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« Reply #135 on: May 20, 2013, 02:05:19 PM »

http://www.bluff.com/magazine/so-you-want-to-go-pro-1027/
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« Reply #136 on: May 20, 2013, 02:16:30 PM »

Excellent article.

This is so true and well put

"There’s no shortage of people who want to be professionals. Most people won’t make it, not because it is impossible, but because they are unwilling to go through the pain. It’s not fun to run bad for months, nor is it enjoyable to own up to your mistakes every day. It doesn’t inflate your ego to move down in stakes when you’re struggling. But that’s what it takes. If you’re a true grinder, you will get through those times. If you’re a true grinder, you will even cherish those times. That is when your weaker opposition drops out of the race, and you just get stronger."
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« Reply #137 on: May 20, 2013, 03:34:17 PM »

Excellent article.
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« Reply #138 on: May 20, 2013, 04:43:20 PM »

You need a gimmick mate. When I would tilt I would at least try to make others laugh and not just tap the glass Tongue

Post that PLO hand in PHA, think you will find the responses useful.
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« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2013, 04:46:21 PM »

Gimmick? Wotcha got in mind? And sean, can you remember the board and the action? :p
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« Reply #140 on: May 20, 2013, 06:40:37 PM »

That is the best article on poker I have read in many years. Thanks for linking Matt Smiley
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« Reply #141 on: May 20, 2013, 10:38:13 PM »


Great article, well put.

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« Reply #142 on: May 21, 2013, 02:26:33 AM »

You need a gimmick mate. When I would tilt I would at least try to make others laugh and not just tap the glass Tongue


That reminds me about Belton bingo! Could definitely adapt it to Mariss now that Sean is on a heater and doesnt tilt anymore.

It was a sort of cruel game, absolutely at Sean's expense, but I think it was good for him because he was made away of everything he was doing.

I still have the rules. You'd bet with someone over/under in a certain time frame.

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Cards off the table 5 points
Passive aggression indirectly towards fellow opponents 3 points
Aggressive folding 1 point
Stack knocked over / chips knocked off stack 2 point
Chair fallen over 5 points
Launching chips toward his vanquisher 8 points
Light hearted moaning 1/2 point.
Heavy hearted moaning 1 point
Leaving without saying goodbye 4 points

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« Reply #143 on: May 21, 2013, 02:31:28 AM »

For Matt, it would have to include his personal favourites

Talking to self 1 point
Swearing at self 2 points
Swearing at opponents 4 points
Banging head against wall 8 points

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« Reply #144 on: May 21, 2013, 11:29:14 AM »

alex, i love the ideas, however, do you not think there could be 'bonus points' for certain classic rexas catch phrases? an extra 5 points for 'thats disgusting', 'how do you sleep at night' and 'i run so bad' for example? just a thought
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« Reply #145 on: May 21, 2013, 12:42:35 PM »

alex, i love the ideas, however, do you not think there could be 'bonus points' for certain classic rexas catch phrases? an extra 5 points for 'thats disgusting', 'how do you sleep at night' and 'i run so bad' for example? just a thought

I have literally never said "how do you sleep at night". "how do you live", "what the actual fuck is your/my life" and "what a life" I think are the most common ones, although the last one is most often said in jest.
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« Reply #146 on: May 21, 2013, 12:46:21 PM »

alex, i love the ideas, however, do you not think there could be 'bonus points' for certain classic rexas catch phrases? an extra 5 points for 'thats disgusting', 'how do you sleep at night' and 'i run so bad' for example? just a thought

I have literally never said "how do you sleep at night". "how do you live", "what the actual fuck is your/my life" and "what a life" I think are the most common ones, although the last one is most often said in jest.

hahaha would adiman999 like to comment on this?
also would like to congratulate on rexas on his largest online cash last night in a SCOOP event. Doubling his previous best. Yes, he cashed for $23!!! #whyishesogood
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« Reply #147 on: May 21, 2013, 12:51:42 PM »

alex, i love the ideas, however, do you not think there could be 'bonus points' for certain classic rexas catch phrases? an extra 5 points for 'thats disgusting', 'how do you sleep at night' and 'i run so bad' for example? just a thought

I have literally never said "how do you sleep at night". "how do you live", "what the actual fuck is your/my life" and "what a life" I think are the most common ones, although the last one is most often said in jest.

hahaha would adiman999 like to comment on this?
also would like to congratulate on rexas on his largest online cash last night in a SCOOP event. Doubling his previous best. Yes, he cashed for $23!!! #whyishesogood

Thank you for not mentioning that i fell asleep half way through, so someone else took over Cheesy
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« Reply #148 on: May 21, 2013, 12:56:25 PM »

that explains it. would still like to see adiman999's response to you never using certain phrases!
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« Reply #149 on: May 22, 2013, 11:45:35 AM »

alex, i love the ideas, however, do you not think there could be 'bonus points' for certain classic rexas catch phrases? an extra 5 points for 'thats disgusting', 'how do you sleep at night' and 'i run so bad' for example? just a thought

what about 'how do they do it?', 'how can they call me there?' , 'I just can't beat these guys' and 'how do they always have it?'
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