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Old 01-05-2013, 11:24 PM   #4126
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OK **** baccarat officially now - brought 700, worked it up to 900 betting 25 a hand on banker

then player goes on an 8-hand dragon and I start tilting hard trying to martingale it back instead of just being even

Bet 200 - 9 9 / 7 T
Bet 500 - 9 T / 6 2

gg

edit: also banker won the very next hand lol

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Old 01-06-2013, 01:17 AM   #4127
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baccarat is actually a +EV game if played properly. if you bet then double after loss you can make living from it. its currently what im doing part time.
I dont have a big enough roll yet so im using money from work safe as buffer. Ofcourse i put it back after session its just till i get roll going.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:52 AM   #4128
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OK **** baccarat officially now - brought 700, worked it up to 900 betting 25 a hand on banker

then player goes on an 8-hand dragon and I start tilting hard trying to martingale it back instead of just being even

Bet 200 - 9 9 / 7 T
Bet 500 - 9 T / 6 2

gg

edit: also banker won the very next hand lol
Bring 10k next time, it might work.

PS: Seriously, don't.
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Old 01-06-2013, 02:46 AM   #4129
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I only play the pokerz with play money on PS (lulz), and I turned into a degen after they added hyperturbos and probably some help from this thread.

I used to play some 6max and 9max donkaments with my 5kk roll. So this one day I'm running uber bad, and I lose ~500k, then stop playing. An hour later the tilt kicks so I go to play some flipaments (my word for hyperturbos) to get back to even. I lose those too.

Then I open my "fix" which is 40kNL Omaha Hi/Lo in 3 tables. The players here are super donks and I run good so I run up to 150k, 300k and 400k (minus some lost buyins) and I'm back to even and then some. But I keep playing and eventually find myself in a 3-way PFAI on the 400k table in a massive 1,5kk chips pot. Of course I lose with the best hand and I'm in the hole again so I go on monkey tilt.

Next thing I know, I've been open shoving for 2 hours (flipping every hand with the donk who got all my chips) and running bad and I have dumped 1,5kk chips in the table. On the other tables I've been playing normal and ran it up to 600k and 300k. Then I get this great idea to open shove the other tables too to get back to even. I hit a heater and run it up to 1,2kk to 600k. Then I dump it all over the course of 3 hours. Total loss: About 3kk play money chips.

Beat: Play money degen
Brag: I didn't degen real money
Beat: I could have sold those chips for real money gamb0ls
Brag: Self excluded myself before I degen real money
what is kk
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:43 AM   #4130
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a thousand thousand
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #4131
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baccarat is actually a +EV game if played properly. if you bet then double after loss you can make living from it. its currently what im doing part time.
I dont have a big enough roll yet so im using money from work safe as buffer. Ofcourse i put it back after session its just till i get roll going.
pretty sure its more +ev to just play poker at the star..
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:06 AM   #4132
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oh snap how you know my location hack my computer IP ? or that bs gmail thing that follows me around on internets when browsing?
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:07 AM   #4133
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Bring 10k next time, it might work.

PS: Seriously, don't.
you're right, I probably need like 40-50k
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:45 AM   #4134
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One of my many tale's of self-destruction and humiliation...

It all started at one of my uncles houses, it was a party and we were all on the beers etc. Later on that night I was pretty drunk and the party was dying down, so I thought I'd bail and head to the casino. Called a cab and headed to the casino(jupiters hotel & casino, gold coast Australia) which was about 30 mins drive from my uncles. I had about $200 cash on me and about $1000 in my bank account. Which was everything I had at the time, being a student and not having access to credit cards due to bad debt(another degen story).

