Gary does have a gambling problem.When he chooses to gamble instead of paying off his debts then he is heading into trouble.
Originally Posted by TheLongGrind
Exactly what the stake was , teach him to play nitty at 2nl and then coach him through the stakes . He couldn't do it with help, how is he going to do it on his own?.
Get yourself together bro , i seriously advise you to quit poker all together for like a year. Then u go to the atm and u get urself a fiddy and some potatochips. Strap urself in and play 2 nl for 50 k hands. Play like a complete regfish/nit. win at the game , get urself at least 30 buy ins for 50 nl and actually try learning poker besides playing cards.
gary was continually saying things like I want to be a pro, to get a high standard of lifestyle through playing poker, to go on poker cruises with his winnings, top play 2000NL etc etc etc , I kept telling him to stop saying /thinking that and start thinking about how to beat his current stake and then the next etc.
I'm a complete donk, however i understand what needs to be done and even if i massively fail , in the end i'll only lose a fiddy and had some fun mashing buttons.
Don't set these ridiculous goals like ' i want to be pro' . There's 1 universal truth in poker : don't look down upon microstakes if u haven't proven you can consistently beat it. Secondly if you think 5 nl isn't worth your time ( obviously it's not going to be meaningfull monies in the real world but that's not the point , learning is, bankrollmanagement is , emotional control is) grab a 50 pound bill or whatever your currency is and put it on fire every time u lose a buy in at 5 nl online.
Gary fundamentally underestimates the amount of work and study that needs to be done to achieve what he wants , he sees the glory and wants to get there quickly , hence he skips the work, and plays underolled thinking he'll get there quicker. All he does is go bust as a result because he cannot avoid variance.
If you can't emotionally control yourself poker isn't made for you. You always claimed to be working on it but i never had the impression throughout your whole story that you ever really tried. I think you massively underestimate the amount of $$ that can be made on microstakes if you have hardcore work ethics. Never heard about those crazy humanoids 20 tabling 25 nl making 30 k a year? not bad huh imagine if you can do that playing 50 or 100 nl. Basically you need to acknowledge defeat you massively failed in poker. Be humble acknowledge your emotional issues and do something about it before you return to the game. When you have - ONLINEBANKING-WIRE TRANSFER-50$-RECIPIENT:POKERSTARS- GAMEPLAN 2 NL TILTFREE