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Old 01-17-2008, 04:03 PM   #626
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Old 01-17-2008, 04:20 PM   #627
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Will read this thread later...

But poker players are good bluffers, liars, stealer's and cheats (in the poker datamining sense). I don't want anyone finding this out about me.


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Old 01-17-2008, 04:51 PM   #628
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BEST POST I EVER READ IN MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:45 PM   #629
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Am I the only person in the world who rarely has these problems when I say I play poker?
yea seriously. most of myfriends understand it and are supportive. i did get the give me money to double up and how much did you lose lines a few times before though.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:36 PM   #630
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poker is like sex. everyone thinks they're good at it but no one really knows what they are doing.

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Old 01-17-2008, 10:42 PM   #631
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Off topic but how much can live 3/6 limit be beaten for do you reckon?

$10 an hour? $15 tops? Just curious here
I think the generally accepted value is one BB per hour. So ~ $6 / hour. I'm sure more would be possible, but most really good players tend to move up.
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:01 PM   #632
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Oh yeah, and my dad insists that every game I play in I am bound to get cheated out of all my money. In home games and clubs the guys running the game are stacking the deck. In casinos I can be sure that at every table I sit at I am the only one who is not part of this secret inner circle the other nine people at the table are all signaling each other about their hands so they can all come after me at once. And at most online tables at least 5 of people at any given table is actually one person running five machines. So obviously I can't win at poker.

response: Then why do I keep winning, dad?

dad: I am really concerned about this gambling habit of yours. You have a problem... blah blah blah (while turning his back and leaving the room).
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Old 01-17-2008, 11:21 PM   #633
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Try doing it like this.
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OMG EVERY GIRL THAT YOU MEET SAYS TEACH ME TEACH ME! BUT I HATE TEACHING PEOPLE STUFF I JUST THINK THEY'RE ALL STUPID BECAUSE IT TAKES EVERYONE SO LONG TO LEARN.
I am so fortunate to have some really good pro and semi pro players that have taught me a lot. One in particular has completely reshaped my game and helped to turn me into a strong player. I did know how to play the game when I met him and I didn't run up to him asking him for help. We just hit it off after I took a couple of big pots off him (pure luck), became great friends after he took many pots off me and he has become something of a tutor for me. I am glad not everyone has the same hate teaching people attitude.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:18 AM   #634
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Them: Have you ever had a Royal Flush
You: Yeah
Them: WOW! You must be really good!
THAT is the funniest **** I've read all day! LMAO!!!
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:45 AM   #635
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My folks made me supper happy when they totally understood almost every aspect of it when I explained it to them.
My mom totally understands why I play (although she doesn't understand HOW TO play). She is super supportive. So is my brother, who after spending five hours in Vegas with me called my parents about five times in a week to talk about how impressed he was watching me play cards.

My dad is as far on the other end of the spectrum as he can be, along with my sister. My sister is a professional bartender/alcoholic. But I am the irresponsible degenerate! I pay my bills, raise my son on my own. Even home school him. But I play cards- which is "risking money when I have a child to care for." It isn't exactly like I am gambling away my rent money. Not yet making enough to pay my rent with poker money but consistently winning more than I lose- which is more than she can say about the way she spends her weekends at the bar.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:54 AM   #636
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Homeschooling is like child abuse. Get him in public school. The whole point of school is to learn social interactions not to learn book knowledge.
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:57 AM   #637
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this thread is solid gold.


Have you guys ever had an intelligent conversation about online poker with someone who has never played before? I've had a few and I was very impressed with them afterwards.
yea definitely. I get all the other **** from random people but most people I know are very open minded to the concept.

