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Old 03-20-2017, 01:26 PM   #5401
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I find it hilarious how Trooper has the ability to edit his videos to show the image of himself that he wants the world to see and yet he shows this bumbling, self centered, hypocritical fool day-in and day-out.

The guy has no respect for others (probably because he thinks he's better than everyone else which would relate to the NPD diagnosis everyone has labeled him having) as shown multiple times in his videos. First he doesn't link to Andrew's channel when they meet at the airport but Andrew links to him. Now, he does a cross vlog challenge with Kraut and not only does he show up super late, but he spoils the results and downplays the challenge stealing the thunder from Kraut's vlog. It would have been fairer to put up the results on both vlogs on the same day. (Although we haven't heard Kraut's side of the story so let's see what unfolds.) Plus, it seems like he's dressed super light this time weighing in as compared to the first time so he probably weighs exactly the same.

Another thing I noticed is that other vloggers like Kraut, Neeme, and Boski all reply to their fans in the comments section of each of their videos. They enjoy interacting with their fans and use the full power of YouTube to interact with their audience. (YouTube has a major advantage over television in that you can communicate with the stars of the videos.) Trooper very rarely replies to his fans in the comments and when he does, it's usually to flip out and curse them out. He used to claim to read all of the comments but he clearly doesn't anymore and I didn't think he did so then either because he would so rarely reply to people and when he did (back over a year ago) it would be with one word replies, nothing that showed any desire to interact.

Granted if his desire is to get views, it is working to a certain degree because I read this thread and then want to go and see what stupid thing the guy did today. Definitely train wreck material!
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:27 PM   #5402
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Color me shocked that Trooper is one of those guys that thinks its ok to be 30 minutes late for a scheduled meetup...
He texted Kraut ahead of time that he was going to be late. Still not ideal but there is a big difference between just showing up late and texting ahead as soon as you know you are going to be late. Plus we don't even know if Kraut was there on time either. He doesn't seem the type to passive aggressively ghost someone for running a little behind so my guess is that something came up which prevented him from being there. Hope everything is ok with him.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:30 PM   #5403
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Big timed PokerKraut.

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Trooper was more like 75 minutes or more late.

Trooper was a half hour late already when he started driving to meet PokerKraut.

Trooper said he was busy, and that it couldn't be helped.

Trooper big timed PokerKraut !

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Old 03-20-2017, 01:30 PM   #5404
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I could be remembering incorrectly, but wasn't there a minor controversy between Trooper and PK at the initial weight regarding Trooper's attire? I seem to remember Trooper saying he would be wearing a hoodie, t-shirt, jeans and hat at the second weigh-in so what he wore was a non-issue.

It appears to me that Troop ditched his hoodie for the second weigh-in. That right there accounts for 2-4 pounds of his alleged weight loss. Join the LVL WL thread Trooper, let's see if we can get you back in fighting shape for the next time you have to white knight someone who disrespects a pregnant chick.
I remember the same thing. Kraut wanted them both to strip down to minimal attire so the number was legit but Trooper was either too self conscious to show his fatty self on YouTube or he was cheating with weights hidden somewhere and didn't want to get caught. Judging by his videos, I wouldn't put either of those options past him. The guy is pretty sad.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:35 PM   #5405
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He texted Kraut ahead of time that he was going to be late..
No he didn't. Trooper woke up 30 minutes after he was suppose to be there
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:35 PM   #5406
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Trooper was more like 75 minutes or more late.

Trooper was a half hour late already when he started driving to meet PokerKraut.

Trooper said he was busy, and that it couldn't be helped.

Trooper big timed PokerKraut !

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Trooper always says that he is "busy" but it's just an excuse (just like the list of excuses he rambled off for not doing the weight loss challenge). If he actually wrote down what he does hour by hour, I'm sure any reasonable person would find several hours (3-5 minimum) everyday that are COMPLETELY WASTED on crap like watching YouTube. But I guess Trooper labels this "research" and considers it work. What a loser!
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:55 PM   #5407
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I went on Kraut's vlog site and he said Troop was 48 min late. Wow almost an hour!

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Well well well

If he;s there I will film it
You may have your chance. Asked Kraut to announce exact date and time

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Old 03-20-2017, 02:15 PM   #5408
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In all fairness to Trooper, he is a survivor. Not many people could survive in Las Vegas for as long as he has as a break even poker player without any other source of income. Yet he lands a pretty nice apartment and hooks up w a very nice looking woman. Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good.

That being said, that last video was insulting not only to his audience but to his buddy Pokerkraut. It was a sad and pathetic display. He wears his laziness and poor work ethic on his sleeve as if the world owes him a favor. His lack of commitment not only to health but his success as a professional poker player is comically woeful - not to mention pathetic and embarrassing.

