Describe poker in a sentence!!!

Ronaldadio

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Hi guys.

I was playing a ring game today, folding, folding, folding, then all of a sudden - WHAM - win a $120 pot - very nice.

Anyway, it go me thinking. How could I describe poker in a sentance (sad? :D )

My though is this "lose small pots, win big ones" I appologise if this has been said by other ppl, but what I mean is...

The maniac who trys to put u all in every hand. Forget about the rest of the table, just think about you. How many times is he gonna have to do that to show a profit? And it worked out that against me only, 8 times (4 small blinds, 4 bb) How much he was taking or losing with anyone else was not my concern.

I know sometimes I would sit there, not involved in a hand, watch the maniac push and then catch with what could only be described as a `debatable` starting hand. It would almost put me on tilt even if I had not lost to him !!!

The good thing here is that even if u r sitting with a monster, u don`t need to limp cause he will raise for u. U call and get away cheap if u miss (lose small pots) or slow play him if u catch a monster, knowing he will probably raise. (Win big pots)

This way of playing could be described as passive - I should have said I am playing a lot of PL Omaha hi lo, so possible holdem players think different?

Anyway, I`m just shooting the breeze, but have you guys any sentance that you think sums up poker???
 
dj11

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Long periods of 'blah' punctuated by periods of sheer glee!
 
DetroitJimmy

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Poker is like a box of chocolates,ya never know what your gonna get.
 
Jack Daniels

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"OMG you called with that, LOL...ROFLM...wait, wft.. runner runner to two outs...you flippin' moron donk add to my buddy list your stacks are mine now ahahahahahahaha."
 
cardfetish

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I can sum it up in one word - Expensive!
 
cardfetish

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Then I think you might be doing it wrong. ;)


HAHAHA!:D Well, expensive in relative terms - Poker takes alot of time.
And Time IS money, and no I'm not a hooker. Otherwise I would be BROKE....LoL
 
aloevera

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Flop the "Nuts" and lose to the river and I'm addicted to rebuys:(
 
willie beaman

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A game of intense mood swings and concentration not for the weak.
 
1nickthegreek

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A super addictive pain in the ass at times.:D
 
SavagePenguin

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Using imperfect information to try and make the best possible decision while flipping between mind numbing boredom and gut wrenching fear.
 
CrackaNACtion

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lol i like ur alls what u think of this

Hold em'is like sex... everyone thinks they are great at it, but most people dont know what the hell they are doing

(this sums me up really well :p)
 
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Poker is the reason my wife hugs me on Monday and cusses me out on Tuesday.
 
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phisig6057

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Long periods of 'blah' punctuated by periods of sheer glee!


I was going to say Prolonged periods of boredom punctuated with momnets of sheer terror... but i think yours is a but closer.
 
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Poker is a game that has made me question if I am bipolar! The swings...mood and otherwise are ridiculous!
 
ace2daface

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a rollcoaster ride that over time you can control
 
zachvac

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life, with less consequences

explanation: both are all about decision-making, weighing what we do know and what we don't know, and attempting to make the best decision. In poker if we lose the worst that happens is we lose what's at the table. In life if we "lose" by making a horrible decision, we could lose our life.
 
BillyTheBull

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"OMG you called with that, LOL...ROFLM...wait, wtf [edit] .. runner runner to two outs...you flippin' moron donk add to my buddy list your stacks are mine now ahahahahahahaha."

So far I like that one the best, although I reserve the right to come up with something funny/witty/philosophical/stupid later. . . . Good thread, either way! :D
 
pantin007

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sentence that describes poker
hmmmm here it is
"losing small pots and losing the big ones too"
 
BillyTheBull

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Ok, I got one to put on a milk carton:

"Poker -- choose one: the a)easiest b)hardest, most a)fun b)agonizing, and definitely most a)nerve-wrecking b)chip-racking way to (not) make a living, EVER!" :p
 
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"life, with less consequences

explanation: both are all about decision-making, weighing what we do know and what we don't know, and attempting to make the best decision. In poker if we lose the worst that happens is we lose what's at the table. In life if we "lose" by making a horrible decision, we could lose our life"

i like this one quoted early. interesting comparison zashak
 
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