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Date: 24 Dec 2008 08:26:23
From: Arlo-Payne
Subject: Remember senior taco
The kid got lucky and won a big online tournament for something like 84K.
Before that he was playing the penny games. His win was based on 99.8%
luck. At the final table he won pot after pot starting with way the worst
of it. He won hands where he was a 20 to 1 underdog time and time again.
Anyway
It was pretty clear he had little or no job skills.
I begged him to use the money to get back in school even a trade school so
he would have something to fall back on if poker did not workout.
But his view after the win was he was one of the best players on earth and
headed off to Vegas to get rich.
Well we no longer hear from him so I guess he crashed and burned and is
washing dishes somewhere
It is just so sad to see someone get a chance to breakout of the trap they
are in then just throw it away.

Also remeinds me of a player that posted here Dave L. as I recall. Anyway
I am pretty sure he blew everything he had and could get his hands on.
Last I heard he had fallen off the face of the earth after his wife left
him after the house4 and job they had went in the crapper due to his play.
Just so so so sad.
Dont be a fool make sure you have something to fall back on when your
effort to turn pro does not workout.
Nothing wrong with taking a shot the3 correct way but tons wrong with
taking a shot the wrong wat and please dont drag someone you love down
with you.

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Date: 30 Dec 2008 04:21:01
From: SenorBeef
Subject: Re: Remember senior taco

"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:fe4a26x91s.ln2@recgroups.com...
> The kid got lucky and won a big online tournament for something like 84K.
> Before that he was playing the penny games. His win was based on 99.8%
> luck. At the final table he won pot after pot starting with way the worst
> of it. He won hands where he was a 20 to 1 underdog time and time again.
> Anyway
> It was pretty clear he had little or no job skills.
> I begged him to use the money to get back in school even a trade school so
> he would have something to fall back on if poker did not workout.
> But his view after the win was he was one of the best players on earth and
> headed off to Vegas to get rich.
> Well we no longer hear from him so I guess he crashed and burned and is
> washing dishes somewhere
> It is just so sad to see someone get a chance to breakout of the trap they
> are in then just throw it away.
>

Aw Arlo I knew you'd still have a hardon for me.

Almost everything you said was wrong. The win was lucky - sure - what
tournament win isn't?

As far as having the worst hand - people criticized me for ridiculous
reasons. There was a point where I had less than 1bb where I pushed/called
with almost any hand because with blinds and antes I was getting odds with
any hand. It just so happened that I won a few in a row, at which point I
amassed enough chips to play more selectively and played well from that
point on. I got a lot of flak for like "omg he called K6 against AK!" when
the situation was that I had like 2.5BB in the BB and was isolated against a
LP raiser and everything I did was perfectly reasonable.

I wasn't playing penny games when I won that (do you think I was playing
$.02/.04 yet buying into $500 tournaments?) - I was playing stuff in the
$2-4 nl/$10-$20 limit range, making a living at it.

I did move the Vegas and I've been pretty successful at games in that same
limit range.

I'm sure I'm a bigger lifetime winner than 98% of the people here.

I did take 2 years off from poker though when it was more stress than
interesting and I had the money. Afterwards I didn't really come back here
because the signal to noise ratio is pretty crappy.

Glad you still love me.






  
Date: 30 Dec 2008 06:53:03
From: XaQ Morphy
Subject: Re: Remember senior taco
On Dec 30 2008 6:21 AM, SenorBeef wrote:

> Aw Arlo I knew you'd still have a hardon for me.
>
> Almost everything you said was wrong. The win was lucky - sure - what
> tournament win isn't?

Basically everything Arlo has posted in the last few years has been flat
out wrong. Earlier this year he had a big thread advocating folding AA
preflop in a cash game. I think he's either back on the heavy meds, or
off of them. I do miss the old Arlo, but the new one is just another
useless old fucker on RGP.

