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Old 07-06-2010, 04:30 AM   #2501
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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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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ya but how much do you lose?
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:39 AM   #2502
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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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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Level ?

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Old 07-06-2010, 04:59 AM   #2503
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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??"
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:02 AM   #2504
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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.
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Old 07-06-2010, 05:12 AM   #2505
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Level ?

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Yes.

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Old 07-06-2010, 05:26 AM   #2506
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If you want some tips I do coaching for AU$150/hour
But how much in REAL MONIES?
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:25 AM   #2507
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Me - 'I'm tired'
Friends - 'How the **** could you be tired? you don't work.'
Me -'Played a nice bit of poker this week and did a good bit of study'
Friends - rofl

(not claiming to be a pro btw, unemployed)
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:12 AM   #2508
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Just has a massive heads up session on a new network where I absolutely dominated whilst listening to a little Ronan Keating and Bieber...it might sound gay (I'm an extremely good looking straight guy) but listening to those boys really puts me in a good mood whereby I don't tilt. Geez I'm good.

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Old 07-06-2010, 11:56 AM   #2509
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Just has a massive heads up session on a new network where I absolutely dominated whilst listening to a little Ronan Keating and Bieber...it might sound gay (I'm an extremely good looking straight guy) but listening to those boys really puts me in a good mood whereby I don't tilt. Geez I'm good.

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Hi. Thanks for vandalizing one of the best threads in this forum. Carry on.
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:09 PM   #2510
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Friend: how much did you make today?
Me: $1200
Friend: Yes but how much did you lose?
Me: *think to myself, what is this guy*.. and just go along with it and say $2500 while making a sad face and walk away.
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:15 PM   #2511
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Old 07-06-2010, 01:40 PM   #2512
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Just has a massive heads up session on a new network where I absolutely dominated whilst listening to a little Ronan Keating and Bieber...it might sound gay (I'm an extremely good looking straight guy) but listening to those boys really puts me in a good mood whereby I don't tilt. Geez I'm good.

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Old 07-06-2010, 03:09 PM   #2513
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

They never feel the need to ask, but how much did you win?
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:13 PM   #2514
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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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.
are you trying to brag, if you were crushing any form of poker you wouldn't have to work... sickest fail o_o
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:18 PM   #2515
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

A few days ago I somehow got involved in a conversation with a woman at work about poker.

After a few minutes, I immediately wanted to die.

She asked me if people “actually played for real money online.”

I responded, “Yes.”

She said, “Wow. Imagine how many lives are ruined because of that?”

Why the heck is it immediately assumed that nobody actually wins money playing poker?
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:21 PM   #2516
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A few days ago I somehow got involved in a conversation with a woman at work about poker.

After a few minutes, I immediately wanted to die.

She asked me if people “actually played for real money online.”

I responded, “Yes.”

She said, “Wow. Imagine how many lives are ruined because of that?”

Why the heck is it immediately assumed that nobody actually wins money playing poker?
she's not completely wrong though haha, It's only a minority that wins at poker
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:27 PM   #2517
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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A few days ago I somehow got involved in a conversation with a woman at work about poker.

After a few minutes, I immediately wanted to die.

She asked me if people “actually played for real money online.”

I responded, “Yes.”

She said, “Wow. Imagine how many lives are ruined because of that?”

Why the heck is it immediately assumed that nobody actually wins money playing poker?
I would've said: "probably a lot". Wonder what she would've said then.

Though actually gambling addicts will find other ways to ruin their lives I'd imagine. Most of 'em at least. Lots of **** you can waste money on in the hopes of hitting big.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:29 PM   #2518
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she's not completely wrong though haha, It's only a minority that wins at poker
I think it is probably fair to say that only a minority win huge amounts of money.

Having said that, what about all of the online players grinding out 50-100K a year?

True, a lot of players are also losing players. But I doubt very few of them are actually ruining their life over poker like she thinks.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:30 PM   #2519
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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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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Old 07-06-2010, 03:50 PM   #2520
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I think it is probably fair to say that only a minority win huge amounts of money.

Having said that, what about all of the online players grinding out 50-100K a year?

True, a lot of players are also losing players. But I doubt very few of them are actually ruining their life over poker like she thinks.
Exactly. Every hobby costs money. An avid fisherman probably spends more on gear in a year than a losing micro player.

Even if you're a losing player it's enjoyable to sit down for and play for the evening

(In before that's what a losing player would say.)

Also, Elwood what an everyday hero. I hear you can't even get a game hu these days?
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Old 07-06-2010, 04:52 PM   #2521
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Though actually gambling addicts will find other ways to ruin their lives I'd imagine. Most of 'em at least. Lots of **** you can waste money on in the hopes of hitting big.
Yes I have a buddy that plays poker when he isn't dumping in the slot machine. Him being a complete fish in poker actually saves him money. It doesn't go as fast.
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Old 07-06-2010, 07:08 PM   #2522
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I get mixed reactions about playing, but the one thing I've found is that my nephews and my son's friends all think it's the coolest thing ever...whenever they're at my house while I'm playing, they always stop to watch me for a while. They ask me how much I'm up/down that day, ask about how I keep up with all the tables, how it all works, etc. I have a feeling I'm inspiring a whole new generation of degens.
this makes me smile
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:14 PM   #2523
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If I give you $300 can you double it for me?
My girlfriends dad just can not understand why she doesn't give me all of her money to double up. Lol, awesome logic.

He's tried numerous times to stake me for a quick double up.

Apperently doubling up is what poker players do.
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:41 PM   #2524
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

You guys are clearly not familiar with the legend that is "the big wood".
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:17 PM   #2525
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I am. I once invited a bunch of girls over to watch the BIG WOOD crush HU on Ipoker and they all had a spontaneous orgasm after watching the BIG WOOD checkraise for the first time. Unbelievable.
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