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Which profession would make a good live poker player?
 

  30-Aug-12, 03:38   #1
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awood88 
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Day 8: Poll 8 Smile Don't know how long I'm gonna keep this up but there's been some good discussions so far. Here's a jokey one

Which of the following professions translates as the best live poker skills?

Psychic/ fortune teller
Courtroom sketch artist
Glamour model
Wrestler
Banker
Judge
Politician
Maths teacher
Chess player

     
  30-Aug-12, 03:56   #2
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rbdflyboy 

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A math teacher should be good at calulating odds.
Chess Player good at strategy
Politican a liar...good at bluffin
Judge...a nit
Banker...could be a high roller
Wrestler...aggro...beat u down when he loses
Glamour model...can dazzle...confusing ur senses
Courtroom atrist...good at drawing hands
Psychic...wouldn't bet on it

If they were all at the same table could make for an interesting game

     
  30-Aug-12, 04:12   #3
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jessthehuman 

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I vote for Chess Player. However I more detailed response:


A (good) chess player would be a good choice. I think a chess player would understand the strategic side of the game quite well - be extremely good with patterns, laying traps, detecting traps, etc. I think a chess player would probably make a better live player than a maths teacher - as the maths side of it dissolves a lot once it's only a single table and generally in live games you have a longer timer to take your turn; which a chess player could certainly use to out-think their opponent on a strategic level.

Online Poker Pro: Maths teacher; I think online poker is ultimately a maths game more than anything else - particularly if you're just grinding 10+ tables with a certain formula. Learning ICM, Calling/Folding ranges, Implied Odds, Pot Odds, etc. Basically all the fundamental online poker skill are within the maths school.

And an honorable mention to the bank because maybe they would employ top-notch bankroll management, which is an extremely vital skill to have.

     
  30-Aug-12, 05:51   #4
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Macubaas 
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I definately think a chess player would be the answer to this one, many think that poker is a simply luck game but if you ask a pro he will tell that differences between chess and poker are not that big...

Take for example the top chess players from russia, they all started playing poker Smile

     
  30-Aug-12, 06:44   #5
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thefly131 
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I voted on the banker as they are good in making other people bankrupt.

The banking bussiness have taken a lot of money from the modal (not wealthy) clients by givin wrong advise and not telling all the risks that are involvoed when doing investments.

So the trusty banker is a great acter and gives you the impression you can make a good profit of him and than kills you on the poker table with his monsterhand !!!!

And if the bank could go bankrupt, the taxpayers will pay, so actually he s playing with money that s not his which means no comitment to the money

     
  30-Aug-12, 07:56   #6
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ayaraled 
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a psychic because they can read your mind...they can see your hole cards by reading your mind...hahahaha....a good psychic can be a very good poker pro....

     
  30-Aug-12, 08:01   #7
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jessthehuman 

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Posted by ayaraled:
a psychic because they can read your mind...they can see your hole cards by reading your mind...hahahaha....a good psychic can be a very good poker pro....


Yeah but that options assumes an alternate reality where psychics aren't full of s**t. IMHO that's a trick-option.

     
  30-Aug-12, 12:19   #8
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Sorin888 
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I voted for politician,just for fun
A profession does not imply that you can do just one thing
All the qulities necesary for a good poker player are developed by a poker player
Answer is Tonguero player

     
  30-Aug-12, 12:33   #9
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noonlion 

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Posted by rbdflyboy:
Courtroom atrist...good at drawing hands



Thats a fantastic answer haha Worship

The chess player is the obvious choice really - you know they'll be at the table rocking a brown nit jumper and beige corduroy trousers.

     
  30-Aug-12, 13:11   #10
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awood88 
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Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by ayaraled:
a psychic because they can read your mind...they can see your hole cards by reading your mind...hahahaha....a good psychic can be a very good poker pro....


Yeah but that options assumes an alternate reality where psychics aren't full of s**t. IMHO that's a trick-option.


Actually how do you think psychics are good at convincing saps? They are good at reading body language and tiny facial clues to know if what they are saying is ringing true or if they need to move on quickly so the client doesn't notice the bulls**t.

