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Old 02-27-2009, 06:36 AM   #1401
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OMG, I started laughing uncontrollably about 2/3 of the way through. I nearly woke my wife trying to hold it in.
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Old 02-27-2009, 06:41 AM   #1402
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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.
I've been playing for about a year (had stretches of months with no play 65k hands life time) and I'm break even but I really suck. BR management is the shiznit. It sucks to move down when you learn you are underrolled for 25NL or 50NL (LOL) but it is easier to shrug off beats when you know you have a proper roll.

I sometimes explain something about poker to my wife but I stop as soon as I notice her eye glazing over (e.g. 30 seconds into my explanation). I have nobody IRL I can talk poker to, just 2p2 on the interwebz
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:32 AM   #1403
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A Phone Call with a Friend

Him: What are you up to?
Me: Just poker.
Him: Thought so. Are you at profitable tables?
My wife: NO, DOOFUS, HE'S JUST AN AS<font color="white"></font>SHOLE WHO FIGURED WE HAD WAY TOO MUCH MONEY SO HE SAT DOWN HOPING TO LOSE SOME OF IT TONIGHT

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Old 02-27-2009, 10:18 AM   #1404
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OMG, I started laughing uncontrollably about 2/3 of the way through. I nearly woke my wife trying to hold it in.
****ing hilarious! - coffee spit onto keyboard......


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Old 02-27-2009, 10:40 AM   #1405
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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Old 02-27-2009, 08:39 PM   #1406
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this is so awesome

is there any way to get this video to youtube ? then it would be possible to embed link it at places that support youtube
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:26 PM   #1407
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:38 PM   #1408
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

So I get excited to talk to poker with people.. one day I was explaining pot odds vs implied odds in NLHE to a friend. When excited about something I usually shake my leg.. his gf looks at me and starts to whisper to her bf that I'm some adict... "see he's even shaking"

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Old 02-28-2009, 01:04 AM   #1409
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Them: What's the most you ever had online?
Me: 40k
Them: Wow big shot bla bla bla
Me: I only cashed out 5k though.
Them: OMG YOU LOST 35K
Me: No I made 4600, started with 400.
Them: BUT YOU LOST 35 GRAND WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU
Me: I dont know, search my name on google and look at 2+2, they'll tell ya.
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Old 02-28-2009, 01:34 AM   #1410
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So I get excited to talk to poker with people.. one day I was explaining pot odds vs implied odds in NLHE to a friend. When excited about something I usually shake my leg.. his gf looks at me and starts to whisper to her bf that I'm some adict... "see he's even shaking"

FML
i had a few friends who dont normally gamble over to play poker because they wanted to. as a habit i always shuffle chips when they are in front of me, they thought this meant that i was addicted

fwiw they are probably right
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:09 AM   #1411
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ASJDGFAHSFDJASHDSG

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
hilarious.
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:13 AM   #1412
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

yea all those people say online poker is rigged, then i tell them it's variance but i cant tell between riggedness and variance either...
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:46 AM   #1413
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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Them: What's the most you ever had online?
Me: 40k
Them: Wow big shot bla bla bla
Me: I only cashed out 5k though.
Them: OMG YOU LOST 35K
Me: No I made 4600, started with 400.
Them: BUT YOU LOST 35 GRAND WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU
Me: I dont know, search my name on google and look at 2+2, they'll tell ya.
lol this is awesome
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Old 02-28-2009, 02:56 AM   #1414
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There are so many reasons.

1. People are results orienented if they don't understand the game. IE conversation with my friend after a casino trip:

Her: So how did the casino go?

Me: Lost about 100 dollars.

Her: You suck

Me: I was a 95% favorite on the hand I went broke on.

Her: So what, you still lost.

Me: You don't know what you're talking about.

Her: I know you lost all your money.


2. People think I'm a degen, just because I like to gamble on pool, ping pong and make prop bets (I only do it when I'm +ev). Like I made a prop bet about how long it would take for two people to start hooking up and someone found out and thought I was nuts. But I won that **** so **** them.



But sometimes I wish people understood poker talk. Like one time I bought nuts at a hockey game and I said "I've got the nuts" and no one got it. Or like I say "lol ____aments" and no one knows wtf I'm talking about. And also one time I said "I was going to try to hook up with an old gf but she was fat now so it was obv -ev." Then I had to explain the concept of expected value which was a nightmare.


Stupid life donkeys.
LOL, this is hilarious, I used to do the same talking poker talk with freinds but gave up quickly.
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Old 02-28-2009, 03:08 AM   #1415
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

i agree with the results orientated thing. feel like hitting some of my friends sometimes when i talk say something like, got to the final table of a tournament but got really unlucky.

Friend: looks like your not good enough to win
Me: but i was ahead ever time i went all in
Friend: but you lost
Me: not talking about this anymore cos you are a muppet
Friend: not my fault you cant play poker
Me:. Fack off and make me a cup of tea
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:07 AM   #1416
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i agree with the results orientated thing. feel like hitting some of my friends sometimes when i talk say something like, got to the final table of a tournament but got really unlucky.

