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Why I don't tell people I play poker. Why I don't tell people I play poker.

03-07-2013 , 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by wWizardG
"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
http://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.
Good to know your girlfriend would **** someone else though.
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03-07-2013 , 10:56 AM
Well this thread got tedious quickly.
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03-07-2013 , 10:57 AM
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Originally Posted by wWizardG
"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
http://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.
Did you even see how deep I was sitting in that hand?

Nuff said...
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03-07-2013 , 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by jordan23always23
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...
For anyone who skipped this because it's a wall of text, this is actually pretty spot-on.
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03-07-2013 , 11:54 AM
Most people change their tune about poker being a job when they can see you consitently rubbing all the money you make on your tittayyys
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03-08-2013 , 12:24 PM
Great thread. Reminds me of my comedy days when I would tell people I was an actor/comedian, and people would immediately say, "Hey man, tell me a joke!" like I was a Domino's Pizza of jokes. What am I? A clown to amuse you?

When people hear I play poker, I immediately get:

- people telling me their bad beat stories (like I care)

- this annoying guy at my job telling me about his hands in a penny poker game and a charity free poker tournament in a synagogue (srsly)

- people I work with having to run to me to tell me all of the cliffs of whatever story they read on poker

- their thoughts on poker on television (eyeroll)

- how gambling is bad

- "Did you go to Foxwoods at all this weekend?"

- how they would love to play "but dont have a poker face"

I almost don't want to say anything anymore, it's gotten to the point of annoyance because they feel as if when I tell them, they have to get into their life story on poker like its some fascinating tale.

I also don't get people who try to prod into others' lives. People are just so noisy.
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03-08-2013 , 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by hankwhite69
me: <every post I've ever posted on 2p2>

Them:"who gives a ****?,"
There. All fixed for you.
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03-08-2013 , 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Rob_10108
I just finished EAD.There. All fixed for you.
Ty sir
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03-08-2013 , 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by hankwhite69
Ty sir
btw

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Originally Posted by hankwhite69
If you say so.

And i am done w/BBV jack offs.....Unless i see its you responding to me (your name is a diff color so you're cooler than all the others)
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Originally Posted by hankwhite69
Ohhhhhh.OK,now i get it........

Anyway im done with this POS lowlife scumbag version of a thread category,So if you feel the need to respond to me Come find me somewhere else.
BTW,EAD,GFYM,SMD,TMIAAT,IHYDFC and have a nice day Azzholes
congrats at staying away, you are a master at it
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03-08-2013 , 12:45 PM
My mate's know I love poker but can't understand how I can play every night online (6m 100bb cash games) but then don't clean up and win every game when we have a 5 per game 6m sng at our poker nights....starting with 40 chips each.... blinds starting at 1/2 and doubling everytime someone goes out lol

The inevitable lolyour**** comments when I open shove Axs in the CO with like 6bb and lose a flip never get tiring at all lol
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03-08-2013 , 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by akyle47
btw





congrats at staying away, you are a master at it
Ty sir
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03-08-2013 , 08:33 PM
'- how they would love to play "but dont have a poker face"'

The worst is when you tell them having a quote, poker face, unquote, isn't the end all and be all of poker skills most nonpoker players believe it to be, and then they tell you how wrong you are.

Trust me, it is the worst.
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03-09-2013 , 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by rakemeplz
'- how they would love to play "but dont have a poker face"'

The worst is when you tell them having a quote, poker face, unquote, isn't the end all and be all of poker skills most nonpoker players believe it to be, and then they tell you how wrong you are.

Trust me, it is the worst.
Why do you even discuss that?
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03-09-2013 , 10:51 AM
I hate humans in general. Most are stupid, and constantly are trying to passively justify their own life choices. Listen to
people communicate closely and you will hear them constantly trying to remind themselves why they are right.

I lived in Hawaii for 7 years. Hands down the most frequent reply they have when they asked me where I was from was "Oh, I could never live in Hawaii. Don't you get island fever?"


No, and STFU and go home to Bakersfield you dddddousche.
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03-09-2013 , 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rakemeplz
'- how they would love to play "but dont have a poker face"'

The worst is when you tell them having a quote, poker face, unquote, isn't the end all and be all of poker skills most nonpoker players believe it to be, and then they tell you how wrong you are.

Trust me, it is the worst.
At some point you (and not specifically you, but most of the people in this thread) will realize that you're spending entirely too much time caring about what others think of you.
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03-09-2013 , 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Motherflopper
I hate humans in general. Most are stupid, and constantly are trying to passively justify their own life choices. Listen to
people communicate closely and you will hear them constantly trying to remind themselves why they are right.

