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sick well Tom. It's actually super informative on a real human level, I applaud you good m8.

Makes me wanna take back my comment about having my own well, cuz i doubt it'd compare to this.

haha I'm sure by all the responses you're getting, your well would take off quickly. Thanks for the good words

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You mentioned that when you first started taking poker seriously, you developed an ego without having any real accomplishments to back it up. So much so that you quit your job and didn't have much success for 10 months. Can you speak a little more about this part of your career? I found it interesting because it may have been you're false sense of confidence that caused you to stick to the game when others may have quit. That's my theory anyway...

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What would be your advice to someone seriously considering putting school on hold or quitting a job to pursue poker full time as a pro? Not me, but this is always the most interesting question/answer IMO in these wells and it hasnt been asked.

I wouldn't recommend quitting school unless you are at the top of the top. I never went to college straight out of high school so poker was something that I basically wound up in because I thought it was my best option. With me going back to school now, at 24, I am seeing that poker is something that I want to be great at, but I have other talents. That fact alone, takes a lot of pressure off of me and I'm sure many could agree to that fact. You can still go to school and be a pro, just manage your time wisely.

You mentioned that when you first started taking poker seriously, you developed an ego without having any real accomplishments to back it up. So much so that you quit your job and didn't have much success for 10 months. Can you speak a little more about this part of your career? I found it interesting because it may have been you're false sense of confidence that caused you to stick to the game when others may have quit. That's my theory anyway...

Well what happened was that I won a few toruneys and figured if I could spend more time playing, I could make more money. I ignored all the bankroll management and savings advice and went at it without any type of backup, which was wrong. I always knew I had some special talent for poker, which still remains today, but I didn't know how to use it properly, that is what cost me. I am the type to not give up even when i probably should have but I believed I could do it, so I kept going. Looking back, I think its both negative and positive. I could have played better if I had something to fall back on because of less stress but I also wouldn't have developed that "fuck it I'm going to win cause I have to" mentality.

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Its not hypothetical for the most part, and my response is marry her, which is what ended up happening. There wasn't spite or hate, its just something that happens. I've been happily married for over a year now and thats all that really matters. I would really hope to keep this thread based on poker, and hopefully people will still ask poker questions instead of looking for drama.

if i was ur prolly-not-anymore friend, i would be rly rly pissed. and i mean rly rly. and if i were u i couldnt be married to someone like this. but def deserve each other. not hating on u, but also cant like u since this is a pretty sick story. and im sure u cant hear this shit anymore, but thats part of the price u have to pay for doing smth like this. its not smth that happens. if that happens to u (and it will happen to u more often than to other husbands i guess, since ur girl doesnt seem to have a guilty conscience), this wont be "just something that happens".

Married....as I said before

so u married her before u banged her is that rite? real luv ftw

anyway gl at the tables, and glad to hear u got that spewy readless leveling thing under control now

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if i was ur prolly-not-anymore friend, i would be rly rly pissed. and i mean rly rly. and if i were u i couldnt be married to someone like this. but def deserve each other. not hating on u, but also cant like u since this is a pretty sick story. and im sure u cant hear this shit anymore, but thats part of the price u have to pay for doing smth like this. its not smth that happens. if that happens to u (and it will happen to u more often than to other husbands i guess, since ur girl doesnt seem to have a guilty conscience), this wont be "just something that happens".

so u married her before u banged her is that rite? real luv ftw

anyway gl at the tables, and glad to hear u got that spewy readless leveling thing under control now

That's fine if you don't like me, I never met you so I can't say the same about you. To me though, you seem pretty ridiculous to sit there and say "its a sick story", but then again thats your opinion. I learned a very long time ago I'm not going to please everyone in this world my decisions, and I'm ok with that. What's worse is you made up your mind based on, at most, half the facts. So again, there are going to be people here who are going to keep bringing this up and basing their whole judgement of me based on one situation, which I'm ok with like I said before. Some people can't let go or hold grudges, most of these people weren't even involved and yet they feel the need to be?

are you on your monopoly?

