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March 28th, 2019 at 6:31:30 AM permalink
Thank you for this post. I am not a poker pro, but I know many self-proclaimed poker pros who are already broke, or will be due to the reasons above. I'll pass this along. The best poker pro I know doesn't rake in the most money. However, he has the best life. He's retired and gets a healthy retirement pension. He has a house paid for. His health insurance is covered. He makes an average $100 to $200 a day playing poker at various poker rooms 3-4 times a week to pass the time. He even takes advantage of all the great senior discounts around Vegas for food/coffee/points, etc.
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March 28th, 2019 at 8:15:58 AM permalink
Quote: beachbumbabs

Worth a read if you're an AP or pro.

Part 1.

https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/23588-the-reasons-why-so-many-poker-pros-die-broke

Part 2.

https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/23673-card-player-columnist-breaks-down-reasons-why-poker-pros-fail-to-plan-for-their-future

Part 3.

https://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news/23753-why-do-so-many-poker-pros-die-broke-part-3

Did it give any odds on Jewish Canadian poker players dying broke?
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
100xOdds
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March 28th, 2019 at 8:29:20 AM permalink
Iím superior to the laws of probability...

lol
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March 28th, 2019 at 8:39:42 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Did it give any odds on Jewish Canadian poker players dying broke?


Suspension needed, this is very hurtful.
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
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March 28th, 2019 at 8:44:08 AM permalink
I have been full time for about a year now so going broke is a real fear of mine. I donít really care about the money, I live a pretty simple lifestyle and nobody else to support, I just donít want to go get a job. I would hate to go back to that grind.

I donít know too many FT gamblers, maybe about 10. I will say that out of those, I think maybe one or two play poker, and thatís just part of their game. For me, poker is my weak spot. Iím probably not very good at it but I like to play a cheap tournament every now and then. I think I appreciate it because itís like a mental exercise. You canít figure poker out like blackjack, itís a mystery. Poker players have big egos. They brag about their wins and think theyíre great and bitch and whine about how I canít believe that guy called my reraise with XX offsuit. Heís a bad player, except that he won the hand. For me, I just donít see how itís possible to make money. The rake on the east coast is $8. If a guy goes all in preflop with $50 and I call $50, there is $100 in the pot. If I win on what we can assume was a 50/50 chance, I only win $42 on my $50. That just canít hold up in the long run.
AxelWolf
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March 28th, 2019 at 8:49:11 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Suspension needed, this is very hurtful.

Jewish Canadian poker players have feeling? WOW, I'm learning a lot today.

No fear, I'm sure 3rd world Food poisoning will get you long before you go broke.

If not, I would give you a loan if need be, that's why I wanted to know the odds, that way I can plan for it.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
PokerGrinder
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March 28th, 2019 at 9:09:21 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Jewish Canadian poker players have feeling? WOW, I'm learning a lot today.

No fear, I'm sure 3rd world Food poisoning will get you long before you go broke.

If not, I would give you a loan if need be, that's why I wanted to know the odds, that way I can plan for it.


Haha so you want to know when Iím going to go broke so you can back me?
You can shear a sheep a hundred times, but you can skin it only once. ó Amarillo Slim Preston
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March 28th, 2019 at 9:38:08 AM permalink
Isnít the guy who founded Poker Stars a Jewish Canadian? He certainly seemed like an honest guy.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.
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March 28th, 2019 at 9:39:05 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf


No fear, I'm sure 3rd world Food poisoning will get you long before you go broke.
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That's no joke. I don't travel anymore
but I used to get poisoned on a regular
basis outside the US. I viewed any meal
with terror after awhile. Tony Bourdain
on his travel shows got sick all the time,
they just didn't show it much.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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