Friend: looks like your not good enough to win
Me: but i was ahead ever time i went all in
Friend: but you lost
Me: not talking about this anymore cos you are a muppet
Friend: not my fault you cant play poker
Me:. Fack off and make me a cup of tea
LMAO, i get this at the table in Pub Poker. They chip up after calling a raise with 10/3s hitting trip 10s. Then they say something like "Theres something you dont know about poker" coz thats calling 3x raises preflop with 10/3...

Also I have never lost money playing poker. But whenever I explain to my mum that I won 200 bucks at the casino(low limits), or I won 100 dollars online my mum says "how much did you lose at casino?" or "like your ever going to see that online money"
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Old 02-28-2009, 04:30 AM   #1417
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"You just won $8,000?"

"No, it's tournament chips."

"So, you just bet $950?"

"No moran, it's tournament chips."

Why the **** is it so hard for ppl to understand the diff between cash/tourneys?
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:01 AM   #1418
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ASJDGFAHSFDJASHDSG

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
i **** you not he signs back on today right after this


Full Tilt Poker Game #10878300549: $65,000 Guarantee (80765476), Table 33 - 80/160 - No Limit Hold'em - 21:50:27 ET - 2009/02/27
Seat 1: gregp1126 (5,704)
Seat 2: her ghost (2,610)
Seat 3: boNeZee (3,652)
Seat 4: geburs (5,362)
Seat 6: Papa Nutz (8,390)
Seat 7: DallasRounder (7,760)
Seat 8: wh0kly (7,382)
Seat 9: ckhim82 (6,170)
Papa Nutz posts the small blind of 80
DallasRounder posts the big blind of 160
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to her ghost [9h 9d]
wh0kly folds
ckhim82 raises to 320
gregp1126 calls 320
her ghost has 15 seconds left to act
her ghost raises to 2,610, and is all in
boNeZee folds
geburs folds
Papa Nutz folds
DallasRounder folds
Brandon Adams sits down
Brandon Adams adds 10,420
ckhim82 folds
gregp1126 calls 2,290
her ghost shows [9h 9d]
gregp1126 shows [Qh Jc]
*** FLOP *** [5h 5d 3s]
*** TURN *** [5h 5d 3s] [3d]
*** RIVER *** [5h 5d 3s 3d] [Qc]
her ghost shows two pair, Nines and Fives
gregp1126 shows two pair, Queens and Fives
gregp1126 wins the pot (5,780) with two pair, Queens and Fives
her ghost stands up
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 5,780 | Rake 0
Board: [5h 5d 3s 3d Qc]
Seat 1: gregp1126 showed [Qh Jc] and won (5,780) with two pair, Queens and Fives
Seat 2: her ghost showed [9h 9d] and lost with two pair, Nines and Fives
Seat 3: boNeZee didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: geburs (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: Papa Nutz (small blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 7: DallasRounder (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 8: wh0kly didn't bet (folded)
Seat 9: ckhim82 folded before the Flop

i didnt say a word
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:30 AM   #1419
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lol this is awesome
Then they actually google my name.

them: WTF why did you tell mark vos his tell?
me: idk I was pissed off maybe I didnt care
them: do you think he's cute or something
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:36 AM   #1420
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

this thread needs a bump

Terrible conversations i have had...

"so how much do u bet at one time"
wat

"i could kick your ass at poker, i got a royal flush the last time i played"

"i play poker too"
"oh yeah? where?"
"mostly facebook and stuff, but its rigged so that only one person wins all the chips"

"You play poker?"
"yes.(please let it end here)"
"Man, you gotta be careful with that ****"
"....yea..."
"seriously you could lose everything"
"yea.."
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Old 03-11-2009, 11:56 AM   #1421
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"i could kick your ass at poker, i got a royal flush the last time i played"
Hahaha this one is awesome.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:55 PM   #1422
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So obv thing to do is just not talk poker with people that don't know poker. The only ****ty thing about that is that they think it means you lose, and that's why you don't want to talk about it. But f em imo.. If they're too dumb to realize I wouldn't put time and effort in a losing proposition they're too dumb to be my friends. I basically tell my good friends that I play, that I take maney and try to leave it at that. I try never to bring it up, and if they ask I answer as short as possible Seems to work fine for now
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:13 AM   #1423
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Or these idiots think you are some degenerate who has a gambling problem!
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:50 AM   #1424
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Whenever poker comes up I just try and stay under the radar cause usually the comments consist of "oh your addicted to gambling" "it's all about luck" "<insert some bad beat story>" "<random hand> is my favorite hand because I always win with it" "oh yeah? whats the most youve ever lost?". After awhile I just stopped even saying anything when it came up or when someone points out I play I just say yeah just for fun once a week or something along those lines.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:04 AM   #1425
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"you turned $5 in $10,000?!?! Dude take that out right now and start over from $5 again, if you don't you are just ******ed"
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