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if i was ur prolly-not-anymore friend, i would be rly rly pissed. and i mean rly rly. and if i were u i couldnt be married to someone like this. but def deserve each other. not hating on u, but also cant like u since this is a pretty sick story. and im sure u cant hear this shit anymore, but thats part of the price u have to pay for doing smth like this. its not smth that happens. if that happens to u (and it will happen to u more often than to other husbands i guess, since ur girl doesnt seem to have a guilty conscience), this wont be "just something that happens".

so u married her before u banged her is that rite? real luv ftw

anyway gl at the tables, and glad to hear u got that spewy readless leveling thing under control now

you wouldn't be married to someone like what? Someone who loves you? These things happen, people who are dating for many years can all of a sudden come to an end, it doesn't mean that when the person finds "the someone" they love, that they will auto bounce to the next man cause she left the other one...because...she found her man already...which seems to be Tom...

don't know any of these ppl...assume u know the "other guy" ?

thx tom, great read so far, best of luck to you

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Tom, screw the haterz, let's get this thread back on track....

I just wanted to say thanks for opening my mind to a whole other world of possibilities. Definitely been interesting talking things out.

What's your calling range when a 10 bb stack shoves, another 10 bb stack calls and is all-in and you have 20 bb?

how do you know when you are being too aggressive?

What are the differences between being a hated player or a feared player on the table?

What are the subtle differences between low stakes tourneys , mid stakes and high stakes?

What makes vietcong01 so bad?

How do you not auto-pilot when playing multiple tournies?

How many bbs before u wanna coinflip for stacks?

What's the difference between 2 plus 2 and p5s?

Favorite spot in Vegas?

Favorite spot in T-dot?

Favorite Team?

Favorite Video Game?

Casino Niagara or Fallsview?

Good luck at the tables and in life!!!!

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I'm just postng my experience because hearing yours really hit home with me.

I had a real close friend end up fucking some asian broad that I thought I loved. It fucked me up real good for about a year. In the end, I got both of them out of my life and I'm better off. Engaged to be married in April, whatever.

I don't hate you as I don't know you. But I do hate my 'friend' who did this to me. The way it went down, the deception, etc. was very painful. If you didn't make a well, you wouldn't be subjected to 99's post and the scrutiny thereafter, but you did, so you can't expect people to not question it. You also did this to your backer, friend, etc. The person who got you started in poker. Seems like a large part of your poker background.

I hope you made peace with what you've done. I don't wish you any ill will, seriously I don't. You didn't marry my GF. But lets be honest, if she could do that to him, why wouldn't she do the same to you? I could understand (sort of) fucking this girl, but marrying her seems pretty stupid. My 'friend' ended up A LOT worse off because of the girl involved in my situation as she was the epitome of evil. He's now addicted to pain killers and walks with a limp.

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Tom, screw the haterz, let's get this thread back on track....

I just wanted to say thanks for opening my mind to a whole other world of possibilities. Definitely been interesting talking things out.

What's your calling range when a 10 bb stack shoves, another 10 bb stack calls and is all-in and you have 20 bb?

how do you know when you are being too aggressive?

What are the differences between being a hated player or a feared player on the table?

What are the subtle differences between low stakes tourneys , mid stakes and high stakes?

What makes vietcong01 so bad?

How do you not auto-pilot when playing multiple tournies?

How many bbs before u wanna coinflip for stacks?

What's the difference between 2 plus 2 and p5s?

Favorite spot in Vegas?

Favorite spot in T-dot?

Favorite Team?

Favorite Video Game?

Casino Niagara or Fallsview?

Good luck at the tables and in life!!!!

Well then, this is going to be a long reply. My callng range depends on a lot of things, like position, stage of the mtt and what mtt it is, players images. It's pretty difficult to set ranges in these spots without firm examples. If both players are awfully crazy and don't understand ranges, I may decided to get in a little lighter. At first, I would get a sense of when I was being too aggressive, but I never really knew. Now I can sense the table dynamics shifting pretty well. All of a sudden I'm getting 3b more or people don't fold to my cbets and float more, stuff like that where you aren't able to get away with anything anymore. For being hated or feared, I'd rather be hated if it came down to it. One of the biggest reasons why I won when I was a spew monkey was because I had a target on my back. When you run well its great, when you don't it sucks, so being hated but playing well can be deadly.

