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Old 11-29-2008, 08:16 PM   #1226
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Don't talk about it in the workplace, you will regret it.. Boss basically says I'm on the same level as the scammers on craigslist. I've been on lifetilt since then..
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:19 PM   #1227
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Don't talk about it in the workplace, you will regret it.. Boss basically says I'm on the same level as the scammers on craigslist. I've been on lifetilt since then..
That person deserves a punch in the face.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:20 PM   #1228
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Basically never tell anyone how much you've won... cause you always get the question "how much did you lose?" or if you win any... "omg, cash it all out, the house always eventually wins"... dumbasses lol.
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Old 11-29-2008, 10:16 PM   #1229
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so... still a classic
Abso****inglutely.
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:12 AM   #1230
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

From now on, if people ask questions, actually send them the link to this thread, and tell them to read through it before asking again.
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Old 11-30-2008, 03:44 AM   #1231
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"I think you have a gambling problem."

"It's not a problem if I'm winning, is it?"
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:07 AM   #1232
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Don't talk about it in the workplace, you will regret it.. Boss basically says I'm on the same level as the scammers on craigslist. I've been on lifetilt since then..
Resign by emailing his boss explaining why you can't work with him anymore
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Old 11-30-2008, 08:10 AM   #1233
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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My favorite line;

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online poker is harder, due to crackpots, playing junk hands, or chasing , etc,
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I've played 12 hours a day for 2 years... I've played from .2/4 on up, to 10/20 and lost thousands of dollars,
Priceless!
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:22 AM   #1234
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I don't get this. I don't think I've ever met a girl under 40 that doesn't think its cool for a guy to be a professional poker player, unless they're ridiculously uptight or something. I mean, didn't we all learn this in high school: nice guys finish last, chicks dig the bad guys. Same concept here, poker is edgy and they like it imo. At least in my experience.

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Not for me they don't.
A friend from highschool who's now at uni texted me the other day and after a while she asked if I was still working same job. I explained no I play poker now...

First respones:
"oh no. do you make money from it?"

So I reply along the lines of "well yes or I wouldn't play".

Second response "well don't lose it. Maybe you should stop."

I swear people life tilt me so much
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Old 12-01-2008, 12:24 AM   #1235
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Not for me they don't.
A friend from highschool who's now at uni texted me the other day and after a while she asked if I was still working same job. I explained no I play poker now...

First respones:
"oh no. do you make money from it?"

So I reply along the lines of "well yes or I wouldn't play".

Second response "well don't lose it. Maybe you should stop."

I swear people life tilt me so much
Just don't tilt like Jeebus and refer yourself to Responsible Gaming on Stars, LOL ZOMG!
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:33 AM   #1236
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lol "but how much did you lose?" is something I get from family members that is really annoying. Also came in fifth in a tournament with over three hundred people and told a friend, and she said, "Wow, that's so cool how lucky you are in poker all the time." -.-
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Old 12-01-2008, 08:47 AM   #1237
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lol "but how much did you lose?" is something I get from family members that is really annoying. Also came in fifth in a tournament with over three hundred people and told a friend, and she said, "Wow, that's so cool how lucky you are in poker all the time." -.-

she's right DUCY
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Old 12-02-2008, 05:48 PM   #1238
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i've told a few of my co workers, and got some life tilting responses:

1. I dont get it, if everyone wins in that game then how can people make money it has to come from somewhere. (mind blowing imo)
2. (after i told em my profit for the month). Why dont you cash it all out and start all over again, aren't you afraid u will lose it all?
3. You must be playing some really bad players, i bet you cant beat the pros.
4. Did you win anythign today? No i lost about $300. ::jaw drops:: WOW dude, thats horrible, i told u to cash out.
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:10 PM   #1239
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

lol Once I mentioned I won X amount and then everyone was like...suuuure but how much did you LOSE ? Like I am playing slots or some ****...


And my one friend is like when do I invest man...I wanna invest... but he wants to give me like 10 dollars omg wtf lol
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Old 12-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #1240
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I had to go to a psychiatrist because my parents thought I had a gambling problem. This guy has like 3 doctorates, and yet I've never seen someone so mathematically ******ed.

Huge beat: explaining variance, expectation, the law of large numbers, PT3 graph.

And still I get "Most people who come to me are in debt $30,000 - $300,000. Soon that will be you."

I wanted to offer a prop bet on the spot, but somehow I thought that might be counterproductive :/

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Old 12-02-2008, 07:05 PM   #1241
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i dont know why, but reading his post made me want to challenge him hu for rolls
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Old 12-02-2008, 10:52 PM   #1242
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I had to go to a psychiatrist because my parents thought I had a gambling problem. This guy has like 3 doctorates, and yet I've never seen someone so mathematically ******ed.
I remember when my parents were opposed to my poker playing. Then I said, "For some reason, even though I have the same genetic material as you guys, I am smarter than you. So I think you should learn more about it instead of being worried."

That worked for me, but every situation is different and it may not work for you.
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:04 PM   #1243
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lol "but how much did you lose?" is something I get from family members that is really annoying. Also came in fifth in a tournament with over three hundred people and told a friend, and she said, "Wow, that's so cool how lucky you are in poker all the time." -.-
[x] female friend has a godo intuitive understanding of donkaments..
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Old 12-02-2008, 11:25 PM   #1244
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i dont know why, but reading his post made me want to challenge him hu for rolls
If you mean me, you wouldn't want to waste your time playing for my roll
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Old 12-03-2008, 12:08 AM   #1245
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i usually just tell people ive made between 8 and 10 million. Then when they ask how much I've lost I can say about XXXXXX less than 8 to 10 million.
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:26 PM   #1246
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

The worst part for me is when people think i'm a degenerate gambler because i play for alot of money (in their minds)... fwiw i only play 200nl
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:11 PM   #1247
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I had to go to a psychiatrist because my parents thought I had a gambling problem. This guy has like 3 doctorates, and yet I've never seen someone so mathematically ******ed.

Huge beat: explaining variance, expectation, the law of large numbers, PT3 graph.

And still I get "Most people who come to me are in debt $30,000 - $300,000. Soon that will be you."

I wanted to offer a prop bet on the spot, but somehow I thought that might be counterproductive :/

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lol wat
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:14 PM   #1248
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i get frustrated just by reading this, exactly this do I also hear often. It took like 3 years for my grandfather to understand you can win at this and that its not only luck. Im not sure though if he would say "i told you so" if i go busto, wouldnt suprise me.

But after all they are all just caring I guess.. Would be nice if they were a bit openminded and got out of there denial..
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:29 PM   #1249
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I wanted to offer a prop bet on the spot, but somehow I thought that might be counterproductive :/
lol
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:29 PM   #1250
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I get this too from people or "but how much did you have to spend to win that?"
but you won it from them first, so it was there money right?
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