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Old 05-05-2016, 01:26 AM   #3501
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Told a relative a few years back I was gonna go play poker all night. He tells me his story (and strategies) about how he won $15 playing "Let it Ride". I was about to play $10/20 NL at the Commerce and this douchebag tells me this abortion of a story and how there was actual skill involved.
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Old 05-05-2016, 05:12 AM   #3502
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Told a relative a few years back I was gonna go play poker all night. He tells me his story (and strategies) about how he won $15 playing "Let it Ride". I was about to play $.10/.20 NL at the pizza shop and this douchebag tells me this abortion of a story and how there was actual skill involved.
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Old 05-05-2016, 12:52 PM   #3503
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Old 11-30-2016, 04:37 PM   #3504
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Worst mistake of my life telling peolpe i play poker they just don't believe you make any money at it. You be like i won x hundred dollars last month they be like but how much did you lose. I have a vow of silence> not talking poker to my family or new girls i meet.

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Old 12-01-2016, 10:58 AM   #3505
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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WOW EVERYONE IN THIS THREAD NEEDS TO CALM THE [censored] DOWN AND BE HAPPY SOMEONE CARES ENOUGH TO ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR JOB. CAN YOU GUYS HONESTLY SAY YOU KNEW HOW POKER WORKED BEFORE YOU GOT INTO IT EITHER?
When I first started watching poker on TV I didn't know what blinds were. But from listening to the analysis and descriptions of what the players were doing, it was immediately obviously that it was a game of skill.

I'll make it even more basic. It's a no-brainer that some people are better at card games than others. Tournament bridge is very competitive.

But for some reason, no matter how you explain it, a lot of people just don't seem willing or able to process that information.

Then they go buy ten lottery tickets on their way home.
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Old 12-01-2016, 02:11 PM   #3506
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I am. I once invited a bunch of girls over to watch the BIG WOOD crush HU on Ipoker and they all had a spontaneous orgasm after watching the BIG WOOD checkraise for the first time. Unbelievable.
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Old 12-01-2016, 04:40 PM   #3507
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i am guilty of telling a coworker if i could give him like a 100 bucks to multiply them for me at the casino. Back in 2007 when i didn't know poker existed.

''everyone that sells liquor or cigarettes is a waste too? '' > OFC yes

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Old 12-04-2016, 02:32 AM   #3508
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Yeah people cant get their mind around it or just dont want to believe it.

it can close doors.

why even bother with it when you can just say your a consultant or investor or something
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Old 12-04-2016, 07:20 AM   #3509
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

My FB job title is "Head of Poker", which means that shows up in Tinder. Had someone say "Head of Poker?! No seriously, but what's your real job?"
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Old 12-04-2016, 12:18 PM   #3510
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exactly do not even bother. Now i tell people i am a short term investor. Can not get into details because i signed a confidentiality contract.

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Old 12-04-2016, 01:28 PM   #3511
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I got talking to some woman when I was applying for a visa, I didn't feel like having the awkward poker player convo so I told her I was a web designer, turns out she seemed to know a lot about that and starting asking me questions that I had no idea how to answer, I made some excuse and left pretty quckly.
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Old 12-04-2016, 10:37 PM   #3512
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Because then people might realise I don't contribute anything to society and that I'm just a leech attached to the arse of gambling addicts around the world.
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Old 12-06-2016, 01:10 PM   #3513
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Simply because i learned from the very beginning the good ole: Do not tap on the aquarium We can not go around telling people poker is about skill, math, etc. We gotta let them keep thinking is pure gambooool so they deposit. At the expense of everyone thinking we r degens. And even if u explain poker is about math and skills they will give u the condescending look like u r a degen-gambler in denial who is sick and ruining his life because the house always wins. LOL!

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Old 12-06-2016, 01:14 PM   #3514
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they will give u the condescending look like u r a degen-gambler in denial who is sick and ruining his life
They're probably right at least 9/10 times
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Old 12-06-2016, 02:57 PM   #3515
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Simply because i learned from the very beginning the good ole: Do not tap on the aquarium We can not go around telling people poker is about skill, math, etc. We gotta let them keep thinking is pure gambooool so they deposit. At the expense of everyone thinking we r degens.
Meh, I dunno. Among the people that don't currently play, I think there's a big "likes to think they're smart" crowd that would eat that up, thinking they're just gonna memorize a chart like they would with blackjack, or read one ****ty book, and start cleaning up. Meanwhile they turn out to be huge fish that it never quite clicks for, but they keep playing because they know it's beatable but will never admit they're not smart/dedicated enough to beat it.

For people that already give away their money at the tables, though...yeah, just let 'em continue to think it's a crapshoot.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:10 PM   #3516
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

LOL this thread again. I remembered two great posts. This one is a quote from DMoogle's Mom, Nostradamus:
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You're the one in a million...

My mom: "You won today? Withdraw it. Now. Before the government bans online poker and they keep your money so you can't take it out. What's to stop them from doing that?"
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i love this thread.

The 'if i give you £300, can you double it for me?' thing is something I've got before.

Here's me and my housemate's friend. Is he stupid, or just thinks that I'm stupid?

Me: 'what would you do if i lost it all?'
him:'do you lose?'
Me: 'yes. it happens'
him:'well if you don't win, just give me my money back'
Me: 'so where's the profit for me?'
him:'you can keep half of what you make'
Me: 'Er... so if I win, I give you half and if I DON'T win I just give you your money back?'
Him:'Deal?'
Me: 'Or... no deal'
Can I interest you in a Staking deal with Makeup? Anyone?
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:32 PM   #3517
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

my friend offered to stake me half in tournaments, take half the profit or losses (meh ok, good deal buddy) and...here's the catch take 1% of everything I ever make in poker.
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:37 PM   #3518
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Told a relative a few years back I was gonna go play poker all night. He tells me his story (and strategies) about how he won $15 playing "Let it Ride". I was about to play $10/20 NL at the Commerce and this douchebag tells me this abortion of a story and how there was actual skill involved.
😭😭 Abortion of a story had me in stitches!
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Old 12-06-2016, 07:41 PM   #3519
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exactly do not even bother. Now i tell people i am a short term investor. Can not get into details because i signed a confidentiality contract.

GLGL
This is a relatively GTO route one can take. Most plebs won't understand variance when you explain it in reference to playing cards.
Use it in the context of stock market and wall street and all of a sudden you're a financial savant!
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