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Old 10-15-2008, 08:28 AM   #1176
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Re: Why I don\'t tell people I play poker.

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i love talking to the weekend guys at work. i seriously need to start charging $5/ bad beat story. i usually listen and then when they totally botch the hand, i just say,

"so really when the big money went in, you were way behind"
"well, yeah, but he shouldnt have called from there with a worse hand than my aces"
and this always works....
"he probably knew you sucked and would pay him off if he hit his hand" convo usually ends there.

This
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Old 10-15-2008, 12:37 PM   #1177
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i have a housemate that plays $11 SNG's when he has money. he is convinced that pokerstars is rigged. i never argue with him. lately i have been trying to convince him to write an article and include all of his suckout hands. he says that he has "absolute proof" that pokerstars is rigged. that way you guys can flame him for me.

I also had a Co-Worker who said online poker is 100% rigged, once he watched me playing 4 tables on the work computer and i got dealt AK in two tables at once and he went all crazy like he had rabies or something "SEE?!! SEE!!?! IN LIVE POKER YOU NEVER GET AK THAT OFTEN!" and continued saying something that in live poker i win but online i lose, a moment later he told me about his super system in online limit poker where he limps every hand because you can always make two pair or something and how he makes monies with this style.
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Old 10-20-2008, 01:25 AM   #1178
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i had to track this thread down, my roommate constantly asks if im playing/how im doing. it annoys the hell out of me.

him: you playing?
me: nope
him: start playing then
me: when i feel like it

an hour later its:

him: you playing?
me: nope
him: start playing man
me: ......

when im playing its:

him: you playing?
me: yeah
him: how much you up?
me: im actually down
him: im disappointed in you

i end up ignoring half his comments
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:23 AM   #1179
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

get a new roommate ftw
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:19 AM   #1180
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i am at the point where i just make up random jobs when ppl ask.
Me too. I'm like Peter Griffin when he's busted in the mental hospital and looks around quickly to make up a fake name... (sees peas on plate) "Pee" (sees someone crying) "teer" (sees griffin fly by) "GRIFFIN!"

So if someone asks me what I do for a living and I'm in like Chapters, I'll be like, "I... uh work at Chapters" and turn around and start rearranging the books on a shelf.

Works every time.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:08 PM   #1181
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAG1v3smBU

This pretty much sums it up.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:28 PM   #1182
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

they ask how much have you lost though? or another one is can you play my money for me?
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Old 10-30-2008, 04:22 AM   #1183
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"Oh so you're a poker player? I went to the casino the other day, lost like £30 on roulette."

Ok great.

That's like you telling me you're an astronaut and me turning round and saying i went on Space Mountain last summer at Disneyworld. Cheers pal great input.


Loved it, need more analogies like this.



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Poker players are fishes in the real life...

From most of the responses in the thread I will have to say QFT. If you don't want to talk about poker come up with something creative and avoid it all together.





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"Hey, you play poker?"

"Yeah."

"Tight. Have you seen the move 21?"

****ing instatilt.


Lifetilt





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You don't prey on the weak and gullible to take their money? I thought that was how money was made in poker?


Isn't that kinda how businesses in general make money, getting in good and hoping the flip works out.



I also really liked the Hevad Khan comment and am loving the Daniel/Joe Rogan interview.


Also if you get asked what your job is and you don't want to say you are a poker player just say you work for the IRS. Pretty much everybody will distance themselves and never say a word to you again. If someone asks a follow up just say you tax people for their monies, which is kinda true. Loved the thread and thought I would add my two cents.
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Old 10-30-2008, 09:20 AM   #1184
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JAG1v3smBU

This pretty much sums it up.
zomg . . . . these guys have to be the dumbest interviewers
ever to be handed a microphone.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:12 AM   #1185
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I also had a Co-Worker who said online poker is 100% rigged, once he watched me playing 4 tables on the work computer and i got dealt AK in two tables at once and he went all crazy like he had rabies or something "SEE?!! SEE!!?! IN LIVE POKER YOU NEVER GET AK THAT OFTEN!" and continued saying something that in live poker i win but online i lose, a moment later he told me about his super system in online limit poker where he limps every hand because you can always make two pair or something and how he makes monies with this style.
Not to open up this can of worms again.

BUT

do you have proof that online poker isn't rigged?

The only thing i hate more than people screaming online poker is rigged

is

People screaming online poker isn't rigged.

The truth is, we don't really know.
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Old 10-30-2008, 10:17 AM   #1186
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Not to open up this can of worms again.

BUT

do you have proof that online poker isn't rigged?

