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About wheezer16

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  1. Ya, I agree that that it is not clearcut. For me, I still make more money with my FT job, and I could easily demonstrate to an auditor that I spend most of my time 'working' and am not 'in the business of gambling'.
  2. I have a FT job and play poker recreationally (I am Canadian)...I have substantial winnings in the last 2 years...my CA told me that my winnings were not taxable so long as poker was not my primary source of income. I found this reassuring, FWIW.
  3. I'm just gonna drop it, but I would err on the side of inconveniencing all the 'kee kay's who spell their screen name 'kike'.
  4. I guess what I am asking (http://www.fullcontactpoker.com/poker-forum/index.php?showtopic=136472) is whether or not there is a line that can be crossed? Does ANYTHING go?
  5. I actually do not take offense easily and have never been one to complain about this sort of thing. This name however crosses a line, imho. Easy to dismiss I suppose when you are not the minority in question. Maybe I'm just bored today.
  6. I took offense to the screen name 'kike'. I am not interested in 'censoring' screen names, but I think that racial epithets are out of bounds, even if it is a 'nickname'. Here is my correspondence thus far with PS:*********************************> ----- Original Message -----> From: > Sent: 2009/06/01 12:15:05> To: support@pokerstars.com> Subject: > > >> >Hi. > >> > > >> >I writing to let you know that I take offence to the player name 'kike06',> as 'kike' is a derogatory reference to jewish people.> >> > > >> >S
  7. Everybody instinctively wants to beleive that a man/grandfather could never do such a thing. When he tells a 'reasonable' account of what happened, we really want to believe him. But the man did something inappropriate with this little girl. Young children do not interpret and remember innocent behaviour in a sexual context. This is just not how they see the world. For this girl to recount sexualized behaviour to her family in this manner, something must have been inappropriate. This is why the authorities take it so serously. As time passes, children's thoughts and memories become re-organize
  8. Played step 5 last night.Down to 3 handed, I was the short stack...shoved with JJ...called by AT AND KK...didn't improve...oh, so close.
  9. Here's my humble 2 cents on the steps...The advantage of a skilled player in this format seems to be quite marginal.I've been trying for 3 weeks:In the first week I didn't really know that much about Sit'n go strategy. I played extremely tight, and I got 3 cracks at step 5. By week 2 I felt that my results were quite random, depending on whether or not I caught good cards at the right time and whether or not the flips held up, so i decided to watch the 10 part Sit'n go strategy series on Cardrunners. Some eye-opening concepts that I wasn't aware of, but...In week 3 it seems that applying some
  10. I hear and agree with what you're saying, but I often face a dilemma as to whether or not to be pushing/aggressive as the bubble approaches (5th place in Step 3) and risk busting out when I know that if I hang on a little longer I can be confident of: 1) reaching 5th place, and 2) getting at least one more solid opportunity to get my chips in good. Also, with the slightly more patient approach I have been getting my chips in good later on, but like you said, they call lighter (and sometimes suck out).
  11. I'm thrilled to accumulate chips early, but I'm not taking big risks for tiny profits. By the time the blinds are climbing high I'm generally in the 1300 - 1700 range. Early on I take the approach that 'every chip is precious'. I'm learning that to occasionally limp or min raise is OK (which I would never do in most cash game scenarios).
  12. I start at step 3 (don't have the time to start with steps 1 or 2). I conserve chips until the blinds climb then try and catch some cards and make things happen. 1st week everything came easily...3 cracks at step 5 (out in 6th,4th, and then on my 3rd attempt I lost my internet connection early - gg me). This week I'm getting my ass kicked on step 3. Maybe tougher opponents or maybe variance. Bad beats on key hands coming out of my butt (AA<AT, AK<AJ, KK<77, AQ<A8)Anyone with opinions about optimal steps strategy? I feel like my approach is solid, but I'm not satisfied with this wee
  13. I have had the same problem but I recently read one of Daniel's articles with a quote that made a lot of sense...basically he said: 'If you never fold the best hand, then you really aren't playing all that well'.
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