Nevertheless, I want to thank him for showing me what not to do in life. There but for the grace of God go I. He has motivated me to hold myself to account for my actions and to strive to be a better person. So thank you, Tim. Your laziness has inspired me to live a better life.
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Old 03-20-2017, 02:15 PM   #5409
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does stuff like this still work? do people actually still have imaginations? it's youtube. why waste time lookin at cleavage when you can type "green tiger" into google and find 4 porn sites on the first page?

(if you google those random words i just threw together and find weird crap, i just want to go on record as saying i just picked 2 random words.)
Green tiger?
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:03 PM   #5410
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im not calling bs on the molly relationship but I find her comments on his videos a bit weird. Its like she is attention seeking

Also, troop no longer puts any effort into his vlog. He will not get many new subs and viewership will be on a continued decline
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #5411
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^^ Molly was pushing people's buttons and big time trolling in trooper's last vlog's comments section.

I would republish her quote here, but I don't want to get sick again.
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Old 03-20-2017, 03:48 PM   #5412
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Color me shocked that Trooper is one of those guys that thinks its ok to be 30 minutes late for a scheduled meetup...
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Trooper was more like 75 minutes or more late.

Trooper was a half hour late already when he started driving to meet PokerKraut.

Trooper said he was busy, and that it couldn't be helped.

Trooper big timed PokerKraut !

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I went on Kraut's vlog site and he said Troop was 48 min late. Wow almost an hour!
Lots of #s being thrown out here. I wonder how PokerKraut knows how late Trooper was. Perhaps Trooper texted him 48 minutes after scheduled time, or perhaps PokerKraut waited for 48 minutes, then left and Trooper showed up after 3 or 4 hours.

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I find it hilarious how Trooper has the ability to edit his videos to show the image of himself that he wants the world to see and yet he shows this bumbling, self centered, hypocritical fool day-in and day-out.
Took the thoughts right out of my mind.

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The guy has no respect for others (probably because he thinks he's better than everyone else which would relate to the NPD diagnosis everyone has labeled him having) as shown multiple times in his videos.
Dude is a sociopath. Period. he thinks he is better than EVERYONE he has ever interacted with. That includes PokerKraut and Andrew Neeme but it includes everyone else too: squid, myself, SayHelloToMatthew, Jacob, Limitless. Dude tries to big time everyone. There's not a person in this world that he doesn't think he is better than.

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In all fairness to Trooper, he is a survivor. Not many people could survive in Las Vegas for as long as he has as a break even poker player without any other source of income.
Bull****! He has had multiple sources of income. First of all, he was working last summer and that got him through a few extra months. Since then he's gotten paid for working a couple trips. Plus he gets donations every month and gets money from youtube and is getting a ridiculous number of presents from his viewers.

He better hope he goes broke before the summer because if he doesn't get a job as a dealer it will likely be back to waiting tables for Troop unless Molly wants to be his sugar momma.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:11 PM   #5413
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Uh oh trooper lost the president of his fan club.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:12 PM   #5414
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Dude is a sociopath. Period. he thinks he is better than EVERYONE he has ever interacted with. That includes PokerKraut and Andrew Neeme but it includes everyone else too: squid, myself, SayHelloToMatthew, Jacob, Limitless. Dude tries to big time everyone. There's not a person in this world that he doesn't think he is better than.


d.c. i'm surprised to read you lay in to trooper. i'm not on if his everyday youtube watchers. i get all info i need itt. and you had been giving me the optimism that he was an alright dude on a legit grind. and decent at it.

narcissistic behavior dominates our society. selfies are almost a mandatory part of many folks lives. just an example of how prevalent it is and how many are afflicted to the disorder.

i'll let y'all diagnose troop. i don't know enough. but it may be a bad case if d.c. is off the bandwagon. troop may need to do some self eval if he's losing big supporters.


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Old 03-20-2017, 04:30 PM   #5415
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In defense of trooper ...

Asking trooper to be somewhere at Noon time, and to be on time was being a bit unrealistic.
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Old 03-20-2017, 04:36 PM   #5416
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That being said, that last video was insulting not only to his audience but to his buddy Pokerkraut. It was a sad and pathetic display. He wears his laziness and poor work ethic on his sleeve as if the world owes him a favor. His lack of commitment not only to health but his success as a professional poker player is comically woeful - not to mention pathetic and embarrassing.

This is all 100% true and the sad thing is instead of taking this feedback and taking a hard look at himself he'll think to himself (if this was YT reply as well) "you have no earthly idea what you're talking about and couldn't be further from reality in your judgements."

It's this type of broad dismissing of others... Oh I'm sick of repeating myself like Steve asking for 2-3 videos a week.

