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Shawn Jacob: The Rise of a Degen Shawn Jacob: The Rise of a Degen

11-13-2012 , 03:04 AM
Follow me as I take my entire net worth of $1500 to Las Vegas to take a shot at becoming a professional poker player. I will be heading out from Southern California on a bus with nothing but what I can fit in my bag. If I go broke I will head back with my tail between my legs. However, if I make it you will be able to join me as I experience the exciting life Las Vegas has to offer.

Any questions?
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11-13-2012 , 03:09 AM
No questions, just concerns.
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11-13-2012 , 03:16 AM
Where are you planning on sleeping? This really doesn't sound like a good idea.
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11-13-2012 , 03:18 AM
Weekly room for the first week and then Ill go from there.
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11-13-2012 , 03:20 AM
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No questions, just concerns.
Haha. Zing.

OP glgl. I'll be taking my shot in December. Where are you now? On your way?
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11-13-2012 , 03:23 AM
The exact date is TBD but I will be on my way very soon.
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11-13-2012 , 03:25 AM
I'll be hitting the 1/3 300 NL games Dec 6-12
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11-13-2012 , 06:18 AM
10 bi plus room/food for a couple weeks?

weeee...this could get interesting....GL man!
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11-13-2012 , 07:18 AM
Be there this weekend playing low stakes, if you're here by then (pull the trigger) let me know
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11-13-2012 , 07:27 AM
Is the cost for room and food within the 1500?

Good luck, just realise youre taking a wild shot here with a very high chance of failing on account of your bankroll.

As long as ur aware of this,i hope that u run extremely well i guess.
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11-13-2012 , 07:31 AM
Btw, seems like u have an inclination to the romantic degen idea, like many of us. From thread title to the whole fit in a bag thing.

If ur serIous about this ull have to adopt a more rational approach.
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11-13-2012 , 07:41 AM
1500 dollars in vegas is 150% chance of fail, guaranteed
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11-13-2012 , 07:55 AM
I wonder at what br cutoff is it better to put it all on black and let it ride
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11-13-2012 , 09:39 AM
post pics of last meal
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11-13-2012 , 09:43 AM
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Originally Posted by savatage
I wonder at what br cutoff is it better to put it all on black and let it ride
Higher than 1500 imo.
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11-13-2012 , 12:05 PM
I guess I've read too many of these because I actually like that the OP says I'm doing this or that and that's it. Much better than all these pussies asking questions if a 2k roll is enough to make it big
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11-13-2012 , 12:10 PM
I wish people would stop level threading/trolling like it's an original idea or something.
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11-13-2012 , 01:16 PM
In b4 millionaire
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11-13-2012 , 01:33 PM
Mmm.

I guess you can take a shot (a very long on at that) if you can go back to your parents if this doesn't work (probably over 99% of the time). Having said that, I'm a fan of people that go after their dreams because, after all, if it weren't for dreamers, humanity wouldn't be where it is today.


I'm not sure what a weekly room goes for, but I'm guessing that 500 bucks is gonna be for living expenses for the first couple of weeks, which leaves you with a grand or so. 1/3 with a 300 buy-in is guaranteed ruin. Might as well go to the baccarat table and put it on Banker.

Try Bill's gambling hall. They run a .5/1 game which I'm assuming is the equivalent of playing poker against infants. Buy- in for 75-100 and play snug. I'm sure you'll have no problem getting paid off. Be ready to grind ur ass off...

I wouldn't play

On that note, all the best to you.

-P

Ps - try and get a room mate to split the cost.
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11-13-2012 , 01:38 PM
Op, how old are u? R u quitting a job or college or wasting some other opportunity to do this?
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11-13-2012 , 02:00 PM
Of all the verbs to use in the title of this thread, "Rise" seems absurdly optimistic.
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11-13-2012 , 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by savatage
Op, how old are u? R u quitting a job or college or wasting some other opportunity to do this?
Short Bio: I'm 27. I've made 6 figures before(in business) and blown it. Had success in many different industries as a top salesperson. If you guys think poker is a grind try asking 500 people the same opening question per day endlessly.

I understand my risk of ruin could be estimated as very high but that's going to be part of the adventure. If I need to run a prop bet hustle here and there or drum up funds some other way I will. Stay Tuned.

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11-13-2012 , 02:32 PM
Why not keep working in sales and play poker on the side? That's what I do...
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11-13-2012 , 02:53 PM
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Why not keep working in sales and play poker on the side? That's what I do...
Because ur not shawn jacob: degen.
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11-13-2012 , 04:41 PM
I don't even think taking $1500 for a weekend is a good idea.
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