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Not Alchemy; just Poker

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After two years of Texas Hold 'EM poker training; i played my first SERIOUS game of poker.

Good Lord... was that the biggest bi-polar event of my life.

Started as a $100 cash buy-in.

Got down to (-minus) $150.

From there got up to + $250.

Wanted to leave, but was told that it would be rude to leave (at 11pm) before the game ends (1 am)

By the time 1 am hit i was (very minus) $300 dollars.

Despite the heavy loses, it was by far the most intense and enjoyable game of Poker I have ever played.

Im used to $20 buy-ins.

It all worked out okay. I met some tip-notch people. Developed my reputation in the town, and at the end of the game, got offered work from one of the players which subsidiesed the loses...

Dam what a day...

Have I mentioned that I love you?

Goodnight and may baby Jesus bless you

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  1. Awani's Avatar
    Awani -
    Well well... a fellow gambler... I used to be a high stake gambler (cards). First of all "rude" to leave? First rule of poker: trust your gut

    Leave when the fuck you wanna leave!!!

    These days I play for pleasure not business and not often. My last poker game was about ten months ago at the MGM grand. Played low stake, but raked in 300 USD or something. But the money wasn't really the thing... it was playing amongst real sharks.

    Best part was when I kept bullying this older dude with raising everything he raised, making him fold... pussy... lol... he became more and more angry and started talking shit. The guards threw him out.

  2. Awani's Avatar
    Awani -
    I think the most important thing I learned from playing cards was that money does not really have any value. It is an illusion. By loosing and winning and gambling large amounts of money... by doing that, it led me to not love money... money lost its charm... and for that I am very thankful...

  3. elixirmixer's Avatar
    elixirmixer -
    Very true. Gambling does do that to money.

    In the grocery shop ill be like "Why did you buy that for $7! Wait till its $5 on special!" To the wife.

    Then ill hit the pokies or the poker table and smash $400 bucks without even giving it a second thought. The mind vs. Money is an interesting conversation.
  4. Awani's Avatar
    Awani -
    Back in the day I used to say that each time I went into the Casino it was like taking a PS2 or an Xbox and throwing it out the window. LOL. I mean it didn't mean you would loose... I just mean that is what you "risked"... that or a months rent.

  5. elixirmixer's Avatar
    elixirmixer -
    Booted out of the pub. As if. EM's loved. But not by many. HAHA!

    And the wifes cracked the shits.... great............