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Old 08-21-2007, 03:52 PM   #476
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

"So they must have webcams setup so you can see everyone's faces, right?"

"uh..."

"Cause that isn't even poker if they don't"

"Shoot me in the face."
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:39 PM   #477
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

The latest:
After I make a bad turn call on a bad read and end up sucking out:

Guy: "Since you're a pro, can I have my chips back?"
Me: "Um, no."

Now I just say I'm a vagrant bum and street performer.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:41 PM   #478
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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The latest:
After I make a bad turn call on a bad read and end up sucking out:

Guy: "Since you're a pro, can I have my chips back?"
Me: "Um, no."

Now I just say I'm a vagrant bum and street performer.
This is classic.
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:57 PM   #479
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man i love donking it up in home games. the 20$ HIGH ROLLIN STATUS where people call AI with bottom pair or the nits that fold TPWK in 3 handed play to a cbet
My home game plays deep. We play 1/1 NLH but often buy in for $500 or so. I'm the only way who plays high stakes, but everyone has a good job so they can afford to lose but they aren't used to throwing the money around. I love to bet 10x and 20x pot. The other day, I raised to $2 in the SB and the BB made it $6. I made it $200 and he folded despite 'knowing' that I had nothing. I had 42o and showed, obv. Yay for home games!
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Old 08-21-2007, 06:48 PM   #480
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The latest:
After I make a bad turn call on a bad read and end up sucking out:

Guy: "Since you're a pro, can I have my chips back?"
Me: "Um, no."
Yeah one of my broke degen friends who I used to play live $2/4 LHE with was playing $1/2 CAP NL on full tilt a few months ago and I decided to sit down with $25,000 and start donking around. After I sucked out on him with like 77 vs QQ all in preflop he went crazy and demanded his money back. wtf?
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:05 PM   #481
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

when i first started playing i thought how cool it would be to be able to say "i play poker for a living"

a few months later when i got to that level it wasnt as cool as i thought it would have been. it felt like i was bragging a whole lot just by saying what i do. even if they didnt 100% believe me (which they usually didnt) it felt like i was saying i am way better than them because i have a super easy job and make 7 times as much as they do.

by then i got sick of talking about it all the time and really started to hate it. i try and avoid it all possible costs.

they other day was getting my hair cut (in a college town) and the guy is like "what are you doing this summer, taking classes?"
"eh, no"
"are you working?"
"ah, not really." i just tell him i am traveling, which is true.
"where?"
"DC, seattle, and vegas." (oh [censored]!)
"vegas really? do you gamble a lot, what are you plans? etc?"

by then he has this picture of me being a huge degen who loses tones of money. i really hate it when people think stuff like this when its not true so im stuck explaining my job to him for the next 25mins.



contrary to most of what i read in this thread people dont look down upon you usually, especially people my age. it us usually a positive experience, but yes they do ask lots of stupid questions.i try to aviod it thought just because its not worth it/ fun anymore.
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:09 PM   #482
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when i first started playing i thought how cool it would be to be able to say "i play poker for a living"

a few months later when i got to that level it wasnt as cool as i thought it would have been. it felt like i was bragging a whole lot just by saying what i do. even if they didnt 100% believe me (which they usually didnt) it felt like i was saying i am way better than them because i have a super easy job and make 7 times as much as they do.

by then i got sick of talking about it all the time and really started to hate it. i try and avoid it all possible costs.

they other day was getting my hair cut (in a college town) and the guy is like "what are you doing this summer, taking classes?"
"eh, no"
"are you working?"
"ah, not really." i just tell him i am traveling, which is true.
"where?"
"DC, seattle, and vegas." (oh [censored]!)
"vegas really? do you gamble a lot, what are you plans? etc?"

by then he has this picture of me being a huge degen who loses tones of money. i really hate it when people think stuff like this when its not true so im stuck explaining my job to him for the next 25mins.



