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Old 05-06-2008, 09:43 PM   #826
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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I applied for a USD CC today (need one for spending when I travel in USA). I was w/ a friend, I'm 19 and when I got to the part about employment I was like huh... self-employed? I dunno.. I make $ monthly but not a fixed revenue, etc etc. I didn't mention poker. I'm 90% sure she thinks I'm dealing coke/weed/etc.

Fun times.

Also my school is sort of small and most people know I'm the poker guy and am winning. It's kinda awkward when I chat up a new girl and she's like "so I hear you make lots at poker huh", wtf am I supposed to answer? YA *****?
"Yea ya better believe it honey, it aint no thang"

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Old 05-06-2008, 09:54 PM   #827
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

huh...playing poker for a living isn't going to make girls go for u at all lol.....
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:41 PM   #828
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

If you want to impress people, just tell them you got a TV with FPPs. Way more impressive than having a 5 figure month.... for some reason...
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:49 PM   #829
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I always get the "but how much did you lose?"

IF I SAY I WON $500 THAT MEANS I DIDNT LOSE ANYTHING ****.

Why is this question always asked? Do degenerates who win once in a while say they won 2k or something without mentioning their losses? This seems like the mentality...
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:33 AM   #830
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

But how much did you lose?
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Old 05-07-2008, 12:34 AM   #831
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I also get the "but how much have u lost?"

Now i just dont tell anyone anymore. If they ask, i say i've quit.
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:00 AM   #832
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

A recent one:

(On Pokerstars)

"Has anyone ever got money off the site?"

(I'm yet to withdraw, so I dunno, MAYBE ITS A SCAM AND THERE IS NO MONEY THERE.)
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Old 05-07-2008, 01:05 AM   #833
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I'm 19 and live in Estonia, so try to understand my bad grammar and idiotic sentence structures anyway, ok?

A new friend from my college classes and with who I hang out with sometimes, seems to think that online poker is a scam, that there is not a way to take money actually out.

I have tried to explain him many times, that for example, PokerStars, is like virtual-online bank account, where i keep my money to play, and can actually take it out when-ever-the-fruck-i-pleeeeeeze.

A month ago we had a birthday party, a lot of new people from my college, some friends who I had known a couple of months. All older than me, like 2-4 years.
Anyway, when my friend introduce me to others, they just can't shut their mouths and HAVE TO tell that I play poker online, and that I play for real money.

None of them really understands whats poker about, and think I am degen.
A negative image to me, yeaaaah.

My parents, uhh... My mother basically understands that poker is not gambling, but also keeps asking "But how much did you lose?", which is so sick that I would like to eat the kitchen knife at that moment, goooooood.........

My father, I have tried to explain it to him a couple of times, but it always ends like this, he will not listen or doesn't understand what I am trying to say, and just gets mad at me, because he thinks it's pure luck and I will soon be playing for our house, lmao.

When I state the most obvious point, like in "the rounders" movie... That how could the same people be winning at poker over 10+ years. Are they the luckiest people in the world?
Ignorantly he answers "YES!", trying to stop the convo and make it obvious that I am a gambler who doesn't care for money. At that point when he answers "YES" to my quiestion if they are the luckiest people in the world, I would really like to throw something at him for his ignorance and stupidity.
Oh, and when he says yes, they are, I just state "Well, **** that, looks like I am one of the luckiest people in the world also, then, as I have successfully played live poker over 1.5 years and a bit online poker for a couple of months, read number of poker related books, always analyzing my play with better players, and always trying to improve...

Anyway, how the hell could I explain something like poker to a ignorant person like my father, who just starts yelling at me every time I bring up the subject?
Once in a while my mother asks hows it going at poker, I said I have won X amount since she last asked, my father overhears it and says "will it ever stop, in 2 years you will be out on the streets"....

LIKE WTF IS THE MATTER WITH HIM?
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:44 AM   #834
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My roomate's gf: "You're gambling again? You're an addict."


