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Old Today, 05:39 PM   #5476
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Re: 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)

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Nah, you are the only one, because I avoid giving them my number

Well, I think that's a different example because the trade is directly taking away some of their EV. While somebody's time has immense value, you're not asking for actual capital, and you're being straight forward about what you want. It may have very well have just been time he'd have spent watching TV instead, but he gets more fulfillment from aiding a young intelligent person to succeed. There's certainly merit for it being mutually beneficial.

In terms of trying to milk free coaching from a "friend", even if they enjoy talking about poker and get some sort of value from that, it's still never mutually beneficial because they could easily be doing the same thing with somebody who's actually paying them a properly hourly for it.
You are smarter than I...

I now finally believe there are basically no friends in poker. Keep EVERYONE you play with/all pros for sure as acquaintances. As my co-podder, David Naimark noted, "There is an inherent problem in that it is actually rational for all others in poker to not want you to do well."

Being a traveling player for so long (the road gets lonely) and not finding/maintaining relationships outside of the poker world has been a huge flaw in my path. Others would be very wise to learn from it imo.

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I agree on the other stuff you wrote too. Thanks.
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Old Today, 05:50 PM   #5477
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Hey DGAF & er'body else in here,

Really really good thread, just wanted to pay my compliments/ respects.

Don't have much to contribute other than this: I'm someone who has recently picked up a long lost dream of at the very least playing poker for a side income with a potential to transition to full time, maybe, someday IF I get up my mental game/ mindset (I believe this to be the most important aspect of the game) and maintain discipline etc.

I am quite far from that at the moment as my bankroll is literally $50 something dollars and I am playing NL2 online.

I wanted to say that you are an inspiration - from a both poker pro and writer/ blogger perspective but MOST OF ALL as a human being.

Just wanted to offer that for what it's worth.

Also I wanted to say I will support your projects financially any way I can when I manage to dig myself out of the hole a bit (just got a new job after being laid off in early September). Basically the life EV of this thread is just so mf positive that I really want to contribute somehow.

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Thanks much for the kind words from London.

As much as I believe in reciprocation and supporting people/companies/causes you believe in, I do NOT think it needs to be done with money. In a perfect world I would make all my money from advertisers (and I'd only rep stuff I believed in).

So...

If you want to be supportive and you aren't flush yet (fyi your $50 roll is like a quarter million bigger than mine atm ), just subscribe to the stuff you believe in (pods, blog site, Twitter, whatever) and leave a review if you are so inclined. If everyone that got something from my spew just did that I would be playing big and podding about it soon--not ranting about red chip hell 2 or 3 times a week lol.

Anyways, thanks again for the post. Your post is absolutely a form of support. GL at the tables and always keep poker a side job imo.

Cheers, Mate
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