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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2005 2:17 am 
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most of the people who play poker proffesionally (WSOP, WPT) have NORMAL jobs, those that dont used to, but won so much money playing they could quit. And dropping a high school/college carreer to play any sport is a bad idea unless you get paid to, especially poker.


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its not hard if your a Rounder haha lol sry juss had to put that on there


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 Post subject: Re: Poker, Waste of money....or not?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 3:45 pm 
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bigdaddycocoa wrote:
The morale of this post: "Don't cheat in card tournaments.


Never cheat while playing cards, ESPECIALLY when playing for money. That's dishonest. And to win money on it is just low, really low.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:48 pm 
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MotionMaker345 wrote:
most of the people who play poker proffesionally (WSOP, WPT) have NORMAL jobs, those that dont used to, but won so much money playing they could quit. And dropping a high school/college carreer to play any sport is a bad idea unless you get paid to, especially poker.


thats not completly true, phil hellmuth dropped out of college to play poker, even if you dont like him, you have to admit that he is one if not the best player out there, hes made over 4 million dollars from the WSOP and has the 2nd (i think) most cashes in the WSOP ever.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2005 8:39 pm 
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Here is how I look at it.

Recently, I have been having Poker tournaments at my house every other week or so. When I say tournament, I mean everybody pays five dollars, they start with the same amount of chips, and basically the last 2 or 3 people standing either get either their money back or win the first place prize. Once you are out, you are out. There is no buying yourself back in.

Up until a few months ago, my friends and I used to go bowling every week. To buy two games of bowling and to rent shoes cost me $6.50. Most of the time, we even ended up playing a third game.

Now, instead of bowling, we play poker. I make a limit to how many tournaments I play a week. My limit is one $5 tournament a week. I still get to hang out with my friends, I actually save $1.50, and in the end I might actually make some money.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2005 1:37 am 
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Yeah I do Like Phil Hellmuth, and have played poker with him before on www.UltimateBet.com
He is one of more fourtanet ones of poker playing, and I liked his 20th plave finish in the main event this year, nice going.
Although I still dont reccomend dropping out of a college to play it.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 12:42 am 
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I look at it this way, Some people play poker for money and because its fun, should they stop because they dont ALWAYS win? YET people play basketball for money and they think its fun, but should they stop playing because they are on a losing streak? probably not!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2006 2:29 am 
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I have a friend who went pro a few years back, he plays in three or four sit-and-goes a night at the casino, buy in is over $1000 a pop. Top three places pays, and he says he's in the money about 50% of the time. That gig alone pays him $200K a year, plus he's got a decent finish in a WSOP under his belt (60th place or something).

Of course, he's a rarity. I have another friend who got all cocky and quit his job after going on a winning streak. Now it's a year later, his money's gone, and he's hit the streets looking for a job.

So it can be done. It's for me, and it's 99% likely not for you, but if you really love the game you might be able to make it work.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:36 am 
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Like anything else...if you control it rather than letting it control you, and you make more at it than you lose at/spend on it, and it does no harm to anyone, poker can be good. Otherwise it can be a harmful waste of time, money, and energy. When you steal the kids' lunch money to gamble, and lose so much that you can't pay the rent/electric bills, and such, then poker is controlling you, and is bad for you. You'd better never let the guys you play poker with know you are a magician, or they may demand a refund from one they consider a cheat....whether you ever did cheat, or not.


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