Originally Posted by kevkojak
It doesn't matter to me much, just frustrating when folk think I'll be a pushover because I dont impliment much BRM or care about going busto and crediting my account every few weeks.
I'm the same way, deep pockets and play poker (online) recreationally to pass the time. Being a single soldier with no bills stuck in Iraq, I have a significant amount of money and total monthly expenses <$20/month. That leaves my profit per month on average $2600 monthly, if I want to put a few hundred bucks in to mess around, I do so, and it's hardly a big deal if I lose it.
But to the original point I was going to make, if they want to look you up on sharkscope to see how you've been playing, that's their perrogative, but I believe using these websites is against most site's Terms and Conditions. All information about your opponents is supposed to be self-gathered, and not shared at all. But if they want to think you're a big turbo donk and don't think you have a clue about poker, let them.
It works out in your favor when your villain underestimates you, and when people say "haha you are such a big depositing loser" I smile a little bit. Because while the accounts I play on are big in the red, they span a lot of my poker career (I was admittedly a very losing player when I started), now I understand BRM, and a lot of concepts such as starting with a full stack, deep stack poker, player tendancies and stats through a HUD, sometimes without, pot odds
, etc, as well as learned how to sniff out bluffs, know when I'm ahead, etc.
So if they want to look at my lifetime history of losing over the long term online, that's fine, because I've shown a gigantic profit in my live games where I find that I have an edge, compared to online where I feel I have none over the long term (I can't play <200NL, I just don't care about the money, and those players tend to be quite solid), but live I can clean up. Sharkscope my live winnings before you talk trash...
Or just talk trash and lose stack after stack to me.