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Old 03-25-2009, 07:59 PM   #1476
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"Well I hope Lady Luck Is on your side!"

ME: "I'm not sure who Lady Luck is, but if she sits down on my side I'll take her monies too, "
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Old 03-27-2009, 04:03 PM   #1477
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

"What do you do?"

I hold investments in Texas.

"What do you invest in?"

Nuts, medium pears, paint and rockets.

or

"What kind of work do you do?"

Shipping

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Old 03-28-2009, 01:43 AM   #1478
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"What do you do?"

I hold investments in Texas.

"What do you invest in?"

Nuts, medium pears, paint and rockets.

or

"What kind of work do you do?"

Shipping
i lol'd at medium pears, are they sweet? lol
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:02 AM   #1479
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For the first time a few weeks ago, i told someone at my job (waiter) what my side job was (building a roll)

"Me: Well I'm working on this side job. Hopefully it'll work out and i won't have to do this sh* anymore

Her: What is it?

Me: Its an investment venture. It involves equity analysis.

Her: Oh. Like stock market type stuff?

Me: A little bit like that. I basically make small investments based on my predictions about their long term worth. There's a lot of variance involved, but if it pays off, in the long run i could make a lot of money.

Her: Cool!

Me: Ok, I have to be honest. Everything i just told you is true, but its not what you think. I play poker.

Her: *laughs* (in a good way, not a mocking 'are you serious way')
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:05 AM   #1480
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also, your life reeks of failure


FYP

I would agree with you pujolsnet, if you didn't post in that car thread extolling the virtues of the Mustang.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:27 AM   #1481
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"You sit at 9 tables with 50$? So you could lose 450$ in the blink of an eye?!?!"

Oh lord.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:42 AM   #1482
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For the first time a few weeks ago, i told someone at my job (waiter) what my side job was (building a roll)

"Me: Well I'm working on this side job. Hopefully it'll work out and i won't have to do this sh* anymore

Her: What is it?

Me: Its an investment venture. It involves equity analysis.

Her: Oh. Like stock market type stuff?

Me: A little bit like that. I basically make small investments based on my predictions about their long term worth. There's a lot of variance involved, but if it pays off, in the long run i could make a lot of money.

Her: Cool!

Me: Ok, I have to be honest. Everything i just told you is true, but its not what you think. I play poker.

Her: *laughs* (in a good way, not a mocking 'are you serious way')
"
I like this answer. It's true and keeps questions to a minimum, good stuff. I don't play for a living yet, but this thread is epic and has made me lol many times. I've only been playing a few months and I've already heard half of what's in here, I can't imagine playing for a living and having to deal with the questions and things people think.

I had just planned on telling people that I stack fish all day, but equity analysis sounds much swankier.
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:51 AM   #1483
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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For the first time a few weeks ago, i told someone at my job (waiter) what my side job was (building a roll)

"Me: Well I'm working on this side job. Hopefully it'll work out and i won't have to do this sh* anymore

Her: What is it?

Me: Its an investment venture. It involves equity analysis.

Her: Oh. Like stock market type stuff?

Me: A little bit like that. I basically make small investments based on my predictions about their long term worth. There's a lot of variance involved, but if it pays off, in the long run i could make a lot of money.

Her: Cool!

Me: Ok, I have to be honest. Everything i just told you is true, but its not what you think. I play poker.

Her: *laughs* (in a good way, not a mocking 'are you serious way')
"
sooooo well put
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Old 03-28-2009, 11:54 AM   #1484
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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 03-30-2009, 01:39 AM   #1485
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So basically, being a pro brings no respect from peers and/or family and leads to a **** load of frustration? Aah well nevermind...
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:01 AM   #1486
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how on the hell did this thread get 241 k views.

This thread is maybe 3 stars....oh a moderator wrote it...obv azz kissing going on
it has many views because it is a good read. i am humoring your troll attempt but also attempting to illustrate just how poor your trolls are. at least make them funny.
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Old 03-30-2009, 02:36 AM   #1487
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how on the hell did this thread get 241 k views.