The only thing i hate more than people screaming online poker is rigged

is

People screaming online poker isn't rigged.

The truth is, we don't really know.
Just get a samplesize of 1mil+ and u'll see that all hands are dealt randomly
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:07 AM   #1187
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Just get a samplesize of 1mil+ and u'll see that all hands are dealt randomly
They rig it so that you get dealt random cards.
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:38 AM   #1188
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Q: can't people sit at the same table? isn't online poker rigged?

A: i don't care as long as i make money IMO
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Old 10-30-2008, 12:34 PM   #1189
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[x] Actually horse racing has a lot in common with other things that involve gambling with the best of it. Because it uses a pari-mutuel system, bets can occasionally be mispriced. It also lends itself well to statistical analysis.

u can't just write a normal response to something and put [x] before it.

lsghekhglred f pretty ****ing tilted. seriously i hate people like you so much in bbv. *****
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Old 10-30-2008, 01:24 PM   #1190
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u can't just write a normal response to something and put [x] before it.

lsghekhglred f pretty ****ing tilted. seriously i hate people like you so much in bbv. *****
[x] I completely agree with this assessment of the checkbox system. Just putting an [x] in front of a normal response is pretty douchy and really shouldn't ever be done by any thinking.......


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Old 10-30-2008, 01:48 PM   #1191
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u can't just write a normal response to something and put [x] before it.

lsghekhglred f pretty ****ing tilted. seriously i hate people like you so much in bbv. *****
[x]
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:24 PM   #1192
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Here's my favourite homegame story...

Me and my buddy are heads up; I have ~9000 chips and buddy has ~1000 in chips, blinds are 50/100. I get dealt AQ, then say "i'm all in" and my friend snapcalls with AK. We deal the board, his AK holds up, and he says "It feels so good to win one of these against you", at which point I was like wtf are you talking about, I have 8000 chips left. He starts laughing and says, "It doesnt matter, you declared all-in, that means everything you have goes into the pot". Trying not to embarrass him in front of everyone, I explain that we aren't playing that way and then he said "I'm explaing official rules to you, goddamn it, how do you play on the internet without even knowing proper rules". I just let it be, but later on that day when we went to the liquor store, I 'forgot' my wallet at home. lol Donkaments.
Just reading through this thread again for laughs and I came across this. ****ing awesome.
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Old 11-06-2008, 08:19 PM   #1193
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Just reading through this thread again for laughs and I came across this. ****ing awesome.
I want to know if the guy still thinks this is valid.
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Old 11-06-2008, 09:54 PM   #1194
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

noidea should have made a side bet on the rules at his homegame
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Old 11-13-2008, 01:46 AM   #1195
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Have only read half this thread so far, but I haven't seen this one yet...

"Do you ever go 'all in'?"
or
"Have you ever been 'all in'?"

haha people who have watched like 5 minutes of poker on TV before and although I'm sure they are trying to be nice and engage in a conversation or whatever, it's basically impossible not to laugh...

Correct response? "no, I'm so good I never need to"
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:02 PM   #1196
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I ran into an old neighbor today. I haven't seen her in a few years and she is probably 60 yrs old now.

her: Do you still work at Lowe's?
me: No
her: So where are you working?
me: I am playing poker for a living now.
her: Is your mom disappointed in you?

WTF
Response: "Actually she was very happy when i bought her a new car last month for her birthday."


*walk away*
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:35 PM   #1197
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When I was out for a smoke one day I made the mistake of telling my neighbor I was out for a quick puff while I was on a tourney break. Now every time I see her she asks if I'm playing poker, to be careful, and that if I keep playing she may have to recommend a 12 step program. Umm, thanks mom.
"Wow, really? I thought that step 6 was the highest!"
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Old 11-18-2008, 06:11 PM   #1198
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Have only read half this thread so far, but I haven't seen this one yet...

"Do you ever go 'all in'?"
or
"Have you ever been 'all in'?"

haha people who have watched like 5 minutes of poker on TV before and although I'm sure they are trying to be nice and engage in a conversation or whatever, it's basically impossible not to laugh...

Correct response? "no, I'm so good I never need to"
Me and a friend were just chatting on msn a while ago:

Him: Hows the poker going?
Me: Just lost a tornament
Him: Did you go all-in?
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:28 PM   #1199
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qft

but they must have stopped playing, since there is no other way to get old. (Doyle)
why did my line here not get any love?
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #1200
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I don't ask people stupid questions about their jobs, I feel I should be treated the same way.
I do, as soon as they ask if I win or lose, then they stop straight away. It's amazingly easy to ask stupid questions about someone else's job, and quite good fun too.
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