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Old 09-15-2008, 07:04 AM   #1101
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I cant believe so many people get the "so how much do you make?" Ive never gotten it and I would def. have an issue with that.
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:17 AM   #1102
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I cant believe so many people get the "so how much do you make?" Ive never gotten it and I would def. have an issue with that.
So... How much do you make?
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Old 09-15-2008, 07:38 AM   #1103
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My gf's brother is a broke degen, and he allways tells me that he wins when he is drunk, and looses when he's sober. And "his thoughtprocces is almost allways right, and he almost allways knows what they got" when he's playing... god, plz, kill, me
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:37 AM   #1104
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I always get the "how can you play online, you can't see their face" or the "how much did you make today?" I also recently got a "is this all you do?" because I spend a lot of time on my computer. I wanted to tell her I make more in a day than she does in a month
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Old 09-23-2008, 01:04 AM   #1105
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

-you won some money tonight?
-yea, like 3k
-nice, and how much did u lose?
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Old 09-23-2008, 05:16 AM   #1106
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I just moved into a new house and talked with my neighbor the other week about poker.

Him: I don't like hold 'em because the value of flushes goes down. When everyone uses the same 5 cards, there's always another guy with a higher flush!

Me: yeah.... ok
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Old 09-23-2008, 06:10 PM   #1107
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When everyone uses the same 5 cards, there's always another guy with a higher flush!
He must play on poker stars
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:07 PM   #1108
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you play cash games? thats not real skill cause u can rebuy

u lost 2k? but that 2k isn't real since u didnt deposit it

whinings about losing coin flips with 10bb in 50ftp satellites are always fun to hear too

o ya, and constant conspiracy theories about FTP and how people get beginners luck so they re-deposit, or people get set up so there are bigger pots or how all the pros (who own the site...) are down so it must be rigged etc.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:20 PM   #1109
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this one time I had AK blahblahblah flop an A blahblahblah lose to 2 pair on the river!
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:22 PM   #1110
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I once told my grandparents I play poker for a part time job, and they were actually really cool about it, once I explained how I approach it and things. Even though I had to explain a lot, they were really optimistic about it. Old people are cool imo.
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Old 09-25-2008, 07:46 PM   #1111
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Old people are cool imo.
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but they must have stopped playing, since there is no other way to get old. (Doyle)
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:49 AM   #1112
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A conversation I had last week with the pastor of my parents church:

Pastor: "Good to c you! How're you doing?"

Me: "Meh alright, trying to get back used to the real world."

Pastor: "Where have you been that's unreal?"

Me: "Vegas"

Pastor looking concerned: "Oh yeah, how was THAT? What were you doing out there?"

Me: "Playing poker. Went out there with some friends for the WSOP."

My Dad (who I hadn't noticed right behind me) trying to play it off to avoid embarassment: "He thinks he's going to get on TV..."

Pastor, now looking gravely concerned: "So... how much did you lose? You didn't lose all your money did you?"

Me: "Nope quite the opposite actually. My friends were telling me I was running like god."
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:52 AM   #1113
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"I bet you know all the odds. Are you a math genius? I am not good at math so I probably won't be good at poker."

And what drives me crazy is when I discover that somebody likes playing poker online, so I start talking to them about it, ask them what site and which games they play, and inevitably they always play for play money...
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:15 AM   #1114
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

At a job interview at Borders

Interviewer: So what books are you reading now?

Me: Well, aside from my school books, which take up a lot of my time, most of what I read these days are poker books, I just got done reading Harrington on Cash Games.

Interviewer: O rly, you play poker???

Me: Yeah

Interviewer: Ooooohhhh thats so cool, have you seen the movie "21"??!!?!?!??! I ove that flick!!!

