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Old 04-19-2018, 07:31 PM   #1001
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Yeah - some variation on “show em or throw em” generally comes out
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:15 PM   #1002
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If they think I play good cards and my cards are near the top of my range, or if they think i play bad cards and my cards are near the bottom of my range, I'll fastroll and start texting on my phone to give the impression that I'm right in the middle of my range.
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:34 PM   #1003
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I played for a few hours at a different time of day as compared to when I normally play. Twice within an hour I called a bet on the river, got the “ah - you are good speech” from the bettor and waited until he finally slownrolled a huge hand. Once it was clearly a assclown slowroll move. The second it seemed like a legitimate attempt at emotional hedging. Either way I have to take a deep breath and remind myself that these people are generally good for the game and admonishing them doesn’t do any good.

Ok feel better I got that off my chest.

Yeah. They get one strike from me and then they are tabling first or mucking for the rest of our lives.
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:02 PM   #1004
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An unknown is sitting in the game. He's wearing a very nice shirt, has a wedding ring which means some woman took him but his teeth are a gap filled brown horror, he has clown hair that's somewhat better than TRUMP's, which isn't saying much, is playing 80%, calls down w/ an under-pair to the board multi-way and is mumbling to himself. And I'm sitting there thinking: 'Is it possible that this fellow is as stupid as he looks or is this just the effect of losing?'

Am I going to hell for thinking that?
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Old Yesterday, 01:11 AM   #1005
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The effect of losing a pot, or the effect of clearly losing at life?

Am I going to hell for thinking THAT?
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Old Yesterday, 03:08 AM   #1006
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To be fair it WAS a nice shirt.
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Old Yesterday, 12:01 PM   #1007
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Long term, it's probably bad for your soul to conflate "bad at poker" with "bad at life" and "wins at poker" with "wins at life."

I would just assume he's one of many people who is successful at business and terrible at poker.

And being successful at business doesn't necessarily mean he's smart or anything, some people just run hot at life. Like he delivered pizzas to an early Bitcoin miner and the guy didn't have enough cash so he gave him $5 worth of Bitcoins as a tip and now some pizza delivery guy is a Bitcoin millionaire.

Or he has a rich family and a Dunning Kruger ratio of 10,000.
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Old Yesterday, 12:22 PM   #1008
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Success is a subjective definition, right? I've met more successful business people with bad attitudes than good attitudes, strange how that works.
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Old Yesterday, 12:27 PM   #1009
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Gotta be an ******* to squeeze every last dollar out of your employees.
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Old Yesterday, 12:35 PM   #1010
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Day after the 2016 presidential election, the owner of the company I worked for strutted into my office, clearly looking determined to talk about it. We had been friends for years, so I politely told him that I was incredibly busy (true) and didn't have any interest in discussing anything political (also true). He launched into a ten minute tirade, including screaming "**** you" in my face, then flipping the bird at me and the rest of his employees that "might not like how things are now."

That was a fun day.
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Old Yesterday, 12:39 PM   #1011
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Seems like a gentleman.

Do you still work for him? I see worked in the sentence so no?
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Old Yesterday, 12:41 PM   #1012
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I think there are times when someone needs to say, "I don't care whether your excuses are good or bad. I only care whether you get it done."

The people who use it too often are probably more successful financially than the ones who use it too seldomly. Of course you want to be the person who uses it just the right amount but if you look at the conditional probability of someone overdoing it given that ultimately it succeeded (financially), it's going to be way higher than the general population.

I'm pretty sure if you gave CEOs a personality test they would as a group score really high on narcissism and psychopath, and if you selected the CEOs you thought were great they would score only moderately high on those scales - that is, they can use those traits when needed but can also turn them off when needed.
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Old Yesterday, 01:10 PM   #1013
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Seems like a gentleman.

Do you still work for him? I see worked in the sentence so no?
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Old Yesterday, 02:07 PM   #1014
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Just read the thread, thanks for the enjoyment.

Did you keep in touch with anyone after you left to hear about how your leaving presents were enjoyed?
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Old Yesterday, 10:37 PM   #1015
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Long term, it's probably bad for your soul to conflate "bad at poker" with "bad at life" and "wins at poker" with "wins at life."

I would just assume he's one of many people who is successful at business and terrible at poker.

And being successful at business doesn't necessarily mean he's smart or anything, some people just run hot at life. Like he delivered pizzas to an early Bitcoin miner and the guy didn't have enough cash so he gave him $5 worth of Bitcoins as a tip and now some pizza delivery guy is a Bitcoin millionaire.

Or he has a rich family and a Dunning Kruger ratio of 10,000.
I wasn't thinking 'bad at poker' (I see that every day) or even 'bad at life.' I was thinking that the man is a doofus. There's no one to teach him 'barber' and 'dentist' and what's w/ the mumbling? He's mumbling bec he can't win a hand and how stupid do you have to be to be mad that you're losing bec you call w/ a small pair when there's nothing but over-cards and players are betting?

Maybe he married money and his wife is blind.
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 PM   #1016
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Honestly, sounds like he played the hand he was dealt pretty well. Got terrible hair, terrible teeth, but has enough money to blow at poker, married (up), and a great fashion sense.
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Old Yesterday, 11:29 PM   #1017
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There's always a bright side!
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Old Today, 11:31 AM   #1018
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There's always a bright side!
That's what I meant. Unless you think someone's got every aspect of his or her life together, there's always the choice to focus on what they're missing or what they have.

It's better for your soul to do the latter.
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Old Today, 12:50 PM   #1019
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One of the reasons that I rarely get upset at anything is that I consider much of life as theater and this fellow was playing a great part.
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