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Wednesday, September 26, 2007 

POWER Foundation Charity Event Results

Another charity poker tournament wrapped up a few days ago, and it was a huge success. We raised P183,000+ for the POWER foundation, which helps women and children who have been abused or are in need. Hopefully we can do this more often and show that us poker players are more than just degenerate gamblers ;)

For more details and pictures, just go to The Metro Website!

Congratulations to everyone who participated! You are all winners!

Monday, September 24, 2007 

Dreams Do Come True

More than two years ago, June 3, 2005 to be exact, a man had a dream. It was a simple dream.


"What I Dream of..."

A regular game. A place I can roll into after work. A place where I can play for a couple of hours, guzzle 8-too-many sanmig lights, push chips around, and generally try to look like i've done this before.

Yes, I need a cardroom! don't get me wrong, hombres y mujeres, I am quite happy with the number of games i'm hearing about and getting to play now - a huuuge difference since the early days (last April). But I need a cardroom!

No civilized nation on earth does not have cardrooms.

The very definition of civilization includes running water, cheap power, a couple of theatres, mcdonalds, and cardrooms!!

We were supposed to have a cardroom open a few weeks ago at the Pan Pacific. It hasn't opened. I cannot get any reason why it hasn't opened.

Somebody open a cardroom. PLEASE!!!! Actually, somebody open three cardrooms. Or three people open one each. Whatever....

posted by nickg at 1:40 PM on Jun 3, 2005


You got what you wished for bud. It's a good thing. ;)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Check it out! The site is actually still under construction, but you'll see schedules and other stuff on the working site.

See you at The Metro!


It's A Good Thing: Poker For A Cause

Do a good thing this weekend.

here's the write up for our charity event this saturday directly ripped off from Poker Filipinas by yours truly ;)

For those of you who don't know, I and a number of other characters that you know are partners in a company called Ace Technologies, a Philippine company operating card rooms in this wonderful land of ours. We currently operate three rooms - The Metro Card Club in Pasig City, Runners Card Club at the San Lazaro Leisure Park in Carmona Cavite, and the Metro Madayaw Card Room at the Casino Filipino in Davao.

A major component of our corporate mandate is to educate, inform and to the extent we can, uplift certain segments of the community by promoting poker as sport, entertainment, and fund raising mechanism for deserving charities.

Last March 3rd, we ran a great charity event at the Robinsons Galleria in Pasig, with the beneficiary being the Sinag Kalinga Foundation, a charity providing care, love and dignity to the destitute aged folks among us. During that event, you helped us raise roughly P140,000 for the foundation. That money went a long way.

It was a good thing.

This Saturday September 22, we are hosting a charity event for the Power Foundation Inc., a Pasig City based charity providing safe havens, care and rehabilitation for women and children in abusive life situations. P500 buy, with multi rebuys until level 4.

We'll be playing for sponsored prizes, here's the list:

Prize List for the 2nd Charity Poker Tournament

1st: NEO Laptop Computer
2nd: Sony PSP Slim
3rd: Fujifilm Digital Camera
4th: Coby Portable DVD Player
5th: Nokia M-5300 Cellphone
6th: iPod Nano 2GB
7th: Gameboy Brighten
8th: Altec Lansing Speakers
9th: Creative MP3 Player
10th: Epson Stylus C95 Printer

We are expecting more sponsored prizes to arrive during the week. So I do hope to see y'll there - 1pm Saturday, Sept. 22nd. The Metro

Thursday, September 13, 2007 

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 

The Metro Tuesday 20K Freeroll

Unless you've been living under a rock the past month, you probably have heard about the Metro 20K freeroll every tuesday. This is probably the only TRUE freeroll around, since they dont charge players "entrance fees" and there are no REBUYS. (Rebuys in a goddamn freeroll???) P20,000 up for grabs for the first 50 players to register. Ten minutes after the 6:30pm registration, the 50 seats are usually already all taken!

The event got a special mention in a great article on Pinoy Gambler recently, so check it out!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007 

The Metro Seventy-Five

For those of you who are sick and tired of the rebuy/addon epidemic spreading in the poker tournaments all over Manila, here's something to look forward to every week!

The Metro Seventy-Five, a weekly P75,000 guaranteed NLHE freezeout. No rebuys, No add-ons, basically the Poker purist's game. Here we weed out luck as players start out with 10K stacks on 50/100 blinds, a great structure, and a playing field with several names worth millions in poker winnings and championship titles.

Perfectly priced buy-in at P2000+200, most players who know what they're doing will be able to test their skills every week and take a stab at the nice pot too.

Oh, and the winners get bragging rights in the Metro Wall of Fame, plus a cool t-shirt made exclusively for winners of this tournament!

See you on Wednesday! And watch your backs!


Registration starts at 7:30pm, tournament starts right before 9:00pm. If you want to pre-reg, text 0905-254-5369. Only at The Metro Card Club, Located in Metrowalk, Ortigas, Pasig city.

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  • The best poker I've ever played has always entailed peace. A relaxed comfort. Eyes open, ears open, radar up. Absorbing my opponent's every message. Taking them as they come. Not mixing what those messages are with what I want them to be. It's like an aerial view. A view from above the myriad luck-dependent reactions of those many people who never gain such a peace. And when you gain that view, that peace - when you'd rather have the truth, no matter how disappointing, over a false hope, no matter how desirable - then you're a player. The hand you're on slips into a stream of thousands of other hands, no one of which, because of your lofty view, seems unduly important, no false fearful emotions rise within you. When you gain the peace of lofty perspective, you're a player, and when you're a player, you're free.- from "King of a Small World" by Rick Benett
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