Me: (jams an ice pick into his eye)
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:27 AM   #1115
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i go the other way with it. i won't be the one to bring it up, but if the subject of poker is ever raised, i'll say something crazy like "i'm the best player alive and i never lose." you would not believe how much action i've gotten out of this from the people whom i least expected: teachers, co-workers, even girls i've dated. it seems like if someone knows how to play poker, and you tell them that you are "completely and utterly invincible" the first thing they want to do it play you. i've made way more money than i've lost using this approach.
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Old 10-06-2008, 05:25 AM   #1116
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

when people ask i challenge them to 100k HU NL matches like Phil did on PAD after he lost to Gavin this week...."bc nobody beats me like that and gets away with it'
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:19 AM   #1117
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"I bet you know all the odds. Are you a math genius? I am not good at math so I probably won't be good at poker."
Fair enough comment imo

He admits he can't play.......... more than can be said about some people.......!!
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Old 10-06-2008, 11:47 AM   #1118
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You'll run into someone from high school who was really smart and went to an Ivy League school and is working at a $200K per year job. You think he's going to be happy for you when you tell him that you cleared $200K last month? No way. He just thinks, "Kahn what a lucky scrub" Even other poker players they'll be on the rail and they'll all talk amongst themselves, "How could he get it all in with AQ there, what an idiot." What you have to realize is that nobody cares about you. Nobody wants to see you do well in poker. Nobody wants you to be successful in life. Just remember that and you'll be an all-star.
I think a lot of people that play poker haven't come to realize this yet.

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my roommates walk into my room and ask me "are you up or down" constantly throughout sessions. I was introduced to one of their friends a couple days ago and he asks me "so you're that poker guy right, how much have you won?" I tell him something along the lines of "I don't really feel comfortable telling you that" and he's annoyed with my because I won't disclose my "winnings." god damnit.
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This is better than my old roomate who always would ask, "How much are you up?" in a way that implied he expected an answer of a huge amount everytime. Whenever I'd say I'm down an amount he would always say, "oh" like I had somehow let him down or he was disappointed in me. You probably have to be there, but this used to life tilt me.
weeeeee my roomate has been doing this for the past month
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:03 PM   #1119
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i met one of my roommate's best friend's the other day. he saw that i was 4-tabling tourneys and automatically assumed that i was down 4x the amount that he is down lifetime (like 500) since I'm playing 4 times as many tables as he usually plays.
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Old 10-06-2008, 02:12 PM   #1120
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I do not mind the people that have no clue as much as the people that think they do. They always want to talk about their stratagy, and it is always like "i never raise, so that way no on will know what i have"

For all of you guys that are complaining about the reactions that you get for playing full time, i wish i was you.

I sell cars for a living so everyone that finds that out thinks i am a scumbag. and get more stupid follow up questions and comments than you could believe like

"how can you that, having to lie all the time"

"i would me good at that, i love cars"

"i bet you love your job, getting to drive cool cars all of the time"

"so there is REALLY a ton of profit in cars, right?"

"i am a really good liar, so i would be good at selling"

the list can go on and on and on.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:15 PM   #1121
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

My dad always asks "So how much money did you make today?"

I'm like "It doesn't really matter because as long as I play good poker I'll always win money in the long run"

He's like "Yea I know you say that all the time so you lost money today than?"

Sigh.
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:37 PM   #1122
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My dad always asks "So how much money did you make today?"

I'm like "It doesn't really matter because as long as I play good poker I'll always win money in the long run"

He's like "Yea I know you say that all the time so you lost money today than?"

Sigh.
haha thats so great...im sorry that you get that bs lol...

i guess im lucky because i live within walking distance to a nice indian casino and my parents you'st to go all the time...now they dont anymore but are very supportive of me playing poker and making $$ from it...(cant wait till im 21!)

btw when i talk to my friends or something gets mentioned...i got so sick of getting the gay reply's that i went and picked up an old part time job...just for the reason to say i work at blah-blah (thank god its with a bunch of friends and only 2 days a week ;p)
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:03 PM   #1123
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i guess im lucky because i live within walking distance to a nice indian casino and my parents you'st to go all the time...
Really? You'st? I hope to god english isn't your first language.
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Old 10-06-2008, 09:21 PM   #1124
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Really? You'st? I hope to god english isn't your first language.

I LOL'd
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:09 PM   #1125
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

My roommate just now as I'm watching yesterday's WSOP episode on pokertube

Him: So, are you also into horse racing?

Me: Uhhh no, why?

Him: Well I mean, it seems kinda similar to me because you like, have to size up the horses, look at it and everything to decide which one's gonna win. Kinda like reading people in poker right?
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