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Arctic Wolf

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Hi!

For those of you not familiar with Texas No Limit Hold'em, learn it and start playing

 

We're always talking about maximising our chances when it comes to attracting the opposite/ same sex - the desired sex as I like to call it. Well, picture the following scenario: You go all in with pocket kings before the flop, and the button calls you. While feeling somewhat confident, your opponent reveals his hand, an ace and a king, and your pulse starts to climb. The flop comes up 5-7-A rainbow. Now you're a wreck - a desperate one at that. You know there's only one card in the deck that can save you. Agony rises as the turn card comes up a deuce. Only the river to go, and your eyes fix on the deck in the dealer's hand. "Please, PLEASE, I need a miracle!" You're not sure whether you shouted the words out loud or they exploded inside your heart. You start pacing around the room waiting for the river card in pure desperado mode, your back against the action, the flick of the burn card, then another flick and the soft landing of what has to be the river card, the gasping of the crowd...

 

How the story ends is really besides the point (the river card turns out to be a joker, the hand is cancelled, and the person responsible is fired - GREAT relief!). Anyway. My point is that if you run around desperately waiting for a mate, calculating your odds and outs can seem quite the painful ordeal. If life evolves around high expectations and improving odds, life becomes really boring and painful. That in itself wears you down and decreases your chances anyway... Going all in in matters that are impossible to control completely can leave you broke. If you keep your bets small, the losses seem almost painless because you have something to fall back on. Cutting some of the poker lingo, it's all about staying strong and happy in your life, and cutting out the waiting game. Have fun, and all of a sudden you catch that king on the river almots without waiting for it. The deck of life is a deck that cannot be controlled or manipulated, so lean back and let the dealer deal those friggin' cards.

 

Catch you on the river

 

 

 

Wolf

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"In the poker game of life, women are the rake. They are the ******* rake." -Edward Norton in Rounders

 

You go all in with pocket kings before the flop, and the button calls you. While feeling somewhat confident, your opponent reveals his hand, an ace and a king, and your pulse starts to climb. The flop comes up 5-7-A rainbow. Now you're a wreck - a desperate one at that. You know there's only one card in the deck that can save you. Agony rises as the turn card comes up a deuce. Only the river to go, and your eyes fix on the deck in the dealer's hand. "Please, PLEASE, I need a miracle!"

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This actually happened to me playing in a casino once, except I didnt go all in cause it was a limit game. Had KK and suspected someone caught a pair of aces as soon as an ace came on the flop with low undercards. So I got out of the way and it turned out to be a good laydown. (thankfully he didn't slow-play it). But had it been no-limit, I could have gone all in preflop and doubt anyone would have called, even with AK, because of the size of my stack and because most people there play super tight.

That's a tough break in your scenario. The opponent makes a super gusty call and then gets lucky. Not alot of people will call an all-in raise with AK in late position when its before the flop and chipstacks are mostly equal

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While I do play Texas Hold'em and this is cute and funny to an extent, why is the opposite gender your opponent?

 

But I do agree that when you start out on the initial attraction phase, just be yourself and if you're relaxed, funny and confident, you're going to trigger female interest!

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I guess the preferred sex is just a part of the whole pot. The pot, being a metaphor for something you want/ desire, will often terrorize you if it leaves you going all in to get it. Ok, so say you go all in and make it. That's a thrill, and life might get easier for a while. But if you keep taking marginal chances repeatedly in life, you go broke in the end. [WARNING: POKER LINGO] Say you start with 1500 chips, you go all in with pocket deuces in the very first hand. You get called by a bigger pair, but you hit the set on the river (A-5-8...9...2). Phew! Lucky! But what a torture it was to get there. You could have lost it all. Now you're at 3000. You double up three times in similar situations, and you are now at about 24.000. So far the strategy has worked, but on the next all in you get completely dominated and lose it all. I think the concept of all in in everyday life is quite familiar to many people.

 

Dont you?

 

 

 

Wolf

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