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Old 10-02-2012, 11:38 PM   #151
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Randy, you are obviously an intelligent man. Just take a step back and be rational from here, and you will be absolutely fine. What has happened before is in the past. From an economic perspective it is a sunk cost, and to dwell on it further is completely unproductive. You've obviously realized that putting ego aside and seeking to impress others as a "baller" is counterproductive both financially and in terms of seeking happiness, which puts you ahead of so many people already.

If you were an outsider, how would you advise yourself to proceed?
I f I was an outsider I would say go get that job haha. But in reality we all have certain skills. My 2 biggest moneymaking skills are poker and real estate. Both which happen to require money to make money. But I do agree that being stuck in the past is an incredibly counterproductive way to be. The best you can do is to try to really learn from your mistakes and not be so completely undisciplined as to make them again.
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #152
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"Everyone in here is innocent, you know that? Heywood, what you in here for?"
"Didn't do it! Lawyer ****ed me!"
I feel like I have crawled through the half mile of ****e. Trust me. I can't wait to stand at the finale of a 10k event and feel the cleansing rain of $100 bills, as I raise my hands in victory!
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:50 PM   #153
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also, the big HU match you had against Barry Greenstein for the WPT bracelet, Greenstein told me that they edited it out of the broadcast but that you kept needling him about the fact that he was donating his winnings to charity. He said that during the match you kept saying things like "do it for the kids!" or "if you call here, some kids are going to be very disappointed" to get psychological leverage. Obviously this didn't work since he won the match.

I think from an ethical point of view, assuming this is true, it's very questionable behavior both in terms of poker ethics (how to behave towards other players during a match) and general ethics.
I am just curious, do you have a man crush on Barry? you have dropped his name in the thread a few times.

Yes, I had a lot of banter with Barry in that match. Everything about the charity was done in clear good spirit and he knew it. His strategy was to be stone quiet, and it worked for him, but not quite the way he meant for it to. I had reacted to the audiences boredom when we were heads up because for about 20 hands there was zero action. Someone yelled from the audience to get it going, and make it interesting. I was stupid enough to be the one to try to entertain. I announced I was only playing one card , raised, he called. I hit my pair and did a little dumbarsed all in move, he had hit top pair and called. It was then all over.

But he has admitted to other people that I know that I had outplayed him the majority of the time. He gave me fair credit. But my apparent desire for public approval bit me on the butt and he won the tournament fair and square.

We have since played in a fair amount of cash games and I have a great story that I will save for another time......but his fear of me getting money ended up busting me!
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:04 AM   #154
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Hey Randy Jensen? Do you think it was a good idea to have your wife and two young children railing you in that youtube video above? Didnt that bug the hell out of you? How did you do in that tourny (serious question). Did they have to get a players card when they entered the casino?

Do you have any relationship with your wife and kids right now? I really am rooting for you btw. Maybe you can sit next to Gus as one of the new faces of FT. Also, what was the highest your net worth has ever been? Does your wife still have a buttload of your money save and shes left you broke?
My family was my biggest strength. As long as they were there I always played well and had focus. That tourny was in Monte Carlo and I loved having them there. Since it wasnt in a casino they were able to be right close whenever they wanted to be.

Super funny (in my opinion) story:
In the video you see me talking to my daughter at the table. She asked what I was doing and I announce that I was getting ready to bust someone. I decide to let her pick out who was gonna get busted. She looks around and points at one of my best poker friends, Paul Phillips, who was sitting directly to my left. Bust him she says. Oh no she didnt! Paul blanches, says why me, everyone else laughs hysterically. Needless to say, the next hand who busts who??? As Paul is packing up all I can do is apologize to him and tell him he better watch out for the ladies..he obviously has something that they dont like. It was quite hilarious.

Sadly, I have zero relationship with the ex, and have not seen my kids for nearly 3 years. She really went crazy and vindictive,and hit me in the one area that matters. Since money didn't matter to me, she went after the kids. I am still trying to get them back. It is an extreme process if you do anything wrong. I did.

