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Old 06-02-2010, 06:34 PM   #2476
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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Level of what? And what I tried to say, is that my friend isn't like Hansen or Dwan - playing so unexpectadly. When he's totally drawing dead, I have like a set or a straight, everybody at the table knowing that I have something because of big raises, my friend looks at the cards, picks up the chips to call, says "Meh.. What the heck" and does the call.
mediocre levelling ITT
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:08 PM   #2477
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

nearly everyone ive ever told in my life that i play for a living has been as ******ed as you'd expect.

except for my current gf of 2+ years. she pretty much never asks about it, and i love her all the more because of that.
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Old 06-10-2010, 04:35 PM   #2478
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I was chatting with one guy about poker and other non-poker player guy joins us. Some quotes what he said:

He: i see some poker nerds
He: do something real
He: change the world
He: poker is for nerds
He: so i guess ur a gambler
He: they call poker sports nowadays?
He: i think its luck
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Old 06-10-2010, 05:32 PM   #2479
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

- So u really won money playing this thing?
- Yeah
- Wow, nice! Can I do it too? How do u do it??
- Idk man, I just keep pushing buttons.
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:07 PM   #2480
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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So there's a friend who participated in a MTT tournament. Next day convo goes like:
Me: So how was tournament?
Him: Got knocked out pretty fast, like after 15 mins
Me: How?
Him: I moved all in pre-flop with 2's
Me: How big was your chip stack?
Him: 18k
Me: *sets a poker face* Oh.

Standard questions like others mentioned "How was poker", "How much you got" pisses of as well. But what annoys me the most is home games with my friends. Anything that you read on any poker book, article etc. doesn't count there: for example I hold AJ heads up against my friend. Board goes K 7 J I check, friend bets, I call. Turn's rag, I check, my friend bets again, I call. Rag on the river as well, and a huge bet by my friend, I fold. He shows 87o. And no, he didn't try to bluff me out, he plays every hand like that and you never know, you play against a set or against 9 high.
Isn't the river an easy call here given your read?
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Old 06-10-2010, 09:29 PM   #2481
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I was watching a noob friend of a friend play poker. My best mate who also plays was watching too. The guy playing is running like god, playing rush. He was doing all the usual crap, like

"Wow! I flopped another three of a kind. Does that beat a straight? Okay. I think I'm gonna trap him with this one"

"No!" My friend and I yell out. "Bet it. Bet it big."

"Okay." Then he raises his size from 5c to 10c

Every couple of minutes my friend and I would crack up laughing at how bad he was, but we'd keep it quiet so we didn't look like douches to him. Then he gets QQ in the cut-off and min raises. BB calls. Flop is QTT.

"FLUSH!! I'm all-in!" he says.

So at that point, I just thought, "F*** it". I spent the rest of his session telling him that T5o is the best hand as it can make all the straights and 2 flushes, and that the reason he is running so well is because he has just deposited, and the site wants him to play more.
So you're laughing at your friend losing money?
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #2482
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Another reason why you don't tell people you play poker, because there's a good chance you sound like a moron. Here's some random poster from the Dallas Cowboys's website today (talking about trying to sign OJ Atogwe to some big contract):

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kkrouton,

If I had the money, absolutely!!!

But let's put things into perspective. JJ is a billionaire. That's $1,000,000,000.

And the money he would pay OJ and Sensy doesn't come out of his pocket, it comes from Dallas Cowboy revenue; i.e. ticket sales, jerseys sales, beer, stadium tours, merchandise licensing, etc, etc. Plus a few extra playoff games would make it easier to pay both of them.

Not to mention NFC East, NFC Champions, and Super Bowl Champs licensing. So even if JJ spends a combined $10 million this year on both of them, 1 playoff game at Jerry World might cover it. 2 Definitely would. Are going to buy a SB Champs sweatshirt if they win it? I am.

And just remember, JJ bought The Cowboys when they were at one of their worst lows. He's a gambler by nature. And signing OJ & Sensy isn't really a gamble, is it?

Pot odds, my friend. Spend $7-10 million with a chance to cash in on $50+ million? There's only one thing to say to those odds;

ALL IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 06-17-2010, 02:24 PM   #2483
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

This thread has in general been highly epic, but the last 40 or so posts are jammed with self-ownage
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Old 06-21-2010, 08:25 AM   #2484
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to mother, after she kept asking:

me: "i dunno, i think i won $450 today or something."

her: "but how much did you lose??"
I hate that, when people ask you that! come on people you won, you didn't lose anything.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:27 AM   #2485
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Went travelling for a year in Thailand and Cambodia, while i was there got an unbelievable amount of charges for withdrawls and so on... told my bank it was crazy how much i'd been charged! They said come in we will sort something out, got there a week later for my appointment with some lady i had not seen before! so she is there looking through a years worth of statements and asks,

Her ..What are all these deposits from williamhill?"

Me..I play poker there, that's how i financed the trip!

her face changes, and she looks at me in disgust, she lean's over the desk so no one hears her and says ...... That's like drug dealing!!! sorry there is nothing we can do.
lol i did'nt know what to say to that ha i just got up and walked out..
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:33 AM   #2486
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I never bring up the fact I play poker unless I'm talking to fellow poker players. After explaining the whole 'poker is not gambling' thing around 30 times in one week I just got sick of it. Which IMO is a shame, I love talking poker and its a shame some people naivety about it.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:35 AM   #2487
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yea how do you afford it?

