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I quit my job today to be a professional poker player...

 
 
Slappy Doo Hoo
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 05:25 pm
I've got a friend who has a positive cash flow from poker too...you can definitely make money consistently.
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 05:28 pm
Two things are important in poker: 1) skill, and 2) know the other player's skill.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 05:42 pm
Pacts with the devil help, too, or so I have heard.

:wink:
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Lash
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 07:47 pm
Congrats to the Boy Wonder!

Ooops. I guess he's graduated to manhood by now.

<thinking up new euphemism....>
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nimh
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 08:04 pm
Miracle Man..
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Lash
 
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Reply Wed 7 Mar, 2007 08:08 pm
apropos
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2007 02:15 am
gustavratzenhofer wrote:

What happened on the 24th?


A friend was visiting from the states and we went to the Arenal Volcano and relaxed in the hot springs.
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Wilso
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2007 04:39 am
So will I see you on a WPT final table any time soon? My wife loves it more than I do.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 9 Mar, 2007 04:49 am
Craven de Kere wrote:
gustavratzenhofer wrote:

What happened on the 24th?


A friend was visiting from the states and we went to the Arenal Volcano and relaxed in the hot springs.


Ya cant fool me, thats more than a friend.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 12:51 am
So what's the good word, Craven? Does your kitchen table look like this yet?
http://www.pokervoice.com/pics/themoneyshot2.jpg
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TTH
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 01:54 am
That is hilarious. Laughing Laughing
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cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 04:18 pm
Okay, OBill, how much is on that table? Five million?
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Thu 12 Apr, 2007 04:37 pm
cicerone imposter wrote:
Okay, OBill, how much is on that table? Five million?
Don't know, but I'd guess more like 12.
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Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2007 01:22 am
Yup, Bill. $12 million for first prize in the 2006 World Series of Poker.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Fri 13 Apr, 2007 01:33 am
Roberta wrote:
Yup, Bill. $12 million for first prize in the 2006 World Series of Poker.
I figured that was probably what it was... but a quick web search didn't give me proof. That's a hell of a payday.
Craven?
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2007 03:45 am
Well, I moved to a new casino a week ago and by combining the players we have a stronger game (more tables). I've also been having more fun and taking time off (went to Manuel Antonio again and have been having some pretty crazy parties).

On a bit of a down note: last night one of the casino owners was playing poker with us and left the table at 5 in the morning and on his way home he crashed his SUV into a truck and died. Shocked

He'd just gotten married a few weeks ago too...

Today's game was surprisingly normal, I don't know why.
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2007 11:34 am
Bummer luck about the man. Wish I were in Manuel Antonio or Jaco about now. Glad you're still making it happen.
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Noddy24
 
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Reply Sat 14 Apr, 2007 11:51 am
Craven--

Grieving is a right brain activity. Poker is played with the left side of the brain.

Hold your dominion.
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Craven de Kere
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 06:04 pm
I've had a horrible run, the type I didn't really think I'd run into where every time I get my money in the pot and go to the felt with the best hand it get's cracked by the donkey who's paying outrageous prices to draw to his flushes or straights.

It's been disconcerting that I've played solid poker and suckouts that are supposed to happen at around 32-36% are batting nearly a hundred for weeks. When a run like this hits it makes a player feel small in that you can play perfectly and still lose. All players know this but few I've talked to have hit a run like this. The suckouts have hit my bankroll for amost ten grand over the last weeks.

Anywho, maybe it's changing. Yesterday I'm playing a solid grinding game as per usual and in my last hand (it also happens to be only the second big hand I played for the day, I'm playing that tight) I hit a set of 3's on a queen-high diamond-draw flop and pushed a raise and a re-raise all-in for the last couple hundred in my stack. Both of them call, one with Ace-Queen and the other with the diamond flush draw.

My hand is the clear leader, Ace-queen essentially needs another queen and has about 8% to win. Flush draw donkey is in better shape, he has 32%. I'm a big favorite but the last 6 weeks have been brutal in these situations (it's no exaggeration to say that the draws have been hitting over 85% of the time against me recently).

I didn't even want to look at the turn and river. The familiar feeling of being sucked out on was already welling...

And of course, the next card comes diamond. Giving the donkey the flush. Thing is, it's the 3 of diamonds, giving me quads for the winner.

Poker went the way it's supposed to go yesterday. The bad calls were not rewarded. Maybe the universe is back in sync.... we'll see. The donkeys can't win all the time....
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OCCOM BILL
 
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Reply Wed 25 Apr, 2007 06:46 pm
Thanks for the update. That sounds like a vicious run... especially for a pro. I played 5/10 on a ship the other night and was shocked at how hard they come to play. I had no business sitting down with under $1,000 and hadn't came prepared. I had come for a $200 tourney that was cancelled for lack of players, and felt like dead money from the moment I sat down. Confused 11 guys stuffed around a single table, opening bets in the $25 to $50 range is definitely NOT what I had in mind. I'm still debating whether or not I should risk getting in that game at all... because it seems too expensive. As near as I could figure; half the guys at that table were there every night, and the other half was there to feed them. (One Donkey must have dropped $1,000 an hour, but didn't seem to mind.) I was in the latter group, too (Embarrassed), or would have been had I not had the sense to realize I was underfinanced and walk after only a few hands. I wound up spending most of my time watching UFC instead. I did win $40 worth of Gasoline in a drawing. :cool:

What's a normal game like down by you?
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