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Old 08-21-2015, 05:04 PM   #7696
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Dude you beat the guy with play money; he makes a LIVING off poker.
The dude would destroy you in a poker game if real money is involved, be quiet little man.
Um do you know who I am?

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=169958

I am the official ISH Poker Champion. I won the Heads Up Tournament held on ISH. In which MacMac made it to finals, but was too defeated by me.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:06 PM   #7697
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Shit bro, I wish I lived in Canada I could use you as a contact.
I just graduated and started working for a bank. I make 70k but am paying so much of my OSAP right now that I feel broke.

I always felt like I could make a living off poker but I've never had a bankroll to start. I know good poker players would say that you should always play with about 1-5% of your bank roll, but I don't have the fund to do that.

If I play 2/5 and put $500 down, I'm already at like 50% of my monthly discretionary cash flow. Blah, I did get approved for a mortgage but I am scared to buy a house because my current budget will leave be broke as ****, so I'm going to wait a few years until I get a promotion.

I'm really interested in flipping houses because I majored in finance and am well rehearsed in real estate markets. That's one of the main reasons I went to the bank to see if I'd get my mortgage approved; it's a great time to invest in a house.

Anyways, wish you all the best man; your lifestyle is basically my goal.
If I can flip houses and play the game I love, that's life.

Wish you all the best bud. I wouldn't recommend the poker lifestyle to most people unless you really have the right characteristics for it. For one, the big swings is tough for the psyche. The mental game of poker is probably the best book I can recommend to try to cope with tilting and swings.

Also the online game is too tough to make consistent good money. Casino games can be profitable but are a grind. The best thing to find is a private game that is both safe and profitable and where the rake won't kill you and the house will always pay, which is very tough to find unless you have a lot of experience with the underground poker scene and have the charisma to get invited there on a consistent basis. Finding a good game is almost as important as being a solid player. The thing about poker is because the element of luck is involved, everyone thinks they are somewhat good or can beat the game. The best whales are also delusional and think they just run bad and are really unlucky. So unless you have consistent numbers over a long period of time, say at least over 1000 hours, don't assume you can beat the game. The best thing you can do is make friends with the winning "regs" at your local casino and talking hands and strategy with them on a consistent basis. It's what will improve your game the most.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:09 PM   #7698
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Um do you know who I am?

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=169958

I am the official ISH Poker Champion. I won the Heads Up Tournament held on ISH. In which MacMac made it to finals, but was too defeated by me.

Lol he did beat me in a super turbo heads up tourney, I have to admit. Again, as I reiterated earlier, that's the beauty of poker.

Whenever a Jamie Gold wins a tournament it's great for the game lol.

By the way, I finished 125th in the WSOP main this year, you guys should be able to catch me on ESPN 2 as its airing for the next month. I'm the guy that doubles Negreanu with 77s vs AK mid way through day 5.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:11 PM   #7699
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Dude you beat the guy with play money; he makes a LIVING off poker.
The dude would destroy you in a poker game if real money is involved, be quiet little man.




You dont just "destroy" people in individual games poker bc youre better than them. A single game is like 80% luck. Anyone can win against anyone in a particular time frame. You succeed by either playing against a crowd you know cant compete with you financially or by making smart decisions at a slightly better rate than others over a long period of time. And by being lucky.

Have you ever actually played it?
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:12 PM   #7700
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Lol he did beat me in a super turbo heads up tourney, I have to admit. Again, as I reiterated earlier, that's the beauty of poker.

Whenever a Jamie Gold wins a tournament it's great for the game lol.

By the way, I finished 125th in the WSOP main this year, you guys should be able to catch me on ESPN 2 as its airing for the next month. I'm the guy that doubles Negreanu with 77s vs AK mid way through day 5.
Let's not act like I just beat you in 1 lucky game.


I swept you. 4-0. I beat you once, then I beat you a 2nd time, and then I beat you again, and then I beat you 1 last time for good measure. All without you winning once.
A statement was made.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:15 PM   #7701
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Let's not act like I just beat you in 1 lucky game.


I swept you. 4-0. I beat you once, then I beat you a 2nd time, and then I beat you again, and then I beat you 1 last time for good measure. All without you winning once.
A statement was made.

Where did I disagree that you are the ruling poker champion of ISH? No need for you to come out of retirement to assert yourself, you're already in the hall of fame.

Now if you ever wanna play heads up for some real coin, you let me know.
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:17 PM   #7702
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Where did I disagree that you are the ruling poker champion of ISH? No need for you to come out of retirement to assert yourself, you're already in the hall of fame.

Now if you ever wanna play heads up for some real coin, you let me know.

*Crickets*
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:17 PM   #7703
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damn i didn't know you started an ish poker tourney glove, i was thinking about suggesting one a few weeks back lol


dunno whats more impressive, macmac losing to negreanu in the wsop or glove beating macmac in a clean sweep

turbo is tough but still... say what you want about glove but he always backed up his shit. top 150 ish poster all time imhe
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Old 08-21-2015, 05:18 PM   #7704
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*Crickets*
considering online transfers are at all of our fingertips these days, there's no reason why you guys shouldn't try to take each other's money... preferably in full light of ish
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