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Old 03-28-2010, 02:35 PM   #801
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Re: HUHU NC/LC Thread for March

standard imo

Full Tilt Poker Game #19631702436: Table Linfield (heads up) - $5/$10 - Limit Hold'em - 14:34:42 ET - 2010/03/28
Seat 1: kutabugar ($15.50)
Seat 2: Gildwulf ($399.50)
Gildwulf posts the small blind of $2.50
kutabugar posts the big blind of $5
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Gildwulf [Qs 9d]
Gildwulf raises to $10
kutabugar raises to $15
Gildwulf calls $5
*** FLOP *** [7h 5h 4h]
kutabugar bets $0.50, and is all in
Gildwulf folds
Uncalled bet of $0.50 returned to kutabugar
kutabugar mucks
kutabugar wins the pot ($29.50)
Gildwulf: lol whoops
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $30 | Rake $0.50
Board: [7h 5h 4h]
Seat 1: kutabugar (big blind) collected ($29.50), mucked
Seat 2: Gildwulf (small blind) folded on the Flop
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Old 03-28-2010, 02:47 PM   #802
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Re: HUHU NC/LC Thread for March

Tell her as soon as possible if you want to have a relationship with her. If you just want to hook up for a bit, don't tell her. It's the kind of thing where if she's not going to date a gambler then it wont matter when you tell her. If anything she'll think that you're hiding it from her and have a gambling problem if you don't tell her right away. Just don't waste your time if the relationship is unworkable anyway.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:22 PM   #803
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Re: HUHU NC/LC Thread for March

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This probably belongs in 4L or something, but whatever, this is home.

How long do you wait to tell a girl you've just met that you play poker?

I've got a first date today with a really cute girl* (didn't even have to pay her), and I'm wondering whether it's +EV to tell her about how the majority of my day is spent thinking about whether to donk or check raise.

With the last girl, I waited three dates. "You play poker online?" Yep. "For real money?" Of course. "I don't gamble." Neither do I.
And she never called me back.

A while back, though, I slipped in something about how I know a guy who went deep in the Main. She was like, "I wish I could make money at poker," so we made out, and I offered to teach her. Unfortunately, she took off for someone more handsome.

In any case, it's gotta come up at some point, right? If there's going to be a relationship, she's going to find out. I mean, girls usually tell me right away if they have a cat.

Anyway, I've had a few bad beats, and don't want to misplay this one.

So, rec players: How long before you say, "I literally made hundreds of dollars in pokerz last year -- on the innerwebs! How bad do you want me now?"

And pros: Do you admit straight up that you get crushed at 100/200 but you kill 10/20, or do you just tell them you're a "volatile risk analyst"?

*sorry, no pics yet.
you don't need to talk about stakes, she won't even know what a blind is, just say you play poker for a living, DO NOT DO NOT, tell her how much you make until you are comfortably into the relationship, don't want it to affect anything if you are doing real well for yourself.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:28 PM   #804
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Re: HUHU NC/LC Thread for March

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Tell her as soon as possible if you want to have a relationship with her. If you just want to hook up for a bit, don't tell her. It's the kind of thing where if she's not going to date a gambler then it wont matter when you tell her. If anything she'll think that you're hiding it from her and have a gambling problem if you don't tell her right away. Just don't waste your time if the relationship is unworkable anyway.
I agree if he's a pro, but not if he's just a part-time player. And you have to be careful here; you don't want to "disclose" it like it is a negative thing. Also, her knee-jerk reaction might be to "not want to date a gambler" only because she associates gamblers with degenerates who are losers and will inevitably lose the rent money. This is correct in many if not most cases, so he needs to find a way to show that type of girl that is not the case. Once she is interested in a relationship with him, then he can show her his graph and start talking about this profitable hobby that he has. So on a first date this sort of disclosure could be a disaster because she has nothing invested in him and is likely to just cut him loose if there are any red flags at all, and disclosure of gambling could easily be a red flag for many girls.