The worst is getting "outed" as I like to call it. The whole "DUDE I HEARD YOU WON LIKE TEN THOUSAND BUCKS!!" in front of 5-10 people. Love that
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:19 AM   #638
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Last night my friend came in my dorm while I was 8 tabling and he was like "zomg. Is that teh pokers?" He watched for an hour and insisted I come play with him and his buddies for play across campus. Since their my freinds, I humored them and I had to put up with 2 hours of questions like "dude, what's the biggest you ever won?" "have you ever gotten a royal flush." "do you like bet small since you play so many tables at once?" sigh.
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:06 AM   #639
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Honestly I just wish I was at a point with my game where I could claim that I am making a living at it. I'd happily put up with all the annoying questions to be able to quit my ****ty day job completely and play full time. I love this game and while some of my friends and family can get on my nerves asking me all the time if I have a gambling problem I would love to be able to respond with- if by problem you mean paying all of my bills then yes, I have a problem. Right now I can say I win more than I lose. But I am looking forward to the day I can hopefully have a stronger response
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Old 01-18-2008, 02:37 AM   #640
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I just don't tell people because most think it's compulsive gambling.
No ****!
---So you play like every day?
--Yeah, either live or online.
---You really have a problem. You are a gambling addict.
--But I keep making more than I lose. Doesn't that make a difference?
---I used to know this other guy that was a compulsive gambler too...
--Ahhhhhhgggggg
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Old 01-18-2008, 05:19 AM   #641
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you are all gambling addicts and are better off quitting poker and going to http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:27 AM   #642
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I get this too from people or "but how much did you have to spend to win that?"
Yeah me too, how much did you have to spend to win that? I don't even understand this question, but Everyone always asks.

I said I Won! What part of that don't you understand!!! Idiots
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Old 01-18-2008, 09:32 AM   #643
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Honestly I just wish I was at a point with my game where I could claim that I am making a living at it. I'd happily put up with all the annoying questions to be able to quit my ****ty day job completely and play full time. I love this game and while some of my friends and family can get on my nerves asking me all the time if I have a gambling problem I would love to be able to respond with- if by problem you mean paying all of my bills then yes, I have a problem. Right now I can say I win more than I lose. But I am looking forward to the day I can hopefully have a stronger response
Good post. I feel the same way, I would gladly put up w/ all the negative responses while paying all my bills and living comfortably.

Of course if we're living comfortably and having nice things then the poor Bastards like us now are gonna be envious of our freedom.

Let the haters hate.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:23 PM   #644
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Homeschooling is like child abuse. Get him in public school. The whole point of school is to learn social interactions not to learn book knowledge.
He was in public school. My son chooses not to do ANY of his work when he is in public school. AT ALL! I would LOVE to put him back in school, but if I did he would be left off at a fourth grade education level for a long time. But trust me- getting him back in school is the end goal.

FWIW he does go to a number of activities with other kids and his interactions with his peers. I have him attending a home school program one day a week where he is in a class with other kids in an attempt at working him back towards regular school. The problem is he isn't being successful there either.

Anyway ALL WAY OFF TOPIC. Thanks for your uneducated opinion of my parenting skills
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:34 PM   #645
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What about when someone sees you playing or you talk about playing and they say "is it for real money?!?!"
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:36 PM   #646
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He was in public school. My son chooses not to do ANY of his work when he is in public school. AT ALL! I would LOVE to put him back in school, but if I did he would be left off at a fourth grade education level for a long time. But trust me- getting him back in school is the end goal.

FWIW he does go to a number of activities with other kids and his interactions with his peers. I have him attending a home school program one day a week where he is in a class with other kids in an attempt at working him back towards regular school. The problem is he isn't being successful there either.

Anyway ALL WAY OFF TOPIC. Thanks for your uneducated opinion of my parenting skills
"Why I don't tell people I homeschool" thread upcoming.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:39 PM   #647
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Mother: 'Yada yada yada... the casino always wins... yada yada yada'. Her friends brother is a 'professional' gambler who managed to lose every penny he had, therefore poker is the devil.

I don't really have the heart to tell them both that he is simply just a complete degen.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:48 PM   #648
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Her friends brother is a 'professional' gambler who managed to lose every penny he had
That was not very professional of him was it? A real professional gambler would have made lots of money, bought a house and car, invested a good chunk of winnings and be sitting pretty.

Her friends brother was probably an addicted gambler rather than a professional gambler.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:57 PM   #649
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[QUOTE=baronzeus;1436210]yeah, my buddies think im a pretty big baller i think. they see me sitting with like 60K at a table adn they're like OMG 60K!!!!![/QU


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Old 01-30-2008, 08:41 PM   #650
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That was not very professional of him was it? A real professional gambler would have made lots of money, bought a house and car, invested a good chunk of winnings and be sitting pretty.

Her friends brother was probably an addicted gambler rather than a professional gambler.
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