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Old 04-06-2009, 01:08 PM   #126
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Re: Degen Stories....

I'm too shiftless to do it myself but if someone could resurrect my "I lost 20K in Party Poker blackjack" thread that would be swell.
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Old 04-06-2009, 02:40 PM   #127
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Re: Degen Stories....

this thread makes me feel better about myself

I was pretty degen 3 days ago..

1 - lost a few buyins at $55hu games
2 - decided to play some $169 sup turbo games - DDbeast chipbullied, I called with big hands and got busted
3 - played $2200 hu sng - lost with a flip
4 - had $300 left in my account
5 - flipped with bbv
6 - 69>K8
7 - deposited $500
8 - grinding
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Old 04-06-2009, 03:53 PM   #128
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Re: Degen Stories....

If someone can teach me how to degen 100$ upto 10K in 1 day I will teach them how to stop there.
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Old 04-06-2009, 04:21 PM   #129
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No graphs because I've played on all different sites and I was using poker edge, not poker tracker. Whether you believe me or not doesn't mean **** to me, I did it and am still doing it.

My friends remember when I had like a $400 roll and me talking about it, and now they know I'm making 7-15k per month. I know I did it, my parents know, my good friends know (although nobody knows how degen I was initially), and that's all that matters. A few online players I'm regularly in touch with know and none have ever suggested they don't believe it. Learn the game, use very very conservative BR management (I usually had about 50 buy-ins when moving up, and after 200nl I pretty much stopped moving up so i can't see myself ever going busto now). The only time I ever was doubting myself (after the initial tough part) was when I had my roll shrink from 9k to 7.5k during my worst 100nl run.


Approximate BR growth with stakes

$100 - $1000 = $1 SNG's, 10nl, some 25nl (8 months)

$1000 - $8000 = mostly 50nl, some 25nl and $8 and $5 SNG's (8 tabling) ( 2 months)

$8000 - $10,000 = 100nl (4 tabling) (2 weeks)

$10,000 - $40,000 = 200nl (6 tabling) (3 months)

$40,000 - $65,000 = mostly 200nl, some 400nl (8 tabling) (6 months)

$65,000 - ~80k = 70% 200nl, 30% mix of 400nl, 600nl, 1000nl, or 100nl on dry days) usually 8-12 tabling (4 months or so)


Always studying the game, always trying to get better. Be a hater if you want. Went to live with parents to grow roll rom 10k to 40k, moved back on my own and been paying all bills since.
congrats,

I beleive you. thats more than enough evidence for me. lol haters on this site that demand graphs.

give this guy a break.


well done
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #130
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I'm too shiftless to do it myself but if someone could resurrect my "I lost 20K in Party Poker blackjack" thread that would be swell.
http://archives1.twoplustwo.com/show...fpart=all&vc=1
Classic thread.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:34 PM   #131
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If someone can teach me how to degen 100$ upto 10K in 1 day I will teach them how to stop there.


Sounds like a deall
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Old 04-06-2009, 07:14 PM   #132
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After reading Dr. Pauly's latest blog post, I lost $600 playing drunken guess her muff last night. http://guesshermuff.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-07-2009, 12:34 PM   #133
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Re: Degen Stories....

When I was 20, I was degening real bad in my life.

I had access to a large overdraft on my checking account and decided to put an empty envelope in a withdraw $3000x5 and get a BR together and then pay it back when I could. (It seemed like a good idea at the time). I figured that by the time they would find the envelopes, I would have rectified the situation.

I took the money and went on a 2 week booze, fishing and coke binge in Cabo with a hot girl and came back with $5k. She grabbed a cab from the airport and I went straight to the casino. I was planning on paying rent and then grinding, but I lost it all playing blackjack in 15 min.

I laugh about it now, but it was very degen at the time
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Old 04-07-2009, 01:47 PM   #134
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I was once so fkd up on crack I dysected my pet hamster only to find out it hadnt stolen any of my rocks
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Old 04-07-2009, 05:24 PM   #135
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first i burnt my hand on the stove on purpose omggg i was so wasted i went out in the backyard stark naked i started climbing the trees and just trying to get back to nature and forget the damn poker..loking back id lost my damn mind that pot had eloctrocuted my noodle
this part really made me LOL

would have been more awesome if the neighbors called the cops.

even more awesome had you made the "Cops" tv show tilted out of your skull
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #136
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Re: Degen Stories....

