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Old 11-30-2016, 12:24 PM   #101
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true or false, most poker players are depressed? excluding fedor/colman and whoever else is on a heater + smart people like ike/sauce/baron
guess its true,and then just hoping that serotonin rush kicks in when you run deep
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Old 11-30-2016, 02:46 PM   #102
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Anyone that harbors actual anger towards Brian needs to grow up and get a life. Come on its gambling, it's inherently shady and what he did wasn't even a 2/10.
I'd say playing on the account of a known whale was much worse than 2/10. It's just flat out cheating, people will mistakenly use reads developed from playing the other guy when playing against him.
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:43 PM   #103
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eh. hes been winning for 10+ years. still a scuz tho.
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I think he plays PLO ****ing horribly.
IT's disturbing watching him play actually.
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Old 11-30-2016, 05:02 PM   #104
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While he wasn't perfect he's done what 80%(multi account, vpn) of American pros have done at least a few times since Black Friday. No reason to hate him imo, he at least admitted to it, unlike other lunatics who bash him for it and do the exact same thing.
There are lots of cheaters in the poker world, so its okay. That logic is a big problem in poker.
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:01 PM   #105
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People in this thread seem to think he's some godlike player. Go read the WSOP updates when he went deep in main event, go look at the PLO HH guy runs like the sun. Yeah people like Fedor run hot too but I never really thought Brian was that great a player tbh.

I have tons of friends who struggle day to day when some pompus cornell graduate whines cause he made bad investments and his run good is ending it just kinda pisses me off. Guy would have gotten destroyed if he played Viktor straight heads up and we would have seen this thread like 7 years ago.
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Old 11-30-2016, 11:27 PM   #106
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I think he plays PLO ****ing horribly.
IT's disturbing watching him play actually.
I take it your life time earnings are much higher than his then?

Or....
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:28 AM   #107
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Have been told he's still been playing on Stars this year
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:34 AM   #108
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I think he plays PLO ****ing horribly.
IT's disturbing watching him play actually.
I love posts like this. Ante up, take him down!

Carry on NVG....
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:39 AM   #109
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He has got that much money in the bank huh
I have about 20% of what I had on Black Friday. And I've never been happier.

This article sums up how I feel about the subject: http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2010/09/...-75000-a-year/
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:43 AM   #110
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in after brian
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:46 AM   #111
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I have about 20% of what I had on Black Friday. And I've never been happier.

This article sums up how I feel about the subject: http://blogs.wsj.com/wealth/2010/09/...-75000-a-year/
??? In your blog you said you were miserable though lol
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:50 AM   #112
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Still waiting for him to come through on his promise of repaying all the players he cheated.... he wanted me to do some ridiculous calculation based on data we both didnt have to even begin discussing what he would send. Hope you are less dishonest and deceitful in the next occupation you chose.... perhaps insurance salesman
In spite of the fact that you were a complete d-head in every interaction we've ever had, I'm happy for you to make a number out of thin air and I'll donate it to a charity we agree on (REG and GiveWell have good suggestions). It's about the principle, not the money, right??
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:52 AM   #113
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Have been told he's still been playing on Stars this year
100% false but please humor me
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:53 AM   #114
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??? In your blog you said you were miserable though lol
My happiness has never been correlated with money. It's been correlated with relationships, experiences, achievements, and self-esteem. Some of those are boosted by winning money, but it's an indirect effect.
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Old 12-01-2016, 07:54 AM   #115
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For anyone who thinks I'm washed up - I have an hour or 2 free right now before I start my day. I'm Tomato Patch on ACR. I'll be sitting at 15/30 NLH and PLO and 75/150 O8 trying to start games. I'm on my Macbook laptop with no HUD.

#bestnotmiss
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:05 AM   #116
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For anyone who thinks I'm washed up - I have an hour or 2 free right now before I start my day. I'm Tomato Patch on ACR. I'll be sitting at 15/30 NLH and PLO and 75/150 O8 trying to start games. I'm on my Macbook laptop with no HUD.

#bestnotmiss
Take him down, ballers!!!!

Could not agree more about the lack of correlation between money and happiness. I am now living paycheck to paycheck after having 6 figs in the bank at one point and I'm the happiest I've ever been. Life rules and money doesn't matter, it only seems like it does.

Good luck to you, Brian. Hope to see you in Vegas at some point and have a few beverages.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:12 AM   #117
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Take him down, ballers!!!!

Could not agree more about the lack of correlation between money and happiness. I am now living paycheck to paycheck after having 6 figs in the bank at one point and I'm the happiest I've ever been. Life rules and money doesn't matter, it only seems like it does.

Good luck to you, Brian. Hope to see you in Vegas at some point and have a few beverages.
thanks, GL yourself! I'd be happy to buy you a drink, don't be shy
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:33 AM   #118
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thanks, GL yourself! I'd be happy to buy you a drink, don't be shy
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:44 AM   #119
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In spite of the fact that you were a complete d-head in every interaction we've ever had, I'm happy for you to make a number out of thin air and I'll donate it to a charity we agree on (REG and GiveWell have good suggestions). It's about the principle, not the money, right??

From what I read on the internet, you agreed that you cheated this guy and thus owe him some amount of money.

But since he treated you like a douchebag thereafter you wont pay him what he is owed but will only donate it to charity?

Am I missing something here?
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:04 AM   #120
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In spite of the fact that you were a complete d-head in every interaction we've ever had
What does this have to do with paying what you owe?
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:27 AM   #121
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I remember few years back ppl were saying that u o8 hh or you mixed game was novicyat the wsop, it might of been the 50k but then I remember 1 or 2 years later you crushing, is that something you worked hard on brian.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:33 AM   #122
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From what I read on the internet, you agreed that you cheated this guy and thus owe him some amount of money.

But since he treated you like a douchebag thereafter you wont pay him what he is owed but will only donate it to charity?

Am I missing something here?
I don't actually agree that I owe anyone anything in hindsight. I felt guilty and decided to pay off my gulit by making amends to those who felt wronged. I didn't entirely agree with the assessments but just wanted to move in. I intended this as a gesture to those who were clearly good people who felt wronged, whether I agreed or not. I don't think it's right to publicly mention names but these people were not my friends nor had any relationship with me, nor did I have any strong reads on them. I just wanted to move on.

When someone like hotmark proceeds to reveal his true character, I certainly don't feel like I owe him anything. If I called out everyone who's done something >= to as bad as what I did to him, I'd have a list of like 3,000 people who "owe me something"
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:35 AM   #123
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I remember few years back ppl were saying that u o8 hh or you mixed game was novicyat the wsop, it might of been the 50k but then I remember 1 or 2 years later you crushing, is that something you worked hard on brian.
Yes I lost over $1m playing mixed games before I started winning, worked really hard on my game, started winning, but now have a very hard time getting action on a regular basis. If there was a good mixed game to play every day, I might not be on my way out of poker. It's a lot of fun.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #124
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Unreal how with every post you come across as an even bigger douche.
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Old 12-01-2016, 10:24 AM   #125
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Posting, it's a skill game.
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