Me: "Screw you *****, I do what I want."

you better post some raw grrls or u gonna get raped.
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Old 05-07-2008, 02:46 AM   #835
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i got enough friends asking me for water slides......
chicks dig it

water slides???
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:01 AM   #836
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I have been getting bluish-green patches on my taint whenever I have sex

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Old 05-07-2008, 03:34 AM   #837
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

it makes me want to punch babies.
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Old 05-07-2008, 05:44 AM   #838
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

happens at work all the time.

i have tried to explain in so many ways how i win at pokers but they just DONT BELIEVE ME. they think you CANNOT WIN POKERS.. THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS. they say one day ill find out its all luck

they say "but once i had pocket aces and lost to pocket 5s. its just luck"

i get into a heated argument and am really close to punching them all out but id get fired

also i work in an actuarial firm where everyone is supposed to be really smart and good at maths

WTF!?!?
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:35 AM   #839
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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huh...playing poker for a living isn't going to make girls go for u at all lol.....
money = pussy ldo
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:37 AM   #840
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

A: how's the poker going?
B: yeah, ok.
A: <blank look>
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:11 AM   #841
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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??"
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Old 05-07-2008, 08:48 AM   #842
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

once i sat in the school mensa and some of my friends discusses about their jobs..
im a curier and earn 5€/h .. i work at a supermarket and earn 7€/h later on they talked about their monthly income: i earn 75€, me 125€, ....
After a while they asked me and i said s.th. like: uhhm ye I earn money in the internet.
- How do you do that?
Playing some Poker
- ah how much do you earn.. 30 bucks a month?
Obv i didnt told them what i earn, because they wont understand this and on the other hand you have to play alot on nl200 to make a 5k+ month.. and I'm not sure but i earn like 40bucks/h so thats much but it sounds even more if you say 5k/month
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:13 AM   #843
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

This happened a few weeks ago, I study psychology, and got an assignment for orginazational behavior in my class (basically you have college, and twice a week 2 hours in a class doing some stupid excersizes).

In the class we went to describe our jobs. some of them worked as a waitress or in a supermarket or whatever for the most crappy salaries imaginable. anyways, my turn.

girl: so what do you do for a living?
Me: Uhm, I pretty much quit my weekly job as a mail deliverer becouse it didn't earn me enough, so bassically I only play poker now to earn some extra
Girl, not looking in the least suprised: Oooow, so you're a gambling addict, aah
Me: huh no uhm, no really!

lateron:
Other girl: So do you win something with it
Me: Yeah abit, haven't really had much time to play though lately due to examns, so hardly played since februari (this was first week of april). But made uhm, $6k in 2008 so far.
Girl: : o
after some time
girl: So if I give you 100 euro can you change that in 200 for me?
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Old 05-07-2008, 10:01 PM   #844
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Here's a simple way to handle the "how much did you lose" question. When asked how much you've won say $10,000,000 + what you've really won. When they ask "how much did you lose", you say "$10,000,000".
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Old 05-08-2008, 01:01 AM   #845
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Best ****ing thread EVER, I'm reading it since I got up and now it's almost 2 a.m. here LOL.

cliffnotes: stoped reading @ page 7, continue later (obv use 100 posts/page config here)
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:14 AM   #846
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

My mom was worried the Mob was gonna come after me if I lost money.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:53 AM   #847
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My mom was worried the Mob was gonna come after me if I lost money.
They are.
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Old 05-08-2008, 03:55 AM   #848
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They are.
That's what she said
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Old 05-08-2008, 04:19 AM   #849
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person: hey mate, you'll never believe this bad beat i got last night
me: the bad beat is on me, for having to listen to this bull crap about him making his flush on the river when you had top pair. And you stacking off.
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Old 05-08-2008, 06:59 AM   #850
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If you want to impress people, just tell them you got a TV with FPPs. Way more impressive than having a 5 figure month.... for some reason...
lol so true..impresses people that dont understand the game way more for some reason..
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