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Comment | Praff commented on Study , Accountability


Look, I am POKER MAN. I am BAD quality (aspiring) live poker player but right NOW I play ONLINE EXCLUSIVELY at NL$2 (my br is ~$40) - I BATTLE for $0.02 blinds like CRAZY DOG.

If you wish it, I give you POKER MAN LIFE ADVICE about WOMEN, STREET FOOD and many such thing.

You have but to ASK.


Oct. 3, 2023 | 7:11 p.m.

Oct. 3, 2023 | 7:02 p.m.


I, too, prefer LIVE over online.

I, too, lack a proper bankroll for London games.

So take what I'm about to say w/ a grain of SALT.

First of all, in terms of games, Aspers in Stratford has a BUNCH of £1/£1 games running and I believe Empire on occasion runs £1/£1 if there's demand for it. Do not however that at Empire it quite frequently goes CRAZY if certain maniac Chinese whales decide to get in the mix (as I'm sure you're aware) so it can often play like £2/£5 but short stacked (I think their max buyin is £300?).

As far as STRATEGY - and please confirm this w/ any live pro you find - in my HUMBLE experience the VAST majority of your winnings will come from VALUE and relatively THIN VALUE. Live low stakes recs HATE folding and many tend to prefer to call anyway just so they see the bad news rather than fold and NOT KNOW.

That being said I GIGA ENDORSE what the prev user suggested.


Oct. 3, 2023 | 5:59 a.m.

My DEAREST fellow young friend (I am YOUNG MAN now),

I, too, play 2NL and REFUSE to put another CENT into my bankroll (which is around 40 UNITED STATES DOLLARES) because I play here EXCLUSIVELY to train (mostly MENTAL GAME, DISCIPLINE and such) for when I HIT the LONDON LIVE CASH LOW STAKES scene and set it on FIRE BABY WOOOOO!

Hope that HELPS. Any questions PLEASE, I BESEECH you, do not HESITATE to ask.


Oct. 2, 2023 | 9:31 p.m.

Post | Praff posted in NLHE: VARIANCE or DOUG POLKERY?!

PLEASE, you must FORGIVE - for I am but a HUMBLE, HONEST man. A GOOD MAN. I sometimes like to do things such as take a shift down at the docs, moving crates of SHRIMP w/ the other Bulgarians. Or I might have a nice, hearty, bone-warming bowl of SOUP on a harsh winter's day.

Given all of the above, how may one lose 30 to 40 BUYINS due to VARIANCE alone?!?! I am a self admitted ASPIRING NOT LOSING PLAYER and yet have never even come CLOSE to such swings. It is mathematically possible, yes, but so is getting AA x times in a row...

This question now PLAGUES me because of a DOUGLAS POLK youtubes video I've witnessed. In this footage, Douglas says a player would go through SEVERAL such swings (obviously implicitly if they play enough volume etc).


Oct. 2, 2023 | 9:22 p.m.

My dearest AMERIKAN friend,

I am a - how you say - BAD poker player...

However I am rather PASSIONATE about the game and have, in my OLD age (I am 37 year OLD MAN - although I prefer CLASSIC MAN), decided to give playing part time (for profit exclusively, not fun or rec reasons) live low stakes a GO (once I have an adequate bankroll).

As such, you can imagine my delight at discovering your thread here.

I must CONFESS, I am NOT Americkan myself and am therefore BURDENED with the prospect of playing in YUROP. Just KIDDING Germans you know I love you ( <3 ).

But so YES, where was I? Ah yes, LIVE CASH GAMES. I would take a live low stakes cash game above an online game ANY DAY of the ROMAN CATHOLIC GOD'S week. I suppose I can't articulate exactly WHY, but I've always been much more attracted to/ loved LIVE POKER as opposed to its ONLINE DORK COUSIN (no offense to ANYONE : I spek w/ LOVE in my <3). To be clear I'd make this choice even assuming the games were equally profitable in terms of player strategy/ knowledge - obviously in the live game you'd have quite a bit of extra information which would suggest that all else being equal, you'd still have more of an edge.

Now here's SOMETHING that has always BOTHERED me. Guys who are clearly, obviously ASPIRING PROS and yet are COMPLETELY oblivious to just how BAD for the game their attitude is. Let us suppose player X (aspiring/ actual pro, it does not particularly matter) is BY FAR the best player at the table. He has a MASSIVE edge. Let us further suppose he isn't a particularly GREGARIOUS or OUTGOING individual. He can STILL (and I would argue indeed SHOULD) be AFFABLE/ polite etc. How is it possible for our player X to just almost (subconsciously or otherwise) try to RUIN his own game that he crushers for a lot of EUROS. You don't need to be a FAKE NICE or anything but just how do you think being ARROGANT and on occasion downright RUDE to recs is GOOD? Like, why would you want to scare off the whales? Ofc they'll want to play at MY table because I am POKERMAN and I make a little JOKE w/ people and talk about POLITIKS and such thing. I discuss MAKEUP and things like "take my wife, please!".

So, in conclusion, may the gods grant your HAWKS the STRENGTH and POWER of a THOUSAND MEN o7.

I thank you, good night.

Oct. 2, 2023 | 9:13 p.m.

HELLO PLEASE when will you do this?

Maybe date and time I want to maybe, watch, Idk (I don't know)...

Oct. 2, 2023 | 8:33 p.m.

GREETINGS ladies and gentle men,

You have not ASKED, but I have RETURNED.

I am now HERE.

I am OLD but YUNG.

I am MIST forming on SUMMIT of variance MOUNTAIN.


Oct. 2, 2023 | 8:28 p.m.

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