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Old 05-23-2017, 02:41 AM   #1
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I was let go from my job 5 month ago and decided to grind live 1/2 for awhile. It went well at first but ive gone on a brutal downswing (probably havent played great either, no excuses). But im almost broke, $1500 left. Should i keep grinding or quit and save my money or kill myself? (Not really suicidal lol

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Old 05-23-2017, 03:40 AM   #2
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Re: Almost broke

Suicide isn't the answer, at least not until you run out of money completely. I say take it to roulette and see what happens.
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:15 AM   #3
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Get a job
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Old 05-23-2017, 05:20 AM   #4
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Suicide isn't the answer, at least not until you run out of money completely. I say take it to roulette and see what happens.
I shouldnt have made that comment im not serious lol

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Old 05-23-2017, 05:20 AM   #5
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Get a job
Im sure i will soon


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Old 05-23-2017, 05:22 AM   #6
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Re: Almost broke

I underestimated downswings for sure. I never set out to play full time. I just lost my job during a round of layoffs and had nothing else to do.

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Old 05-23-2017, 05:24 AM   #7
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I think im gonna keep playing while i job hunt. Im sure im +ev in the game but another bad run is gonna bust me

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Old 05-23-2017, 07:03 AM   #8
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Re: Almost broke

Unless you're tracking your play pretty closely, I doubt it's a downswing. You're playing poorly and that is losing you money at 1/2. So play like you mean it, like it is a job, and your well being depends on it... but you'll probably just go into all the awesome bad beat stories you've been seeing lately where you got 200 buy-ins preflop on AKo vs JTs.
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Old 05-23-2017, 07:16 AM   #9
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Unless you're tracking your play pretty closely, I doubt it's a downswing. You're playing poorly and that is losing you money at 1/2. So play like you mean it, like it is a job, and your well being depends on it... but you'll probably just go into all the awesome bad beat stories you've been seeing lately where you got 200 buy-ins preflop on AKo vs JTs.
I promise i wont lol! Im not making excuses i could play better. Im doing my best to be objective. Ive been dealt some very bad beats in big pots in the past few weeks but ive butchered a lot of hands as well. No excuses

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Old 05-23-2017, 08:40 PM   #10
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sell that sweet fone
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Old 05-23-2017, 08:56 PM   #11
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get a job, keep grinding, you'll win
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Old 05-23-2017, 09:57 PM   #12
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I was let go from my job 5 month ago and decided to grind live 1/2 for awhile. It went well at first but ive gone on a brutal downswing (probably havent played great either, no excuses). But im almost broke, $1500 left. Should i keep grinding or quit and save my money or kill myself? (Not really suicidal lol

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Hello bigdave,

Jason DeWitt won over $1,000,000 in the previous year's edition of the WSOP in the $1,500 "Millionaire Maker" tournament. This comes out to be just over $666 profit for every $1 invested. I would recommend taking your last $1,500 and entering this year's tournament that is coming up soon. Im not sure of your skill level in $1/$2, but cannot imagine you are getting a 666-1 return on investment.

-O
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Old 05-24-2017, 02:04 AM   #13
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Ill let you guys know how it goes. I got a job and had a big night tonight. +*****

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Old 05-24-2017, 02:49 PM   #14
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i knew it
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Old 05-24-2017, 03:01 PM   #15
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Are you being sarcastic?

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Old 05-24-2017, 03:05 PM   #16
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no man, keep on the grind but also keep the job
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Old 05-26-2017, 04:42 AM   #17
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Ill let you guys know how it goes. I got a job and had a big night tonight. +*****

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Might be time to drop that new job
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Old 05-30-2017, 03:38 PM   #18
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Re: Almost broke

^ ^ ^
quit the job
sign a 1 year lease on a fancy apt
step up to 2/5
start drinking
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Old 06-05-2017, 04:27 AM   #19
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^ ^ ^
quit the job
sign a 1 year lease on a fancy apt
step up to 2/5
start drinking
Ive got the drinking part down

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Old 06-05-2017, 06:41 AM   #20
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Get a job
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Old 06-05-2017, 06:45 AM   #21
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^ ^ ^
quit the job
sign a 1 year lease on a fancy apt
step up to 2/5
start drinking
this.

also with that 2000+ you have now. you should just do hookers and blow and go out in style man
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:08 AM   #22
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The poker gods seem to like employed people more. Booked a few good wins.
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