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Old 03-16-2009, 04:21 AM   #1426
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

This thread has brought back so many repressed memories.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:55 AM   #1427
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

3 years old thread! i read it last year when i was still playing playchips. i dont really talk about poker to other people because they will keep quiet and fake a laugh.
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:38 AM   #1428
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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"
Haha yes it's amazing that ppl dont understand that getting to a decent amount is the hardest.. Or the good ol':

But can you actually take that money out?

YOU CAN???!!!

YOU'RE CRAZY TO KEEP THAT MONEY THERE! WHAT IF YOU LOSE IT ALL BACK!?
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:43 PM   #1429
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Them: so there's a way to win consistently at poker?
Me: Yeah
Them: so you must be really good at card counting then, huh?
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:21 AM   #1430
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

actually people do get interested in online poker, but then they start to think it is a scam site, WTF. and my cousin was telling me not to play online because people could download hacks like in mmorpg that can see ur cards
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Old 03-17-2009, 05:59 AM   #1431
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Them: so there's a way to win consistently at poker?
Me: Yeah
Them: so you must be really good at card counting then, huh?
HAHAHA YES!
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:07 AM   #1432
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actually people do get interested in online poker, but then they start to think it is a scam site, WTF. and my cousin was telling me not to play online because people could download hacks like in mmorpg that can see ur cards
Yeah I had a really hard time convincing my roommate that this does not happen.. How do you make this clear?
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:31 AM   #1433
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i got this the other day

wow u play poker online, how can you tell when your opponents bluffing without seeing the expression on his face?
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Old 03-17-2009, 06:36 AM   #1434
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"Can you teach me?"
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:19 AM   #1435
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"so how much do u bet"
wat
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:21 AM   #1436
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"I have 40 $ in my account. Could you please double it up for me? I'll give you 10 %".
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:22 AM   #1437
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Just reading this again makes me want to savage 9 newborns with my teeth
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #1438
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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
Utterly amazing.... this could be the best thing on 2+2 since the BILF.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:04 AM   #1439
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Story: I was at work talking with a buddy of mine about some hands I played on PS when this random guy comes up to me asking if I play B&M or online. I tell him a little of both. He proceeds to tell me that he worked his bankroll up to 50K but over the last two weeks it has dropped to 25-30K. I tell him that the swings like that would make me throw up and that I'm slowly working my $100 deposit up. thats when he says...



... I could never deposit real money online, I would lose it all.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:52 AM   #1440
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Yeah I had a really hard time convincing my roommate that this does not happen.. How do you make this clear?
MMO game hacks rely on client-side information. Poker sites, for obvious reasons, don't send everyone's hole cards to the client, it's server-based.
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Old 03-17-2009, 10:05 AM   #1441
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Story: I was at work talking with a buddy of mine about some hands I played on PS when this random guy comes up to me asking if I play B&M or online. I tell him a little of both. He proceeds to tell me that he worked his bankroll up to 50K but over the last two weeks it has dropped to 25-30K. I tell him that the swings like that would make me throw up and that I'm slowly working my $100 deposit up. thats when he says...



... I could never deposit real money online, I would lose it all.
ughhhhhhhhh

i hate ppl that do that. Make you think they play real money.

"What stakes?"

"Steaks? Well I like ribeyes myself..."

"No what blinds you f*king donkey? Like $400NL or $600NL?"

"Oh, play money, son lol"

*punch throat*
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:08 PM   #1442
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I love this one. Here is my new standard reply for that question...

I like this conversation. My friend (drunk) told someone I play poker online. She said "that is cool how do you do?"
I respond "I try to make more than rent each month."
Then this girl said "Thats cool I play online too. I play on Yahoo. Do you make real money where you play?"
In my head (No ***** I pay rent with monopoly money) what I actually said "No I just make Skalansky bucks." I knew she would not understand and drop the subject if I said that.
Laughed my ass off
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:50 PM   #1443
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Girl: Oh you play poker? We have a poker party every week. Everyone just buys in for £1 and the winner gets all the money. We should invite you over the next time.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:51 PM   #1444
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I was playing at this lol home game once just to hang out with my friends from back home and we played like $20 NL. It was so lol it was incredible. Someone shipped all in preflop and I called with A9 and cracked his AA.

Him: "You should really work on your game. You could lose a lot of money like that"
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:39 PM   #1445
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

because i don't have the heart to tell people i have no interest in $10 buy in homegames
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:48 PM   #1446
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Sometime around christmas my mom calls me and tells me she really wants me to go to her Rotary club's xmas party this year. Sure, that's fine, she's probably getting some award or something, so I make plans to head home for that weekend, but it's still a bit vague why it's so important for me to go.

The whole night everyone in her rotary club is anxious to meet me, so I have about 20 of the "what do you do?" conversations. At this point in my career, I don't mind saying, I say "professional poker" as confidently as possible and usually get decent responses, but on this night the responses are a lot more awkward than usual - more of those fake-nod, but obviously disapproving/bewildered looks. I figure its just because its middle-aged+ people and those are the people that tend to be less understanding. Plus, my mom's a successful business woman, former first-woman-president of her rotary club, so they're probably all thinking "Ohhh, I wonder what respectable industry her son works in."

Come to the end of the night and I find out I'M the one getting the award, some kind of community service award. I get more details later that night and it turns out some amount of money was collectively donated to charity in my name - most of it by my mom, but I think other people in the club matched chunks of it to help out. So the whole night when I was having those awkward conversations, the people were probably thinking "why did I donate money in your name?"

I'm telling my mom the next day about those disapproving looks everyone gave me and she asks me who in particular did that. I told her this guy Bubba was the biggest offender of it. About 5 days later, Bubba calls my mom and asks if I'd be willing to coach him.
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:52 PM   #1447
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to mother, after she kept asking:

me: "i dunno, i think i won $450 today or something."

her: "but how much did you lose??"
hahah perfect mom quote
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Old 03-17-2009, 02:56 PM   #1448
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I'm telling my mom the next day about those disapproving looks everyone gave me and she asks me who in particular did that. I told her this guy Bubba was the biggest offender of it. About 5 days later, Bubba calls my mom and asks if I'd be willing to coach him.
ROFL
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:01 PM   #1449
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Try being a poker playing computer guy. I can't have any conversations about what I do for 14 hours a day without wanting to kill myself. I don't have much to say.
I HATE MY LIFE MY JOB AND POKER ASKING IDIOTS. I'm in the same boat. I believe when the Devil gets a real nasty child molester, or multiple murderer in Hell, he makes them all poker playing computer technicians
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Old 03-17-2009, 03:15 PM   #1450
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

The main one I get is "what if the person doesnt pay you the money they owe you?"

Also a few months ago I met an old friend for lunch and he wanted to talk about poker.
We were talking about hourly rates and he told me "yeah ok, so you make that much an hour, but you could
lose at any time"

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