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11-26-2012 , 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by czechrebel
I hace the time to respond to everyone's comments, but not to update!!!!!1111
I'd imagine TR takes longer, and more energy, than responses.

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Originally Posted by mrducks
I'm rooting for u to succeed since that means that this thread lives on but it only lives on if u post updates on your poker sessions.

In the meantime, there is nothing wrong with someone providing some info on backpacker Steve. Seriously, is there any info on this guy out there?
I've heard he hangs out near PH, wears a backpack, and goes by Steve.
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11-26-2012 , 02:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Doc T River
I'd imagine TR takes longer, and more energy, than responses.



I've heard he hangs out near PH, wears a backpack, and goes by Steve.
Sources claim that he chats a lot with PH and Bally's floors and dealers. He owes a ton of people and is notorious for asking to be staked. He plays tournaments well and cashes often in the small buy in tourneys. He is a decent player but after building up a big stack, he donks off too easily. He also plays non poker games at the casinos which hurts the bankroll.

One rumor has it that he used to be pretty well off and was a lawyer (?) but got divorced and lost the house and a bunch of other assets.

Any other info available? Is he homeless? What's in that backpack of his? It seems like it is super full with papers and possibly clothes? He's always wearing shorts and sneakers so maybe he keeps his gym clothes in there? That would explain the skinniness too.
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11-26-2012 , 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by mrducks
Sources claim that he chats a lot with PH and Bally's floors and dealers. He owes a ton of people and is notorious for asking to be staked. He plays tournaments well and cashes often in the small buy in tourneys. He is a decent player but after building up a big stack, he donks off too easily. He also plays non poker games at the casinos which hurts the bankroll.

One rumor has it that he used to be pretty well off and was a lawyer (?) but got divorced and lost the house and a bunch of other assets.

Any other info available? Is he homeless? What's in that backpack of his? It seems like it is super full with papers and possibly clothes? He's always wearing shorts and sneakers so maybe he keeps his gym clothes in there? That would explain the skinniness too.

I am not 100% sure its the same guy, but there is a steve that is banned from Casears for begging for stakes and or owing money, who used to be a reg there. And he does wear a backpack everywhere.

He had several largish cashes a while back -- the largest was, iirc, a 1st place in a bay 101 catch a shooting star event for mid-six figures this must have been like 05-07 or somewhere around there.

I used to know his full name, but i can't for the life of me remember it.

He is pretty egregiously bad, and gives bad poker lessons at the table pretty much constantly. But he used a few early wins to keep himself staked consistently.

I heard a funny-ish quote about him when i heard he was banned from Casears

"He's living in his car now.... but its a lexus."

Last edited by Turyia; 11-26-2012 at 02:32 PM.
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11-26-2012 , 05:04 PM
Looks like someone's started a thread about Backpack Steve here FWIW...
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11-26-2012 , 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mrducks
What's in that backpack of his?
Overdue scratchers I hear. Shawn, you MUST track him down asap.
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11-26-2012 , 11:06 PM
Post a pic or just stop. Literally 2 people believe you at this point.
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11-26-2012 , 11:24 PM
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Originally Posted by DanAkaSalty
Post a pic or just stop. Literally 2 people believe you at this point.
Count me out, so there's 1
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11-26-2012 , 11:31 PM
Yeah. Gonna need to post a pic of a chip stack or the inside of your room or something similar that roughly matches the time of day it's posted. Shouldn't be hard with a fancy phone. The first two words in this thread are "Follow me". So, we're following.
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11-27-2012 , 02:48 AM
Sarcasm meters need to be checked ITT. Not a level imho. I am def disappointed in OP though, his first few posts were goldmines and now they have teetered off into 'too tired to update'. Degen reports are no fun without reports of degening
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11-27-2012 , 03:29 AM
Pic please holding up today's LV Sun newspaper in front of Bellagio fountain with arm around backpack Steve.
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11-27-2012 , 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by zoomtastic
Pic please holding up today's LV Sun newspaper in front of Bellagio fountain with arm around backpack Steve.
+1

