Mission146
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October 24th, 2023 at 1:39:14 PM permalink
Greetings!

I think this series of articles might generate a little discussion. In Part 1, I look at some Scams and Scandals, both old and new, in the poker world:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/dark-side-of-poker-and-addiction-part-1/

Towards the end of that article, we discuss a low-limit Vegas tournament grinder named Raechel Whetstone, who a company called, Standard Backing, recently outed on Twitter given her failure to pay them monies owed on a first place tournament finish at The Venetian.

Part 2 and Part 3 (upcoming) will focus on an interview with Raechel Whetstone herself. Prior to getting into the nitty-gritty of recent events, we take a look at her life, and her poker journey, up to this point.

If anyone has ever been interested in what the grind looks like for people trying to break into becoming a poker professional, I expect that you'll find this article series most interesting. Raechel was an absolutely fantastic interview and I can't thank her enough.

Here's Part 2:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/dark-side-of-poker-and-addiction-part-2/
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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October 24th, 2023 at 2:48:48 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Greetings!

I think this series of articles might generate a little discussion. In Part 1, I look at some Scams and Scandals, both old and new, in the poker world:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/dark-side-of-poker-and-addiction-part-1/

Towards the end of that article, we discuss a low-limit Vegas tournament grinder named Raechel Whetstone, who a company called, Standard Backing, recently outed on Twitter given her failure to pay them monies owed on a first place tournament finish at The Venetian.

Part 2 and Part 3 (upcoming) will focus on an interview with Raechel Whetstone herself. Prior to getting into the nitty-gritty of recent events, we take a look at her life, and her poker journey, up to this point.

If anyone has ever been interested in what the grind looks like for people trying to break into becoming a poker professional, I expect that you'll find this article series most interesting. Raechel was an absolutely fantastic interview and I can't thank her enough.

Here's Part 2:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/dark-side-of-poker-and-addiction-part-2/
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For years i played $1/3 cash games recreationally (ie: for fun) and usually no more than 10hrs/week.
i earn $10-15/hr each year but most of that $ came from hitting various promos.

I tried learning to play better/more aggressively but didn't have the discipline to read past the 1st few chapters of any poker book, which i guess was a good thing.
Grinding out $2/5 cash game would make poker no longer fun for me.
Last edited by: 100xOdds on Oct 24, 2023
Craps is paradise (Pair of dice). Lets hear it for the SpeedCount Mathletes :)
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October 24th, 2023 at 3:12:32 PM permalink
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Grinding out $2/5 cash game would make poker no longer fun for me.



And that sounds fun to me. I don't think poker is fun but I do think winning is fun. If I wasn't working I would love to play daily $5/$10 NLH games. I think my skill level would allow me to be successful at that level but I am probably not talented enough for the bigger games.
At my age, a "Life In Prison" sentence is not much of a deterrent.
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October 25th, 2023 at 8:32:44 AM permalink
Part 3 is now live:

https://wizardofvegas.com/articles/dark-side-of-poker-and-addiction-part-3/
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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