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Wife or game?
 

  1-Jul-12, 09:03   #1
Saturday afternoon story +2 
Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
Yesterday was one of those rare days in which i had the chance to play poker for more than 4 hours in a row, which is almost a record for me. Wife working, kid with grandpas, and me, alone in front of the computer. I started out with some SnGs, then i played some ring and bust out what i have won at those SnGs, and then i saw something nice to do at an afternoon like this. €3,000 GTD with €2.20 buy-in starting in two minutes and there were only 170 registered players! I entered this and only then realized it had lots of re-buys and add-ons and there was a one hour late reg. period. First hand AJ, two guys puting pressure, i went all-in against them and tripled my initial chips. Then things kept good for two hours. I was 19th in a 113 field when my wife called: "I'm leaving earlier from job, let's dine!"
I will create a poll to see your opinion but, after talking 10 minutes on the phone, i shut the PC down and went to dinner. This morning i saw i ended up in 39th and won €10.50.
Winner took €690 and 10th won €70. Restaurant bill was €27, on me of course!
Cool

Edited by Fakiry (Sunday, July 01, 2012 @ 09:07 GMT)


     
  1-Jul-12, 09:19   #2
  +3 
marqis 

Joined: Sep '10
Location: Netherlands
Age: 48 (M)
Posts: 1631
It's obvious where you went wrong...

You picked up the phone... Big mistake. Nothing good can come of it.

     
  1-Jul-12, 09:52   #3
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pokerminde 
Joined: Jun '11
Location: Lithuania
Age: 35 (M)
Posts: 59
Nice story Blink Thumbs Up
It happens Agree Evil usualy Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  1-Jul-12, 10:35   #4
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DaMessiah666 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Spain
Age: 40 (M)
Posts: 1487
Oh my god ... what a pity! Probably your wife doesn't understand you need your time to play poker. At the very beginning I had similar stories and I lost a lot of money sat out in tournaments. But she realized it was important for me and if she doesn't annoy me, even profitalbe. So she respects the time I take for playing poker. Agree

     
  1-Jul-12, 11:05   #5
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bullettooth1 

Joined: Mar '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1635
thats what you call a "bad beat" happens all the time in poker im afraid. lol

least you made a profit.

good luck on and off the felts Big Smile

     
  1-Jul-12, 11:26   #6
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doomdy 

Joined: May '08
Location: Netherlands
Age: 46 (M)
Posts: 6197
Good story, offcourse firstly a +1 from me Thumbs Up

Well to answer your question, wife comes allways first, unless we kinda semi-pro or higher, but if we amateurs wife is nr1.
Happenend to me so many times, family comes UNannounced, and only thing i can do is to shut down all tables desperately hoping they leave in 5sec..... but they never do Agree

     
  1-Jul-12, 14:20   #7
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ayaraled 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Philippines
Age: 39 (M)
Posts: 544
nice decision...poker will always be there but intimate time with your wife happens sometimes only...
You were having a good run there though...picking up the phone changes it all....lol.....there will be more good tournaments...

     
  1-Jul-12, 15:38   #8
  0 
Mober 
Joined: Mar '09
Location: Greece
Age: 39 (F)
Posts: 10039
I liked your story.
I bet those ten minutes on the phone you were trying to get yourself out
of the situation Smile
The final outcome wasnt bad though.
You had a nice dinner ( I guess) and it costed you only 16.5 euro.
You could have won more but you could have lost without getting paid either Smile

     
  1-Jul-12, 16:33   #9
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Greenmohave 

Joined: Jan '11
Location: United States
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 3361
Based on the situation since I've been married 20 years besides the 3 years of dating. This puts me at 23 years and there's only one thing that can make a marriage last this long and that is, Her coming first of course, but there is some negotiating after this long.

Since outside dining has been a thing of our past we rarely do it. We are at an age where we enjoy cooking most all meals and if the kids want to eat out I still find myself eating at home. My wife has I have ate at all the great places from Chicago, Indianapolis, L.A., Vegas, etc. that I don't know if I'm burnt out or what. Guess I rambled on the opposite point to your question, but as for it, she'll always be first.

     
  1-Jul-12, 17:41   #10
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noonlion 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
Posts: 1277
Funny thread.

The g/f, wife has to come first otherwise you might have poker but no girl.

I pissed my g/f off a few times and tried to wiggle out of going somewhere because I was deep in a tourney so i started donking - then she didn't get back from work for 2 hours!!! was so annoyed.

The long term variance is great with a woman but well worth it even though generally it is -EV...lol

     
  2-Jul-12, 11:55   #11
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Fakiry 

Joined: Apr '09
Location: Portugal
Age: 37 (M)
Posts: 4764
Thanks for all your comments. At first, when i decided to create a poll about this, i thought it was going to be a laugh, with everyone joking about the fact that i decided to left the game in the middle of a good session, but after all you were all very clear about this. I even showed it to my wife, which now understands better the fact of having a husband that passes a considerable part of his day in a single site which isn’t Facebook! Big Smile Heart Tongue

     
  2-Jul-12, 13:01   #12
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Serpang 
Joined: Jan '10
Location: Indonesia
Age: 53 (M)
Posts: 1477
Why didn't you tell her, you in mid of the game and have change to win good prize ? Is happend every weekend ? I think relationship between husband and wife is pure and total transparancy and full understanding each other Smile Smile I am single cos I know that I said is just fantacy couldn't or never happen ( ???? ) Isn't she agree you play poker? Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  5-Jul-12, 13:27   #13
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zeroster 

Joined: May '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Posts: 1372
I'm in the happy position of having a better half that is more of a poker addict than I am. I'd like to think that she'd understand.

     
  5-Jul-12, 14:25   #14
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TheMachineQC 

Joined: Apr '10
Location: Canada
Age: 27 (M)
Posts: 2115
Your wife must be sexy! Thumbs Up Big Smile

     
  6-Jul-12, 22:45   #15
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damosk 
Joined: Feb '11
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 52 (M)
Posts: 4862
Wives do come first, so i play poker when she goes to bed....its either sleep or play poker....... she even has me not playing poker cos of the kids, but they love it cos they try and call the hand before I do....missing something somewhere!!!!

Fakiry...well done on your decision. It was a winner all round (almosT!!)

     
  10-Jul-12, 00:58   #16
  +1 
uhhcallmi 

Joined: Mar '12
Location: Netherlands
Age: 43 (M)
Posts: 587
Great thread ,by a great man !!!!

These kind of decisions make the difference between boys and men..

and by donig so ,you confirmed she is more important and valueble to you then a cardgame,,(+money)

good job ,fakiry...hope u reach that deserved final table the next time u log in at ur favorite pokersite

and we all canread how you won the tournament...good luck to ya Smile Thumbs Up Smile Heart Spade Diamond Club

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Great thread ,by a great man !!!!

These kind of decisions make the difference between boys and men..

and by donig so ,you confirmed she is more important and valueble to you then a cardgame,,(+money)

good job ,fakiry...hope u reach that deserved final table the next time u log in at ur favorite pokersite

and we all canread how you won the tournament...good luck to ya Smile Thumbs Up Smile Heart Spade Diamond Club

     
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