Highest net worth...about 3.5 million all self made. She took it all. But when we split it was only about a mill. But she did steal a few of my companies, one alone that made 40k a month part time. That hurt!

So my goal is to get back the money I have lost and get my kids back. Then life will be back to sweetness. And Have my new twins come out healthy. Thats the important thing.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #155
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My family was my biggest strength. As long as they were there I always played well and had focus. That tourny was in Monte Carlo and I loved having them there. Since it wasnt in a casino they were able to be right close whenever they wanted to be.

Super funny (in my opinion) story:
In the video you see me talking to my daughter at the table. She asked what I was doing and I announce that I was getting ready to bust someone. I decide to let her pick out who was gonna get busted. She looks around and points at one of my best poker friends, Paul Phillips, who was sitting directly to my left. Bust him she says. Oh no she didnt! Paul blanches, says why me, everyone else laughs hysterically. Needless to say, the next hand who busts who??? As Paul is packing up all I can do is apologize to him and tell him he better watch out for the ladies..he obviously has something that they dont like. It was quite hilarious.

Sadly, I have zero relationship with the ex, and have not seen my kids for nearly 3 years. She really went crazy and vindictive,and hit me in the one area that matters. Since money didn't matter to me, she went after the kids. I am still trying to get them back. It is an extreme process if you do anything wrong. I did.

Highest net worth...about 3.5 million all self made. She took it all. But when we split it was only about a mill. But she did steal a few of my companies, one alone that made 40k a month part time. That hurt!

So my goal is to get back the money I have lost and get my kids back. Then life will be back to sweetness. And Have my new twins come out healthy. Thats the important thing.
Hey Randy,

have you seen or spoken to Paul Phillips in a while??? I know he left the poker scene almost 6 years ago I believe, but since you said he is 1 of your best friends it made me wonder.

I would love to get a recent update on that guy because it seemed like you and him were always making tv final tables and then POOF, he vanished and so did you, lol. Actually, wasn't the last footage of you at the main event reading a book looking bored????That was you, right???
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:07 AM   #156
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Paul quit poker, went into competitive scrabble, got bored with that, married and had 2 kids, and is currently doing something with programming computer stuff. I havent talked to him for about 3 years. He was one of my best POKER friends, and a real good guy. I give him credit as being one of the 3 smartest guys that I have known.
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:13 AM   #157
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RandyJ, you were one of the guys I "grew up" watching. You were inspirational and fun to watch. Hope you do come back and make it big again. GL with everything
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Old 10-03-2012, 01:18 AM   #158
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Sadly, I have zero relationship with the ex, and have not seen my kids for nearly 3 years. She really went crazy and vindictive,and hit me in the one area that matters. Since money didn't matter to me, she went after the kids. I am still trying to get them back. It is an extreme process if you do anything wrong. I did.

Highest net worth...about 3.5 million all self made. She took it all. But when we split it was only about a mill. But she did steal a few of my companies, one alone that made 40k a month part time. That hurt!

So my goal is to get back the money I have lost and get my kids back. Then life will be back to sweetness. And Have my new twins come out healthy. Thats the important thing.
This is absolutely awful it its true. Taking someones kids away is like taking away a part of yourself.

Why is she so angry at you? What the hell did you do? Cheat on her multiple times?

How does a court rule in her favour and take all your money/companies not just half?
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:06 AM   #159
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I am just curious, do you have a man crush on Barry? you have dropped his name in the thread a few times.

Yes, I had a lot of banter with Barry in that match. Everything about the charity was done in clear good spirit and he knew it. His strategy was to be stone quiet, and it worked for him, but not quite the way he meant for it to. I had reacted to the audiences boredom when we were heads up because for about 20 hands there was zero action. Someone yelled from the audience to get it going, and make it interesting. I was stupid enough to be the one to try to entertain. I announced I was only playing one card , raised, he called. I hit my pair and did a little dumbarsed all in move, he had hit top pair and called. It was then all over.

But he has admitted to other people that I know that I had outplayed him the majority of the time. He gave me fair credit. But my apparent desire for public approval bit me on the butt and he won the tournament fair and square.