Main difference I see in low and mid stakes players vs high stakes players is the ability to get thin value. Squeezing those extra few bbs on a river bet or maybe barreling spots. Stuff like that really adds up in the late stages of mtts. With vietcong, I can't really say anything about his game because I'm pretty sure I've never played with him, all I'd be doing is echoing everyone elses words about how awful he plays. Auto piloting is something I'm always going to struggle with but it has gotten better. I try to just keep my mind focused on playing and thinking things through. Even with a lot of tables, I force myself to watch the tables when I'm not in a hand and take notes. With bbs and fliiping, the answer is basically the same as the 1st question about calling ranges. I don't get on 2+2 that often to be honest. I like p5s more

Favourite spot in Vegas? anywhere that has a pool, some days are ridiculously hot

Favourite spot in Toronto? ACC on game night

Favourite team? Leafs, I bleed blue

Favourite video game? NHL for xbox, pretty good at it too

Fallsview, never been to Niagara

Thanks firoo, gl to you too

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I'm just postng my experience because hearing yours really hit home with me.

I had a real close friend end up fucking some asian broad that I thought I loved. It fucked me up real good for about a year. In the end, I got both of them out of my life and I'm better off. Engaged to be married in April, whatever.

I don't hate you as I don't know you. But I do hate my 'friend' who did this to me. The way it went down, the deception, etc. was very painful. If you didn't make a well, you wouldn't be subjected to 99's post and the scrutiny thereafter, but you did, so you can't expect people to not question it. You also did this to your backer, friend, etc. The person who got you started in poker. Seems like a large part of your poker background.

I hope you made peace with what you've done. I don't wish you any ill will, seriously I don't. You didn't marry my GF. But lets be honest, if she could do that to him, why wouldn't she do the same to you? I could understand (sort of) fucking this girl, but marrying her seems pretty stupid. My 'friend' ended up A LOT worse off because of the girl involved in my situation as she was the epitome of evil. He's now addicted to pain killers and walks with a limp.

thats exactly what i mean, tom. bbbbb explained it in a nicer/better way for sure. similar happened to me, and i couldnt control myself for a few weeks which was a very hard time, and i hated the other guy so much (i and that girl were apart already for a few days!), altho i never met him or anything, thats why that kinda disgusts me, dont know what i wouldve done if it was a friend (maybe im just too young, whatever). and the second sick thing is not mentioning people who helped u to get there where u are. sure u seem to be happy with ur situation now, but this looks like u fcked up everybody cause of a girl who falls in love with the next better guy. and the marriage thing.... all that stuff makes people (like me) question u as a human. on saturday i was in the club with my "bro" and there was a group of guys and one of them pushed him i just knocked him out and they were 4, we were 2. thats a pretty standard thing in my life (not fighting, i mean treating a bros life like its my own), which seems to go in the opposite direction in ur life. of course not the best example lol

agree that this thread is the wrong place for this, tho. however, im not feelin guilty at all saying my opinion in a forum.

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Just because she did it to some other guy doesnt mean she is gonna do it to him. I mean people do change as they grow up and maybe she was a little skanky back in her day but now she is older, more mature and found the man of her dreams. Bunch of butthurt haters in this thread. Dont put the pussy on a pedistal and you wont get hurt so bad.

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I understand that Tom made this well and the issue of how he met his wife was brought up and people are commenting on it but I think Tom has said all he wants/needs to say on the matter so can we move on to poker since that is what the well is intended for?

My questions are regarding coin flips deep in a MTT. When is it right to pass up coin flip situations if ever? I find myself getting severely crippled or busted often in coin flips late in tourneys and just wanted to know what a much better player's opinion is on the matter? What size stack are you looking to get into/avoid coinflips if ever? What stage of the tourney are you looking to get into/avoid coin flips? Also, since most coin flips occur with a medium PP how do you play them depending on stack sizes? If you are big stacked do you open-raise or limp with a medium PP from EP? What about just average stacked like say 20-30 BBs? Scenario, you have 30BB and are facing an all-in from a 15BB stack and you are sure it is going to be a flip do you take this or fold it?

Sorry I know those are a lot of questions.

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Well, im generally against marriage cause it caused a lot of problems to people i know. But theres still a good chance i will marry someday, but she has to be a very honest person. So, attitudes are different, that would be a perfect reason not to marry her for me. And thats the way im thinking, no reason to talk bs bout me if u dont share my opinion, whats the problem. and once again im not hating on tom, cause that wasnt my girl. This discussion doesnt destroy the thread or anything, altho its offtopic it is very interesting and entertaining. Tom still answers ur questions and i enjoy reading every post in this thread.

