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Old 08-19-2007, 05:05 PM   #401
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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This thread, although fun as is, would have more potential if it turned into :

Stories of you telling some girl you play poker that ends up in sexycity.

Maybe this should be a new thread though, BBV4L.
i was talking to a bunch of girls the other day in a club, and i was probly bragging bout how i was a pro and a professional pianist etc. unfortunately i don't remember who they were, what they looked like, how i got home.

i love talking about playing poker. i just say yeah i lost $2000 the last 3 days. its funnier sounding like a degenerate then explaining how many BB/100 you make.
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Old 08-19-2007, 06:33 PM   #402
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

Your a geek Steffan!

You grade 8 ya?
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:23 PM   #403
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

the best is " you know your gonna lose it all!"

its true too ldo
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:29 PM   #404
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My mom tells me to keep putting money in the bank and not touch it because I will lose it at poker. I tell her the more money I have the less chance it is I will go broke, she does not understand that concept.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:30 PM   #405
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the best is " you know your gonna lose it all!"

its true too ldo
The best is when you hear this from a friend who used to play alot of online poker. He's always asking me when Im gonna cash out my money..

How the [censored] am I gonna make money if I cash it out!?!?!

This coming from a guy who went busto at NL10 when trying to rebuild his roll. LOLzors. Obviously poker was too hard for him, so its also too hard for me.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:32 PM   #406
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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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??"

brilliant.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:36 PM   #407
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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??"

brilliant.
is this where but how much did u lose comes from?
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:50 PM   #408
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Most of the time I was tired because I was watching espn or masturbating
You should just try this next time; I'll probably stop their questions.
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:32 PM   #409
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

zeebo,

The issue is that with most jobs people ask question, with poker many many people think THEY have the system and they have it figured otu etc. etc. etc.


Also, if people ask just tell them and say "you?"
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Old 08-19-2007, 08:36 PM   #410
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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??"

brilliant.
is this where but how much did u lose comes from?
yep the original source
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Old 08-19-2007, 09:38 PM   #411
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People always want to learn how to do it too or the cliche... "Hey man, what if I give you $300 of my money for you to double it, can you do that?"
LOL, its sick how often I get this.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:29 PM   #412
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My retired father was sitting around watching daytime soaps the other day with my sisters. There was a 5-card draw poker game going on the soap, and these guys were pulling crisp $100 bills out of there pockets and throwing them into the pot and then one guy reaches into his jacket and splashes his car keys on the table. It was pretty absurd and (big mistake), I commented on it, "That's pretty stupid poker right there."

Of course my geriatric father: "Huh.. That's REAL Poker right there, not that bull$hit you learned off TV. You don't know what real poker is"... and proceeded to try to pick a fight with me as he usually does. A$$hole.
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Old 08-19-2007, 10:59 PM   #413
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

People can definitely be idiots, when you tell them you play online poker for a living and they say something like "NO WAI, GAMBOOL 4 A LIVIN??"

But a lot of people nowadays are familiar with the game and know that there is a good amount of skill involved, and think its cool when they hear you've made a lot of money doing it. In my experience these people are the ones that know absolutely nothing about gambling, and just reason that if you make a living doing it, there must be a certain level of consistency in the money you make.

The others, who have been exposed to degen blackjack/craps/roullette losses are more prone to go on about addictive gambling, losing the house, etc.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:14 PM   #414
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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My retired father was sitting around watching daytime soaps the other day with my sisters. There was a 5-card draw poker game going on the soap, and these guys were pulling crisp $100 bills out of there pockets and throwing them into the pot and then one guy reaches into his jacket and splashes his car keys on the table. It was pretty absurd and (big mistake), I commented on it, "That's pretty stupid poker right there."

Of course my geriatric father: "Huh.. That's REAL Poker right there, not that bull$hit you learned off TV. You don't know what real poker is"... and proceeded to try to pick a fight with me as he usually does. A$$hole.

uh thats actually how it used to be. instead of betting money and paychecks gamblers would bet their property, which would usually be a farm, thus spawning a ******ed phrase that doesnt have anything to do with table stakes.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:30 PM   #415
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

Yea, and it's incredibly stupid to be able to reach into your pocket and throw the deed to your house on the table when the other person can't call.

That kind of poker is mindless stupidity.
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Old 08-19-2007, 11:48 PM   #416
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That kind of poker is very baller.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:04 AM   #417
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

You're at my Omaha table on Stars right now iron..
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:53 AM   #418
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Read "Education of a Poker Player". Its very old and the stories in it are worth the price alone for reading how poker games used to happen.

One of the best Xmas presents ive ever got, and it was a free gift from Ladbrokes Poker.
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:38 AM   #419
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

Just read this whole thread, its awesome.

If you travel around with poker and what not people get sick impressed like "YOU WENT TO SINGAPORE TO PLAY POKER?! ZOMG!"

I think its easier for tournament guys because people see it on TV and it seems more glamorous and there's "big money" involved.


Oh, i've also gotten the whole "if i give you 300 dollars can you turn into XXX for me?"

I very calmly and seriously look at them and say "if you can come up with $10,000, then we can talk."
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:53 AM   #420
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I just tell people that I am a degenerate gambler and then we all have a good laugh at my gambling problem.
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:03 AM   #421
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

letting people know you play poker for a living makes for awkward and annoying moments?...really?
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:06 AM   #422
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

I just ordered the 32" tv from the fpp store on stars and my mom asked me how much I had to pay for it. This was the basic conversation.

mom: how much money did that cost you?
me: (explanation of earning fpps)
mom: you obviously can't win if they take money from the pot everytime you win a hand
me: lol
mom: I hope they don't take the money out of your account for it
me: ummm...they won't thats not how it works
mom: ok, well I hope they deliver it and you didn't get ripped off
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:28 AM   #423
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but is your mom hot?
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:07 AM   #424
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I just don't tell people because most think it's compulsive gambling.
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:11 AM   #425
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Talking about poker is ultra boring even with someone who is knowledgeable about the subject.
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