Unfortunately news paper is necessary, arm around backpack steve won't be enough to prove date as he's been wearing the same thing for ~3 years
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11-27-2012 , 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mrducks
Any other info available? Is he homeless? What's in that backpack of his? It seems like it is super full with papers and possibly clothes? He's always wearing shorts and sneakers so maybe he keeps his gym clothes in there? That would explain the skinniness too.
Being a homeless bum would also explain the skinniness.
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11-27-2012 , 05:29 AM


OP was on reddit!
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11-27-2012 , 05:44 AM
It's almost certain Shawn Jacob is on life support nursing a $40.00 stack at Bill's. This kid was desperate for some 2+2 attention and now he is up big and too busy to post an update outside of generalities. We know he's got a galaxy. Doesn't add up.
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11-27-2012 , 06:00 AM
I want to take a shot too next summer. This thread is going to play a role in my decision making process, so hopefully OP will return with some updates.
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11-27-2012 , 06:02 AM
He's shacked up with a tunnel chick



(pic borrowed from mojojo16 )
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11-27-2012 , 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Unta8
laughed for a good two minutes at the (galaxy sIII)
I still can't stop laughing this is the best thread so far
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11-27-2012 , 06:40 AM
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Originally Posted by swag_poker


OP was on reddit!
Anyone know where this guy hangs out? If it is on the bridge by the Bellagio, He would probably make about $40 a week off of me.

It sounds like a high expense but it might end up saving me many times that
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11-27-2012 , 06:41 AM
It would make it more entertaining if this thread was real but I had a good laugh even tho I still think it's fake
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11-27-2012 , 06:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 3fiveofdiamonds
Anyone know where this guy hangs out? If it is on the bridge by the Bellagio, He would probably make about $40 a week off of me.

It sounds like a high expense but it might end up saving me many times that
Was out front of Mirage last week
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11-27-2012 , 07:07 AM
Give me a little time but I will deliver a solid report soon. I'm starting to feel obligated because there are obviously people that are truly interested in how I'm doing. A reader has even mentioned making decisions in his life based on what I have experienced. I owe it to you guys. The simple statements rooting me on and wishing me luck couldn't have come from somewhere else; poker players are the only ones that would understand what I'm doing.

If it weren't for this thread this whole journey would have been trashed. I had second thoughts due to nerves but I made it here because of the accountability given by everyone in this thread and those I know are viewing even if you haven't commented. I couldn't back out and I made it here. Things have went well. I screwed up a little and had a slight setback but I'm still doing much better than was predicted.

Ill provide a detailed update including pictures and maybe even video in the next 48hrs. You guys all have my word.
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11-27-2012 , 07:33 AM
Lots of words that say a whole lot of nothing. Couldn't even give a simple numeric on how much you are up or down. Excellent troll. Now lock up the thread.
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11-27-2012 , 07:55 AM
So is this a delay tactic whilst he tries to get back on track so he can post something positive?

Is this all a fabrication?

Is he telling the truth and doesn't want to post details so he can tell the full story with a proper update?

I don't know, but I'll be coming back to check for updates.
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11-27-2012 , 08:07 AM
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Originally Posted by ShawnJacob
Give me a little time but I will deliver a solid report soon. I'm starting to feel obligated because there are obviously people that are truly interested in how I'm doing. A reader has even mentioned making decisions in his life based on what I have experienced. I owe it to you guys. The simple statements rooting me on and wishing me luck couldn't have come from somewhere else; poker players are the only ones that would understand what I'm doing.

If it weren't for this thread this whole journey would have been trashed. I had second thoughts due to nerves but I made it here because of the accountability given by everyone in this thread and those I know are viewing even if you haven't commented. I couldn't back out and I made it here. Things have went well. I screwed up a little and had a slight setback but I'm still doing much better than was predicted.

Ill provide a detailed update including pictures and maybe even video in the next 48hrs. You guys all have my word.
I was sitting the fence, now I'm calling total BS. You're in Vegas taking a shot with about $3.50...what do you have on your calendar that is taking up so much time that you can't post a picture for 2 days?

LOL at anyone making life decisions based off you and this thread.

Unsubscribing, but will check for LOLs on Thursday.
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11-27-2012 , 08:10 AM
I don't buy it. Too many stall tactics here. I bought it at first, but now...not so much.

I will probably click back anyway just to see.
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