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Old 07-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #3176
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I'm pretty amazed at so many posts in this thread.

It appears obvious that over 95% of the posters here are microstakes grinders.
Anybody discussing how their parents/girlfriend don't understand what they do during their free time just don't get it. Yeah, it's only natural for ignorant people to wonder why you spend hours playing in front of a computer. They just can't SEE why you're doing it, because there is NOTHING to see. You just don't make any money playing microstakes. You know it, they know it, yet you try and argue with them how poker is a game of skill.
Ridiculous.

If any of you microstakes grinders (omg my mom told me to cash it out before i lose it all LOLOLOL !) made any decent amount of money playing poker, then your family would understand WHY you're doing it. You guys DO look like degen spending 6hrs a day playing poker and not making any money off of it. Be realistic.

I can assure you that all higher stakes players making good money at poker have NO PROBLEM dealing with their family. Your income is often bigger than theirs, they get to see everything you buy for yourself and how poker helps you have a much better lifestyle. They realize you just don't need their financial support anymore. What can they say ?

It's important to not associate microstakes grinders, who only play poker for a few bucks, and "real" poker players who can actually make a living off poker. That's two very different worlds. Be realistic about your situation. Don't act like you're great poker players because you know a lot more than a random guy. If you don't have any numbers to back it up, there's just no point getting into an argument. People need proofs. If you don't give them one, they'll always think you're a jerk (and once again, it's only NATURAL for them to think so)

When you DO make money out of poker, the only tricky question your friends have is "wow, you're always spending so much money on whatever you want, how can you afford that?"
The answers to that question are numerous, and it's very easy to get away with it if you don't wanna go into the poker discussion.

Answering any question about how much you make at poker is ridiculous. Tell them you make thousands, they're just not gonna believe you. Tell them you make a few hundreds, they're gonna think it's not gonna last, at best.
You can only discuss that with your closer friends, when they can SEE for themselves what kinda lifestyle you have.

Microstakes grinders, keep in mind the game you're playing will never get you anywhere in life. You should just consider it a hobby, a past time that SOMETIMES makes you some money. As such, don't ever consider talking about it to people as if it were any different. Keep it simple, and you'll be fine.
Please be offended by this.

You're a ****ing arsehole.
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:34 PM   #3177
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Meh, chick was 4/10. Ended up ****ing a hotter girl who thought poker was evil.
They all do man.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #3178
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Meh, chick was 4/10. Ended up ****ing a hotter girl who thought poker was evil.
What's does DTF stand for?
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:14 PM   #3179
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:30 PM   #3180
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What's does DTF stand for?
I did already tell you mate.

Down To ****.
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Old 07-26-2012, 07:31 PM   #3181
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Example:

"me and the lads were out getting ****ing up on ice the other night, this hot slut walked past in a skimpy dress, slut was so dtf".
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:00 PM   #3182
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:37 PM   #3183
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My FAVORITE:

"How'd you do in your big tournament this weekend?"

"I did pretty well, didn't win, but I got my AA all in preflop against QQ to get beat, was pretty close to the bubble."

"You gotta play it safe to win those big tournaments, man. AA is just a pair, you shouldn't risk everything on one pair."

"Right. I gotta remember that."
Awesome! This has to be the most common i swear!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:19 AM   #3184
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Meh, chick was 4/10. Ended up ****ing a hotter girl who thought poker was evil.
pics or it didn't happen!!!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:39 AM   #3185
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

This thread is getting derailed at the moment. Can we please get some more interesting stories and less rambling?
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:14 PM   #3186
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Sitting next to a lady on the flight back from Vegas...

LADY: "What do you do for a living?"
ME: "I play poker."
LADY: "No way, really?! Are you lucky?"
ME: "No."

There is a pause for about 15 seconds while she starts reading her book. I thought our conversation was over.

LADY: "So, you're a poker player. You must be single then."

I feel an instant surge of anger, I am outraged. How can she judge me like that? Then I think as a poker player I am always making decisions and judgments based upon incomplete information, just like she did. To get upset would be hypocritical. While I was engaged for 4 years I AM in fact single at the moment.

ME: "Well played."
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Old 07-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #3187
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It's such a gamble with girls, no pun intended...some are real receptive and think its cool...others are like "oh your stupid and blow you off" I just play it safe and avoid it
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:33 AM   #3188
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Sitting next to a lady on the flight back from Vegas...

LADY: "What do you do for a living?"
ME: "I play poker."
LADY: "No way, really?! Are you lucky?"
ME: "No."

There is a pause for about 15 seconds while she starts reading her book. I thought our conversation was over.

LADY: "So, you're a poker player. You must be single then."

I feel an instant surge of anger, I am outraged. How can she judge me like that? Then I think as a poker player I am always making decisions and judgments based upon incomplete information, just like she did. To get upset would be hypocritical. While I was engaged for 4 years I AM in fact single at the moment.

