Not sure if this is applicable to the decorum of Poker.SE but here goes:
What is a reasonable way of getting a regular ring together? I have a group of 6-8 friends at work who are fairly interested in playing (and learning).
Specifically, how do I start a regular poker group while keeping the following
- Friendships intact (nobody getting sore over hands / plays)
- The bankrolls within everyone's range (to keep it serious play, but not discouraging new players)
- An opportunity for growth in the ring if interest develops. Ex: if we are able to get 3 more people, how would the ring accommodate it?
- Are cash / "ring" games even the best format? Comparing this to a tourney style play, I always thought ring games were more "friendly" allowing players to buy in if they get knocked out early, less "fierce" competition, etc.