Pokerstars is now allowing players to create their own private clubs. This is something the Straight Dope poker playing contingent has wanted for a while. Anyway, the club manager can schedule both cash games or tournaments, for both real or play money.
I have started a club that I am inviting all SDMB readers to join. The eventual name will probably be “MentalGuy’s poker club” (though my PokerStars ID is Mathinator), but until that is approved, you will need to use the club ID which is 42585. The invitation code is “cecilville”.
I don’t know if we will eventually move our normal Thursday night game there or not, but I will have it available for any events members want to have.
As a trial run I have scheduled a real money HORSE tournament Saturday night at 9:00 Central Time. The entry fee is $1.10.
I have also scheduled a No Limit Hold’em freeroll for Sunday night at the same time. The entry fee says 1.10, but the fact that there is no dollar sign in front of it indicates that it is coming out of your “play money” account.
I have also created some cash game tables that players can use.
This is a beta from PokerStars so there is a possibility some things could not work perfectly or they could decide not to continue it, but it looks like an excellent opportunity to be able to have poker games with something other than random other participants.
So, come on all you SDMB poker players and join us. Just go to PokerStars and find the club and give the invitation code. I will approve you as soon as I can (which will generally be in the evenings).
If your PokerStars ID is different than your dope ID, I am sure everyone would appreciate you posting to let us know who you are.