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Old 06-07-2021, 12:18 AM   #51
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Re: Solve For Why: To Be Determined Discussion Thread

For those who don't have access to the movie, here is a pretty short summary of it. I was waiting for the end for when they just stake him. Having said that it was shot well, they did a helluva job using old clips and interviews.

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Old 06-07-2021, 12:30 AM   #52
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Any idea why I canít find it on Poker Go?
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:38 AM   #53
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Not sure if it will work, but this was the link. https://www.pokergo.com/collections/...1-1c440a918ccf
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Old 06-07-2021, 01:20 AM   #54
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Not sure if it will work, but this was the link. https://www.pokergo.com/collections/...1-1c440a918ccf
Worked. Thanks much Atarirob.
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:32 PM   #55
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Talk about a bang average documentary ... Most of the Berkey stuff was just cringe and Oscar is pretty hard to root for/care about, so that's like 1/2 of the documentary down the tubes. I liked the player interviews and some of the WSOP classics, but that's about it. The ending was kind of silly, "they're offering me $100 an hour for coaching", FFS ...

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Old 06-08-2021, 04:14 PM   #56
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Talk about a bang average documentary ... Most of the Berkey stuff was just cringe and Oscar is pretty hard to root for/care about, so that's like 1/2 of the documentary down the tubes. I liked the player interviews and some of the WSOP classics, but that's about it. The ending was kind of silly, "they're offering me $100 an hour for coaching", FFS ...
You were supposed to have question marks about the very interesting Oscar. He waisted the best years of his life on a failed poker career. It's a stunning depiction of what it can do to people. And Berky and co can't even reach him. The ending is quite tragic, as Oscar feels he made 'progress', when he's like a mouse in a labyrinth he can't get out.
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Old 06-08-2021, 05:11 PM   #57
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You were supposed to have question marks about the very interesting Oscar. He waisted the best years of his life on a failed poker career. It's a stunning depiction of what it can do to people. And Berky and co can't even reach him. The ending is quite tragic, as Oscar feels he made 'progress', when he's like a mouse in a labyrinth he can't get out.
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Old 06-09-2021, 08:01 AM   #58
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Documentary is pretty interesting, only I have more and more aversion to term "Poker dream". What is Poker dream? Poker dream mostly means "I hope I will find a lot of people who play cards for fun and take their money thanks to my pro skills", if we skip deluded donating bad regs. I mean it's still legal, but nothing to talk about.
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Old 06-09-2021, 06:20 PM   #59
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I absolutely loved the documentary but like others have pointed out I think they could have picked a better candidate than Oscar. He came off as a loser with no drive or motivation. The highlight moment of his life is getting into a car accident then buying a crib in the NJ slums. I'm shocked Berky would take a chance on him
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Old 06-11-2021, 02:15 AM   #60
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from reading the responses itt, it's no wonder some of you struggle and fall back on the same tired old 'poker is dying' crutch

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Old 06-11-2021, 02:46 AM   #61
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from reading the responses itt, it's no wonder some of you struggle and fall back on the same tired old 'poker is dying' crutch

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you can't seriously be trying to argue that poker ISN'T a dying game in 2021? edges are drying up, sites are taking more rake every year, there is 1-2 fish at the higher stakes tables in live..

it's not getting any better and if you're smart enough to make it in poker, you can make it elsewhere without the limited ceiling that poker offers. and way less stress as well.
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:08 AM   #62
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once again, poker isn't dying. you just suck at it, that's all. so you whine and complain about some imagined state of affairs. it's nothing new.

covid was a great test on that- if you missed out then that's your own fault

but i dont wanna derail from this thread about possibly the most influential content creators in poker right now
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Old 06-11-2021, 10:56 AM   #63
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dying might be exaggerated, but its certainly declining

there was a time where players 'just sucked' and were big winners.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:23 PM   #64
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Why would they make a documentary about teaching poker to a person that openly says he does not want to learn?
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:46 AM   #65
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you can't seriously be trying to argue that poker ISN'T a dying game in 2021? edges are drying up, sites are taking more rake every year, there is 1-2 fish at the higher stakes tables in live..

it's not getting any better and if you're smart enough to make it in poker, you can make it elsewhere without the limited ceiling that poker offers. and way less stress as well.
Highstakes poker online died, everything else is just fine and better than it has been in a long time.
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:10 AM   #66
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Highstakes poker online died, everything else is just fine and better than it has been in a long time.
Sorry but no it didn't. If HS is classed as 5knl+ it's still very much alive.
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Old 06-12-2021, 01:32 PM   #67
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Sorry but no it didn't. If HS is classed as 5knl+ it's still very much alive.
Where? American sites either don't offer HS or they barely run. Stars doesn't have anywhere near the games, and even GG doesn't get a ton of games going at those stakes. I don't play that high, but from what I see the ability to play 25/50+ is dramatically less than even 5 years ago. Are we talking private games and apps? 2K and below seems to be alive and well across the Internet, though.
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:29 PM   #68
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Kind of unrelated, but did Berkey actually once use the phrase "seismic showdown value pivots?" I remember seeing a list of mostly dumb phrases that he's uttered, but that one was by far the dumbest
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Old 06-12-2021, 02:45 PM   #69
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I think so. There was a video where they got tons of gems from that list and that one was one of them.
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