euros, or turkish liras?



What's the dress code for women?



Ummm anything else I should know about a quick weekend trip? Do the casinos do anything differently on weekends? Any advice on where to stay, though seeing as I won't be doing much sleeping during the night....



Thanks!



Christina



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