Texas Holdem Poker night (for complete beginners, too!) at Locus

Locus Workspace will have a small Texas Holdem Poker tournament next Friday, Oct. 22nd. (I’ll run a tutorial on how to play poker and this game in particular for people new to cards, poker, or Texas Holdem in particular at 6:30pm, and if you already know how to play you can come at 7pm).

This is meant for people who have *never* played cards (much less poker) as well as those who have more experience. And it’s meant entirely as a way to get together and have fun (and learn Texas Holdem poker if you don’t know the game already).
Please let me know if you can or can’t make it (wmbennis@locusworkspace.com). Also feel free to invite a friend or significant other. But do let me know so I can plan on how many people will make it.
The stakes will be low enough (100 Kc buy-in at the beginning of the tournament, and that’s it) that no serious poker player (except me:) would enter.
Poker tournaments are great fun, they’re a great way to learn how to play poker, and even complete beginners who play relatively conservatively (i.e., don’t bet unless you think you have a good hand) can end up doing very well and at minimum having some fun (my wife won her first two poker tournaments in a row as a complete beginner).
Texas Holdem is the game you see on TV all the time these days. It’s the game they play at the main event of the World Series of Poker. It is by far the single most popular version of poker played on line and in casinos around the world.
The tournament will be designed in such a way that the last 2 players should finish after 3-4 hours (and most will finish in about half that time).

 

New Membership options and the end of the (50% discount) start-up membership drive as of Nov. 1

Two big pieces of news regarding Locus Workspace membership options and pricing:
1) Starting Nov. 1st (in just over 2 weeks), Locus’s promotional prices will end. If you sign up before Nov. 1, the promotional prices will last for the time of your membership commitment (up to 1 year, depending on what type of membership you get).
2) Locus is introducing a number of new member options for people who don’t want/need 24 hour a day / 7 day a week access.
See below for details on both points.
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The prices below are the new prices. Divide everything by 2 to get the prices if you sign up before Nov. 1st. All memberships include the membership discount for reserving the conference room and on any paid Locus events.
  • “Full Membership” (24/7 access with your own key to use the space whenever you need it, + 4 hours free reserved use of the conference room per month):
    • Standard (12-month membership commitment): 3.000 Kc/month if you sign up for a year membership (10% off that if you pay for the entire year up front).
    • 6-month commitment: 4.500 Kc/month (5% off that if you pay for the entire 6 months up front)
    • 3-month commitment: 5.400 Kc/month (5% off that if you pay for the entire 3 months up front)
    • 1-month commitment: 6.000 Kc/month
  • “Work-Week Membership” (9am-6pm, Mon-Fri, + 2 hours free reserved use of the conference room per month): 85% of the “Full Membership” prices (e.g., 2.550 Kc/month for a year-long membership commitment).
  • “2nd Office” (2 weekdays, i.e., Mon-Fri, each week plus weekends, + 2 hours free reserved use of the conference room per month): 70% of the “Full Membership” prices (e.g., 2.100 Kc/month for a year-long membership commitment).
  • “2nd Job” Evening & Weekends (Mon-Fri 6pm-9am, & non-stop from Fri at 6pm to Mon. at 9am, + 1 hour free reserved use of the conference room per month): 50% of the “Full Membership” prices (e.g., 1.500 Kc/month for a year-long membership commitment).
  • “3rd Space” (5 week days and 2 weekend days per month, + 1 hour free reserved use of the conference room per month): 50% of the “Full Membership” prices (e.g., 1.500 Kc/month for a year-long membership commitment).
  • “Basic member” (1 day using Locus per month, + 1 hour free reserved use of the conference room per month; must be used Monday, Wednesday, or Friday between 9am and 5pm, or during an alternative time agreed with Locus management, since Basic Members do not get a key to the space): 10% of the “Full Membership” prices (e.g., 300 Kc/month for a year-long membership commitment).