Age/Gender -- Does it matter?

rainsoaked

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Been pondering this a while and I don't really know where I am about it.​
One of the greatest things about poker, online and off, is that you can be anybody from anywhere. But stuff is rolling around in my brain about gender and age. Me for example. 48, white chick. Well, maybe not a chick, but I *feel* like a chick :)
Anyway, what got me thinking this time are recent posts (on ...some other sites) about multi-accounting in big tourneys and the numbers seemed to line up like younger vs older in regards to the ethics, with some/many of the younger going with it being no big deal and some/many of the older on the other side. And I'm generalizing here, sorry for that, but I'm trying to keep it brief.​
It did seem, though, like they were coming down on two sides of the fence without a lot of middle ground. I guess I'm wondering several things...​
Does "old-school" put one at a disadvantage online? And by old-school I mean one player to a hand, etc. Should 'elder' players hang out in a communal environment and coach and sweat and ghost too? May be a silly question, but cool visual --no? Eleven of us hangin' out, tossin' back cold ones...​
Or is that how it already is and I'm just out of the loop? I don't know. Thoughts?​
 
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Everyone seems to have his or right time and streaks . Its hard to call, one thing for sure play your game and your game only and keep at it and things should turn out fine !
 
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Considered yer post and been mullin' it over on the line.

Me? Swirlin it around in me grey one, approaching and a-pushing the big four-o, well, was gonna add another...but...

I think you gotta weigh up the pros and cons with the young and old issues and the moral ethics of what you're saying (put the side issue in the brackets). Sure, pre-flop and post-flop shenanigens dictate that it could go either way but I digress a bit here.

After all is said and done, they say it's a game of two halves and at the end of the day I guess I need to make a stand and say something real...

Does "Quote-gobble-de-gook, wobbleitabout&thatquot give you the edge? And by the grey one I mean the button to the dealer. Should older players shoot the breeze on a Saturday night and play the joker and phantom as well!!?? That's a fine question. I prefer three of us in a cafe quaffing back the hot brew.

Or have I just taken something naughty that I tell the kids not to take but which puts me in the zone? I don't really have a clue. Thoughts?
 
eaglelite

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My opinion, you are gonna do what you are gonna do, there is no old or young about it, just playing the game to your best ability is all you can do.
 
beardyian

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Age is - and always will be just a number :)

Mr Brunson is still cleaning up the tables at 72
 
dj11

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IMO, morals are things that are beat into one as a child, and seldom get reinforced and melded into ones persona. Ethics, similar to morals, are organic outgrowths of experience incorporated into ones persona naturally.

I too find it difficult to find youngsters who show ethics, while they sometimes mention morals, I find that at best the only use them as a guide, and often disregard them totally. Of course ethics are generally only used as a guide too.

But I will agree, old and young enough to sit around and toss back a few brews should, together.
 
rainsoaked

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Thanks for the replies. In retrospect I guess it is a silly, rambling post. Of course everybody's allowed their own game and everybody's different and everything is beautiful and all's right with the world and I'm not even sure what I was thinking. Probably wasn't ready to be articulated yet. Maybe what happens in my brain should stay in my brain :)
Now the really important question is: Can I edit the op to get rid of the block quote gobbledegook?​
 
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