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Old 12-03-2008, 11:35 PM   #1251
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

it has been so long since i have told anyone that i play poker.
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Old 12-03-2008, 11:46 PM   #1252
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:12 PM   #1253
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If you mean me, you wouldn't want to waste your time playing for my roll
haha no not you, the guy in the link. sorry for the confusion
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Old 12-04-2008, 11:42 PM   #1254
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Poker? Goog luck. There's maybe one winner for a bizillion losers. What do you think are the odds of YOU winning The Big One?

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Old 12-05-2008, 12:06 AM   #1255
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"If you can be armed with all this information, and research, but this involves some very complicated DLL programming, server exchanges, probability charts, and serious background on player styles, then perhaps , at that point, you have some advantage,, but still I doubt it,, the house can see/predict the flop and their is software that proves it. Just think, if you are that good of a poker player, that programming of RNG is by a human, which can be manipulated by a human."
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"I've played 12 hours a day for 2 years, and now only play at my local B&M. I've played from .2/4 on up, to 10/20 and lost thousands of dollars, and won that much back. Anyone who generally either support poker sites, is either, a moderator from the site, or someone who doesn't lose that much online and is basically a fish (or small timer)."
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Old 12-05-2008, 03:53 AM   #1256
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http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...4093626AABUsDA

^This really needs more love:

"IF you play any level of poker and are dilgent about your winnings, loses, and can track probability and statistics, and have an understanding that online poker is harder, due to crackpots, playing junk hands, or chasing , etc, and you can pay close attention,, and chart individual players, then forget it,, spend $20 on a movie and popcorn."
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:16 AM   #1257
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

good thread, i can't believe I read the whole thing... oh wait, i'm in exams, of course I read the whole thing.

I can see the point made by many but I disagree with one recurring element. You're worried what people think of you so you want to lie about your job. Do you want to know what would make me thing you're an f'n weirdo? When I find out you lied about your job.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:18 AM   #1258
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good thread, i can't believe I read the whole thing... oh wait, i'm in exams, of course I read the whole thing.

I can see the point made by many but I disagree with one recurring element. You're worried what people think of you so you want to lie about your job. Do you want to know what would make me thing you're an f'n weirdo? When I find out you lied about your job.
The key is to not lie. Equity analyst FTW!
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:20 AM   #1259
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I tell people I play poker so I can make fun of them for their measly $10/hr jobs they have. I explain to them that I make more than them on $rakeback/hr than they do at their job. Then I tell them that I like to flip for tens and tens of dollars where its almost no money to me. I also like to mention my serious swings of losing a thousand dollars in one day and I could hardly be mentally hurt. They usually think its a joke and laugh...maybe it is.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:25 AM   #1260
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lol some of these tilt me just reading them
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:29 AM   #1261
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I tell people I play poker so I can make fun of them for their measly $10/hr jobs they have. I explain to them that I make more than them on $rakeback/hr than they do at their job. Then I tell them that I like to flip for tens and tens of dollars where its almost no money to me. I also like to mention my serious swings of losing a thousand dollars in one day and I could hardly be mentally hurt. They usually think its a joke and laugh...maybe it is.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:39 AM   #1262
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I tell people I play poker so I can make fun of them for their measly $10/hr jobs they have. I explain to them that I make more than them on $rakeback/hr than they do at their job. Then I tell them that I like to flip for tens and tens of dollars where its almost no money to me. I also like to mention my serious swings of losing a thousand dollars in one day and I could hardly be mentally hurt. They usually think its a joke and laugh...maybe it is.
the fact that a lot of my friends have $10/hour jobs is a major reason why i do NOT talk to them about poker.
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:45 AM   #1263
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the fact that a lot of my friends have $10/hour jobs is a major reason why i do NOT talk to them about poker.
lol...my friends and I are terrible to each other and we make fun of each other for every possible thing. I have several friends who play poker and make just as much as me if not more. But I do have friends who still act like poker is pure gambling and all luck, to these people I always act like an ass to (AFTER EXPLAINING HOW POKER WORKS AND THEY STILL DON'T BELIEVE ME).
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Old 12-15-2008, 10:19 PM   #1264
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"So how much have you lost?"

That's the only question I get from the parents.

I just like to keep it simple and say I play for play money.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #1265
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:54 PM   #1266
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I was at a house party once....girl overheard I played poker for a living...I was like F ME another boring night of explaining how you can actually make money playing poker

BUT turns out she's from Las Vegas and her dad has been playing poker for a living for over 20 years ...we talk it up...get to know eachother..and that night I got a drunken bj ....best random hook up of my life
you too huh damn she gets aroung
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:25 AM   #1267
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Ok, it finally happened to me.

I was in a bowling alley telling him about my online poker; how many tables I play, bankroll management, etc. He listened for a while, and then he said, "Make sure they don't catch you, online poker is illegal you know."

I said that was interesting, since the IRS doesn't think so, and that Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey et. al. haven't been arrested for playing for six figure pots on Full Tilt. He just looked at me sadly, before we both went where we had to go--to the poker room to sign up for the tournament.

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Old 12-18-2008, 03:17 PM   #1268
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Ok, it finally happened to me.

I was in a bowling alley telling him about my online poker; how many tables I play, bankroll management, etc. He listened for a while, and then he said, "Make sure they don't catch you, online poker is illegal you know."

I said that was interesting, since the IRS doesn't think so, and that Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey et. al. haven't been arrested for playing for six figure pots on Full Tilt. He just looked at me sadly, before we both went where we had to go--to the poker room to sign up for the tournament.

Ummm bro, ( clear throat) this is 2+2, I think you meant to put this in your diary. Honestly, I've mistaken the two before myself so no big deal. enjoy your evening. P.S. sorry to hear it didn't go so well with "him" FWIW
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Old 12-18-2008, 03:50 PM   #1269
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lol, your bf is super uptight
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Old 12-23-2008, 08:43 AM   #1270
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Christ. I thought this was just an inside joke of the poker world. I did not realise, that this is actually literally the first reaction of 90% of the people.

"But how much did you lose."

Yeah, I will never tell anyone again. This is ****ing scary.
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Old 12-23-2008, 11:06 AM   #1271
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Christ. I thought this was just an inside joke of the poker world. I did not realise, that this is actually literally the first reaction of 90% of the people.

"But how much did you lose."

Yeah, I will never tell anyone again. This is ****ing scary.
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Old 12-23-2008, 12:05 PM   #1272
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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 12-23-2008, 01:28 PM   #1273
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Christ. I thought this was just an inside joke of the poker world. I did not realise, that this is actually literally the first reaction of 90% of the people.

"But how much did you lose."

Yeah, I will never tell anyone again. This is ****ing scary.
THIS !
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Old 12-23-2008, 02:03 PM   #1274
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I also got a roommate who walks in all the time and asks "How are you doing - up or down?" Gets pretty annoying actually - dont know why

He too asked "if you get 50$ can you make it 200$?"

Its funny how it is the same things people ask - it must say that if you ask these quistions you dont have to be stupid.
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Old 12-23-2008, 03:47 PM   #1275
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I can't really avoid questions, as too many friends and acquaintances know that I haven't had a real job for a year or so (auto accident, employer going out of business and other fun reasons), and are genuinely concerned.

After grinding my way up the levels single-tabling, I finally taught myself to multi-table a month ago. Now, since people don't understand or believe the explanations anyway, soon I'll be able to keep it simple: I make more per month [so they know that I don't mean one big score] playing poker than I ever have doing anything else.

Then, if they have questions and I think they might understand/believe the answers, we can go from there.
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