cliff notes: Get her to sleep with you first so she is invested in the relationship, then show her your graph. Assuming it is good.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:55 PM   #805
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cliff notes: Get her to sleep with you first so she is invested in the relationship, then show her your graph. Assuming it is good.
or, bottom line, show her your ****. If it's good, graph doesn't matter.
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Old 03-28-2010, 03:56 PM   #806
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standard imo

Full Tilt Poker Game #19631702436: Table Linfield (heads up) - $5/$10 - Limit Hold'em - 14:34:42 ET - 2010/03/28
Seat 1: kutabugar ($15.50)
Seat 2: Gildwulf ($399.50)
Gildwulf posts the small blind of $2.50
kutabugar posts the big blind of $5
The button is in seat #2
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Gildwulf [Qs 9d]
Gildwulf raises to $10
kutabugar raises to $15
Gildwulf calls $5
*** FLOP *** [7h 5h 4h]
kutabugar bets $0.50, and is all in
Gildwulf folds
Uncalled bet of $0.50 returned to kutabugar
kutabugar mucks
kutabugar wins the pot ($29.50)
Gildwulf: lol whoops
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $30 | Rake $0.50
Board: [7h 5h 4h]
Seat 1: kutabugar (big blind) collected ($29.50), mucked
Seat 2: Gildwulf (small blind) folded on the Flop
..yet another fish that posts villain's sn...

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Old 03-28-2010, 04:44 PM   #807
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Full Tilt Poker Game - $5/$10 - Limit Hold'em - 14:34:42 ET - 2010/03/28
ruh oh games r dying

dude if you need to ask about whether or not to tell a girl you play poker then just keep it to yourself.

that being said I tell every single person I meet (girl or otherwise) that I play poker for a living, only when asked of course, and project an aura of confidence about it so strong that no one even questions it most ppl think its awesome

if u aren't confident about it no one will respect you but if as in everything else in life if u are confident about it it will be a powerful statement that people will respect

if ppl have some personal aversion to poker players (which they dont for the most part in my experience poker is a pop culture phenomenon) then thats their loss.

and don't ever tell them how much money you make until absolutely necessary.
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:30 PM   #808
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..yet another fish that posts villain's sn...
everyone here knows my FT sn so not a big a deal
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:36 PM   #809
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Re: HUHU NC/LC Thread for March

if you want something serious, tell her right out just because who would want to date a girl who is isn't open-minded enough to accept what you do and take an interest etc. I am proud of what I do and if someone snap-thinks I'm a degen and isn't interested in finding out the real situation, well then it's a great way to filter out those people who I have no interest in spending time with. A good litmus test.

i mean if she's gonna flip at the progambler thing how are you gonna explain to her the puppy scat fetish
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:46 PM   #810
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everyone here knows my FT sn so not a big a deal
don't take me too seriously, it was because of this:

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lol, also used guys real sn in posts, such a fish
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:49 PM   #811
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... if someone snap-thinks I'm a degen there is a non-negative probability she is right on the spot...
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Old 03-28-2010, 06:55 PM   #812
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i was gonna ask what exactly a non-negative probability would be but then wikipedia answed it for me
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:39 PM   #813
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Hello, world!
Have been around 1/2 2/4 FL HU games on stars lately and have developed interest in this game. As far as I understand, the games are dead (I hope it's about 10/20+) but I can't resist - table selection has been made easy.
I am VERY far from the greatest FL HU player but I do recommend not to bumhunt me - the edge you have will not be big enough to beat the rake in long run.
My screenname is Qwertyfax. How many of you have I met at the tables?
...and in comparison with 6max where I have variance around 17BB/100, HU it is 21-22BB/100. This is a fcuking swingy game...

GL at the tables!
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Old 03-28-2010, 07:58 PM   #814
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I am in tears over here that no one liked my trifecta. I am not claiming that it was well played or anything...

Gildwulf: thanks for a laugh.
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Old 03-28-2010, 08:01 PM   #815
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Hello, world!
Have been around 1/2 2/4 FL HU games on stars lately and have developed interest in this game. As far as I understand, the games are dead (I hope it's about 10/20+) but I can't resist - table selection has been made easy.
I am VERY far from the greatest FL HU player but I do recommend not to bumhunt me - the edge you have will not be big enough to beat the rake in long run.
My screenname is Qwertyfax. How many of you have I met at the tables?
...and in comparison with 6max where I have variance around 17BB/100, HU it is 21-22BB/100. This is a fcuking swingy game...

