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BarryDingle31 PM BarryDingle31
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Posted: 9/17/2009 12:12:53 AM
Since you started playing poker,


Are you up or down money?




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Posted: 9/17/2009 1:01:26 AM
jesus keeps rivering me
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Posted: 9/17/2009 4:02:13 AM
down, but I play for recreation. ( 15 years)
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Posted: 9/17/2009 2:38:31 PM
Is this a serious question?
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Posted: 9/17/2009 6:03:41 PM
yeah..
 
 
so answer it..
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Posted: 9/17/2009 7:08:13 PM
What is the point of asking.......most people will say they are up and in all actuality most are probably down.

However in this thread people will say they are up and will be trashed for it, even though there is no way of proving one way or the other if what they say is true.
 
 
I've been playing poker for 20+ years........I really sucked when I started and my game has improved over the years....up or down, doesn't matter to anyone in the world except me.
 
Kind of like a golf score or your golf handicap, the only one who really cares about it is you   I'm really not trying to be an behind, but I feel to see the point of this question.
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Posted: 9/17/2009 7:09:08 PM
meant to say "fail" to see the point of this question......not "feel"
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Posted: 9/17/2009 11:32:24 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mmac66:

What is the point of asking.......most people will say they are up and in all actuality most are probably down.

However in this thread people will say they are up and will be trashed for it, even though there is no way of proving one way or the other if what they say is true.
 
 
I've been playing poker for 20+ years........I really sucked when I started and my game has improved over the years....up or down, doesn't matter to anyone in the world except me.
 
Kind of like a golf score or your golf handicap, the only one who really cares about it is you   I'm really not trying to be an behind, but I feel to see the point of this question.



Would you tell a friend/family member/random person the truth if they asked you this question?
What if they asked you how much you are down/up, would you be totally honest?


You've been playing for 20+ years
If you could go back in time and get back all the money you spent
would you have ever started playing poker in the first place?
Or do you think you are better off since starting 20+ years ago?
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Posted: 9/18/2009 12:20:13 AM
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Posted: 9/18/2009 1:19:03 AM
Ive played one hand of poker my whole life.

I flopped a royal flush, and folded cuz i didnt notice i had it. That moment I realized the game wasnt for me so I quit forever
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Posted: 9/18/2009 9:33:29 AM
QUOTE

Originally Posted by BarryDingle31:




Would you tell a friend/family member/random person the truth if they asked you this question?
What if they asked you how much you are down/up, would you be totally honest?


You've been playing for 20+ years
If you could go back in time and get back all the money you spent
would you have ever started playing poker in the first place?
Or do you think you are better off since starting 20+ years ago?

 

I didn't say if I was up or down.......I said I was the only person who cared.......and I am.

 

And as for my family well, they have a pretty nice house, eat whenever they want, have several TV's to watch, take decent vacations, go to good schools.......I certainly don't think the amount of money that I've made/lost playing poker even enters their minds.

 

What is this crusade you're on Barry?

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Posted: 9/18/2009 9:37:37 AM
I'm up only because I won a few big tournaments.  Without those I'd probably be down in cash games. 
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Posted: 9/18/2009 9:56:26 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ChanceP:

Ive played one hand of poker my whole life.

I flopped a royal flush, and folded cuz i didnt notice i had it. That moment I realized the game wasnt for me so I quit forever

I like to fold my royal flushes face up.........let's the table know I'm capable of a big fold

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Posted: 9/18/2009 3:05:17 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ChanceP:

Ive played one hand of poker my whole life.

I flopped a royal flush, and folded cuz i didnt notice i had it. That moment I realized the game wasnt for me so I quit forever

I remember that hand,  You called a raise and two reraises with K10 of hearts. You are a donk, its good you retired.

 

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Posted: 9/18/2009 3:05:42 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mmac66:

I like to fold my royal flushes face up.........let's the table know I'm capable of a big fold

 

 

That is some funny garbage.

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Posted: 9/18/2009 6:04:48 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by mmac66:

 

I didn't say if I was up or down.......I said I was the only person who cared.......and I am.

 

And as for my family well, they have a pretty nice house, eat whenever they want, have several TV's to watch, take decent vacations, go to good schools.......I certainly don't think the amount of money that I've made/lost playing poker even enters their minds.

 

What is this crusade you're on Barry?




Other people care, you're just the only one effected by it.but
I care to know how you've done in 20+ years
I'm sure people close to you would find it interesting to know also, but they won't ask because of the chance of offending a losing gambler..