This thread is maybe 3 stars....oh a moderator wrote it...obv azz kissing going on
lol wut? I'm pretty sure mods can't see who voted.
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Old 03-30-2009, 05:16 AM   #1488
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why wont this gay thread end
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Old 03-30-2009, 07:13 PM   #1489
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why wont this gay thread end
Because the general public keeps being funny.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:13 AM   #1490
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I have smart friends who pretty much all get it. Accountants, engineers, software programmers, math type guys. It's cool.
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Old 03-31-2009, 04:51 AM   #1491
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Yeah it's just one of the jobs you don't like to talk about to strangers
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:08 AM   #1492
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

Cant beleive this thread, who on earth would want to talk poker with some of you lot, you are stuck so far up your own cracks its beyond belief.

God forbid if anyone with an iota of interest in the game tried to seek a little encouragement from some of you so called pokerpro's and interweb superstars, with the attitude a bunch of you have towards people as a whole you will contunue to be big fish im sure, but the pond will be getting smaller and smaller as no new blood would entertain the smug self serving attitude you display towards others.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:53 AM   #1493
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

in the past year a lot of hot chicks i have been interested in have asked me what i plan to do in the future. i hate telling people that i make loads playing dem pokaz so i tell them idk. i feel like they think i am a loser or something and have no future. weird how the thing i wanted to prevent ended up happenning anyway. so 2 weeks ago this real hot chick asked me and i just straight up told her the truth. she said that sounded cool, and that was the end of it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 09:31 AM   #1494
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in the past year a lot of hot chicks i have been interested in have asked me what i plan to do in the future. i hate telling people that i make loads playing dem pokaz so i tell them idk. i feel like they think i am a loser or something and have no future. weird how the thing i wanted to prevent ended up happenning anyway. so 2 weeks ago this real hot chick asked me and i just straight up told her the truth. she said that sounded cool, and that was the end of it.
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:08 PM   #1495
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I'm an engineer, therefore my co-workers are engineers. It all makes perfect sense to them, yet neither of them plays. Of course guys like that have a much deeper understanding of mathematics than most.
funny you mention this. astonishingly, when I was at some tournament organized by the math department at a local (reputable) university, i hardly spot more than a hand full of people that actually had much of a clue.
i agree that scientific students have a better foundation of math/probability theory but as long as they don't actually study the game they are often as clueless as everyone else. and to be honest, the math required for some simple decisions isn't too hard to figure out, even for the average joe you just have to get used to the setting.

although the schedule was tight, the structure in the beginning was the way you actually could play some poker (i.e., starting with something like 100BB). many "smart" guys then figured that it's ridiculous to play with blinds "that low" and just went on to raise 15BB preflop (with crap, of course).
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Old 03-31-2009, 06:13 PM   #1496
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i mostly cant handel the people who think there god of poker and think they can win every game hah if they lose there crushed ,, no realization of the game..
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Old 03-31-2009, 08:38 PM   #1497
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because 99% of them think i'm playing video poker in some bar, lol.
and because of: "u play poker for a living? everybody knows to play poker! why don't they play for a living too?!"
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:01 PM   #1498
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

I have found something that seems to work better than explaining how poker works. If I don't think the person will understand poker, and they're worried that I have a gambling problem, I approach it from a different direction. I just say that (insert person concerned about me being a "gambler" her) doesn't need to worry, because:

1. I don't "spend money" to play poker. I use money that I have already won, money that is sitting in my PokerStars account.

2. Every time that I cash out my winnings, some of what I won goes for spending money, some is set aside for taxes, and some is left in my PokerStars account to build my bankroll.

This doesn't explain poker, long-term, EV, and all that good stuff. And saying that I don't spend money to play poker is at best only technically accurate in the narrowest sense of the word "money". But it does seem to reassure people that I'm not a compulsive gambler who is flushing his money down the toilet.
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Old 04-01-2009, 07:22 PM   #1499
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I was just reading the beginning of this thread from (2006) and I found this amusing.

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do any of you guys ever get fans? like ppl who know you from whatever and are like "OMG you're baronzeus?!!?!?"

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ive had a few cases of this... its weird

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:35 AM   #1500
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I was just reading the beginning of this thread from (2006) and I found this amusing.
the real durrr?
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