This is a discussion on To be proud or envious? within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; Today I want to tell you about one unpleasant situation that happened with my friend. Let's call him Martin. He is a poker player -
Today I want to tell you about one unpleasant situation that happened with my friend. Let's call him Martin. He is a poker player - this is his passion. He had a long and strong relationship with a girl named Nika, but she didn't share his passion for the game, so he decided to show her that poker is really cool. He taught her, and soon, she began to get pleasure from the game. It would seem ideal, you and your darling have the same hobby, mutual understanding, but, unfortunately, Nika began to play better than Martin. And our hero began to envy her terribly and decided that if she is better now, they cannot be together. And as a result they broke up.
And I have a question for you: what would you do in such a situation? Would you be proud of your partner or would envy take over?
Only Martin truly knows why he broke-up with her,it could be a million reasons,,i like to think my wife and i are a "team" so when i win,she wins and vice-versa,some don't look at it that way for whatever reason,,,perhaps because they were not in a committed relationship.
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Hey some people are gifted and some are hardworking no matter what it is one should always be proud of anyone who is on the come up in poker and life! that should be the general norm of humanity, also being honest with yourself is the first key to improving and envy is a start of all kinds of evil. That my opinion on it
Hi nanida888. I have a feeling you are talking about yourself. If I'm wrong, sorry. In my opinion, Martin should be proud of her, and maybe get some of advice from her to play better. Then if both are winning money, all the better. I remember one time I was playing a MTT, and it was late, and I could not hold my eyes open, so I asked my wife if she would finish playing it for me. Long story short, she won the game for $750. And soon we got a check for $650. We spent it together, and I was proud of her. GL all
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He made a big mistake if that's why he broke up with her. He should have been very proud of her and as she became a better player he could have learned from her. Talk about losing an opportunity. If my better 1/2 would just even play poker I would be happy.
I actually was approached by a player who wanted help playing poker. He was beyond a fish and played like crap. We were friends so I helped him. After a few weeks he started to play tighter and more aggressive. 2 months later he played in a regional championship and finished 3rd for a nice plaque and beating my best finish. Was I upset, hell no I was proud of the kid.
I've been in a relationship since 1994 and every success of my beautiful half is my success, jealousy is sometimes good but the envy of someone's success is stupid. She's better than me in a lot of things and I'm proud of it. That's my opinion, but I'm a dinosaur)))))))
My wife plays poker and most of the time she out plays me. It doesn't take a lot to out play me though so I guess I'm proud of her. She won't read any poker books and is self taught. She is a good player.
Oh and by the way he made a huge mistake in leaving his girlfriend just because she was doing better than he was at poker. He should have thought about it and ask her for advice on how he could improve his game.
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Main thing here, if you value his friendship make sure you don't hurt his feelings by outplaying him. Best strategy would be to only play hands he has already folded. Kinda painful having to fold big hands pre flop if you have to act before him, but can't be taking chances on damaging little snowflakes self esteem.
I don't seem to have accomplished much with my life so far-----------, but I'm sure making good time.