Ok i got one:

Do u think its possible to be a low volume player with like 500 HSMTTs per year and be as succesfull as the high volume players who avg like 15k a month? Or do u think its a waste of time playing like 1-2 tourneys a day?

i cant play high and low buy in tourneys at the same time, kinda spew chips in the low ones to get rid of them sometimes. Is it better not playing them at all altho their very profitable or is there a way i can change that attitude and play every tourney the same way?

What do u think are important and usefull hud stats besides vpip, pfr and 3bet?

Im playing much better if im drunk. Can u think of an alternative i could try that is not as harmful as alcohol which makes my balls grow while playing? Or at least makes me focus better?

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That's fine if you don't like me, I never met you so I can't say the same about you. To me though, you seem pretty ridiculous to sit there and say "its a sick story", but then again thats your opinion. I learned a very long time ago I'm not going to please everyone in this world my decisions, and I'm ok with that. What's worse is you made up your mind based on, at most, half the facts. So again, there are going to be people here who are going to keep bringing this up and basing their whole judgement of me based on one situation, which I'm ok with like I said before. Some people can't let go or hold grudges, most of these people weren't even involved and yet they feel the need to be?

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I understand that Tom made this well and the issue of how he met his wife was brought up and people are commenting on it but I think Tom has said all he wants/needs to say on the matter so can we move on to poker since that is what the well is intended for?

My questions are regarding coin flips deep in a MTT. When is it right to pass up coin flip situations if ever? I find myself getting severely crippled or busted often in coin flips late in tourneys and just wanted to know what a much better player's opinion is on the matter? What size stack are you looking to get into/avoid coinflips if ever? What stage of the tourney are you looking to get into/avoid coin flips? Also, since most coin flips occur with a medium PP how do you play them depending on stack sizes? If you are big stacked do you open-raise or limp with a medium PP from EP? What about just average stacked like say 20-30 BBs? Scenario, you have 30BB and are facing an all-in from a 15BB stack and you are sure it is going to be a flip do you take this or fold it?

Sorry I know those are a lot of questions.

A lot of this is dependent on situation and flow really. Back in the day I used to run up monster stacks by not passing up small edges, and it also cost me stacks. Today, I would think more of the situation, like for example, If I'm deep in a $20 mtt and I know that I have an edge over the rest of the field, I may pass up on a flipping spot to preserve that edge. I don't really look to avoid or get into spots, I play them out as I recognize them. One thing that plagued me early in my career was trying to look for spots, all I did was level myself. If a spot presents itself that I feel will be +EV, I'll take it. PLaying small and mid pairs is not that easy really. I choose to either fold or raise depending on how my table is playing. If I'm at an aggressive table and I'm not likely to see a flop, without getting all in, I'll just dump small pairs pre flop mostly. With 20-30bbs its again dependent on the table, vs certain players I may open and 4b jam small pairs. The last one is really hard to answer without more information.

These were all really good questions, but a lot of it can only be answered in not so vague terms with examples. Coin flips are going to happen, there's no way around it. The thing is though, you have prepare yourself the best way you can to either win or lose and not get too down or too up either way.

Alright can we be done with the Dr. Phil episode? KTHNXBYE.

Lets try to get this back on track again.

What are your favorite songs/artists to listen to while playing?

When playing live do you talk much at the table? Or are you more of an observer?

Lately, I've been listening to a lot of J.Cole, ridiculous rapper, song "Dollar and a Dream" goes on repeat a lot, thanks cotchery89. When I'm playing live I don't talk much at all. Not to say I won't talk to anyone if they talk to me, but I'm not going to start many conversations.

Well, im generally against marriage cause it caused a lot of problems to people i know. But theres still a good chance i will marry someday, but she has to be a very honest person. So, attitudes are different, that would be a perfect reason not to marry her for me. And thats the way im thinking, no reason to talk bs bout me if u dont share my opinion, whats the problem. and once again im not hating on tom, cause that wasnt my girl. This discussion doesnt destroy the thread or anything, altho its offtopic it is very interesting and entertaining. Tom still answers ur questions and i enjoy reading every post in this thread.

Ok i got one:

Do u think its possible to be a low volume player with like 500 HSMTTs per year and be as succesfull as the high volume players who avg like 15k a month? Or do u think its a waste of time playing like 1-2 tourneys a day?

i cant play high and low buy in tourneys at the same time, kinda spew chips in the low ones to get rid of them sometimes. Is it better not playing them at all altho their very profitable or is there a way i can change that attitude and play every tourney the same way?