Jason Alexander, (George from Seinfeld), talks about how in the episode where George does the opposite and things start turning out right. And how people tried this in real life and it worked.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lq8U2pqmWU
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:57 AM   #137
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Wow... maybe I'm not a degenerate after all

I just thought it's funny how for everyone of these "I went on tilt and spewed my bankroll" stories there is someone out there probs making a thread showing his awesome graph/ best session of his life

Just a though. Please don't hate
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Old 04-08-2009, 03:56 AM   #138
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Re: Degen Stories....

ive been a degen

was pretty standard for me to take my $500 pay cheque at an old job and go play some 200nl at local cas

this hand will give you an idea how pro i was

real hand
action went
UTG raise CO reraise im on BTN with 55 i call (not even considering UTG will shove)

board comes down 599

UTG Bets CO fold AND I TANK....

i was worried about 9x

hey three 999 beats three 555

i stacked off hoping he didnt show 9x

not realising i had the nuts (:

actually i think im just an idiot not a degen =/

wish i heard about micro stakes back then ><


btw i aced! this test what about you guys?

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Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling?
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy?
Did gambling affect your reputation?
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling?
Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties?
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency?
After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses?
After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more?
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone?
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling?
Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling?
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures?
Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family?
Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned?
Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness?
Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling?
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping?
Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble?
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling?
Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling?
from GA website "Most compulsive gamblers will answer yes to at least seven of these questions."
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:02 AM   #139
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Re: Degen Stories....

In 2004 i went travelling and spent some time working in Australia to fund the trip home through Asia. I could only work in one job for 3months so when that was up i only had 3 weeks to find another job in time to pay rent. After a week of job hunting i decide fk it. i decide to give notice to my landlord and just take my bond of $500 and go sit in the 5/10 limit game at the local casino. This is the first time ive ever played live. I'd been at the casino every night watching the game but never had the balls to sit. I'd been watching the WSOP every day and i'd been playing for like a month online before this and had read "poker for dummies". I really had no **** clue. I sit down and with the only money i have in a foreign country i proceed to win about $600. I cash out elated and book into a hostel for the night.

I go back the next day to play, and every day after that for about a week and a half. Never have a losing session and have about $3000 now, think im gods gift to poker and am planning on what to spend my future fortune on.

Then the downswing comes, i lose my first $400 buyin. On the way out the casino i play some blackjack, win my $400 back so go back to sit and play poker, lose it again. Go back to the BJ, lose a couple of hundred more. Go to an internet cafe instead of a hostel and stay up all night playing sitngos online, lose another $200. Go back to the casion for the tables opening again, lose another $400. Leave the casino and walk about for a while in a daze. Find a hostel, go to sleep.

I find an ad for medical guinea pigs next day. Take it as it gives me a place to stay and pays $3000 for a month of taking pills and getting blood taken. After the month is up i take my money and head back to the casino feeling refreshed and having studied some more. I proceed to burn through the rest of my money over a week or so. I remember on my last visit to the casino i left $400 in my bank account that i wouldnt gamble with but after blowing through the last of my money on mega tilt i walk out to the cash machine and take the last of it out and play blackjack. Its like 7am and im about the only person in the place. I build it up to $1400 before blowing it betting $200 a hand. THe last hand im pretty sure i had a tear in my eye as the dealer hit blackjack. She looked at me with such pity as she said it, i got up and walked out, i had nowhere to go. I sat out in the sun in the park all day before going to a friends flat to ask to stay the night. I changed my flight ticket to leave the next day, and flew home 3 months earlier than expected, never told my family why, just said i got homesick.

i now play for a living, so at least one good thing came of it.

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Old 04-08-2009, 04:34 AM   #140
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where in aus sharpyetblunt?
star city?
that park outside star city i wonder how many people have slept there after a bad run
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:39 AM   #141
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yeah star city. When i was there they didnt have NL, only 2tables of 5/10 and 2 10/20 limit.
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:16 PM   #142
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Im a winning poker player... does this make me a compulsive gambler?

Did you ever lose time from work or school due to gambling? Yes
Has gambling ever made your home life unhappy? No
Did gambling affect your reputation? Yes (in a good way)
Have you ever felt remorse after gambling? No
Did you ever gamble to get money with which to pay debts or otherwise solve financial difficulties? No
Did gambling cause a decrease in your ambition or efficiency? No
After losing did you feel you must return as soon as possible and win back your losses? No
After a win did you have a strong urge to return and win more? Yes (its called running hot)
Did you often gamble until your last dollar was gone? No
Did you ever borrow to finance your gambling? No
Have you ever sold anything to finance gambling? No
Were you reluctant to use "gambling money" for normal expenditures? Yes (its called bankroll management...)
Did gambling make you careless of the welfare of yourself or your family? No
Did you ever gamble longer than you had planned? Yes (if its a good game and you have a +EV why leave?)
Have you ever gambled to escape worry, trouble, boredom or loneliness? Yes (what else am I supposed to do when im bored? watch, tv smoke a joint, have a wank???)
Have you ever committed, or considered committing, an illegal act to finance gambling? Yes (underage gambling...)
Did gambling cause you to have difficulty in sleeping? No
Do arguments, disappointments or frustrations create within you an urge to gamble? No
Did you ever have an urge to celebrate any good fortune by a few hours of gambling? No
Have you ever considered self destruction or suicide as a result of your gambling? No

