19. My parents. I come from a long line of drunken Pollocks & Irishmen!
20. Daniel Negreanu (great player, great attitude, handsome) Phil Ivey (Great player, fearless, hard to read, that stare!) Annie Duke (Great player, wonderful female role model, aggressive, strong independent woman) Tom Dwan (He's so crazy and fearless, can't ever get a read on him and he's just very good)
21. I wish had Annie Dukes skills, Tom Dwans ability to not let his opps get a read on him, my Grandpa's aggressiveness (he was a semi-pro, very aggressive), Phil Iveys stare and Daniels great attitude, even most of the time during bad beats.
22. Logic. I despise playing with over emotional players who don't have the ability to think logically. Of course these players tend to be the most profitable for me!
23. Open-mindedness. I can look at a play I did and admit I screwed up and try hard to fix any leaks.
24. Folding too often to raises in the blinds. Not trying to re-steal often enough for starters. Bad brm.
25. The ones listed above.
(ooops, numbered incorrectly in the questionnaire!)
Section VII - 23 - Successful bluffing!
24 - 99. I play them like AA and tend to get more sets with this hand than any other ppr.
25. 24 os. I rarely ever play this hand, you have to have just the right kind of board to win with this hand most of the time (unless you have a nit in the blinds)
26. Whiners & time consumers! Don't want to hear ya whine and for the love of all that is sacred in the poker world - make a decision already! Don't hold the game up over and over again making others wait! It's just rude and inconsiderate!
27. Bluffing a senior citizen off of the best hand in a live tourney. He was recently widowed, took up poker to pass time, meet people and have some fun in his life before he died. We were 3 handed at the ft and he respected my raise, made a statement about how he was proud to see a woman at the ft and one that was doing so well and folded top pair to my bluff. This left him short stacked and he was knocked out. His daughter came over to me later and said her dad had said some nice and respectful things about me and wanted to thank me for being so nice and respectful to him. Told me her mother passed away a few months back and he had terminal cancer and this was the first time in months he had truly smiled. She said he had never taken 1st in a tourney and thought this was his moment to finally do so before it was too late. Awwww, man, I know you're not supposed to feel bad, but if I had known, I might have talked to the other guy with us who was a regular and did things differently. I don't believe in soft playing, not even to family and friends, but this goes beyond that. It's not like it was a large tourney or a large payout. A dying man would have had a great and proud memory to take him to his final resting place with. Okay okay, I'm a female and a softie, so what of it?
28. When I won first place in the Men Vs. Women tournament for the state of Michigan
a few years back. I've taken first in other tourneys, but that one meant a lot to me.
29. In the PS $11 mtt 6 handed, avg chip stack was over 100k and I took a bad beat that put me down to 55 chips. I was all in 5 times in a row, first 3 times I had no choice because of antes & blinds, came back to take 1st place. Chip N a Chair!
30. $1800 at a $2/$5 game. A bunch of rich gamblers decided to go all in pf, I was bb with AA
31. TAG. It's been proven time and time again by the pros and many others to be the most profitable.
32. A lot! I used to be a scared nit, now I embrace aggression and bluffs!
33. Ethical - if they are the approved ones at the poker sites
. They enhance your game, give real time stats and info on your opps and are important part of a poker players arsenal.
33 a - Yes, HEM.
34. Yes. My husband and I wanted our son and his friend to finish up the yard work. So while on a break, we were playing poker with them (they were 15 at the time) and my husband distracted them while I stacked the deck (took me nearly 5 minutes because I don't know how to do it). We had a bet going on which "team" would win - the other finished the yard work. We won.
35. A women at the casino who was very well known for wearing very risque clothing and no bra (who dangled everything all the time in order to win pots) stood up to brag to our table about a big pot she had just won and she was bending over, doing all the distraction techniques she normally did and when she finished she shot her arms up in the air and one of her boobs, completely bare, came flying out of her little top and stayed there until someone finally told her she was exposed!
36. A drunk man stalked me, followed me out to the parking lot, tried to follow me home and I had to drive back into the valet area to get security to hold him. He followed me right back around into the valet area too and tried to deny it.
37. Yes. Those who are good without being egotistical, they are logical without being over -emotional and are friendly and are always striving to be better.
38. Over-emotional whiners who just gamble and don't know how to play or try to improve.
39. Females of course! LOL! The serious female poker players have a lot more patience in general, a good balance of aggression and don't let their other "brain" do the thinking for them!
40. I think I'll have to go with the Professor. He's got the best body, is the most intelligent, hard working and would probably be the best chance of surviving on the island or finding a way off of it.