contrary to most of what i read in this thread people dont look down upon you usually, especially people my age. it us usually a positive experience, but yes they do ask lots of stupid questions.i try to aviod it thought just because its not worth it/ fun anymore.
people my age don't look down on me. older people (parents etc) do
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Old 08-21-2007, 07:34 PM   #483
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He didnt understand that just because there are 2 possible outcomes it does not neccessarily make the odds 50/50.
ummm, what?
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:32 PM   #484
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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.
it will be a rather short thread
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:11 AM   #485
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He didnt understand that just because there are 2 possible outcomes it does not neccessarily make the odds 50/50.
ummm, what?
You seriously don't understand what that means?
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:40 PM   #486
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

bump for telling people I play poker and them telling me about the 'crazy' $10 freezeout they play once a week with their fat old frat bros.
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Old 09-09-2007, 09:06 PM   #487
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"damn son you got 20 geez online? you better cash that [censored] out quick!"
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:10 PM   #488
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it is more of a social thing . you can never hurt moving up or down a level. it helps u remember how some players approach the game
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Old 09-11-2007, 02:47 AM   #489
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I love how people assume I know every poker player that they see on TV and am good enough to judge them.
"Do you think xx is a good player? I saw him go all in with pockets 4s and I'd never do that." or "XX is really good, I saw him call someone's hole cards, I'm surprised he hasn't won the ME yet."
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:06 AM   #490
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

I usually go through a convo like this about once a week:

Them: So you play poker for real money?
Me: Yeah its kinda like a job.
Them: So do you play alot?
Me: Ummmm like 10-15 hours a week....like a part time job i guess.
Them: So do you have a gambling problem/addiction?
Me (calmly looking at them with a straight face): You cant have a problem if you win!!!!
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Old 09-11-2007, 03:15 AM   #491
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

"so I heard your playing poker fulltime..."

"yes"

"how much money do you make?!??"

annoying
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:17 PM   #492
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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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?"
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who gets this.
I get this from my sister once a month
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:19 PM   #493
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what about this " if I make an account and we play together, we can both play at the same table and tell each other our hands over the fone!! WE CANT LOOSE!!!!"
This is so funny, because this was me the first time I ever played online.
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:21 PM   #494
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I have lots of fat gold on me and always new clothes on like always and i told some people i was a janitor, they believed me and felt sorry for me LOL. Only half the people I tell that i play poker belive me unless its one of my drunk friends intro ducing me "Hey meet thsi balla ass mother [censored], he plays poker for a living"
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Old 09-18-2007, 06:32 PM   #495
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I have lots of fat gold on me and always new clothes on like always and i told some people i was a janitor, they believed me and felt sorry for me LOL. Only half the people I tell that i play poker belive me unless its one of my drunk friends intro ducing me "Hey meet thsi balla ass mother [censored], he plays poker for a living"
lol i have a friend who does this. pretty annoying
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Old 10-08-2007, 04:52 PM   #496
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

Just bough a new car with my largest tourney cash and my dad who is starting to understand thought it was a good idea to bring it up at my brother's house during a family dinner....uh oh...

"How much did you lose that day first?"
"Don't play for a while now so you dont lose all the rest"
"So now that you won this big one, youre probably even for all the times you lost." etc, etc, etc

Man I love how positive and understanding my family can be when it comes to poker (and the apparent degenerate gambler that I am)
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #497
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They think that I make ridic money and they can ask to borrow money. They also forget the sick variance, and if I have a losing day, they go "WTF YOU SHOULDA CASHED OUT YOU'RE AN IDIOT" but when you win they're like "NICE KEEP GOING!." Also, people somehow get the assumption that all I do is play poker on the internet and have no fun elsewhere. Yea, there are huge misconceptions about online poker in the U.S, probably just because people are dumb in general.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:13 PM   #498
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God I love this thread.
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Old 10-08-2007, 05:28 PM   #499
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Amazing, you are a doctor? I have been getting bluish-green patches on my taint whenever I have sex with dead people...can you help me with that?

OMFG.... can't stop laughing

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that didn't get enough love...
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A lot of doctors I know are constantly hounded by people for medical advice or try to discuss their health problems or whatever. I think it would be a horrible job to have to talk about with clueless idiots.

That's funny cuz I have to deal with a lot of doctors and I think they are clueless idiots.

and oh yeah, bump.
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