Take the famous "psychic" and magician Derren Brown for instance (youtube him if you've not heard of him). Don't you think he'd make a good poker player?

     
  30-Aug-12, 13:42   #11
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jessthehuman 

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Posted by awood88:
Posted by jessthehuman:
Posted by ayaraled:
a psychic because they can read your mind...they can see your hole cards by reading your mind...hahahaha....a good psychic can be a very good poker pro....


Yeah but that options assumes an alternate reality where psychics aren't full of s**t. IMHO that's a trick-option.


Actually how do you think psychics are good at convincing saps? They are good at reading body language and tiny facial clues to know if what they are saying is ringing true or if they need to move on quickly so the client doesn't notice the bulls**t.

Take the famous "psychic" and magician Derren Brown for instance (youtube him if you've not heard of him). Don't you think he'd make a good poker player?


Haha yeah I was actually thinking about that when I wrote that reply.. But decided to opt for my gut-hatred of psychics over logic.. Shame on me - went with an emotional response over a rational one.. What have I become lol
Confused

     
  30-Aug-12, 13:52   #12
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MarcWinz 

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Hi Awood. Personally I would go for the glamour model. Imagine playing poker against one of those Essex birds. Not only would you get a good view while playing but, you would be certain of winning as we all know they are thick as short planks.

(For non- british players look up "The Only Way is essex" On-line/ google)

Seriously though I would think the chess players would make better poker players, they have the patience and tactical brain for thinking through their moves etc.

I must vote for the models and just dream about playing against Eva Longoria !! Tongue Tongue Tongue


Gl to all you mobsters...................

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile

     
  30-Aug-12, 16:52   #13
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DaCapo71 
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I think a gangster but i can´t find it in your list Big Smile And i mean not the politician gangsters Cool
Perhaps the girls with the biggest boops hold the nuts...

     
  30-Aug-12, 17:41   #14
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B1gfoot 

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Posted by jessthehuman:
And an honorable mention to the bank because maybe they would employ top-notch bankroll management, which is an extremely vital skill to have.

Yep, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_banks_acquired_or_...
Sorry meant Nope.

Even though maths teach and chess player fist come to mund I will go for courtroom sketch artist, as for a live game they should be very good at spotting emotional reactions, and art requires patients with a steady hand.


     
  30-Aug-12, 18:03   #15
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pochui 

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it depends a lot on the game limit- nl/pl would suit more those who are not afraid to risk, are more creative, have more confidence in general- so nl/pl great players would probably be: fortune teller, glamour model, politician. totally different thing is fixed limit- now here i am sure chess players and math teachers should have an edge over the rest

     
  30-Aug-12, 20:18   #16
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uhhcallmi 

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if the matheacher is good at his job ,he probably has another edge with patience to teach something to a child ,a skill that come very handy for any pokerplayer. Big Smile Along with his mathematical expertise,
he has best chances if you ask me.

The mathteacher it is, chessplayer some second ,the probably the banker.





     
  30-Aug-12, 20:42   #17
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Mysik86 

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Hmm... I think someone who is connected to math/economy etc.

The best Polish player - Marcin "Góral" Horecki was an economist & RPG-player... So my vote goes to... math teacher!


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S**t! I want to choose math teacher, but I missclicked and checked chess player Sad

     
  30-Aug-12, 20:50   #18
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Greenmohave 

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Interesting question and would consider the math teacher simular to a statitician which would have to be my choice, but you never know about the real psychic because if there are truely such individuals I would have to go along with them also.

     
  30-Aug-12, 21:04   #19
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Mober 
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I would go between the maths teacher and the chess player here, for the above reasons
mentioned above.
We should have the chance to pick two of them cause i could really decide who to put first so
a flipped coin gave the chess player Smile

     
  30-Aug-12, 23:10   #20
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teddybears73 
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i think maths teachers would make good poker pros as there is a lot of it involved in poker,so aye maths teachers it is.

     
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