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Yeah, when I saw that in the Sick Thread, I felt the need to comment (I'm sure you're all shocked. Here's my post:
Maybe it's just me, but I think that type of confidence is needed to be a really successful player. It's a fine line, and he might be crossing it, but if it works for him who cares.
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I just have a whole different attitude about it than you guys do. Not saying that I'm right and you're wrong. I'm not saying that at all. Just pointing out the difference. For me, poker is a hobby. It's something I enjoy. It engages my brain. So, if I play for 4 hours and walk away even or up, then I've had 4 hours of fun and it didn't cost me a cent. It keeps me from chasing that adrenaline but on the reverse side, it probably keeps me from having the drive needed to ever make poker more than a hobby too.
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My bowling average when we quit bowling like 3 years ago was 172.
you can't play on our league! :club: you'd be beating our best person by about 30 pins! hehe
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ok, so the plan is to leave here tonight, point the car west and get off the highway at Exit 33 where we will spend an evening of gambling and possibly a fine dinner at Turning Stone. There will be an overnight stay with poker in the morning.
have a blast man!I just talked with a lady who called in and commented "you have a very pleasant speaking voice" :club:
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To add perspective to my whole bankroll and the only thing that makes me feel even the slightest bit better is I deposited $50 in January 2005 and have never added another penny from my own pocket into poker. This includes fully funding my Atlantic City trip last yar, My fcpha vegas flight and trip in february, my laptop, a couple concerts, not counting all the free shizit like my IPOD and what not I got from PSO. I technically should be thrilled I still have $600. It just sucks to know that a week or to ago I had $2500 and 6 months ago I was over $4500. I know I can beat the game, I just have to follow the rules. I am typing this more for my own self confidence then anything
you know you're good enough to beat the game, it's jsut a mtter of not doing something stupid with a large % of your BR. It seems like it's hard for alot of pros also.
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ok, so the plan is to leave here tonight, point the car west and get off the highway at Exit 33 where we will spend an evening of gambling and possibly a fine dinner at Turning Stone. There will be an overnight stay with poker in the morning.
I'm jealous.
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that type of confidence is needed to be a really successful player. It's a fine line, and he might be crossing it, but if it works for him who cares.
There's a difference between confidence and cockiness. Confidence is powerful and dignified.Cockiness is immature and self-serving.Zimmer is the latter.
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It's a hobby for me too but when I start loosing because I am playing bad it's no longer fun. That's when I need a break to re-focus.
This is why Golf doesn't entertain me much anymore either, unless I'm drinking.
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2nd!you can't play on our league! :club: you'd be beating our best person by about 30 pins! hehe
If my average was that low (even while drunk) I would quit!
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I like to bowl a lot…I just really really suck at it…My average is somewhere around 70. Its really another number, but I'm just not gonna post it. I won't give u guys the pleasure…..
Finally someone I can out bowl!It'd be close though...
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There's a difference between confidence and cockiness. Confidence is powerful and dignified.Cockiness is immature and self-serving.Zimmer is the latter.
He is just a kid!
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that type of confidence is needed to be a really successful player. It's a fine line, and he might be crossing it, but if it works for him who cares.
I agree that the mentality needs to be there, but I think there's a difference between cockiness and arrogance.In the HUL, when he offered himself up as at 3-2 favorite, that's cocky and bold, and even DN laughed his azz off, but I can respect that he'd put himself out there like that.To put that up in your title, and often make posts intended to make other people feel beneath you, well, I just think that's disrespectful and arrogant. I agree it's a fine line, but when I think it's crossed, I'll say something. Afterall, should it really bother him since he's that much better than me?
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you know you're good enough to beat the game, it's jsut a mtter of not doing something stupid with a large % of your BR. It seems like it's hard for alot of pros also.