What do u think are important and usefull hud stats besides vpip, pfr and 3bet?

Im playing much better if im drunk. Can u think of an alternative i could try that is not as harmful as alcohol which makes my balls grow while playing? Or at least makes me focus better?

Yes I think its profitable and useful to mix in a couple HSMTTs a day. They'll help you in 2 ways. You'll play better players and when you get deep, you'll learn how to handle yourself in an unknown and usually uncomfortable environment. Sounds like you lose complete focus in low stakes buyins because of high stakes. I would think of it this way, the low stakes money I would make, would pay for my HSMTT buy in, which is my reward for crushing lower stakes. If I didn't make any money, I can't play high stakes. If you actually do that, restrict yourself to only playing with profits that you made, you'll definitely pay attention to lower stakes because you know you can make money there and who doesn't like money? I experimented with a HUD for a little bit and I would say the fold to cbet % is pretty important, especially deeper with shallower stacks. Only thing that sucks is that its usually not a big sample size.

WIth the last question, and the overall post. I think you're your own worst enemy, I have a lot of experience in that area. I'm sure you've won mtts because you played well without being drunk, just try to remember those days. You have to trust in your game and when nerves or whatever else kicks in, just calm down and regroup. There isn't some magical formula, its just knowing that you're good enough to win over and over again. When you're drunk, you don't give a shit, so stop giving a shit?

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All this hes a bad person for screwing over his friend/backer is kinda silly, I think you guys are looking at it the wrong way. Just because 2 people are "together" doesnt mean thats permanent, the girl obviously was not completly happy with the friend/backer and tom44411 was just a better fit for her. thats just the way things go, its better she left him when she did, then 3 years from now. so in the long run tom44411 probably made things easier on both of them. now if he was sneaking behind his friends/backers back and screwing his girl now thats pretty fucked up. but i dont know the story.

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If you could give me one piece of advice concerning sit n gos which I should take to the grave what would it be?

Also, what programs are essential for you to keep you playing your A**** game.

How much game time do you put in given as a ratio to your revision time concerning poker.

Also what race do you play on sc2? Scouting with a barracks? :P Protoss so imba.

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If you could give me one piece of advice concerning sit n gos which I should take to the grave what would it be?

Also, what programs are essential for you to keep you playing your A**** game.

How much game time do you put in given as a ratio to your revision time concerning poker.

Also what race do you play on sc2? Scouting with a barracks? :P Protoss so imba.

I'm not really good at sngs since I haven't played a good amount in a very long time. When I used to play them I was awful at poker so not sure what advice I can besides learning math is probably your saving grace. If you know the math in an out, and not just ranges, but FE math, 3b/4b math, then you are certain to have an advantage. My hh replayer is my biggest tool. Without that, I'd be lost. Analyzing my hands or others hands is the best way to get better without actually playing. I would say that the ratio is somewhere between 2:1 and 1.5:1 right now. When I wasn't in school this summer, it would be somewhere are 3:1 in favour of the revision, I'm pretty much ocd with analzying stuff until I understand it completely.

haha not sure why gags thought I played sc2, I really should though. Only have played the original

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How do you balance your social life with being a pro poker player who is mainly into online gaming. Now you have school as well so this must be very hard to do. I found that when I was a pro gamer it ate into my social life horribly and I would not do it again. Do you just treat it like a 9 - 5 job? Thankyou for answering my previous question, thankyou for your time.

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I'm just postng my experience because hearing yours really hit home with me.

I had a real close friend end up fucking some asian broad that I thought I loved. It fucked me up real good for about a year. In the end, I got both of them out of my life and I'm better off. Engaged to be married in April, whatever.

I don't hate you as I don't know you. But I do hate my 'friend' who did this to me. The way it went down, the deception, etc. was very painful. If you didn't make a well, you wouldn't be subjected to 99's post and the scrutiny thereafter, but you did, so you can't expect people to not question it. You also did this to your backer, friend, etc. The person who got you started in poker. Seems like a large part of your poker background.

I hope you made peace with what you've done. I don't wish you any ill will, seriously I don't. You didn't marry my GF. But lets be honest, if she could do that to him, why wouldn't she do the same to you? I could understand (sort of) fucking this girl, but marrying her seems pretty stupid. My 'friend' ended up A LOT worse off because of the girl involved in my situation as she was the epitome of evil. He's now addicted to pain killers and walks with a limp.

