Poker Monster I Created (my wife)
My wife the poker monster I created has been trying to become a worthy poker player via online. Of course she plays on her computer now. At my home I have two different cable lines and cable accounts coming in. One line goes to my office and the other that splits for the TV’s, the kid’s computers, and my wife’s, which is in our bedroom. Yes, it costs more but with all the crazy crap they do online I don’t even want them using the same cable line as me, since my office computer at home also interfaces with my business.
We both enjoy visiting casinos
together and with friends, but the men are usually glued to the poker rooms, while the woman usually will lose more then we make (if any) at the slot machines.
Of course we all wine, dine and enjoy entertainment together. And sometimes even get to sleep together while in a casino if one of us husbands would get out of the poker room. While the woman like to go to bed what they call a normal time, us guys if playing cash games like to sleep during the off times, and get downstairs fresh around 1/ 2 am.
So, one evening at home my wife started to complain, that while at the casinos she wants to spend more time with me. (Here we go again) Now the last couple years I was crazy with online poker and was always getting accused of neglect at home. Rightfully so I might add. But after winning some serious money online it seemed strange how her tune began to change. (Shoes, shoes, more shoes, lol) In fact she even started to get interested with poker and was actually sitting with me even bringing me goodies. She even became a good distraction at times. On many occasions she would play while I sat with her discussing the game along with thoughts and strategies. This was all happening just before the UIGEA (2006) and after. She then really started to become a pain in the ass whenever I wanted to play online. After the UIGEA became law and I was then playing at poker stars
, things started to go downhill online. My wife actually was able to hold her own online and I would find her on my computer many times playing on my account. I wasn’t concern about financial damage being caused by her at all. She’s pretty cheap and would never play over her head. (I hope) She knows never to play cash games online, and just plays small sng’s, satellites, and free-rolls. But, it was like she was taking over my role, and on my sacred computer. Although I was fading big time from online play and concentrating playing live at local clubs and of course casinos, when I’d come home from a club there she was playing online. (On my sacred computer) She even started reading some of my poker books
. I guess I was looking into a magical mirror of what she was seeing when I was getting hooked years ago. Now don’t get me wrong I’m happy she is beginning to enjoy the same things I do. But now she wants to start playing live with me. I agree that this is a great idea and told her we would now have to work on teaching her real poker. I must admit I was concerned about the local clubs. 99% men (allot of assholes) along with possible police raids, the language, hot wife/desperate men etc… But at the reasonable buy-in casino tournaments no problem.
I then decided to make her an offer. I set her up on her computer (in our bedroom) with her own poker account, and told her if she could profit over $1,000.00 dollars, she could then also enter the big buy-in live tournaments with me. She loved the idea and has been playing her little heart away ever since for over a year. She’s presently down over 5k. She’ll constantly wake me out of a deep sleep all excited asking what should she do, as if I could jump out of bed and make a clever decision on the spot. If she’s playing at night and I fall asleep watching TV and she wins something decent, she gets in bed all full of herself and gets all sexed up and attacks. Not sure if she just wants to make sure I know she won something. Unfortunately, she doesn’t win often enough for my liking. She now even brings her laptop into bed with us and is annoying the shit out of me. She even posted on this site several times, and took down a tournament once here.
I very rare play online anymore, unless a big purse tourney and not in peace I might add, with her on my neck trying to tell me what to do. I also find myself going to sleep alone allot. Not sure what to do or say, but starting to get annoyed. Maybe she’ll find this thread and the shit will hit the fan. In fact I'm pretty sure she will find it. Hope I don't hurt her feelings here, but don't have the balls to confront her. I’m not sure I have a leg to stand on with my past, but would really like things to change.
Any reasonable opinions would be appreciated.