ME: "Well played."
. She was clearly trying to pick you up.
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Old 07-31-2012, 05:32 AM   #3189
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I dont tell people i play poker becuase i dont want them to judge me, so instead i tell them im a african american women single parent with only 1 working limb and im old.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:10 PM   #3190
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

just made an account to post in this thread because its al very recognizable.
Yesterday a girl came talking to me and said she has had a little bit off a crush on me a few years ago.
She was pretty good looking, So my thought was easy score.
We talked a bit and everything went great while talking about here job and stuff.

Then she said.... so what do you do for a living.
Even though i read this thread i still answered with: i play poker fulltime.
Girl literally only replied with: OHH
Me: What?
Girl: you know... thats very addictive
Me: oh ok never heard that one before-_-
Girl: I know people who play but don't do it for fun (WTF does that mean?)
Me:Yeah well it pays the bills though
Girl:But you pretty much steal the money then.
Me: *Pokerface Tilted as **** inside* I am going to get another beer

Conclusion: 100 procent golden ticket to score a nice girl but instead she TILTED the **** out of me and made me not even what to tap that.

Lesson learned---> never ever ever ever mention poker to a girl you just first meet.

BRAG: female had crush on me

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Old 08-02-2012, 11:17 PM   #3191
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just made an account to post in this thread because its al very recognizable.
Yesterday a girl came talking to me and said she has had a little bit off a crush on me a few years ago.
She was pretty good looking, So my thought was easy score.
We talked a bit and everything went great while talking about here job and stuff.

Then she said.... so what do you do for a living.
Even though i read this thread i still answered with: i play poker fulltime.
Girl literally only replied with: OHH
Me: What?
Girl: you know... thats very addictive
Me: oh ok never heard that one before-_-
Girl: I know people who play but don't do it for fun (WTF does that mean?)
Me:Yeah well it pays the bills though
Girl:But you pretty much steal the money then.
Me: *Pokerface Tilted as **** inside* I am going to get another beer

Conclusion: 100 procent golden ticket to score a nice girl but instead she TILTED the **** out of me and made me not even what to tap that.

Lesson learned---> never ever ever ever mention poker to a girl you just first meet.

BRAG: female had crush on me
Know when to hold them. Know when to fold them.

Nh sir.
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Old 08-02-2012, 11:48 PM   #3192
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just made an account to post in this thread because its al very recognizable.
Yesterday a girl came talking to me and said she has had a little bit off a crush on me a few years ago.
She was pretty good looking, So my thought was easy score.
We talked a bit and everything went great while talking about here job and stuff.

Then she said.... so what do you do for a living.
Even though i read this thread i still answered with: i play poker fulltime.
Girl literally only replied with: OHH
Me: What?
Girl: you know... thats very addictive
Me: oh ok never heard that one before-_-
Girl: I know people who play but don't do it for fun (WTF does that mean?)
Me:Yeah well it pays the bills though
Girl:But you pretty much steal the money then.
Me: *Pokerface Tilted as **** inside* I am going to get another beer

Conclusion: 100 procent golden ticket to score a nice girl but instead she TILTED the **** out of me and made me not even what to tap that.

Lesson learned---> never ever ever ever mention poker to a girl you just first meet.

BRAG: female had crush on me
nice 1st post welcome to 2+2 and entertaing story.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:10 AM   #3193
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Was at the casino with a few mates just hitting the piss and running a muck my mates are gambling on house games

Girl: Wow you are not gambling?
Me: Yeah would rather get drunk and run a muck.
Girl: Must be hard?
Me: Well I don't play house games because you will lose most of the time and if i play poker "drunk" i'll probably lose.
Girl: huh, wouldn't it be the same when you play poker sober?
Me: Nah

So then like 50 million times in the past going on the same old storey to explain poker and that you can win showing sharkscope ect. ( ****ing hate these convos )

Girl: You are pretty lucky.
Me: No not lucky, I can just play alot better than others.
Girl: I think you have a problem.
Me: SHUT UP SLUT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR ****ING TALKING ABOUT! ( not really)

But ****, I wanted to pimp slap that *****.
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Old 08-03-2012, 12:30 AM   #3194
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Was at the casino with a few mates just hitting the piss and running a muck my mates are gambling on house games

Girl: Wow you are not gambling?
Me: Yeah would rather get drunk and run a muck.
Girl: Must be hard?
Me: Well I don't play house games because you will lose most of the time and if i play poker "drunk" i'll probably lose.
Girl: huh, wouldn't it be the same when you play poker sober?
Me: Nah

So then like 50 million times in the past going on the same old storey to explain poker and that you can win showing sharkscope ect. ( ****ing hate these convos )

Girl: You are pretty lucky.
Me: No not lucky, I can just play alot better than others.
Girl: I think you have a problem.
Me: SHUT UP SLUT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR ****ING TALKING ABOUT! ( not really)

But ****, I wanted to pimp slap that *****.
I know this feel bro.

