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Old 05-30-2008, 06:37 AM   #451
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Re: Three Years in Las Vegas

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I'm sure Dynasty is aware that he could have been making a ton more online, and I don't see how that makes his decision to play live "wrong". Is it stupid for an applied math prodigy to pursue a career in academia when he could be making boatloads more money at a hedge fund? Or a driven and talented young lawyer to go into public service rather than a big time law firm?

These are awful analogies.

There are obvious moral, psychological, lifestyle, even spiritual reasons people might prefer the former occupations to the latter.

Live poker has none of these advantages over online poker.

The one genuine advantage live has over online poker is social contact, which, while not trivial, doesn't justify playing primarily live versus online.

And fwiw I never said he was "wrong". I said "irrational in the economic sense".

I have no problem whatsoever with how Dynasty chooses to live his life. It just irks me that people were using his story as finger-wagging example of what professional poker is "really like" in order to justify to themselves their boring real-world careers.
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Old 05-30-2008, 03:25 PM   #452
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It just irks me that people were using his story as finger-wagging example of what professional poker is "really like" in order to justify to themselves their boring real-world careers.
Why would this bother you?
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:20 PM   #453
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I haven't written anything yet but I have started thnking about it. I plan to have something up on May 10th.
My daytimer tells me it is time to bump this thread.
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Old 04-27-2009, 11:44 PM   #454
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yeah, i sure would like to read a follow up of op.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:03 AM   #455
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Re: Three Years in Las Vegas

Just read the whole thread. A very good read. Can't wait for the next installment.
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Old 04-28-2009, 12:12 AM   #456
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Nice post, now I wonder where I will be after 3 years while playing poker as a pro~~
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:51 AM   #457
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awesome story, cant wait to here about year 8....crazy in a way a dynasty is born with these updates, and ur 2p2 is dynasty....coincidence or fate??
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:58 AM   #458
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Re: Three Years in Las Vegas

What a great thread. It's awesome to see the progression he made as a player. He seems like such a level headed guy and never stepped out of his boundaries. There is something to be said for that.

I can relate to being in the financial services industry here in Boston(probably any city for that matter.) I have been licensed to sell securities plus Life, Accident and Health insurance for the last 4 years. It is a very demanding and thankless job. Like they say your only as good as your last trade. I haven't been happier since I voluntarily resigned last May 2008.

See you in Vegas in about a month.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:41 AM   #459
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enjoyable read........
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:29 AM   #460
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Great thread.

Anyone know what ever happened to pokerbabe? Met her a couple of times, she hasn't posted since 2004.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:00 AM   #461
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LGPG?

(ftw?)
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:25 AM   #462
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Very cool story.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:03 AM   #463
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I can't believe I just read through this whole thread. Great story. Would love to hear a follow up.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:06 PM   #464
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I can't believe I just read through this whole thread. Great story. Would love to hear a follow up.
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****ing awesome thread...i wonder how long this will continue lol..

So do you still have that 2+2 job?
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:23 PM   #465
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this story certainly isnt inspiring. the guy was obviously loaded with cash before he became a pro. it doesnt sound like he needed to work for money whether it be poker or accounting.
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Old 04-28-2009, 01:33 PM   #466
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Sick read.
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Old 04-28-2009, 03:51 PM   #467
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Great read. Thanks for taking the time to post it. Sorry I haven't read every comment so it may have been stated but I thought buying 4 suits and new shoes in Boston for between 1500 - 2K was a pretty amazing feat. You a professional shopper too?
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Old 04-28-2009, 04:10 PM   #468
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This thread is chock full of epic win and I haven't even read 1/3 of the way through yet.
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Old 04-28-2009, 05:42 PM   #469
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very nice story thanks for sharing
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Old 04-28-2009, 06:06 PM   #470
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Great story Dynasty!
Most recreational players like myself probably think about what the life would be like...I love to watch poker on TV and often get the "I could do that" train of thought running through my head...can't crush anything yet online, but I can whip my neighborhood cash game :-)

Waiting for more from you!
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #471
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very well written...been a while since your first post pretty cool to be able to see how things have gone over the years. thanks for the insight dynasty
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:25 PM   #472
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cool read. congrats on the success
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:28 PM   #473
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congrats. nice work. great post.
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Old 04-28-2009, 07:36 PM   #474
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These are the posts that keep me reading 2+2\
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Old 04-28-2009, 09:48 PM   #475
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