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Old 09-29-2009, 03:34 PM   #2051
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Plays poker for money. Calls is a job????
Won some money, lost 5k.
This would be the absolute worst kind of person to argue about it too. I can just imagine the self-satisfied reasoning in their head when they talk to you about it, convinced that anyone who plays is a degenerate and is deceiving themselves, trying to fit you into psychological models rather than think about their assumptions. I hate intelligent people (presumably) who have learnt to stop thinking about some things
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Old 09-29-2009, 03:42 PM   #2052
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About a year or two ago, a facebook professional poker player keeps talking about how good he is at poker and blablabla, so I challenged him to a heads up game at my house, 200NL. A couple days later, he brought another facebook kid to watch. He got lucky and won the match, so I challenged him to 5K NL. Since he is an ego maniac, I just need to say a few words to make him play. I told him to bring at least 10k next week, cause if he is "unlucky", he needs to rebuy and play again.

I played bad and ran bad, but i still won all his money. Hes in debt now. His mom calls me and my mom telling me to give him back his money and blablabla......loser, I am glad that hes in debt now.

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Old 09-29-2009, 07:23 PM   #2053
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a facebook professional poker player
How did he win 5k playing facebook poker?
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Old 09-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #2054
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my family is burning me so hard w/ every conversation i have w them about poker. every time i pick up the phone is like getting runner runnered , ukkkk...
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:26 PM   #2055
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How did he win 5k playing facebook poker?
He doesn't make any money. He just call himself that.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:25 AM   #2056
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i tell people i play. my dad likes to tell me that poker isnt for me becuase our family isnt very lucky, and he thinks ill go into debt with the mob and they will break my legs or kill everybody.
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:08 AM   #2057
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POKERSTARS GAME #7469740355: HOLD'EM NO LIMIT ($5/$10) - 2006/12/16 - 15:19:51 (ET)
Table 'Peneleos' 6-max Seat #4 is the button
Seat 4: Dalmations ($597 in chips)
Seat 5: Lukieplaya ($4614 in chips)
Seat 6: gambler2k4 ($995 in chips)
Lukieplaya: posts small blind $5
gambler2k4: posts big blind $10
__2cb__: sits out
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Dealt to Lukieplaya [4d As]
Dalmations: folds
Lukieplaya: raises $30 to $40
gambler2k4: raises $100 to $140
Longhorne joins the table at seat #2
Lukieplaya: raises $4474 to $4614 and is all-in
gambler2k4: calls $855 and is all-in
*** FLOP *** [8h 2d 3h]
*** TURN *** [8h 2d 3h] [6d]
*** RIVER *** [8h 2d 3h 6d] [2h]
*** SHOW DOWN ***
Lukieplaya: shows [4d As] (a pair of Deuces)
gambler2k4: mucks hand
Lukieplaya collected $1989 from pot
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:30 AM   #2058
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Old 09-30-2009, 07:15 AM   #2059
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no clue I've had that hand saved forever.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:02 AM   #2060
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He doesn't make any money. He just call himself that.
Wait, so the guy only played fake money and then instantly jumped to 5K nl headsup? That belongs in the 'degen stories' thread.
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Old 09-30-2009, 11:49 AM   #2061
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just tell people how you lost 400$ today playing poker not how you can grind yourself a enough to get by, you wont usually get any more moralizations after that
people are more likely to try to shoot you down if you have a big ego and brag about your winnings, since they don't think you can make any money gambling (which is correct actually, but proper poker isn't gambling...) and they just have to tell how their superior mind can stay away from gambling and the degen you should too...

as for facebook braggers- bring the fish into the tank, not scare them away... everybody relies on influx of new players and shot takers who take the money up, do you want to make money or play with regs until the rake cleans you out
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:21 PM   #2062
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just tell people how you lost 400$ today playing poker not how you can grind yourself a enough to get by, you wont usually get any more moralizations after that
people are more likely to try to shoot you down if you have a big ego and brag about your winnings, since they don't think you can make any money gambling (which is correct actually, but proper poker isn't gambling...) and they just have to tell how their superior mind can stay away from gambling and the degen you should too...

as for facebook braggers- bring the fish into the tank, not scare them away... everybody relies on influx of new players and shot takers who take the money up, do you want to make money or play with regs until the rake cleans you out
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:15 PM   #2063
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Yea true that but if u play exclusively against players worse than u it's gambling in same sense as Blackjack is gambling to a casino.
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:23 PM   #2064
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About a year or two ago, a facebook professional poker player keeps talking about how good he is at poker and blablabla, so I challenged him to a heads up game at my house, 200NL. A couple days later, he brought another facebook kid to watch. He got lucky and won the match, so I challenged him to 5K NL. Since he is an ego maniac, I just need to say a few words to make him play. I told him to bring at least 10k next week, cause if he is "unlucky", he needs to rebuy and play again.

I played bad and ran bad, but i still won all his money. Hes in debt now. His mom calls me and my mom telling me to give him back his money and blablabla......loser, I am glad that hes in debt now.