so i'm a compulsive gambler...
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:17 PM   #143
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haha micro degen story:

my brother and i opened a party acct when i was like 17 and we played micro sngs, got pwnd.. we deposited $200 and i lost $50 pretty fast. i decided to play roulette to try and get even. i had read about this "double up" system, where you bet $2, if you lose then $4, then $8 etc until you win the initial 2 back.. so i bet $2, lost, $4, then $8, then $16, then $32, then w/o even thinking about it, insta clicked bet $64 and prayed.. i lost. i was so sick about it that i just bet the last $25 or w/e i had and of course lost it too. I told my bro that i was ****ing around w/ roulette and accidentally clicked "max bet" and lost it.. and had to pay him back. But at least i learned at a young age.. i'll prolly never play table games again
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:49 PM   #144
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u want a story heres a story:

im willing to commit any crime right now for a $50 shot on stars or ftp!
stab your mum in the face and i'll send u $50 on both stars and full tilt !
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Old 04-08-2009, 12:56 PM   #145
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Pregnant chicks on prenatal vitamins start ripping horrendous farts around 5-6 months. He's got to get out now while he still can.
True Story!
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:10 PM   #146
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Niche really is a story telling genius. He has a way with his words that is unlike anything else.
Orly? Try reading real books by great authors and you will surely change your mind.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:31 PM   #147
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Here's my two cents:

Recently put $350 dollars onto a poker site because I wanted to slowly build a bankroll. Aimed at playing .5/1 with bankroll management of 50 buy ins by the end of the year. I was looking to play the long game, grind it out slowly but surely. That was the plan.

I'm playing solid for the first week (10bb/100) and slowly, surely building my bankroll. Took a few nasty beats but I had conservative bankroll management and a cool head so I could take it, especially as I was so +ev in the games I was playing. Anyway I went on a massive heater on NL10/25 and made around $500 in a number of days. My bankroll is now around $1400 and so I decide to take a shot at NL100, just on one table, just to try it out.

I one table for two hours and I've got my stack up to around 250 thanks to a fish that donated around 5 buyins to the table in less than an hour and then left. I'm second biggest stack and am about to leave but decide to play one more round and this happens:

Can't pull up exact hand history but I'll describe it as best I can.

Get dealt QQ on the button.
UTG+1 is the only player with a bigger stack than me and he raises to 3.5.
Folds round to me and I reraise to 14.
Villain reraises to 40 and I have a solid read that hes a spewtard (built his stack by calling other donk with 89s etc.). So I push.
He calls he with AQ and hits an A on the turn....cue MONKEY TILT.

I lost a 500bb pot (worth around 40%) on a level I'm horrendously under-rolled for thanks to a gross suck out. I hit the blackjack tables and lose my entire roll is under 5 minutes.

If my QQ would have held I'd be sitting pretty on 1800 but instead I got naught in my account. Just a hate for table games. A pretty strong hate considering this is prolly the 3rd time I've done something equivalent to this.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:33 PM   #148
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Well I ran out of gas and had $15 on me. I didnt know what to do because i havent had anything to eat either. I was still a long way from where I was heading (to hopefully get a job in a new city) and knowing I had to live in my car until I got a job and my first paycheck I knew I was borderline screwed.

I walked for ages and finally got a ride from a guy who dropped me off at a gas station. The problem is Ineeded to buy a gerry can for gas. I was so screwed. I looked across the street and saw the casino calling my name. I thought well what the hell $15 isnt going to get me anything anyways.

I go into the casino and put the $15 on black and let it spin. Thank Jesus it hits. Now I have $30 and thats still not enough at all. It makes me feel comfortable that I have more than $15, Now I can afford a gerry can, a small meal and a little gas. BUt in an hours time id be screwed again.
I say ok one more time but lets bet on the rows of numbers. I have 33% chance to hit or I guess less because of the zero's. I put the $30 on the first row of numbers. I walk away and my heart is pounding I feel like im gonna be sick, I dont even want to go back. I start to walk over and I see the dealer tripling my bet. So now I have $90! I scoop up the money and get out of their as fast I can. I survived on this $90 for 16 days until I get my first paycheck.

Now I am head accountant at a huge company and make over $150k a year.
All thanks to the casino.
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Old 04-08-2009, 01:45 PM   #149
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Now I am head accountant at a huge company and make over $150k a year.
All thanks to the casino.[/QUOTE]


not really.
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Old 04-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #150
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isnt AAAKK > als QQQAA in King Niches story?
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