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Old 02-25-2009, 07:18 PM   #1376
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"Owning my button": Limp min-reraise w/any 2 "That' my button. I OWN that mother f$%er!"
Holy crap that's why they do that. This thread has just become profitable as well as entertaining. Would love to hear more from the P. dictionary.
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Old 02-26-2009, 03:59 AM   #1377
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:06 AM   #1378
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:11 AM   #1379
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:25 AM   #1380
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:32 AM   #1381
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

hahaha

so true what everybody is saying

all my coursemates are like "Yeh we will all chip in a tenner and just play with it until we have thousands and split it"


my flatmate thinks I am a degen losing player since I only tell him about my losses just to get it off my shirt. lul, he would prob get mad if he knew I earn 10x what he does at his job
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:44 AM   #1382
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Old 02-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #1383
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Lol I always crack up when my friends that make $50k+ salary will only play home games with me for $5 max buyin and I'm just like wtf is the point? I tried to make it $20 so it "might" be worth my time, but they just won't. So they all think I suck at poker since i just bluff whoever is in the first pot. If I win it. I repeat on hand #2. If I win that I do it on hand #3 until I run into AA.

Finally I got them to agree to play blackjack. Now that's true gambling at its finest!!
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:00 AM   #1384
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A couple nights ago in the car on the way to dinner with my girlfriend and middle-aged couple she's family friends with. We're having a normal conversation in the car when my gf makes some sort of joke about how I was up til 4am the previous night

Wife: Oh, what were you doing up so late?

Me: Well it wasn't really that late for me, I generally stay up pretty late

Wife: Really? What do you do at such a late hour??

Me: Well you know, this and that

My gf: He plays a lot of poker on the internet

Husband: O Rly? Do you play for real money then?

Me: (groaning on the inside cuz I know whats coming) Yeah

The husband proceeds to give me a solid 5 minute lecture about the dangers of "these offshore gambling websites" and how he's heard they're all controlled by organized crime syndicates who never pay out and how his brother lost a ton of money betting sports online

Me: Yeah, its pretty easy to lose a lot of money betting sports if you don't know what you're doing. I try to stay away from that.

Husband: Well I mean its all gambling, right?

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For me, the worst part of it isn't just the mind-dumbing convos they drag you into. I can handle those. What bothers me most is that every grown adult I've ever met who knows I play poker feels the need to give me a super condescending "Good luck with your poker" in place of a normal farewell, even when I haven't discussed poker with them in several months. Sigh.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:05 AM   #1385
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A lot of the guys in here are total dicks.
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:10 AM   #1386
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What bothers me most is that every grown adult I've ever met who knows I play poker feels the need to give me a super condescending "Good luck with your poker" in place of a normal farewell, even when I haven't discussed poker with them in several months. Sigh.
Oh I get this all the time.. so annoying, just say effin goodbye!! GOD!!!1
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Old 02-26-2009, 06:43 AM   #1387
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

****ing A! Ive been reading this thread for a few days now (loving it) , and today someone asked me what I was doing for money while kitesurfing in the Dominican Republic (obv brag), and i told the truth.

First response was ...can i give u a hundred so you can.....blah blah, f off!
Second response was ...sooooo, u play for real money or no?......What?......Wait WHAT?!!!!

Proceeded to go to dinner when i got the "ur addicted" talk. *sigh* wait...AM I ADDICTED????...prolly.... but dont give a ****, cause it aint a problem nless im snorting crumbs off of the top of a toilet seat! Ha!

S-H-I-P I-T BITCHES!



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Old 02-26-2009, 08:38 AM   #1388
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Old 02-26-2009, 10:54 AM   #1389
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A lot of the guys in here are total dicks.
QFT. Like 70% of these stories are of idiots being condescending to people who are genuinely being nice to them. 25% are egomaniac 18 year olds and the rest are awesome.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:04 AM   #1390
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:42 AM   #1391
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Whenever people ask me if I'm addicted (usually gf's friends) I simply reply,

me- "No, I'm not addicted. Poker is something I truly enjoy and it's something I can make money at. Instead of stalking people on facebook or watching "The Hills" I choose to spend my time playing poker. If I were depositing $50 every week because I were a poor player then I would say I have a problem. Would you agree?"

them (usually)- "Well I guess if you put it that way I would have to agree."

