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Old 06-09-2014, 12:33 PM   #151
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i've seen this said thousands of times, and i always have the same question: why not? Rich people are usually more intelligent than avarage, so i would imagine that geeky personalities would be more appealing to them than some retards laughing at their own jokes and wearing fake bling.
I really wish this were true, but I think it is a little naive. In this country at least, success usually goes to the most personable and socially capable. Before throwing Bill Gates and the face book guy at me, I promise you there are a lot more backslapping, cigar smoking, single malt scotch swilling, popular, former athelete, cool high school guy drop ins at the 5/10-10/20 at the Bellagio. Accept for the outliers, america is all about the genetic upper middle class. I am not talking about acting like a cheeseball, but it is beneficial to fit in with the average 300K a year Bellagio guest if you want to get real action.
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Old 06-09-2014, 12:57 PM   #152
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I really wish this were true, but I think it is a little naive. In this country at least, success usually goes to the most personable and socially capable. Before throwing Bill Gates and the face book guy at me, I promise you there are a lot more backslapping, cigar smoking, single malt scotch swilling, popular, former athelete, cool high school guy drop ins at the 5/10-10/20 at the Bellagio. Accept for the outliers, america is all about the genetic upper middle class. I am not talking about acting like a cheeseball, but it is beneficial to fit in with the average 300K a year Bellagio guest if you want to get real action.
I'd suggest the possibility that 10/20 NL fish are not a representative sample of the upper class. Most rich people I've met wouldn't think of overpaying for a luxury car or flying first class much less blowing 10K a month on a card game with a bunch of degenerates.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:24 PM   #153
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seems to me more of a divide between old school smalltime guys like me and young walking cliche 3 betting kids ,you see im more the type ...sports coat gold chain ,polite,tough ,womanizer ,and todays kid is more ,entitled,arragant,aggro,dressed poorly ,lets create a better pro poker player image thru better dress and better banter ,what do you guys think....... its for the betterment of game bighitters.
wow **** you dude, this might be the most uninformed ignorant idiotic trolling job ever. hope you get ****ing perfect-perfect'ed every single time you're all in on the flop for the rest of your miserable life.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:43 PM   #154
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If you're concerning yourself with the costumes at your table, you already lost. Cowboy hat guy, gold chain guy, skinny young Asian kid dressed like he's going skateboarding, woman with great cleveage, white 30 yr old with backwards ball cap with Michigan football tshirt .... I watch 20 hands before I play a hand and try to figure out who's doing what to who.

Ignore what people look like, it's all part of the con.
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Old 06-09-2014, 01:54 PM   #155
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wow **** you dude, this might be the most uninformed ignorant idiotic trolling job ever. hope you get ****ing perfect-perfect'ed every single time you're all in on the flop for the rest of your miserable life.
Why all the hate for Mr. Wong, big-hitter?? He trying to teach you youngbloodz the path to gold chains and ladies.
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Old 06-09-2014, 03:15 PM   #156
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Why all the hate for Mr. Wong, big-hitter?? He trying to teach you youngbloodz the path to gold chains and ladies.
He plays in Canadian tuxedo.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:06 PM   #157
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holy **** after reading the other comments this guy's posted in other threads, I can say without a doubt hands down mrwrong is my new all time favorite poster. everything is pure gold.

I view him to be much like Riff Raff in that I can't tell if he's being serious or not.. but either way, I can't stop laughing
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:20 PM   #158
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Rich people are usually more intelligent than avarage

Depends on the generation. If it's a self-made multi-millionaire, then yea they're going to be above average intelligence.

But social darwinism kind of evens itself out when rich self-made millionaires marry dumb, attractive bimbos and reproduce. The next generation is going to inherit a lot of money, but aren't really going to have the mental firepower that their sire once had.