It's nice that your family is blessed with money, so I'm sure they won't mind if you're playing poker for some crumbs (whats crumbs to you might be cookies to some)


It's very important for me to know the answer to these questions

If you could go back in time and get back all the money you spent
would you have ever started playing poker in the first place?
Or do you think you are better off since starting 20+ years ago?



I'll tell you my crusade once we get going
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Posted: 9/18/2009 6:06:38 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by ChanceP:

Ive played one hand of poker my whole life.

I flopped a royal flush, and folded cuz i didnt notice i had it. That moment I realized the game wasnt for me so I quit forever


LOL.

that fold probably saved you more money in the long run than you can know

you never got bit by the beginners luck bug
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Posted: 9/18/2009 6:07:37 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Sharkysden:

I'm up only because I won a few big tournaments.  Without those I'd probably be down in cash games. 




Do you consistently hit those tournaments?
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Posted: 9/18/2009 6:52:48 PM
Dingle, what about people that have donated money to churches that was supposed to go to help poor people that they used to payoff lawsuits for priests raping underage children, as well as, the following cover up? To me, it seems like quite a gamble to donate to a church under the pretense that it will be going towards helping underprivileged individuals. At least with playing poker, you know exactly where your money is going, either in my bank or the other players.
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Posted: 9/18/2009 7:29:20 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BostonKen:

Dingle, what about people that have donated money to churches that was supposed to go to help poor people that they used to payoff lawsuits for priests raping underage children, as well as, the following cover up? To me, it seems like quite a gamble to donate to a church under the pretense that it will be going towards helping underprivileged individuals. At least with playing poker, you know exactly where your money is going, either in my bank or the other players.



People that donate money to churches are doing a good thing.

People making donations and the church supplying the donations to those in need is a team, just like any other team


In the NFL..
all the WR can do is run his route to the best of his ability
He can't worry if the center is going to smoothly get the ball to the QB
He can't worry if the line is blocking their man to protect the QB
He can't worry if the QB is going to scan his way or not

All he can do is his part, and if his team keeps letting him down, he should move or go to a team he can trust.  
but he certainly should quit!  Not if he can still play, not if he still wants to play!



So if you found out for a fact
the church you donated money to
used it improperly,
you should call them out and/or
move to another church that you can trust in. 

unless you just don't feel like dishing out the doe
Then you're just like an unhappy Randy Moss jogging his routes
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Posted: 9/18/2009 7:33:33 PM
"At least with playing poker, you know exactly where your money is going, either in my bank or the other players."



Do you really know where it is going?

If it's online, how do you know its not a bot that bad-beat you?
maybe it's a guy that has a hack to see your cards?

or how do you know the guy is not going to use his poker winnings for terrorist bombs?  maybe poker is how bin laden gets though his mornings and you just funded his next terrorist attack


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Posted: 9/18/2009 10:18:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BarryDingle31:





Do you consistently hit those tournaments?


I did for a while but I really don't play that much anymore, just a couple live games a week.  I still play online but not everyday like I used to. 
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Posted: 9/19/2009 2:05:35 AM
Alright, I'll play along Barry. I think for the first four or five years I was down significantly.......I think for the next four or five I was about even or possibly down slightly and since then I am up, some years a relatively significant number. Over 20 years I'm probably up a bit, or at least up more than down. Whether or not it's crumbs or cookies is a bit irrelevant to anyone but me. One man's crumbs are another man's cookies.....I know I have had an online account that I opened in 2003. I have only deposited once to fund the account and withdrawn multiple times. So I'm not down there in that timeframe. Cash games I know that I am up since 1999/2000 but there is no way to prove it to anyone. I play for fun and it's a hobby. Along with golf they're really my two main distractions from the everyday grind. My wife and kids love me and I spend much time with all of them. I feel like I balance my work, family and hobbies very well. Everyone may not agree, but if I died tomorrow I'd be satisfied. I have no idea why I am justifying myself to somebody online, but I'm intrigued with where you are going with this and I'll go along to find out.
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Posted: 9/19/2009 4:43:34 AM
QUOTE Originally Posted by BarryDingle31:

"At least with playing poker, you know exactly where your money is going, either in my bank or the other players."



Do you really know where it is going?

If it's online, how do you know its not a bot that bad-beat you?
maybe it's a guy that has a hack to see your cards?

or how do you know the guy is not going to use his poker winnings for terrorist bombs?  maybe poker is how bin laden gets though his mornings and you just funded his next terrorist attack




How do I know that my donation to the church didn't go to the defense/payoff for 100's of priests that raped children?

Do you really know where it's going?
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Posted: 9/19/2009 5:43:31 PM
terrible cash player play better in sit n go and tourns
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