This seems to be the easiest/best response I have found to tell people my age.
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Old 02-26-2009, 12:01 PM   #1392
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

so true all these posts

I wish i didnt lose money at the beggining then my family would be cool with it

O well i guess ill always be the black sheep of the family anyway
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Old 02-27-2009, 02:33 AM   #1393
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Old 02-27-2009, 03:49 AM   #1394
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Whenever people ask me if I'm addicted (usually gf's friends) I simply reply,

me- "No, I'm not addicted. Poker is something I truly enjoy and it's something I can make money at. Instead of stalking people on facebook or watching "The Hills" I choose to spend my time playing poker. If I were depositing $50 every week because I were a poor player then I would say I have a problem. Would you agree?"

them (usually)- "Well I guess if you put it that way I would have to agree."

This seems to be the easiest/best response I have found to tell people my age.
due toa previous post in this thread, my response to all "your addicted" accusation will be something along the lines of

"I wish I was addicted, I'd make a lot more money. As it is I need discipline to put in the hours I currently do."

Can you imagine telling some hard working guy like a garbageman who works a 40 hour week that he's addicted to garbage?
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:04 AM   #1395
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so a family member of mine learns to use aim, and watches me play poker, when this hand comes up

*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to HERO [9h 9d]
sondra golfs: raises 150 to 250
jrod4979: folds
mistymia: folds
modfan: folds
funtime 4907: folds
Peeloneoff: folds
HERO: raises 1650 to 1900 and is all-in
cmdeedeedee: folds
JDWPoker111: folds
sondra golfs: calls 1535 and is all-in
Uncalled bet (115) returned to HERO
*** FLOP *** [Jc Qh Kc]
*** TURN *** [Jc Qh Kc] [6s]
*** RIVER *** [Jc Qh Kc 6s] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
sondra golfs: shows [Qc Kh] (two pair, Kings and Queens)
HERO: shows [9h 9d] (a pair of Nines)
sondra golfs collected 3720 from pot
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 3720 | Rake 0
Board [Jc Qh Kc 6s 2h]
Seat 1: jrod4979 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 2: mistymia folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 3: modfan folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 4: funtime 4907 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 5: Peeloneoff folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 6: HERO (button) showed [9h 9d] and lost with a pair of Nines
Seat 7: cmdeedeedee (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 8: JDWPoker111 (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 9: sondra golfs showed [Qc Kh] and won (3720) with two pair, Kings and Queens

him: dude.... all in on a pair of 9's?
him: I guess that's why I don't play cards for a living
me: are you serious?
him: yeah
him: I need something stronger to hang in with people who are (I think you referrred to them as callers?)
him: since you're on a losing streak for a couple days
him: my instinct is to lighten your position
him: until you straighten out your mindset
him: and manage your cash better
him: the logistics of doing that in poker are beyond me .... that's your domain
him: but I think I'd be laying a bit low ..... on ****ty cards

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Old 02-27-2009, 04:22 AM   #1396
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Interesting twist on the "How much did you lose?"

Friend deposits $50 and runs it up to $1K with great br management then of course busts. Here's the basic conversation:

him: only lost 50
me: you had 1K?
him: yeah
me: you could have withdrawn it and bought stuff?
him: yeah
me: like a 1K bucks worth of stuff?
him: yeah
me: how much did you lose?
him: 50
well he couuld say he lost 50 over a certain period of time....just like he lost 1k over a different period of time, so i don't find it particulary crazy that he looks at it like this....
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:22 AM   #1397
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AIM name change in order, no?
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:22 AM   #1398
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Can you imagine telling some hard working guy like a garbageman who works a 40 hour week that he's addicted to garbage?
Don't know why but this really made me lol
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:28 AM   #1399
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I guess I dont tell people because I'm a noob at the moment. I have lost maybe $50 so far, but improving slowly and have learnt bankroll management aswell as alot of other stuff from lurking these forums for a few weeks.

Might feel like talking about it with friends, definately not family, they would freak if they knew I play for cash.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 AM   #1400
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ORLY

but how much did you lose?
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