Look at the British Royals, a group of inbred Germans which has reached the point where the next male heir to the throne converses with plantlife.
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:27 AM   #159
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I remember sitting in a bar lone wolf style many years ago chatting up the lady bartender ,you could cut the sexual tension with a hedgeclipper a notable pro now this is from the old days sits down ,this guy had a buffalo head bent up knuckles from 300 fights little black stub baby teeth from biting his nails on the felt a byproduct of being under-rolled ,nerves shot ,angry weirdo but a guy solid as a rock 2/5 de-gen .I look at him and say ;when do you know your a real poker pro ...he looks at me and says ...listen kid when you walk out of the riveria and your up 14bones or if your stuck 14 bones you should feel the exact same ...i said de-sensitation he said f-yes just like war his hideuos face lit up just like war kid no emotion .All thyese years later i still feel the ups and down every session ,but i put my own thoughts into what i feel is under-stated ...if your on a roll like butter and chillin on the 60th floor of the wynn over-looking the ffen golf course making love to a high class bad girl or if you pleasuring a very mature newjersey lady fresh off the greyhound for a eggsalid sandwhitch you should feel exactly the same baby!becouse then either way your a pokerplayer .
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:09 AM   #160
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I remember sitting in a bar lone wolf style many years ago chatting up the lady bartender ,you could cut the sexual tension with a hedgeclipper a notable pro now this is from the old days sits down ,this guy had a buffalo head bent up knuckles from 300 fights little black stub baby teeth from biting his nails on the felt a byproduct of being under-rolled ,nerves shot ,angry weirdo but a guy solid as a rock 2/5 de-gen .I look at him and say ;when do you know your a real poker pro ...he looks at me and says ...listen kid when you walk out of the riveria and your up 14bones or if your stuck 14 bones you should feel the exact same ...i said de-sensitation he said f-yes just like war his hideuos face lit up just like war kid no emotion .All thyese years later i still feel the ups and down every session ,but i put my own thoughts into what i feel is under-stated ...if your on a roll like butter and chillin on the 60th floor of the wynn over-looking the ffen golf course making love to a high class bad girl or if you pleasuring a very mature newjersey lady fresh off the greyhound for a eggsalid sandwhitch you should feel exactly the same baby!becouse then either way your a pokerplayer .
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:52 AM   #161
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Re: 21st century poker culture questioned

Wong's writings remind me much of the style of one of my heroes : Charles Bukowski. Dreadfully serious, accurately truthful, yet completely irreverent. Thanks Wong... Try to stay off of the nine horse...
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Old 06-10-2014, 01:54 AM   #162
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hope OP has some sort of Blog or Newsletter i can subscribe
He had a blog in LVL. Hasn't been updated in a couple months though.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:41 PM   #163
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I just had a few drinks off off-strip ofcourse with some old school grinders and i have to say....goodtimes great ffen line-up .I sat back a listened to some great stories and pondered ...how much have these guys given back to society none joined the workforce but look at what they gave back by keeping seat#4 occupied for 11 hours keeping the table open and creating a butterfly ripple effect of prosperity that fueled the economy and paid for schools,roads ,ironically police all off the backs of these old grinders who were visionaires laying track for ivy ,negreunu while as a kicker creating entertainment for the tourist fish making his/her vacation more interesting.
There is greater vitality with these guys despite their age as they all enjoy lifes finer things like gambling ,drinking ,strippers obv all still get dingers,i know i got no problem there ask a few ladies on freemont about bigdaddy that would trump a table of internet kids anyday of the week baby.
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:14 PM   #164
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good to see you're still killin it bighitter!
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Old 06-18-2014, 11:20 PM   #165
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[x] ladies on freemont

[ ] still gets dingers
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Old 06-20-2014, 04:36 PM   #166
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just like boxers poker players need preperations before a session i like to have a goodsupper i usually go to this place next to merridian condos 15 min off strip if things are goin well ,if things are soso i go to the gasstation across the street and have a sub if thingsreal bad i go across street to 711 beside t-shirt store and have bag of cheezies .Last night i had a good supper and was making my way down busy street as i saw some tough guy in a beater gunning me off ,i walked over to him stuck my head out and said what you lookin at bigshooter ,he stood up an towered over me as im 5ft7 and we locked in a death stare my heart pounded as thers 2 dangers this guy and the highway speeds of the traffic after a while he started to make punch like movements i maintained my clint eastwood stare finally the bus arrived ad he turned away ...i stood there and watched him grab a window seat still staring at me i waited for the bus to leaveand gave him the finger.As i walked to my session i felt alive and bulletproof .As i took seat #5 i played my first hand pocket 2s theflop hit and i was HU against a quasi-local golf pro degen ,perpetually sweat and a crusty dollie on his nose was splashing the pot he had top second top and i was floating turn a blank he made 120.00 pot size bet my read way off as i flated expecting him to check the river and go all in to teach and punish him ...as the river hit it was a red 2 lol,he value betted i re-popped he called ......he stared as i stalked his chips i locked eyes with him and said.........what you lookin at bigshooter
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Old 06-20-2014, 05:40 PM   #167
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Re: 21st century poker culture questioned

Speaking of the LotGrinder, there is a dealer at the Aria that looks a lot like him with similar mannerisms. Upon mustering the courage to ask this guy if he was the quasi 2+2 legend. he denied it... though admitted he does get asked that a lot.

LotGrinder, where ever you may be, rest assured your impact still resonates with all of us.