We have since played in a fair amount of cash games and I have a great story that I will save for another time......but his fear of me getting money ended up busting me!
no man crush, it's just that outside of that WPT final table i would have no idea who you were.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:30 AM   #160
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But my apparent desire for public approval

"...Why would you go on some narcissistic rant..." JohnnyIllini


"...Just go see a shrink if you have a bunch of issues and are so desperate for someone out there to care about you..." JohnnyIllini #146

Apparently JohnnyIllini has it all figured out. And he has a man crush on Randy, he is absolutely vehement in his support.

Maybe he will stake.

The entire purpose of posting on the interwebs is to validate ourselves and try to convince total strangers we are just victims of circumstance and have no accountability for making bad decisions.

I am now fixed and don't need a shrink. Thanks to JohnnyIllini's thoughtful insight and tough love, being abandoned by my parents at the age of 12 has lost its sting and I can now be happy. Hallelujah!!

Now, go in peace and win money.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:21 PM   #161
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Sadly, I have zero relationship with the ex, and have not seen my kids for nearly 3 years.
How could she possibly justify this to a judge? For this to be the case she had to say you did something reprehensible or you didnt show up to court. This is terrible. Have you fought this tooth and nail or what. Cant believe she would let this happen unless there is something horrible that has happened that isnt being told. Either way, she should feel worse than you for this because even if you dont want to see them (which i doubt) she should want them to have some relationship with you. What a ***** either way.
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Old 10-03-2012, 05:29 PM   #162
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I feel like I have crawled through the half mile of ****e. Trust me. I can't wait to stand at the finale of a 10k event and feel the cleansing rain of $100 bills, as I raise my hands in victory!
this appears to have been written by nolan dalla.


sounds like you have things back on track. i will agree with others that taking a bit more responsibility of your past would do some good. gl man.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:07 PM   #163
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How could she possibly justify this to a judge? For this to be the case she had to say you did something reprehensible or you didnt show up to court. This is terrible. Have you fought this tooth and nail or what. Cant believe she would let this happen unless there is something horrible that has happened that isnt being told. Either way, she should feel worse than you for this because even if you dont want to see them (which i doubt) she should want them to have some relationship with you. What a ***** either way.
Ya... We are only getting Randy's side of the story. Despite him claiming to being too open about his personal life, he is def leaving out the details behind him not being aloud to see his kids in 3 years.
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Old 10-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #164
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You alive Randy we miss you.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #165
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He is bossing blackhawk....wpt in town
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Old 10-09-2012, 09:57 PM   #166
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No this is common knowledge, also Thomas Keller and his brother implicated, but it is not certain to what they know like with Deeb. Annie Puke directly supervised the development of the software and did QA with the team in Oregon if you don't know that part. She should be taking more blame than Russ.

What is sick is that if true about DreamCrusher is that he is one of about 6 people I know that ended up in the same manner. I am very surprised he got back 16k as anyone who got cheated absolutely nothing, aside from ZeeJustin ofc (who cheated himself on UB). Sigh.
Wow. I haven't been on the forums in a year or two. No one is curious when a guy named scott tom posts about ub? Did i miss a big thread somewhere?
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:28 PM   #167
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I have gone through scott toms posts and he has made several Comments on ub. No one seems to recognize the name. Scott tom was one of the founders of absolute poker. He seems to keep trying to give information an no one is remotely interested. I have never seen thomas keller's name come up or an insider openly talk about annie duke and phil gordon as scott has in other threads. Deserves its on thread if this is the real scott tom. Can a mod check on this ?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:27 AM   #168
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Relax your jimmies. It is not the same.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:48 AM   #169
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Why would you go on some narcissistic rant out of left field on the 9th page of a thread completely devoted to Randy Jensen? What does you having a commercial drivers license or any of the other insane stuff that you posted have to do with anything? Some people are just socially retarded. Just go see a shrink if you have a bunch of issues and are so desperate for someone out there to care about you.
There's a bunch of hurp durp, I'm successful in real life, and would never put a cent online people just waiting for the right thread to drop some 1337 knowledges on the rest of us suckers, in order to inform us, and feel much smarter then us n3wbs.