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hey a massive douchebag!
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:54 AM   #2488
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her face changes, and she looks at me in disgust, she lean's over the desk so no one hears her and says ...... That's like drug dealing!!! sorry there is nothing we can do.
lol i did'nt know what to say to that ha i just got up and walked out..
That's where you say you're closing your account and would like to talk to the manager
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Old 06-21-2010, 11:26 AM   #2489
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i tell every1 i play poker n wear my pokerstars top alot. girls think its really hot when you tell them you play poker.
I sure do hope you don't tell them you're good or anything
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Old 06-28-2010, 03:57 AM   #2490
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

- if i were you i would cash that out an start over again from 100$
- how much did you win at poker since yesterday?
- can you double my 10$?
- omfg you are such a lucky bastard with all that poker money fuuuuu
- you should stop playing cuz if you loose a big amount you will not handle it properly and you will go mad (my mom is telling me this, very annoying but she cares about me like all mothers do, <3 mom)
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Old 06-28-2010, 09:25 PM   #2491
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I ran into an old neighbor today. I haven't seen her in a few years and she is probably 60 yrs old now.

her: Do you still work at Lowe's?
me: No
her: So where are you working?
me: I am playing poker for a living now.
her: Is your mom disappointed in you?

WTF
that would have annoyed the **** out of me,what a cow.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:14 PM   #2492
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Reading this thread for the first time, got hooked, and it messed up my session a bit. Then an old friend msgd me on msn, we somehow got onto poker, and he says this (while reading thread obv):




"Irvinn says:
k
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WELL
how does it work
wtf
i asked fec
im like
bro il give you 10 dolllars
we split winning since your so pro?
he never answered me
:l"
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Old 07-05-2010, 05:45 PM   #2493
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Im done dealing with civilians (ppl that dont play/ understand poker) b/c i go on super uber monkey tilt when i get questions like

1. Soo when am I gonna see you on tv?

2. How much did you win? After I tell them they ask the standard BUT HOW MUCH DID YOU LOSE?

3. Can I borrow 80k to invest in a barbershop? (After I made $3,679 one Saturday afternoon on his laptop while waiting my turn to get a haircut

I love this one b/c my "OLD" barber is a recreational player/ functional alcoholic and always wants to tell me about his hands he plays at his bar league. Keeps wanting me to come down and play with him so i can see him in action
I pass on this one all the time b/c i try and explain to him about the value of REAL MONEY play vs PLAY MONEY play and how the decision making process differs and the level of serious thought increases with REAL MONIES etc... but he never gets it all the while sitting in his chair and leaving the fate of my head in his shaky hands

Don't get me wrong i'm not against playing for fun but some ppl need to get a clue!
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:40 PM   #2494
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Im done dealing with civilians (ppl that dont play/ understand poker) b/c i go on super uber monkey tilt when i get questions like

1. Soo when am I gonna see you on tv?

2. How much did you win? After I tell them they ask the standard BUT HOW MUCH DID YOU LOSE?

3. Can I borrow 80k to invest in a barbershop? (After I made $3,679 one Saturday afternoon on his laptop while waiting my turn to get a haircut

I love this one b/c my "OLD" barber is a recreational player/ functional alcoholic and always wants to tell me about his hands he plays at his bar league. Keeps wanting me to come down and play with him so i can see him in action
I pass on this one all the time b/c i try and explain to him about the value of REAL MONEY play vs PLAY MONEY play and how the decision making process differs and the level of serious thought increases with REAL MONIES etc... but he never gets it all the while sitting in his chair and leaving the fate of my head in his shaky hands

Don't get me wrong i'm not against playing for fun but some ppl need to get a clue!
what a douche

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Old 07-05-2010, 06:45 PM   #2495
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That's where you say you're closing your account and would like to talk to the manager
seriously this. i would have probably cost that person her job. I would not have left until she showed me the law in text where being a poker pro is anything similar to dealing drugs.
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Old 07-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #2496
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^ lol, that's almost word for word the exact conversation I had. I wonder where all these standardized misconceptions about poker come from.
Other forms of betting like if you talk to someone about how the betting on horse racing went and they said they won £1000 on a 25/1, the phrase "but how much did you loose" is fine, although not greatly worded.

I dont think it's that unreasonable to be aware that not everyone knows the rules of poker or how its possible to win ect
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:58 PM   #2497
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- So u really won money playing this thing?
- Yeah
- Wow, nice! Can I do it too? How do u do it??
- Idk man, I just keep pushing buttons.
lol thats a pretty good response actually.
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Old 07-05-2010, 11:11 PM   #2498
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Some of my colleagues found out that I crush heads-up recently and all the girls in the office want me to coach them.

I'm unsure as to whether they are genuine or just enjoy spending time with the big 'wood in the office after hours.

It's not a good idea to let others know in my opinion, especially if you crush as I do.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:38 AM   #2499
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Some of my colleagues found out that I crush heads-up recently and all the girls in the office want me to coach them.

I'm unsure as to whether they are genuine or just enjoy spending time with the big 'wood in the office after hours.

It's not a good idea to let others know in my opinion, especially if you crush as I do.

douche-iest post of the thread imo
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:46 AM   #2500
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Devin, listen here son. I'm the classiest heads-up player on the iPoker network and the next big name to emerge on the world poker scene so show the big 'wood some respect.

I'm an Australian no-limit champion and I will be more famous than all the big names in 12 months time.

You want to throw douche lines at me? Go ahead son but be able to back them up, I'll stack you solid and walk away with your woman to boot.

It's not the big 'woods fault that he happens to be extremely attractive as well as a dominant poker force and an all-around great guy. It's not easy son.

If you want some tips I do coaching for AU$150/hour...inbox me or feel free to rail me on the iPoker network, you might learn a thing or two, son.

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