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Old 11-21-2012, 12:16 AM   #3301
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Old man rivers (im new to the neighborhood) down the road got a little worried when I told him I play poker fora living. maybe he would have been more assured if I told him I put 75% down payment on my 3k square feet.

I tell everyone if they ask what I do. My job is ill, why wouldn't I?
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:17 AM   #3302
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Giving her flowers always helps. But it's been four years and I think I'll get her to accept the life. Anyway link to thread? I can't search from iPhone, thanks.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:45 AM   #3303
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Giving her flowers always helps. But it's been four years and I think I'll get her to accept the life. Anyway link to thread? I can't search from iPhone, thanks.
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/79.../index106.html

Link to last page. Was in EDF, not OOT
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:53 AM   #3304
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This guy where I was working found out I played online poker.

HELLO FIFTY BAD BEAT STORIES. The best one was (he had just gotten back from Vegas) "I was at the MGM playing 200NL. I looked down at aces. I only had 100 dollars behind. So I raised to 15, another guy reraised me to 40, and I pushed. He called with kings and rivered a king. My mistake was not having enough money behind to push him off the hand"

YEA IT SURE IS A BIG [censored] MISTAKE TO GET ALL IN PREFLOP WITH POCKET ACES



then another guy found out I played online poker

HELLO 45 MINUTE LECTURE ON HOW HE "KNOWS" ONLINE POKER IS RIGGED, including, but not limited too, when you cashout they make you start losing, if you are clearing a bonus they make you lose, and if you deposit they let you win.

How does he know it is rigged?

Because he deposited 500 dollars to play 3 handed 5/10 LHE and its obviously impossible to lose 50 bb in a session


I'm never letting anyone know I play poker again
Ah, but it was rigged (6 year old bump). Some of it.
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Old 11-22-2012, 08:08 PM   #3305
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I've been getting this question alot of times also, while i've been on tables,
but how much did you lose? once you say that you've never losed something, they will go kinda upset and try to make a discussions afterwards...That they werent right, even been told that you've played enough all ready, why won't you stop and find a job etc...Mind your own god damn business. I know that a real job would of been nice, with a income every month, but i love doing what i'm used to!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:06 PM   #3306
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Had this Convo with my gf mum

Mum:did you play poker this week?
Me: yeah just once
Mum: oh did you win
Me: yeah 545
Mum: how much did you put in
Me: 200 and left with 745
Mum: oh well I guess putting in 200 isn't bad once in a blue moon
How do you get so lucky all the time?
Me: I guess I'm just a lucky person.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:35 AM   #3307
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I'm not sure why people can't understand that poker and other gambling don't compare, I have done all kinds of gambling since I was 18, started with scratch off cards, but since I have been playing poker I have not been interested or have played anything else but poker, it's not just a game, it's a way of life!
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:49 AM   #3308
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"its amazing your still playing poker after losing all that money you had online, are you addicted?"
I aint addicted, im committed....
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:37 AM   #3309
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me- i won 1.2k on cash game last night
person that doenst gamble- but how much did u loose? (wtf)


it will always be like that
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Old 03-05-2013, 01:33 AM   #3310
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mom called asking why i got a 9.3k bankwire from some guy in canada she's never heard of. told her i put $20 on a poker site, she just says we need to talk about your finances when you get home.

sigh even when i consistently win they treat it like its a bad thing
Just tell her you're a male whore. Pays the bills.
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Old 03-05-2013, 07:53 PM   #3311
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"its amazing your still playing poker after losing all that money you had online, are you addicted?"
I aint addicted, im committed....
I guess that makes me pot committed
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Old 03-05-2013, 08:01 PM   #3312
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Just tell her you're a male whore. Pays the bills.
works every time imo
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #3313
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I don't tell my gf I play poker because she always freakes out when she knows I'm playing, if she knows then I don't get "any" for the next 48 hrs, I even bought home 8k in cash that I won on a live game, and she still freaked, the best poker is after 7pm until morning, it's her quality time with me. I always have to keep lying to her that I'm going to hang out with friends, so the question is, should I choose poker ? Or the gf? Anyone else have this problem?
Ask her why she doesn't want you to play poker. It sounds like you might not totally understand the fundamental issue here.

