First betting experience

First betting experience

Post by sam » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00


I am no longer a ***.  Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and beating
him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this.  Let's play a run to 7
for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate more, who
knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Now I must admit, he did
settle down and try harder, but I'm not sure that it was a wise bet on his
part. (BTW he can afford it. I wouldn't do it with someone who was going to
be hurt by the loss of money)  I've played in numerous tournaments before,
but have not got involved with playing one on one for money.  I told you
before that I was going to play a guy here in California but we lived too
far apart. Here's my thought:  It was fun for an amount that would not hurt
either of us.  I was calm and collected. (I was sure that my nerves would
affect my shooting).  Was it the low amount or what?  Sincerely, Sam
 
 
 

First betting experience

Post by sam » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

BK, I don't mind your "flame", but I was relaying an honest experience.  I'm
sorry I upset you.  BTW I have a life, but I enjoy the people on this group.
In my 3 months of posting I have found that it is easy to rip someone apart.
The difficult part is opening up and discussing true thoughts without being
intimidated.  Again, sorry to offend.  Sincerely, Sam
Quote:

>Sam you are GOD.   There is nobody better than you.  There is nobody that I
>would rather loose money too than you.   If I could play like you or post
like
>you I would be KING!   Thank you for your time my lord.


>> I am no longer a ***.  Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and
beating
>> him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this.  Let's play a run to 7
>> for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate more, who
>> knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Now I must admit, he
did
>> settle down and try harder, but I'm not sure that it was a wise bet on
his
>> part. (BTW he can afford it. I wouldn't do it with someone who was going
to
>> be hurt by the loss of money)  I've played in numerous tournaments
before,
>> but have not got involved with playing one on one for money.  I told you
>> before that I was going to play a guy here in California but we lived too
>> far apart. Here's my thought:  It was fun for an amount that would not
hurt
>> either of us.  I was calm and collected. (I was sure that my nerves would
>> affect my shooting).  Was it the low amount or what?  Sincerely, Sam


 
 
 

First betting experience

Post by mike vaugh » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

LOL, a lot.

 
 
 

First betting experience

Post by mike vaugh » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Sam, you were relaying an honest experience and good for you! Sorry you got
flamed, you did nothing wrong. It's just these damn pool sticks brings out
the machismo in some people.  Actually I couldn't believe that ***I got
privately when I said I supported *** in pool. Whew! They treated me
like the a red-headed stepchild. Anyway, I'm glad I got a recruit. Now for
the next lesson: Go into a strange bar and offer to play anyone in the joint
for as much as they want. (You, secretly, have no money on you.) Now two
things will happen. One, you'll clean the place out, pockets full of money,
and take home the prettiest girl there. Or two, you lose. In that case, you
leave your cue to go the bathroom (which you had previously clocked for a
window) and you get the hell gone! JUST KIDDING. But really, some players
have had that experience. I did. I was playing not pool, but low-ball and
said I was using a check. But little did they know I only had  2 bucks in
the account. That was in my younger, stupid days. BTW I ended up winning
about $500.  But even now, when I play for money, I never ***and I don't
rattle. I might lose, but never that way. I have seen tons of players lose
simply because of a measley $2 bet. Those guys have no heart and probably
never will. I personally think that is another skill worth learning, just
like position and defense.
 
 
 

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Post by sam » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Mike, I appreciate your post.  I am not a gambler but it was fun.  If I am
not hurting anyone, low stakes betting gets my adrenaline running.  I don't
need the money or would I ever want to hurt someone but the thrill of
winning was a definite HIGH.  Never want to intentionally hurt anyone.
Sincerely, Sam
Quote:

>Sam, you were relaying an honest experience and good for you! Sorry you got
>flamed, you did nothing wrong. It's just these damn pool sticks brings out
>the machismo in some people.  Actually I couldn't believe that ***I got
>privately when I said I supported *** in pool. Whew! They treated me
>like the a red-headed stepchild. Anyway, I'm glad I got a recruit. Now for
>the next lesson: Go into a strange bar and offer to play anyone in the
joint
>for as much as they want. (You, secretly, have no money on you.) Now two
>things will happen. One, you'll clean the place out, pockets full of money,
>and take home the prettiest girl there. Or two, you lose. In that case, you
>leave your cue to go the bathroom (which you had previously clocked for a
>window) and you get the hell gone! JUST KIDDING. But really, some players
>have had that experience. I did. I was playing not pool, but low-ball and
>said I was using a check. But little did they know I only had  2 bucks in
>the account. That was in my younger, stupid days. BTW I ended up winning
>about $500.  But even now, when I play for money, I never ***and I don't
>rattle. I might lose, but never that way. I have seen tons of players lose
>simply because of a measley $2 bet. Those guys have no heart and probably
>never will. I personally think that is another skill worth learning, just
>like position and defense.

 
 
 

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Post by sam » Sun, 20 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Michael, My post was longer than your edit.  Your post makes it sound like I
was trying to take advantage of someone.  Sorry, you've got the wrong guy.
BTW I loved your Mafia  and Judge post.  As for ***s, at my age, my wife
is all I can handle.  I leave them to you.  Sincerely, Sam

I am no longer a ***. Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and
beating him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this. Let's play a
run to 7 for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate
more, who knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Sincerely,
Sam

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What'd you do?... get a cheap ***?