Yea, I think I have ran into the same problem as Alan did. When I decided to get serious about poker I took the 300 I had from winnings that month at home games and started hitting the casino, I worked my BR up to about 4 grand or so pretty quickly and started playing higher limits. A few months ago, I had to pull most of my BR for an emergency that came up, and only had about 400 left. I got really bored playing .50/1 so I took a shot at the limits i was playing and took a few bad beats and lost most my online cash. So I am back to rebuilding from scratch and sometimes I have a hard time staying focused on the lower limits due to me thinking in terms of $ and not BB.I'd say I'm also sick of seing my big hands get beat by runner runner draws, but after watching Brad play 30/60 apparently retards play at every level.
There's a difference between confidence and cockiness.
I agree.
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He is just a kid!
You're right and I hope I'm wrong but I think he overstates his talents a lot. I think that if he doesn't learn soon that he really doesn't know everything about this game that he's going to fall hard. Even the real KidPoker is humble about admitting that this is a learning process for him every single day.He's Nuke and he needs a Crash in the worst way.
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Jeff and I have talked about this alot. For me, it's the money and the thrill, which is why I've always played NL, and so don't really think about it in BB. I've tried to be more disciplined, but it's still the gamble in me. For Jeff, he can sit and grind out 5BB/100 at small limits, and he enjoys that, but I look at it as, how'd I just sit here playing really well at $.50/$1 and make less than minimum wage. I know that building up the bankroll and then moving up levels increases that, but I don't have the patience...since for me, it's more about the score, than the marathon achievement.
I'd just like to point out that I'm the exact same way. It's not good, but it's the way it is.
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I just have a whole different attitude about it than you guys do. Not saying that I'm right and you're wrong. I'm not saying that at all. Just pointing out the difference. For me, poker is a hobby. It's something I enjoy. It engages my brain. So, if I play for 4 hours and walk away even or up, then I've had 4 hours of fun and it didn't cost me a cent. It keeps me from chasing that adrenaline but on the reverse side, it probably keeps me from having the drive needed to ever make poker more than a hobby too.
same for me, but when you do move up and start to make more money doing it it's hard not to think about the money.
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I agree it's a fine line, but when I think it's crossed, I'll say something. Afterall, should it really bother him since he's that much better than me?
Yea I don't have a problem with you saying something.My point was more that since I grew up playing a lot of competitive sports, I was also walking the line he does. I'd talk more trash than Reggie Miller does to Spike Lee, but if I got beat or shown up i would be the first to say good job to you also. It was a way to prepare myself mentally for a challenge.
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hmmmm....something cooler? ok....one time...i saw jenna jameson nekkid @ one of the strip clubs 'round here. i got to touch her boobs. :club: is that cooler?
Definitely cooler.
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In the HUL, when he offered himself up as at 3-2 favorite, that's cocky and bold, and even DN laughed his azz off, but I can respect that he'd put himself out there like that.
Link please, that sounds funny.
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Baby here I am I'm the man on the sceneI can give you what you wantBut you gotta' come home with meI have got some good old lovin'And I got some more in storeWhen I get through throwin' it on youYou gotta' come back for more

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ok, so the plan is to leave here tonight, point the car west and get off the highway at Exit 33 where we will spend an evening of gambling and possibly a fine dinner at Turning Stone. There will be an overnight stay with poker in the morning.
sweet, have a good time
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I agree that the mentality needs to be there, but I think there's a difference between cockiness and arrogance.In the HUL, when he offered himself up as at 3-2 favorite, that's cocky and bold, and even DN laughed his azz off, but I can respect that he'd put himself out there like that.To put that up in your title, and often make posts intended to make other people feel beneath you, well, I just think that's disrespectful and arrogant. I agree it's a fine line, but when I think it's crossed, I'll say something. Afterall, should it really bother him since he's that much better than me?
No Biggie.. he will brag about being 17 years old and a huge winner one too many times and his accounts will all be shut off anyway
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Maybe it's just me, but I think that type of confidence is needed to be a really successful player. It's a fine line, and he might be crossing it, but if it works for him who cares.
I agree cocky and confident is almost the same thing. But it starts to look more like cockiness when you talk about yourself or make it known how good you think you are.
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