Oh man, I definitely must have missed that game! Hilarious!The best part was the silence in the room and the look on my regulars faces, I think they expected my head to explode. I considered it good practice for tilting.
Join us every friday online, even to play one of the later $10 games and join the Discord. I'm usually into the scotch pretty deep and can be entertaining (at least I think I'm entertaining).Oh man, I definitely must have missed that game! Hilarious!
Man do I miss poker with you man! The whole crew!
Okay Grant!Join us every friday online, even to play one of the later $10 games and join the Discord. I'm usually into the scotch pretty deep and can be entertaining (at least I think I'm entertaining).
Just wait until you try your first flip, that's when this group is at it's "nicest".Thanks for all the support guys. I'm so glad I found this forum, this is the nicest group of people on the internet I've ever seen.
Buy what you like, but for that amount or a little more, the alternative is casino used RHCs, and there's a reason those are so cheap.
They do rock.Better? Unless something changes, my next big purchase is DDLM, they rock!!
All these replies make me feel like a proper esteemed gentlemen making sensible financial life decisions, having elevated myself to higher levels of wellbeing and self-efficacy. I love it.I have a friend who enjoys poker more closely to how I enjoy poker than all the other people in my life, but even he couldn't be moved to understand my chipsets, cards, or plans for my room setup. He says it's all "nice" but that he wouldn't spend much money on this stuff. When he hosts, infrequently, he serves rubbish food and snacks, its BYOB, and last time he invited 12 to play knowing he had a very old, wooden card table that couldn't handle 8. And it was out in the yard, where we got eaten alive by bugs and the evening wind wrecked many hands. His wife and kids were supposed to be gone overnight, but returned 90 mins into the night complaining about plans being canceled, overrunning what was on the food/snack table AND taking back the macbook so the tunes we had on went bye-bye too...
I haven't been back and likely never will. My games are patterned after what PCF has taught me over the past few years. Great food, thoughtful snacks, drinks and cocktails, good cigars, fun blind structures and variants, quality chips, quality cards, bank management, music...
Point being, part of growing up is appreciating finer things and learning how to enjoy comforts and luxuries, and most people never do or will. Impress yourself and associate with like-minded people. Congrats on your chipset and realizing all of this pretty early on.
So I just spent a considerable amount of my hard-earned money on a new tournament & cash set and I'm super excited. I shared the news with my friends and instead of also being excited because we all enjoy playing poker together, they will not stop criticizing my purchase and telling me how stupid I am for spending so much. (I spent about 1400 CAD for DDLM semi customs, tourney set and cash set each good for 20 players). I'm still standing by my purchase because a) it's my money and b) I thought about this a lot and truly believe it was something I wanted, and c) I can afford it! So I really don't see the problem and I'm just super frustrated that all my friends have been assholes about this.
I will say that they do have one good point, I don't know 20 people that will play poker with me regularly, but I figured that I'm young (18) and I will meet people in school, life, etc, and make connections in the world of home games as I go, (after COVID, of course). People say that the DDLM's are a great durable set that will last many many years. Maybe I'm being too optimistic, but I see many great years of poker ahead of me.
So how should I proceed here? Just ignore the hate and move on?