Thanks for this post bbbbb, it has helped me along the way to see that others have similar experiences to me. That being said I personally have moved on past this situation and the tremendous level of hurt it caused me on both accounts (by him and her). I no longer harbor feelings of ill will towards either of them. My only real purpose of popping into this thread was noticing that I was not included in his description of influential players in his game when I was the one that started working with him from the beginning. He moved to Cleveland, lived in an apartment I was paying for, I often paid for his food and other expenses as well. I cared for him like a brother. While doing this I also felt he was grateful, he commonly thanked me and his actions seemed to line up with this. Then everything went down which definitely changed my perspective on that, but I can understand, he fell in love with her and now that I'm past the anger I can see that that sometimes happens. But what bothered me the most about this thread was the lack of mentioning me as an influential mentor. This shows a true lack of appreciate for my efforts. That being said, I am past that aspect of the situation as well and have learned about what type of people I should mentor in the future (aka. my selection process is a lot more strict and diligent). My reason for posting was I wanted to make it clear what rubbed me the wrong way in this thread. It seems people were placing emphasis on the female involved and I came to peace with that situation over a year ago.

Anyways, I do wish the best for tom (he should remember that's the last thing I said to him on the phone the last time we talked) and actually am a bit impressed with some of the posts he has made in this well. It seems he has grown a lot as a player which makes me proud.

GF

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Thanks for this post bbbbb, it has helped me along the way to see that others have similar experiences to me. That being said I personally have moved on past this situation and the tremendous level of hurt it caused me on both accounts (by him and her). I no longer harbor feelings of ill will towards either of them. My only real purpose of popping into this thread was noticing that I was not included in his description of influential players in his game when I was the one that started working with him from the beginning. He moved to Cleveland, lived in an apartment I was paying for, I often paid for his food and other expenses as well. I cared for him like a brother. While doing this I also felt he was grateful, he commonly thanked me and his actions seemed to line up with this. Then everything went down which definitely changed my perspective on that, but I can understand, he fell in love with her and now that I'm past the anger I can see that that sometimes happens. But what bothered me the most about this thread was the lack of mentioning me as an influential mentor. This shows a true lack of appreciate for my efforts. That being said, I am past that aspect of the situation as well and have learned about what type of people I should mentor in the future (aka. my selection process is a lot more strict and diligent). My reason for posting was I wanted to make it clear what rubbed me the wrong way in this thread. It seems people were placing emphasis on the female involved and I came to peace with that situation over a year ago.

Anyways, I do wish the best for tom (he should remember that's the last thing I said to him on the phone the last time we talked) and actually am a bit impressed with some of the posts he has made in this well. It seems he has grown a lot as a player which makes me proud.

GF

I have never once forgotten what an influence you had on my growing as a player. Personally, I just thought it might be awkward for both of us if I did throw your name around here, but now I know its not the case. You did help me but I'm sure you will agree that for a decent amount of time we weren't exactly great friends. That's in the past though, and I do wish the best for you and Jorge as well

Just wanted to say thanks for answering my questions regarding coin flip situations. I really like the advice about passing up the very small edge if I feel like I have an edge over the rest of the table.

No problem, glad I could help

How do you balance your social life with being a pro poker player who is mainly into online gaming. Now you have school as well so this must be very hard to do. I found that when I was a pro gamer it ate into my social life horribly and I would not do it again. Do you just treat it like a 9 - 5 job? Thankyou for answering my previous question, thankyou for your time.

I'm not the greatest to answer this, and I'm going to sound old when I say this, I just don't care for too much of a social life. Not in the sense that I won't go out and hang out with some friends or family, but that I just don't see that its Friday and start fist pumping to the bars. I used to do that but not anymore, and even when I did, it was in streaks. You have to find a way that you can still perform at whatever it is that you are doing for a living while still keeping your sanity. If you go hard for 4 or 5 days then take a day off to hang out and unwind, thats not a bad thing, just know that you cant unwind too long and that you can't work for too long. Everyone is different, when I get an idea in my head, I'm very ocd in a way that I'll stay up 2 or 3 days trying to figure it out. So, to answer your question, you have to answer your own question. It's a very hard thing to do to balance anything that consumes so much of your time with normal life stuff and no one can really tell you exactly what to do.

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