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Old 04-15-2009, 04:32 PM   #1
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Still Enjoying Poker?

I was listening to the pokercast, and Alec Torelli was talking about how he no longer enjoyed poker, and that the lows were 2.5x worse than the highs were good.

I think he is right.

How do you think about poker? I know many of you are probably play for a living and do you think that poker makes you depressed?

Its just that i noticed how i used to play poker just for fun,but in a way, more recently it has become less fun.

And also is playing poker for a living really as bad as people say?
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

I am most certainly enjoying poker.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

i enjoy it. i just play what i feel like playing, right now i am playing a lot of live poker and also some PLO. I also almost never "force" myself to play. I just play when i feel like it.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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hell no
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:47 PM   #5
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:47 PM   #6
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

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I was listening to the pokercast, and Alec Torelli was talking about how he no longer enjoyed poker, and that the lows were 2.5x worse than the highs were good.

I think he is right.

How do you think about poker? I know many of you are probably play for a living and do you think that poker makes you depressed?

Its just that i noticed how i used to play poker just for fun,but in a way, more recently it has become less fun.

And also is playing poker for a living really as bad as people say?
i don't really enjoy it.

no reason to be depressed though.

it is just a job. most people dont love their job. right now grinding is the best combo of pay, freedom etc.

but the people who say "wow i love poker. would be great to do it full time." are fairly wrong.

i just grind sngs pretty brainlessly so maybe people who play differently enjoy it more.

in summary don't enjoy it. i treat it like a job. but fairly satisfied with it right now.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:48 PM   #7
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meh
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:49 PM   #8
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

Nope.

Can't remember the day or week or month when the joy disappeared, but it was ages ago even though I've only played like two years or so.
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:55 PM   #9
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[ ] yes
[x] phuck no
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Old 04-15-2009, 04:56 PM   #10
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

yeah id say after truely grinding for more than a month you get sick of it and it gets rly mentally draining. I remember the drive I had to play poker instead of going to class but I dont get that anymore thankfully.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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i just grind sngs pretty brainlessly so maybe people who play differently enjoy it more.
That would drive me nuts.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:16 PM   #12
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More of an obligation than fun. Same as any 9-5 job except there's no random hot chicks walking around the office.
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:20 PM   #13
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I am most certainly enjoying poker.
so true
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:30 PM   #14
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

Still am enjoying it, but I'm still fairly new so I still have a lot of motivation to get better and beat the stakes
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Old 04-15-2009, 05:32 PM   #15
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Re: Still Enjoying Poker?

im having possibly the best month ever since i went "pro" and im really bored and could care less. poker def feels more like a job than it did 6 months ago and it can be boring. but then i think about getting up at 8am to work some pointless job for 8 hours with a bunch of morons and its obviously better than that
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