14th Street Playstation
word type: noun
- A popular poker club located on 14th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue in New York City. The club opened in 2002 and closed in late 2005.
History of the Club
The 14th Street Playstation opened its doors in April of 2002 with a well attended $40+30 rebuy tournament, which became a twice-weekly feature of the club.
It was an "underground" club located on the 2nd floor of a well-lit office building, a thick set of drapes the only thing hiding the poker action inside from the foot traffic on West 14th Street.
The club operated daily from 5PM until the games broke around dawn. Cash games were usually in the range of $10/20 Limit Hold 'Em and $5/5 Pot Limit Hold 'Em and Pot Limit Omaha.
The Playstation was a cornerstone for the resurgence of NYC poker in the pre-Moneymaker era.
Many past and future players of prominence passed through the Playstation's doors. They include 2009 WSOP 4th place finisher Ylon Schwartz, Jay Heimowitz, Adam Schoenfeld, and Shane Schleger.