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    I've always worked/been in school since I was 15 years old and now that I have quit my job to play poker full time I don't even know what to do with all this free time.

    Sometimes it's really empowering to know I am 100% in control of my own time. There is no one that tells me what to do or when to do it. But other times you feel like "damn what am I contributing to society?"

    I can tell all of you the hardest part about playing poker professionally is dealing with the fact that you are not helping the world in any way. Don't get me wrong I'll never give it up, but I really need to take an active interest in some charities or something.

    Anyone really passionate about certain causes that would be cool for me to look into?
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    JC.......don't worry about not contributing to society. You are a legend in your own mind.....just sit back, play poker as a pro, bet on sports and let the money roll in. You the man bro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by taylor13 View Post
    JC.......don't worry about not contributing to society. You are a legend in your own mind.....just sit back, play poker as a pro, bet on sports and let the money roll in. You the man bro!
    Lmao.
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    "society" should be here reading your posts...the world would be a better place....thats contribution enough
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    Visited Justin at home... was quite exciting and an eye opener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NFLTrends View Post
    Visited Justin at home... was quite exciting and an eye opener.

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    lol nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinCruise View Post
    lol nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinCruise View Post
    lol nice
    you didn't answer 5team's question.
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    JC..... You are a first. I've been around the poker game for a long, long time. I have met and spent countless hours around numerous poker "pro's" one thing is consistent. You never have "free time" as a newby pro. Shouldn't you be perfecting your skill, reading, reviewing hand history, learning, improving your game? Shouldn't you be putting in countless hours playing? I have a few questions, if you don't mind. What stakes are you playing? Multi tabling I'm sure? How many tables are you playing? Where are you finding a large enough game selection to multi table? What is your win rate? As a pro, I'm sure you are following the circuit for the best games. I'd love to meet you for some "hand review" at the series. Going to Cincinnati? Then southern and northern Indiana?
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    haha awmllc....good luck getting that

    JC, what are you doing about health insurance?
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    pro attention whore is what the OP is
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    "I can tell all of you the hardest part about playing poker professionally is dealing with the fact that you are not helping the world in any way. Don't get me wrong I'll never give it up, but I really need to take an active interest in some charities or something".

    Woah Bro, that is deep. We all need to help the world, am starting with the man in the mirror. I get really really depressed when I lose a bet, I take it out on my dog by drop kicking him into the pool. Justin help me help my dog and the world. He needs swimming lessons. Send me money and unburden your soul....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Falco~ View Post
    "I can tell all of you the hardest part about playing poker professionally is dealing with the fact that you are not helping the world in any way. Don't get me wrong I'll never give it up, but I really need to take an active interest in some charities or something".

    Woah Bro, that is deep. We all need to help the world, am starting with the man in the mirror. I get really really depressed when I lose a bet, I take it out on my dog by drop kicking him into the pool. Justin help me help my dog and the world. He needs swimming lessons. Send me money and unburden your soul....
    lol wtf falco? you are nutty brah



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    Quote Originally Posted by awmllc2000 View Post
    JC..... You are a first. I've been around the poker game for a long, long time. I have met and spent countless hours around numerous poker "pro's" one thing is consistent. You never have "free time" as a newby pro. Shouldn't you be perfecting your skill, reading, reviewing hand history, learning, improving your game? Shouldn't you be putting in countless hours playing? I have a few questions, if you don't mind. What stakes are you playing? Multi tabling I'm sure? How many tables are you playing? Where are you finding a large enough game selection to multi table? What is your win rate? As a pro, I'm sure you are following the circuit for the best games. I'd love to meet you for some "hand review" at the series. Going to Cincinnati? Then southern and northern Indiana?
    Game, Set, Match.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pocketrockets View Post
    pro attention whore is what the OP is
    Bingo.
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    Where do you play? How many hours a week? How many hours trying to plug your leaks to make yourself a better player?

    If you play online there are a ton of apps where you should be studying past hands you've lost to see where you went wrong...

    I use to play a lot of 2/5 and 5/10 NL live while going to school and my free time which was rare was either spent at the bars/clubs, betting sports or going over my game. If you find you have a lot of free time you're probably not playing enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtendominator View Post
    you didn't answer 5team's question.

    Still no answer---
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5teamparlay View Post
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    What do you expect to do with $130?
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    He will define "pro" to accomodate his interpretation of it. That is... whatever he is doing.

    The kid is a text book example of a degenerate gambler in the making.

    The best advice anyone could ever give him would be to run away from dreams of full time gambling.

    Lessons will be learned. Tough lessons older posters have endured already.

    He is admittedly undisciplined.

    It won't end well. Very tough life lessons coming for this poster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awmllc2000 View Post
    JC..... You are a first. I've been around the poker game for a long, long time. I have met and spent countless hours around numerous poker "pro's" one thing is consistent. You never have "free time" as a newby pro. Shouldn't you be perfecting your skill, reading, reviewing hand history, learning, improving your game? Shouldn't you be putting in countless hours playing? I have a few questions, if you don't mind. What stakes are you playing? Multi tabling I'm sure? How many tables are you playing? Where are you finding a large enough game selection to multi table? What is your win rate? As a pro, I'm sure you are following the circuit for the best games. I'd love to meet you for some "hand review" at the series. Going to Cincinnati? Then southern and northern Indiana?
    Bump

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCal View Post
    He will define "pro" to accomodate his interpretation of it. That is... whatever he is doing.

    The kid is a text book example of a degenerate gambler in the making.

    The best advice anyone could ever give him would be to run away from dreams of full time gambling.

    Lessons will be learned. Tough lessons older posters have endured already.

    He is admittedly undisciplined.

    It won't end well. Very tough life lessons coming for this poster.

    Those hard lessons are how i have arrived at this great point in my life
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    Quote Originally Posted by JustinCruise View Post
    Those hard lessons are how i have arrived at this great point in my life
    You are an idiot!

    A few years ago there was kid about your age that used to post on here, that I helped get a job in Medical sales. There are a lot of people with diverse backgrounds and a variety of contacts that may or may not be willing to help you out. However, with your behavior and attitude, that ship has sailed. I meet young punks like yourself constantly, think you know everything and then wonder why you didn't amount to shit.

    If you are really playing poker for a living, awmllc2000 gave you some great advice. You don't have to agree with everyone's opinions on this site, but I can tell based on the PMs I have exchanged with people here, that there would be a lot of people willing to assist you in some capacity, but since you are total fucking douche, not going to happen. I am not suggesting or implying that you came to this site with the intent of having people do something for you, but take advantage of the knowledge that people do have here. Why do you think people will post stuff like, buying a car, need some help. Then 10 people chime in and 3 or 4 have worked in the car business giving advice you won't find unless you know someone in that industry.
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