 
 
 

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Post by BK Stato » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Sam you are GOD.   There is nobody better than you.  There is nobody that I
would rather loose money too than you.   If I could play like you or post like
you I would be KING!   Thank you for your time my lord.
Quote:

> I am no longer a ***.  Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and beating
> him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this.  Let's play a run to 7
> for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate more, who
> knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Now I must admit, he did
> settle down and try harder, but I'm not sure that it was a wise bet on his
> part. (BTW he can afford it. I wouldn't do it with someone who was going to
> be hurt by the loss of money)  I've played in numerous tournaments before,
> but have not got involved with playing one on one for money.  I told you
> before that I was going to play a guy here in California but we lived too
> far apart. Here's my thought:  It was fun for an amount that would not hurt
> either of us.  I was calm and collected. (I was sure that my nerves would
> affect my shooting).  Was it the low amount or what?  Sincerely, Sam

 
 
 

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Post by Michael Johns » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I am no longer a ***. Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and
beating him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this. Let's play a
run to 7 for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate
more, who knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Sincerely,
Sam

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What'd you do?... get a cheap ***?

 
 
 

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Post by sam » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Michael, I re-read your post and think that you were playing off my "I am no
longer a ***" remark with your "***" comment.  My apologies.  Very
clever on your part.  I love good thinking.  You got me.  Sincerely, Sam

I am no longer a ***. Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and
beating him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this. Let's play a
run to 7 for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate
more, who knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Sincerely,
Sam

==================================

What'd you do?... get a cheap ***?

 
 
 

First betting experience

Post by John Walku » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

I had my first betting experience when I was about 15.  I lost
$5 to some road player.  It didn't really bother me, but it was
the last time I played for money.  I just don't enjoy it.

--
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Post by Carl Hatchel » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

It was the low amount.
  There is an old story about Minnesota Fats in a room one day
and some guys trying to match up. One guy says " Hey Fats,
this equipment seems pretty loose. Wha'da ya think?"
Fats says "Raise the bet, it'll tighten up"

Carl Hatchell
Hayward, Ca.

Quote:

>I am no longer a ***.  Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and beating
>him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this.  Let's play a run to 7
>for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate more, who
>knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Now I must admit, he did
>settle down and try harder, but I'm not sure that it was a wise bet on his
>part. (BTW he can afford it. I wouldn't do it with someone who was going to
>be hurt by the loss of money)  I've played in numerous tournaments before,
>but have not got involved with playing one on one for money.  I told you
>before that I was going to play a guy here in California but we lived too
>far apart. Here's my thought:  It was fun for an amount that would not hurt
>either of us.  I was calm and collected. (I was sure that my nerves would
>affect my shooting).  Was it the low amount or what?  Sincerely, Sam

 
 
 

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Post by George Rutherfo » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Mike, I appreciate your post.  I am not a gambler but it was fun.  If I am
> not hurting anyone, low stakes betting gets my adrenaline running.  I don't
> need the money or would I ever want to hurt someone but the thrill of
> winning was a definite HIGH.  Never want to intentionally hurt anyone.
> Sincerely, Sam

Snippetty-doo-dah...

IMNSHO, *** is very induhvidual-specific (BTW, I'm a member of DRC).
For a lot of us, $10 in a race to seven 8-ball match is barely enough to
keep you awake (wouldn't pay for the table in a lot of places). $200
probably would (keep you awake).

George

 
 
 

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Post by Smorgass Bor » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Sam, (blah,blah,blah)
If you really want to improve your game take an ice cold shower and then
pull your chair up to an open window and sit there until completely
dry.Repeat this procedure nightly.When we haven't heard from you in a
while,you're done.
                  sincerely Dr. Doug,

                                        Doug W.
~>*)))><  Big fish eat Little fish ><(((*<~

 
 
 

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Post by fred.ag.. » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00



Quote:
> I am no longer a ***.  Tonight I was playing a friend 8-ball and beating
> him 13 to 4 when he says " Hey, I'm tired of this.  Let's play a run to 7
> for 10 bucks. (guess he thought it would make him concentrate more, who
> knows) I said OK and proceeded to beat him 7 to 3.  Now I must admit, he did
> settle down and try harder, but I'm not sure that it was a wise bet on his
> part. (BTW he can afford it. I wouldn't do it with someone who was going to
> be hurt by the loss of money)  I've played in numerous tournaments before,
> but have not got involved with playing one on one for money.  I told you
> before that I was going to play a guy here in California but we lived too
> far apart. Here's my thought:  It was fun for an amount that would not hurt
> either of us.  I was calm and collected. (I was sure that my nerves would
> affect my shooting).  Was it the low amount or what?  Sincerely, Sam

IMNSHO, one's play gets better when one is playing for something. It doesn't
matter if it's table time, dinner, or a drink.  As the stakes (or is it
steaks) go up, one's concentration also increases therefore one's playing
improves towards one's 'A' level game.  However, there is a critical amount
for all of us  that turns "increased concentration" into "complete mental
breakdown".

On a side note, the "critical amount" is not a fixed value.  The critical
amount decreases the more one loses.  If one is up $5000, then the critical
amount will increase accordingly.

--
Regards,

Fred Agnir (thinks writing in first person is for losers)
Leominster, MA

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Post by Carl D. Crave » Mon, 21 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>I had my first betting experience when I was about 15.  I lost
>$5 to some road player.  It didn't really bother me, but it was
>the last time I played for money.  I just don't enjoy it.

I don't think I would.  I can take twenty bucks to the dog track, gamble
it all away and have a great time (about twice a year).  But I don't
think I could gamble over a game of pool.  (Not *my* game, anyway.)

Being an impulse-spender in the first place, I think I could get hooked
on *** if I weren't careful.

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