GL at the tables!
wouldn't waste too much time learning this game if I were you. All us poor saps are trying to learn PLO and Razz cause games are dead.
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Hello, world!
Have been around 1/2 2/4 FL HU games on stars lately and have developed interest in this game. As far as I understand, the games are dead (I hope it's about 10/20+) but I can't resist - table selection has been made easy.
I am VERY far from the greatest FL HU player but I do recommend not to bumhunt me - the edge you have will not be big enough to beat the rake in long run.
My screenname is Qwertyfax. How many of you have I met at the tables?
...and in comparison with 6max where I have variance around 17BB/100, HU it is 21-22BB/100. This is a fcuking swingy game...

GL at the tables!
Hi.

I am new around here, too, but welcome.

These guys play much higher generally. You will start to see some familiar names starting at 3/6.

The games being dead has come down even to the 5/T level. There is no future in this game, but enjoy it for now.
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Hi.

I am new around here, too, but welcome.

These guys play much higher generally. You will start to see some familiar names starting at 3/6.

The games being dead has come down even to the 5/T level. There is no future in this game, but enjoy it for now.
2/4 is good enough for making ~30 usd/h...
I played a lot of FL 6max. Do you think these games are dead at 5/T level also? And long run in PLO (which is just a dumb game, imo, why not play with 6 or 8 cards?) is long run of FL squared.
If I want to continue grind out some living, what is your advice - where to put my time and effort (plo - just hate, nothing personal).
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wouldn't waste too much time learning this game if I were you. All us poor saps are trying to learn PLO and Razz cause games are dead.
Typical - no money HU, everone's solid ? Do you REALLY REALLY think that my beloved 2/4 will become infected with good regs soon?
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wouldn't waste too much time learning this game if I were you. All us poor saps are trying to learn PLO and Razz cause games are dead.
Razz?! Now you tell me...

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Typical - no money HU, everone's solid ? Do you REALLY REALLY think that my beloved 2/4 will become infected with good regs soon?
Unlikely, but 2/4 isn't v profitable due to rake. I don't know of any posters on this board who sits 2/4, although i'm sure there's one or two. Fwiw your standard deviation is pretty low, most people are around 25-27 (although i am lifetime 22 but then i'm a passive fish)
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Unlikely, but 2/4 isn't v profitable due to rake. I don't know of any posters on this board who sits 2/4, although i'm sure there's one or two. Fwiw your standard deviation is pretty low, most people are around 25-27 (although i am lifetime 22 but then i'm a passive fish)
wait, you're telling me i just ran like god last month on PS and FT?

what's considered a big enough sample size in this game? 10k hands, 20k?
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:39 PM   #821
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why do you think so few people have been posting here?

games are REALLY dead

dude, my advice is: don't waste your time learning a game where you might play well but will not have action for HOURS!

go to another game as fast as you can, while you can.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:01 PM   #822
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So I slipped in a line about playing poker, and she said she likes to play video poker at the local casinos. Ship it! Best first date of the last two years. Hope date 2 goes as well.

To all who replied: Thanks for the tips.

Armor: I hope you weren't referring to yourself with the divorce comment.

Gnome: Nice trifecta.
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:28 PM   #823
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So I slipped in a line about playing poker, and she said she likes to play video poker at the local casinos.
Degen. Jump ship stat.
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So I slipped in a line about playing poker, and she said she likes to play video poker at the local casinos. Ship it! Best first date of the last two years. Hope date 2 goes as well.

To all who replied: Thanks for the tips.

Armor: I hope you weren't referring to yourself with the divorce comment.

Gnome: Nice trifecta.
Thank you and good luck on date #2.

(No advice from me - I'm old and married, though we still have 'date night').
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Old 03-29-2010, 04:30 AM   #825
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I always think 20k hands is approaching something indicative of actuality.
What's this madness?! I might come on early more often. Saying that, I might not, back to work tomo
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