For instance, if she's worried about the money, then you need to produce some evidence of your edge. Prove to her that you're a winner.

My guess is that she's actually more concerned that you're being a degenerate / hanging out with degens / doing casino "stuff" / banging hookers / etc. She probably wants you to spend more quality time with her. You're playing poker at 3:00 AM, what do you expect her to think? Start playing during the daytime hours. You won't win as much, but you'll still get your poker fix, and you'll keep her happy.

Advice: Use some of your poker money to buy her something nice. Tell her that she's your "partner", and you'll be sharing your winnings with her (even though she's obviously not investing any $).
My grandfather used to give half of his poker winnings to my grandmother every year. Sometimes he would buy her an expensive watch, or something else that old ladies like.

I've taken a similar approach with my own relationship. Once my girlfriend realized that me playing poker = $$$ = nice dinners and presents, she started encouraging me to play.
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Old 03-05-2013, 09:58 PM   #3314
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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mom or dad"hey youve been playing online alot today maybe you should go outside"
me: yeah mom im gonna but this tourney is over in 2 hours

mom: how many chips do you have in front of you? cashout MArk, or put it on pause!!!!
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #3315
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I'm a total donk, but my uncle tells me cool things like,

"If you fold a hand that should have won, YOU PLAY the next hand because you deserve it this time!"
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Old 03-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #3316
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... she started encouraging me to play.
Lol, that's what you think idiot. That heifer is #4 in my booty call lineup. She calls me when she sends you off to play, lol, 200nl so I can give her a little love and a taste of the true baller lifestyle.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #3317
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People always ask me if i count cards like the MIT Blackjack team.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #3318
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People always ask me if i count cards like the MIT Blackjack team.
Just say "yeah". That's probably the best chance they'll have of understanding that there's skill involved and that you're not just a degen.
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:44 PM   #3319
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Lol @ "But how much did you put in"...FML
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #3320
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A lot of creative numbers going on here when mentioning winnings
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:33 PM   #3321
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Im honest with people that poker is a miserable existence to soley play poker with no life balance and that its a job like anything else and that path to success is ugly like any other job you take....i try my best to relate to people because at the end of the day no one likes to hear you brag, plus poker really isnt that great...sweet a card game...weeee im so cool....its cool if its ur passion but I've learned to say Im a stay at home dad and try my best to put myself in other peoples shoes because there are a lot of sceptics and critics...it really isnt cool to just play poker since its a zero sum game and you dont contribute to society in anyway if you choose to ONLY play poker....most people find that poker takes everything from them....doesnt give enough back.....so in the end of all this commentary, just being relatable and keeping things short is the best thing you can do...
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Old 03-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #3322
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

me: I play poker

Them:"who gives a ****?,"
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:52 PM   #3323
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Me: i play poker for a living
Clown: oh yeah? why havent i seen you on TV yet? you cant be a pro
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:54 PM   #3324
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I think you got the names reversed there Ashley.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:27 AM   #3325
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Lol, that's what you think idiot. That heifer is #4 in my booty call lineup. She calls me when she sends you off to play, lol, 200nl so I can give her a little love and a taste of the true baller lifestyle.
"Heifer?" Yeah, you're a real "baller," I'm sure. My girlfriend is very intelligent, and certainly would never touch a guy who uses the term "heifer" to refer to human beings.

Your avatar is a picture of white-trash hookers showing off their tramp stamps. The fact that you dream of banging women who look like B-list pornstars is really quite unfortunate. I'm sorry.

But please, tell me about this "baller lifestyle" you lead playing 10NL
https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/69...d-spot-940160/

... I don't waste my time with pennies lol. Hell, I don't even play 200nl. Nice post, though. Really, well done.
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