The guy is such a bause, he wouldn't even put 100 bucks on the internet pokers...way too risky.
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:56 AM   #170
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The WPT event that Randy took 2nd in was Season 2 Jack Binion World Poker Open. I have the 2nd season DVD set and watched them all a few months ago, and I must say that some of the plays Randy made were the most absurd, bad and hilarious of the season. Cant remember the exact HHs, but theyre definitely worth a watch.
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:33 AM   #171
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The WPT event that Randy took 2nd in was Season 2 Jack Binion World Poker Open. I have the 2nd season DVD set and watched them all a few months ago, and I must say that some of the plays Randy made were the most absurd, bad and hilarious of the season. Cant remember the exact HHs, but theyre definitely worth a watch.
WPT dvd salesman itt
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:39 AM   #172
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I have gone through scott toms posts and he has made several Comments on ub. No one seems to recognize the name. Scott tom was one of the founders of absolute poker. He seems to keep trying to give information an no one is remotely interested. I have never seen thomas keller's name come up or an insider openly talk about annie duke and phil gordon as scott has in other threads. Deserves its on thread if this is the real scott tom. Can a mod check on this ?
lol, stop you're not real.
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #173
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No. If he is living in Boston, supporting a family of five on that salary, then he is not even close to rich. It's relative. It's not what you make it's what you spend or what you have to spend.
In Boston the median household annual income is about 55K. The median family income gets up around 65-70K (not all households are families). Even with only a single income, and 5 family members, 150K is still very far from the median (in a statistical sense), and sufficiently far that one could easily argue that it borders on "rich". With 250K there should be no debate. Sure one can be "rich" in some yoga-life sense without any money at all, but if by rich one means someone that has much more money than average, and "much" is measured by counting standard deviations or something of that nature, it seems hard to argue that an individual annual income of 250K is not "rich" in the US.

My comment is not intended as a judgment. I've got no problem with folks who happen to be rich (unless they are also *******s), but it drives me nuts that there are so many folks who make 250K annually and insist that they are not "rich" because only Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim are rich. These folks tend not to realize that their frame of reference - that which determines their notion of "relative" - is badly biased.
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In Boston the median household annual income is about 55K. The median family income gets up around 65-70K (not all households are families). Even with only a single income, and 5 family members, 150K is still very far from the median (in a statistical sense), and sufficiently far that one could easily argue that it borders on "rich". With 250K there should be no debate. Sure one can be "rich" in some yoga-life sense without any money at all, but if by rich one means someone that has much more money than average, and "much" is measured by counting standard deviations or something of that nature, it seems hard to argue that an individual annual income of 250K is not "rich" in the US.

My comment is not intended as a judgment. I've got no problem with folks who happen to be rich (unless they are also *******s), but it drives me nuts that there are so many folks who make 250K annually and insist that they are not "rich" because only Warren Buffett and Carlos Slim are rich. These folks tend not to realize that their frame of reference - that which determines their notion of "relative" - is badly biased.
http://www.bestplaces.net/cost_of_li...husetts/boston

Boston costs nearly 50% more to live in compared to the national average.

US median income is running around $50 k for a household so you would need $75 to maintain the same standard of living as everyone else.

People have a funny definition of rich. If it means more than average then half the country is rich. 150k may make you well off to a degree assuming you aren't leveraged to the hilt but rich? Not to me.

You aren't in the top 1% nor even top 2%. You certainly aren't set for life by any means and if your kids all attend college 150k is nothing. That could set you back a few hundred thousand.
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:47 AM   #175
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I have a problem when someone accuses people of cheating when they have no evidence to back their claims. As long you have no evidence to back your claims you have no right to accuse someone of cheating because you had a gut feeling you were being cheated but still no evidence to back your claims. In my eyes, not guilty until proven guilty.

I really wish you well and congrats on the twins .
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