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Old 07-21-2010, 11:00 AM   #126
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

1 star for the 1 laugh I had throughout all of it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:56 PM   #127
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1 star for the 1 laugh I had throughout all of it.
0 stars for the 0 people that care.

Funny read I like oldjudes stories. Did poker win you that fridge?
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:25 PM   #128
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

picking up in the middle of a strained conversation on a tourney break...

Me: Why don't you try 3 betting more preflop?
Noob: Whats a 3bet?
Me: A reraise of an opening bet
Noob (we were talking about cash): Well if he bets $10 and I make it $20 i don't think it matters they always call.
Me: Make it more than the minimum then, start at 3x what he bet.
Noob: [blank stare]...but that's sooooo much preflop!
Me: You gonna be here all night?
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:34 PM   #129
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No, because I'm not an old dude with a bunch of experience and your analogy is obviously pretty bad anyway. Show some respect.
o hey there old man on trains son.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:44 AM   #130
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

I now re-direct anybody asking me about online poker to this thread, very useful indeed.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:45 PM   #131
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The question that i get asked more than any other (and i can not understand how supposedly intelligent people can't figure this out) is this.

Noob:So you play poker online?

me:yep

Noob:And you're playing for real money

Me:yes

Noob:but i mean, how do you get the money?
haha

always get asked this one as well.
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #132
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

I was playing golf last month in a corporate event and ended up playing with a guy I'd never met. He asked me how I had the day off and I tried to avoid the question by replying that I always play golf on a Friday but he then just asked me what I did, so I told him.
He asked me the usual questions and then said "oh well it's all luck anyway", since I was going to be stuck with him for 4 hours I decided to briefly explain pot odds and probability to him and thought he understood, that was until after a brief silence walking to the next tee he asked me "so why do they play it with 3 decks?"
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:23 PM   #133
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If I give you £100 can you double it up for me?
Why does no one just give the correct answer: It'll take me 200 hours and I won't do it for free?
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Old 08-03-2010, 07:15 PM   #134
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

I was talking to a docterate in maths the other day. Really interesting.

First person who started to talk about game theory vs exploitative play without prior knowledge of poker.

He was like 'you should look into Nash Equilibrium' i finished the word for him.

Talked about bayesian inference aswell.

Smart people can talk very cogently about the game without knowing about it, priori they have a maths docterate.
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