Feels bad man.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:56 AM   #3195
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To the last few stories, that sucks but realistically anyone whos stupid enough to not get it after u explain it to them u wouldnt want a relationship with anyway id assume, im sure theyre ignorance manifests itself in other aspects of their life as well. If ur only talking to them to tap that, then dont tell the truth if their the straightlaced type if u think it could backfire. Bitches love money tho dont forget that. If your successful at poker and can show it i think most people will get it eventually. Most of my friends dont play poker and my family either, so i did have to go thru a phase where people questioned it and didnt get it. But when they see it consistently pay the bills eventually they realize its more than just gambling. Some people equate poker to gambling because they dont know any better, noone took the time to explain it to them from a strategical perspective. If u explain it properly, anyone with a fundamental understanding of math can get why poker is diff than other casino games. This thread is gold tho.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:03 AM   #3196
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To the last few stories, that sucks but realistically anyone whos stupid enough to not get it after u explain it to them u wouldnt want a relationship with anyway id assume, im sure theyre ignorance manifests itself in other aspects of their life as well. If ur only talking to them to tap that, then dont tell the truth if their the straightlaced type if u think it could backfire. Bitches love money tho dont forget that. If your successful at poker and can show it i think most people will get it eventually. Most of my friends dont play poker and my family either, so i did have to go thru a phase where people questioned it and didnt get it. But when they see it consistently pay the bills eventually they realize its more than just gambling. Some people equate poker to gambling because they dont know any better, noone took the time to explain it to them from a strategical perspective. If u explain it properly, anyone with a fundamental understanding of math can get why poker is diff than other casino games. This thread is gold tho.
This is my opinion too. Well said.
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Old 08-03-2012, 10:13 AM   #3197
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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Was at the casino with a few mates just hitting the piss and running a muck my mates are gambling on house games

Girl: Wow you are not gambling?
Me: Yeah would rather get drunk and run a muck.
Girl: Must be hard?
Me: Well I don't play house games because you will lose most of the time and if i play poker "drunk" i'll probably lose.
Girl: huh, wouldn't it be the same when you play poker sober?
Me: Nah

So then like 50 million times in the past going on the same old storey to explain poker and that you can win showing sharkscope ect. ( ****ing hate these convos )

Girl: You are pretty lucky.
Me: No not lucky, I can just play alot better than others.
Girl: I think you have a problem.
Me: SHUT UP SLUT YOU DONT KNOW WHAT YOUR ****ING TALKING ABOUT! ( not really)

But ****, I wanted to pimp slap that *****.
Not familiar with your native dialect....Australian? British?

Is "hitting the piss" some foreign form of bathroom swordfighting? "Crossing the streams" as some would say?

Is "running a muck" a fancy term for dealing?
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:35 AM   #3198
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #3199
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To the last few stories, that sucks but realistically anyone whos stupid enough to not get it after u explain it to them u wouldnt want a relationship with anyway id assume, im sure theyre ignorance manifests itself in other aspects of their life as well. If ur only talking to them to tap that, then dont tell the truth if their the straightlaced type if u think it could backfire. Bitches love money tho dont forget that. If your successful at poker and can show it i think most people will get it eventually. Most of my friends dont play poker and my family either, so i did have to go thru a phase where people questioned it and didnt get it. But when they see it consistently pay the bills eventually they realize its more than just gambling. Some people equate poker to gambling because they dont know any better, noone took the time to explain it to them from a strategical perspective. If u explain it properly, anyone with a fundamental understanding of math can get why poker is diff than other casino games. This thread is gold tho.
Well yes, if you the person you're talking to has an education in math or computer science or engineering that might work. I know a lot of engineers, and they get it.

But you would be surprised how little math some people understand. A LOT of people can't comprehend the idea of risk spread over a decent sample size, they don't want anything to do with even simple arithmetic, and they hope never to see a fraction again in their lives.

When I first started playing live, I took a poker book to read while I was waiting for a local tournament to start (I know enough now not to let anyone know I read poker books.) Often someone would ask to look at my book, and almost every person immediately handed it back to me if they saw any kind of chart, graph, or anything that looked like math.

People have no idea how to evaluate risk. The have no idea how risk and investment work together, and they are afraid of doing things that have much less chance of injuring them than driving to work. "I'm all in" is translated as "I could go broke."

The next time you meet some random person, try explaining why it's OK to draw to a flush if you're getting 5:1 on the river, and you'll usually get something like, "But you'll lose most of the time right?"
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Old 08-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #3200
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Yeh i know people are stupid thats why u really have to boil it down to the simplest examples possible sometimes. For one, ask them if they would gamble on a coinflip if they win $2 for being right and lose $1 for being wrong. I feel like most people can understand that its a +ev decision unless theyre literally retarted. The same u could apply to a dice game where ur chance of rolling a 1 is 1/6 but if u lose $1 and win $10 its +ev. Even though its gambling and luckbased the risk/reward ratio makes it +ev in the longrun. if they still dont get it, theyre hopeless lol
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