Stylin_Fish, on Monday, August 14th, 2006, 12:36 AM, said:
You should all just face the facts like I did a long time ago. Poker is no longer worth the time and mental and emotional pain it causes. I don't think it would be completely crazy to say a decent amount of you here are better then anybody at the final table(except for the 1-2 "pros"). The fact of it is, Tournament poker has turned into almost ALL luck. Even if you are good enough to fold when you are behind, there are still times when you're going to get unlucky and I don't mean just getting 2 outered. I mean the times where it is nearly impossible to fold a hand "set over set" or some mircale "royal flush over a straight flush." With the vast fields of players, you are guaranteed to be in at least one coin flip for all(or close) your chips, which means there are times where your play won't matter, you just have to turn your cards over and watch.Not to mention, but there are very few tournaments "especially the world series" where it is even worth playing in. Any 1500 dollar tournament there is an absolute joke. I'd go into one of these tournaments the same way I do the Binions $80 tournaments. Risk early and try to accumulate chips instead of sitting around being short stacked after the first level and then get knocked out, out of the cash after playing for 2 days. All poker pro's are just lifetime luckbox's who shuffle money between each other in the "big game" not to mention the tournaments where it's invite only and a freeroll. Then suddenly you don't see their name for awhile because they've been absolutely card dead and don't win anything. Then they win a 1.5 million dollar prize and it's because of the skill factor. Um no, variance decided to be good this time.Yes, i know you've seen these posts before from me and most of you think skill wins out in the long run well good luck with that. I really do hope it does and that you will go on to be great poker players. But in the end, where does that really leave you anyways?
These things you are bit.ching about... it sounds an awful lot like poker. Thats what poker is, deal with it or dont play. Looks like you have chosen not to play. Poker will still go on without you. Shut the fu.ck up, no one cares and this is a poker forum, so leave, cuz you hate it so much.
Stylin_Fish, on Monday, August 14th, 2006, 1:19 AM, said:
All I'm saying is very few will ever be good enough to be called "a pro" and i don't see the point in playing to be average.
No shi.t sherlock, if it were that easy to be a pro what would be the point? You dont see everyone playing in the NFL do you? If your going to argue or bi.tch about something, make it relevant.
ricker, on Monday, August 14th, 2006, 1:11 AM, said:
I've come out ahead in poker. Every single time I've gotten my money in the pot, I've been the favorite, or I've had favorable pot odds for my draws. Each time I've made the correct decision.
Wow, never ran KK up againest AA huh? Or never went for a Q high flush draw againest a bigger one? You must be the LUCKIEST player alive to always make the right decision, or maybe thats only in the eye of the beholder?