After the last few videos and his consistent attitude I'm unsubscribing. Most the people I referred him to jumped off already - there is too much quality content from others to waste 10 mins even every 3 days with this one.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:39 PM   #5417
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LOL @ our hero bringing Molly cupcakes. Troop needs to get off the IronMaiden tip and start listening to classic mainstream rap.

"Take 'em out the hood, keep 'em looking good
But I don't ****ing feed 'em" HOVA
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:30 PM   #5418
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I don't think Trooper is taking Molly out of the hood though. The opposite seems more likely. Run away Molly. Run Away! Run Away!

I still don't understand wtf is up with his casino selection. He likes to look at Bravo to look at the number of games, and then still goes to the casino with the fewest games running. This time he went all the way downtown despite Golden Nugget having fewer games, then decided he didn't want to play in that atmosphere...WTF?!? Then he goes all the way back to the strip. I wonder how long his session actually was.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:33 PM   #5419
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He says self awareness is key and to "really really really be aware of yourself." Then he immediately says there are still a lot of people who still believe that he can't play poker. He says that's irrelevant. That is so ironic.

Do people doubt that Andrew and Boski can play poker? I've never seen anyone doubt that they can succeed in the games they play in. So why would people doubt Trooper and not doubt them? Is it simply because they hate Trooper so much and he is a victim somehow?

I guess what he really means is he knows himself way better than the doubters do, so he knows he definitely can play poker. And he will believe that no matter how many negative comments people have about his play because he knows himself better than anyone else, and those people are only watching short videos of his life instead of actually living his life.

I'm sure someone will think I'm a hater for this post (got accused of that recently, which is weird because I also got accused of defending him all the time). Lol shame on me for trying to throw in stuff that even he might say and for trying not to be too harsh.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:47 PM   #5420
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Do people doubt that Andrew and Boski can play poker? I've never seen anyone doubt that they can succeed in the games they play in. So why would people doubt Trooper and not doubt them? Is it simply because they hate Trooper so much and he is a victim somehow?
In fairness, I've actually wondered occasionally about both to be perfectly honest. Andrew seems sticky and Boski seems to make some weird high variance plays. At the end of the day they have stated or their results are easily ascertainable and no one has come forward to say they are full of ****, so I'm just going to attribute it to me being a break even player at best at this stage in cash and being way out of the loop in 2017 tournament theory.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:54 PM   #5421
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Boski is for sure an aggressive player but he's found success in that style. I def don't agree with all of his lines but he's consistently shown strong reasoning for his plays. Also he (at least looks like) seems to be properly rolled so he can afford to be more aggressive.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:00 PM   #5422
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I still think Troop could make some easy and massive steps in the vlog by just showing us other "stuff". Not just wake up in the apartment, grab coffee, shaky handheld walks around the Strip, poker, close. I cant think of how many attractions/sites must be within a 30 minute drive of the strip. Hundreds? Each casino probably has a couple of things going on at any given time. You're at Venetian, show me 3-5 minutes of some exhibit they have there, I dont know, mix it up a bit.

I think thats one thing that most people love about Andrews, he is always traveling, driving around, showing us things other than "here I am, I woke up and now I'm going to play poker". Some of my favorite segments of his vlogs have been non-poker stuff - his New Orleans vlogs for one.

But I made this suggestion in youtube comments and he said something to the effect of "its not that easy". I dont know what that even means.

There's a commercial for something on tv right now where it shows a guy in a deep trench. Someone says hey you look like you are really stuck in a rut. The guy responds, oh, I thought I was really in a groove. This reminds me of Troop for some reason.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:07 PM   #5423
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I haven't watched his videos in a while but it was pretty clear to me that Andrew is a winning player. Everyone at these levels has tons of leaks so it wouldn't surprise me to see him make -EV decisions. Trooper is a whole 'nother level of bad. I think he tweaked his game a bit to perhaps become a slight winner (where before he was a slight loser that wasn't even playing his A game most of the time). Still, don't think he's anywhere close to being as good as a nitty 1/2 reg like Pokerkraut or a mediocre staked 2/5 player like Nitorious.

I refuse to comment on Boski's skills because I've only played 9 live tournaments lifetime and know very little about tournament theory. His results seem to speak for themselves.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:12 PM   #5424
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Friday night I was playing in Oklahoma and i heard a MAWG rec player at a table next to mine ranting about how great Andrew's videos are for strategy and what a likeable guy Andrew was. Dude was selling his video's hard. Word of mouth has definitely been huge for Andrew. When he first started his vlog I sent his videos to several players that I normally wouldn't have sent vlogs too.
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Old 03-20-2017, 09:29 PM   #5425
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Good luck on the 5 figure month. It's definitely achievable but you need to start putting in the volume.
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