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Old 09-30-2009, 04:11 PM   #2065
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I recently took a test for ADHD with also a psyology test, one of the questions was:

Her: Do you have a job???

ME: playing poker around 1-2 hour a day to make enough to pay for student life.

Her: How much do you earn a month?

Depends varying from -5k to +10k, their is variance involved on average around 3-4k tho. More then enough to come by.

How much did you earn last month:
-3k


I thought she just typed my answers in the computer, when she went to get coffee i leaned in to see what she wrote. This literally stood there.

Plays poker for money. Calls is a job????
Won some money, lost 5k.


When she came back and i told her i saw what she typed down she got all defence about how she wasn't prejudged against me now that she knows i'm a degenerate gambler and that it's normal because ADHD hardly ever comes without other problems.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:14 PM   #2066
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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I recently took a test for ADHD with also a psyology test, one of the questions was:

Her: Do you have a job???

ME: playing poker around 1-2 hour a day to make enough to pay for student life.

Her: How much do you earn a month?

Depends varying from -5k to +10k, their is variance involved on average around 3-4k tho. More then enough to come by.

How much did you earn last month:
-3k


I thought she just typed my answers in the computer, when she went to get coffee i leaned in to see what she wrote. This literally stood there.

Plays poker for money. Calls is a job????
Won some money,
but how much did he lose?


When she came back and i told her i saw what she typed down she got all defence about how she wasn't prejudged against me now that she knows i'm a degenerate gambler and that it's normal because ADHD hardly ever comes without other problems.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:00 PM   #2067
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About a year or two ago, a facebook professional poker player keeps talking about how good he is at poker and blablabla, so I challenged him to a heads up game at my house, 200NL. A couple days later, he brought another facebook kid to watch. He got lucky and won the match, so I challenged him to 5K NL. Since he is an ego maniac, I just need to say a few words to make him play. I told him to bring at least 10k next week, cause if he is "unlucky", he needs to rebuy and play again.

I played bad and ran bad, but i still won all his money. Hes in debt now. His mom calls me and my mom telling me to give him back his money and blablabla......loser, I am glad that hes in debt now.

One for the pros
nh wp
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:06 PM   #2068
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

just cashed out like 600$ for wtourney I own and the fathers of m wife said
You really won 600$? wow u are lucky!!
once I won70$ in the lottery
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Yeah its almost the same
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:27 PM   #2069
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Those who matter dont care!


Those who care dont matter !


Dr' Suess .

kinda sums the whole tread IMHO .
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:41 PM   #2070
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I told my friend today that I play poker. He than proceeded to ask me if I can count cards. I calmly told him no, you can only count cards in 21.

He than gets serious and is like, no, you can definitely count cards in poker, in fact you can count cards in any card game.

Soon enough I find out that he thinks counting outs is "counting cards", and that it can be considered cheating, just like in 21.


lol.
OMG, where does this DONKEY LIVE?
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #2071
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Interesting thread. I have a (half joking) suggestion for all the pros who want to give an honest answer when people ask what they do:

Just say something along the lines of, "Most people have a hard time understanding what I do for a living (apparently true), so I'll give you a simplified example." Then just play the cup game blind with the person (3 cups, 1 has an object underneath it, person has to guess which cup has the item, but in this case don't let them see which cup you're putting the item under initially). Tell them that every time they guess correctly (theoretically 33.3333%), they win $1 and every time they guess incorrectly (theoretically 66.6666%), you win $1.

Never mention poker and if possible do not go into any additional explanation.
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Old 10-05-2009, 12:24 AM   #2072
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

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I recently took a test for ADHD with also a psyology test, one of the questions was:

Her: Do you have a job???

ME: playing poker around 1-2 hour a day to make enough to pay for student life.

Her: How much do you earn a month?

Depends varying from -5k to +10k, their is variance involved on average around 3-4k tho. More then enough to come by.

How much did you earn last month:
-3k


I thought she just typed my answers in the computer, when she went to get coffee i leaned in to see what she wrote. This literally stood there.

Plays poker for money. Calls is a job????
Won some money, lost 5k.


When she came back and i told her i saw what she typed down she got all defence about how she wasn't prejudged against me now that she knows i'm a degenerate gambler and that it's normal because ADHD hardly ever comes without other problems.
if you have such swings you ARE degenerate gambler. no offence. or at least you tend to "occasionally tilt".
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:57 AM   #2073
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Re: Why I don't tell people I play poker.

while ago, when I got 50$ from PS, I told one of my friends about that.
He: can you take out that money?
Me: Yes of course, but I will not take it out!
He: HAH! Then you can't take it out. Why do you think, that someone will give you credit for free?
Me: ...

When I cashed out 100$, I told him about that and he still dont belive these things..
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Old 10-05-2009, 03:22 AM   #2074
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Old 10-05-2009, 08:31 AM   #2075
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if you have such swings you ARE degenerate gambler. no offence. or at least you tend to "occasionally tilt".
This post is dumb. If he plays $300/$600 NL, those swings are tiny. He only does 1-2 hours a day, if he's capable of winning $10k in a month we're probably talking $400nl and looking at 30buyins from peak to peak which is pretty standard
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