Anyways my plan was to play no pit games and stick to poker. I get there and there is a massive list and it looks like it will be at least a 45 minute wait. **** this I tell myself "just play a little bit of blackjack until you get a seat" etc. And head over to the nearest BJ table which was a $25 min. I buy $100 worth of chips, lose that. Another $100, lost that. Within about 5 minutes. Instantly monkey tilted.. being this was a significant amount for my poor ass. I head to the atm and withdraw another $200, lose. Atm $400, lose and then $400, lose. I remember my last hand's bet was $200 and I had 11 vs dealers 4 and I doubled down for my last $200. I caught a 9 to make a 20. I am thinking great im back to $800. Then dealer pulls a 2,5,10. 21!!!! I cant ****ing believe it. I feel like someone has torn my heart out and my stomach feels like im going to hurl. I am so drunk the room is spinning.

I am drunk as hell and I am a 30 minutes drive away from the house. I don't have any money for a taxi. I am so ****ing sick. I walk down through the parking complex and I really need to ****. I find the nearest garden and have a huge drunken loser turd then proceed to pass out.

I wake up in the morning with the sun beaming down on my face. I have **** all over my pants and I am lying in a garden(out of view) next to the casino's parking complex. Thinking what the ****?

It hits me like a freight train and I check to wallet to see. Yes, I did infact blew every cent to my name last night. And yes I am covered in my own ****.

I pull out my mobile phone and message a family member to pick me up, luckily for me I managed to get a lift. But it was difficult explaining where my pants went. I figured it would be less humiliating hailing down my ride only in my boxers, then being picked up in my **** smeared pants. I said that I went for a swim in the surf and someone stole them off the beach.(beach was in walking distance to casino) Lame excuse, and didn't make sense because I still had my phone and wallet in hand....

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Old 01-06-2013, 12:27 PM   #4135
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I dont have a big enough roll yet so im using money from work safe as buffer. Ofcourse i put it back after session its just till i get roll going.
This line leads me to believe he might be joking.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:37 PM   #4136
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I wake up in the morning with the sun beaming down on my face. I have **** all over my pants and I am lying in a garden(out of view) next to the casino's parking complex. Thinking what the ****?

It hits me like a freight train and I check to wallet to see. Yes, I did infact blew every cent to my name last night. And yes I am covered in my own ****.
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:57 PM   #4137
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

The Erick Lindgren Degen Story!

http://www.bluff.com/magazine/broken...en-story-6094/
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Which brings us back to Morningside Recovery. Lindgren wasnít in rehab to cure him of gambling ó thatís his day job and he knows he needs to continue to play poker and work in Las Vegas
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ďI donít really have a bankroll. We live month to month pretty much. Iíve been staked in poker and some sports (betting) to try and raise some money and weíve made enough to keep up with bills and stuff but we havenít made enough headway yet,Ē said Lindgren
double lol, why would anyone stake someone for sports betting
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:01 PM   #4138
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SouthernCross: A+. That's how you do a ****ing degen story.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:53 PM   #4139
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loldouble lol, why would anyone stake someone for sports betting
There are 3 "gambling" based activities that "can" be +EV if you have the sufficient skill and willing to do the work/research.

#1 Poker
#2 Sports betting
#3 Horse racing

As with Poker, most people aren't willing to do the work to be a +EV Sports Bettor. You've got to know all the stats, records, and even the uncommon information like a team's record vs turf vs grass vs cold, etc.

One of my poker buddies is an avid Sports Bettor and he tracks his bets with an app and is up $40k over the past two years. He spends 4 - 5 hours per week combing through stats and keeping up with the news.

He's the only guy i've ever seen that can prove he's a winning sports bettor. He's also the only guy i've ever seen put in real work beyond just watching Sport's Center a couple of times per week. He also doesn't bet every week. He waits for a very particular set of circumstances, namely, underrated teams facing over-hyped teams.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #4140
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One of my poker buddies is an avid Sports Bettor and he tracks his bets with an app and is up $40k over the past two years. He spends 4 - 5 hours per week combing through stats and keeping up with the news.
4-5 hours per week doesn't seem like nearly enough time.
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