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Old 06-22-2014, 03:59 PM   #168
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Old 06-23-2014, 01:15 AM   #169
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Mr. Wong - please explain to us the difference between bighitter and bigshooter
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:37 AM   #170
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Well its 5;30 and im minding my own business sittingt in a locals bar at a crossroads do i start a grind session or do i continue drinking promo -priced beers at the bar and listen to my 5;00 worth of retro jutebox songs play out including mostly one song hangfive rollingstones 7 of 10 .I deciede to have 3 more beers and 10 more songs on jutebox as i plug them i hear a raspy sexy ladies voice say....hey are you artistic buddy or what ....i look over and see a hot 50 year-old lady sitting alone beside one of 4 fireplaces ...i walk over and stick my face out and give her my best magnun pi smile soon were drinking and she tells me about her depressed obese sister i tell her the reason her sister is depressed is becouse shes sexually repressed she looks at me and says who are you dr effin phil as she laughs i notice a rare beuty even though her teeth are yellow and her face wrinkled she has great cleavage and a good body she tells me she looking for work and was a waitress at some place in the Sharha i tell her this city has always celebrated youthful female beuty and shes holding the key to the kingdom with her attractiveness she sits back and drinks up her gin and tonic and says thats sounds stupid but lets have another .
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:48 AM   #171
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i tell her this city has always celebrated youthful female beuty and shes holding the key to the kingdom with her attractiveness she sits back and drinks up her gin and tonic and says thats sounds stupid but lets have another .
Somebody give this man a book deal.
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Old 06-28-2014, 01:51 AM   #172
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i walk over to the bar as theres no waitresses the lady bartender pours two gin and tonics no banter i think wow cat like....... i walk back to the table ...she tells me she needs a lover for her obese sister i say i can call one of my friends she says that would be great and we could all go back to there place for wine ..i give the universal tap on my pocket repping a cell phone and tell her i will be back after my call ...little does she know i have no phone or no friends i walk outside and sprint down the stree to binions the alcohol seems to be enhanching my running as i feel more agile more powerful as i sprint like a young juice running thru the airport.I RUN THRU BINIONS in search of a wingman i get to to f-off i then go to GN and run into GusStokes sitting on a $70.00 stack .Now GusStokes came out to vegas in 92 after graduating his parents bought him a brand new honda civic that he still drives today ,Gus made a name for himself around town as a solid 1/2 1/3 player and lives beside southpoint in a studio.Isay gus whats happening
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:00 AM   #173
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Gus looks up on tilt and stuck ,he has faded matinee idol looks i remeber first meeting him in 92 ..he was going to go back home be a sports writer after blowing 10k i said listen Gus you can make more cake betting sports then writing about sports he said really i said for sure i then added do you know what jimmy the greek told me he said your greatest day is winning at gambling your second greatest day is loosing at gambling we both lol and from that point on Gus become a sic degen pro.I then said lets go i have a hot chubby girl for you lets roll take your bigstack to the cage i yell trays and point ,lol,his face goes red i lol he says............ buy me a slice of pizza and some drinks i say ....DEAL LETS GO BIGHITTER
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Old 06-28-2014, 02:28 AM   #174
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Hello mrwong I consider you one of the greatest modern day writers. Are you familiar with this mrchong guy who posted in your negreanu thread and if so did this story really happen?

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mr wong whats up big hitter ,i was over at LVCC the other day on the 8th hole playing with some friends drinking domestic beers and shooting the **** when i see you in the hot tub three young chicks with rock hard bodies no more than 25 years old…big smile on your face arms around two of the chicks other one dangling grapes in your mouth like you some sort of king or ruler of a third world african country like uganda ,gold chain hanging from your neck because even in the hot tub you keep it classy presenting yourself as a gentleman ,anyways I see my friend mikey the whale driving down sahara top down sun shining on his bright red paint and shiny wheels ,i say to him where you heading big hitter and he tells me about a 300.00 600.00 nl game running at the wynn and ask him if he will put me in the game ,he says yes but I only keep 10 persent of my winnings and I tell him ok,, we arrive and its all young guns hoodies on big headphones trying to look like the pros they see on tv but I show these young chumps whos boss three betting lite showing bluffs slow rolling…then I tell them I know mr wong they show me respect one young hitter even gives me his food comp so I order the big stake on the menu and three sides two potato one vegtable perrier water cup of red wine and im feeling good ,afterwards i go to xs and grind on young chicks on the dance floor drinking top shelf liquor when girl i am dancing behind turns around asks me my name I tell her…im mrchong baby
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lol jutebox
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