I lived in Hawaii for 7 years. Hands down the most frequent reply they have when they asked me where I was from was "Oh, I could never live in Hawaii. Don't you get island fever?"


No, and STFU and go home to Bakersfield you dddddousche.
You sounds like a glass half full type of bloke. I like your positive energy. You need to start some sort of cult. I will donate my money to join

xoxo
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03-09-2013 , 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rakemeplz
'- how they would love to play "but dont have a poker face"'

The worst is when you tell them having a quote, poker face, unquote, isn't the end all and be all of poker skills most nonpoker players believe it to be, and then they tell you how wrong you are.

Trust me, it is the worst.
Nope it is the most important aspect of poker
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03-09-2013 , 06:18 PM
So, a friend of mine just came in 2nd place in the WPT. I'm railbirding watching him play and there are several fish talking about the money and one of the fish next to me says, "You know what he needs to do with the money he wins..."

I roll my eyes and sigh, since I can feel more "poker wisdom" about to eminate from the fish (they had been talking poker for the last hour)...

After a moment he says, "He should take all of the money he wins and never play poker again. Its like the lottery, you aren't going to win again so you might as well take your money and run..."

THe other fish quickly agree and finally I snap and say, "If you are a winning player, then you make more money from poker than you spend. I know the guy and he is a winning tournament player so it makes no sense for him to stop playing poker. As long as he follows bankroll management he'll be fine."

The fish say, "No, its impossible to beat the house."

I pull out my phone and show them my graph over the last year and say, "This is all the poker I've played over the year and you can see that i'm a winning player..."

The fish says, "Man, you made that much money over the year."

I reply, "Yep"

Fish says, "Man, if I were you I'd quit while I was ahead and stop playing before you give it all back."

For my reply, I literally did this...

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03-09-2013 , 07:02 PM
^^^
Of course you're right but you're so wrong to argue with that fish and even more wrong to show him your graph...
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03-09-2013 , 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by johnny2toes
^^^
Of course you're right but you're so wrong to argue with that fish and even more wrong to show him your graph...
Yeah this exactly. I've been in IT for 20 years. If I hear two morons talk about something completely ridiculous about something computer related, the absolute last thing I'm going to do is try to talk to them, much less correct them or try to show them why they are wrong. This is just begging for further stupidity. I understand the 20 something nature of wanting to show off and feel important, but trust me, they'll be so much better off just ignoring it.
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03-09-2013 , 09:01 PM
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The worst is when you tell them having a quote, poker face, unquote, isn't the end all and be all of poker skills most nonpoker players believe it to be, and then they tell you how wrong you are.

Trust me, it is the worst.

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Originally Posted by keviii
Why do you even discuss that?
It's usually along the lines of:

"What do you do for a living?"
(reluctantly) "I play poker."
"Oh. You must have a really good poker face!"
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03-10-2013 , 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by XaQ Morphy
Yeah this exactly. I've been in IT for 20 years. If I hear two morons talk about something completely ridiculous about something computer related, the absolute last thing I'm going to do is try to talk to them, much less correct them or try to show them why they are wrong. This is just begging for further stupidity. I understand the 20 something nature of wanting to show off and feel important, but trust me, they'll be so much better off just ignoring it.
I never ever do this at the poker table and normally I just let the stupid comments slide... But after an hour of watching the tourney in the lobby and listening to the fish drone on and on about how poker is luck I just snapped.
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03-10-2013 , 11:14 AM
I guess it all comes down to whether it's +EV to say anything. It's not the same as trying to educate the fish at the table, where it's obviously costing you money...in this case there's a chance you'll plant the seed in the mind of someone who otherwise doesn't play, and get them to believe they might have what it takes to make $$$ doing it. Since most likely (based on their generally being morons) they'd rise no higher than the level of moderately losing grinder, it's good for the poker economy to try to convert them.
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03-10-2013 , 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by fidstar-poker
You sounds like a glass half full type of bloke. I like your positive energy. You need to start some sort of cult. I will donate my money to join

xoxo
Case. In. Point

Do you feel good now?
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03-10-2013 , 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by dgiharris
I never ever do this at the poker table and normally I just let the stupid comments slide... But after an hour of watching the tourney in the lobby and listening to the fish drone on and on about how poker is luck I just snapped.
lol totally understandable. Next time just do the batman slap and you'll feel much better.
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