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Date: 24 Dec 2008 15:15:33
From: FellKnight
Subject: Re: Remember senior taco
On Dec 24 2008 11:26 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:

> The kid got lucky and won a big online tournament for something like 84K.
> Before that he was playing the penny games. His win was based on 99.8%
> luck. At the final table he won pot after pot starting with way the worst
> of it. He won hands where he was a 20 to 1 underdog time and time again.
> Anyway
> It was pretty clear he had little or no job skills.
> I begged him to use the money to get back in school even a trade school so
> he would have something to fall back on if poker did not workout.
> But his view after the win was he was one of the best players on earth and
> headed off to Vegas to get rich.
> Well we no longer hear from him so I guess he crashed and burned and is
> washing dishes somewhere
> It is just so sad to see someone get a chance to breakout of the trap they
> are in then just throw it away.
>
> Also remeinds me of a player that posted here Dave L. as I recall. Anyway
> I am pretty sure he blew everything he had and could get his hands on.
> Last I heard he had fallen off the face of the earth after his wife left
> him after the house4 and job they had went in the crapper due to his play.
> Just so so so sad.
> Dont be a fool make sure you have something to fall back on when your
> effort to turn pro does not workout.
> Nothing wrong with taking a shot the3 correct way but tons wrong with
> taking a shot the wrong wat and please dont drag someone you love down
> with you.

Arlo,

I still speak with Senor_Beef, and believe that he is an excellent player.
He still lives in Vegas and plays poker.

Just because he no longer posts here does not mean he has disappeared.

Fell
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Date: 24 Dec 2008 16:37:38
From: Irish Mike
Subject: Re: Remember senior taco

"Arlo-Payne" <arlo_payne@hotmail.com > wrote in message
news:fe4a26x91s.ln2@recgroups.com...
> The kid got lucky and won a big online tournament for something like 84K.
> Before that he was playing the penny games. His win was based on 99.8%
> luck. At the final table he won pot after pot starting with way the worst
> of it. He won hands where he was a 20 to 1 underdog time and time again.
> Anyway
> It was pretty clear he had little or no job skills.
> I begged him to use the money to get back in school even a trade school so
> he would have something to fall back on if poker did not workout.
> But his view after the win was he was one of the best players on earth and
> headed off to Vegas to get rich.
> Well we no longer hear from him so I guess he crashed and burned and is
> washing dishes somewhere
> It is just so sad to see someone get a chance to breakout of the trap they
> are in then just throw it away.
>
> Also remeinds me of a player that posted here Dave L. as I recall. Anyway
> I am pretty sure he blew everything he had and could get his hands on.
> Last I heard he had fallen off the face of the earth after his wife left
> him after the house4 and job they had went in the crapper due to his play.
> Just so so so sad.
> Dont be a fool make sure you have something to fall back on when your
> effort to turn pro does not workout.
> Nothing wrong with taking a shot the3 correct way but tons wrong with
> taking a shot the wrong wat and please dont drag someone you love down
> with you.

And merry Christmas to you too.

Irish Mike





 
Date: 24 Dec 2008 08:35:47
From: charrison100
Subject: Re: Remember senior taco
On Dec 24 2008 11:26 AM, Arlo-Payne wrote:

> The kid got lucky and won a big online tournament for something like 84K.
> Before that he was playing the penny games. His win was based on 99.8%
> luck. At the final table he won pot after pot starting with way the worst
> of it. He won hands where he was a 20 to 1 underdog time and time again.
> Anyway
> It was pretty clear he had little or no job skills.
> I begged him to use the money to get back in school even a trade school so
> he would have something to fall back on if poker did not workout.
> But his view after the win was he was one of the best players on earth and
> headed off to Vegas to get rich.
> Well we no longer hear from him so I guess he crashed and burned and is
> washing dishes somewhere
> It is just so sad to see someone get a chance to breakout of the trap they
> are in then just throw it away.
>
> Also remeinds me of a player that posted here Dave L. as I recall. Anyway
> I am pretty sure he blew everything he had and could get his hands on.
> Last I heard he had fallen off the face of the earth after his wife left
> him after the house4 and job they had went in the crapper due to his play.
> Just so so so sad.
> Dont be a fool make sure you have something to fall back on when your
> effort to turn pro does not workout.
> Nothing wrong with taking a shot the3 correct way but tons wrong with
> taking a shot the wrong wat and please dont drag someone you love down
> with you.

Good advice but when you were 19 with a ton of cash and testoserone did
you ever think that you were wrong? Would you have listened?

Happy holidays.

Chris

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