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Old 03-21-2002, 08:39 PM
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Just out of curiosity, how many of you poker maniacs out there are under say, 25 years old. Being only the tender age of 20, I was just wondering how many others there are like me out there who participate in this forum. Doesn't mean anything one way or the other I suppose, but at the indian casino I usually play at, I am usually the youngest by a good 20 years, with a few occasional exceptions. By the way, has anyone else noticed a general bias against younger players? I have noticed that a lot of the older players, especially the retirees get really pissed when I win pots off of them, especially if they're big. I also try to be friendly at the table but very often I get a series of very condescending replies that make me inclined to just keep my mouth shut. Hasn't really affected my play as far as I can tell, but it sure makes my time less fun. There are of course some very friendly people, but they seem to be overshadowed by the grumps (at least when it comes to this young whippersnapper). Just food for thought.


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Old 03-21-2002, 08:51 PM
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its just normal jake. i give dirty looks also to those young lads that outplay me on a hand as well.


it will get better for you if they get to know you and like you.
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Old 03-22-2002, 03:15 PM
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Who in the Hell out plays you?
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Old 03-22-2002, 03:45 PM
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I think he meant to say, "I give dirty looks to all those young lads who suck out me."
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Old 03-22-2002, 03:46 PM
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Anybody can lose a hand. Everyone makes a mistake on ocassion. Everyone gets outplayed once in a while. EVERYONE!!!


-Zeno.
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:07 PM
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zeno,


I sensed sarcasm in Scott's post, and I was perhaps just busting his balls. In any case, I've outplayed people who play a lot better than me, and I've been outplayed by melvins, so, I one learns that anyone can be outplayed. . . .


Glens full of aces
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Old 03-23-2002, 12:50 AM
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Your right of course. I went off a bit and don't really know why. Bad day I guess. No real reason to take everything so seriously, especially in this forum.


By the way: I love SpongeBob Squarepants. The best cartoon to come down the pike in many a year. How old is he anyway - and would he get any respect at the poker table? Just food for thought.


-Zeno, From Greenland
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Old 03-25-2002, 03:30 PM
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No sarcasm was intended, I have to believe in the long run Ray would take most people's money. Would you want him to be at your table? I wouldn't.
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Old 03-21-2002, 08:57 PM
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Hey Jake, I am only 18 and I also play at the indian casinos here in NY. I am also quite at the tables and don't tend to bring much attention to myself. I have noticed a couple of people who are a little biased told me. There was a guy in a tournament who kept commenting on my play, so i was glad when i knocked him out in 6th play and i went on to finish second. I let them think whatever they want. I just can't wait until i turn 21 and am able to play anywhere. Have a nice day.

Nick
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Old 03-21-2002, 11:33 PM
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yes there is age bias and yes it works in our favor big time at the tables if you know how to use it. im 28 but look a bit younger to most. older people really resent our youth and our ability to play well. they hate the idea that there may be someone much younger than them who has played for a much smaller period of time who may already be better than they will ever be at poker. rather than just respect that and play their best, they become even more fish like and chase and call you down. so if you just play solid and smart against them, while occasionally feeding them a false image that your a fast-playing gambling kid who needs to be kept in check they will give you unlimited action on your good hands.


sometimes i say out loud "that f*cking kid" in a mocking old man tone as i scoop a big pot and stare down a haggard wrinkled old face as i do so. this makes them so angry, you can see it in their tired grey eyes. little touches like this ensure that the games will be especially good for me for at least as long as im not that tired old face.


(of course dont do this to fish youll scare off--only semi-strong players prone to tilt, use this in moderation, dont do it in a small club where it would be considered over the top, dont do it to men who carry guns and know where you live, yada yada yada).



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