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    Seems only appropriate to conclude the AMA with...

    Seems only appropriate to conclude the AMA with an answer on a quote from one of my poker idols. I think it's very true - imagine if you laid out the timeline of almost every pro's career and at...
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    Absolutely, and I've done it many times. I'm...

    Absolutely, and I've done it many times. I'm really a gambler at heart and I have no problem playing in a tough game because 1) weaker players can't join a game if there is no game and 2) I love a...
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    I don't think I can overstate how opposed I am to...

    I don't think I can overstate how opposed I am to domestic spying by our government on its own citizens. In my opinion, domestic surveillance programs are about as un-American as it gets and giving...
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    I am a feel player at heart and I only know poker...

    I am a feel player at heart and I only know poker math because all my friends coming up were extremely strong math guys. It was actually really crucial for my career to have people who were really...
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    I gotta go in 20 minutes so I'm gonna hop around...

    I gotta go in 20 minutes so I'm gonna hop around to the most unique questions I haven't got to yet.

    I always said from day 1 that coming out was a personal decision and that I only did it because...
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    I think I answered that first one in the past few...

    I think I answered that first one in the past few answers... I wanted to do Run it UP! (my $50 to $10,000 bankroll challenge series on youtube) because I felt like I'd enjoy the challenge of a long...
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    I've done a bunch of different charity work in...

    I've done a bunch of different charity work in the past year - just yesterday I hosted a poker night for Kiehl's amFAR LifeRide and Antonio, Norman Chad, Dennis Phillips and I did a charity event...
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    I haven't got an official role with the PPA but I...

    I haven't got an official role with the PPA but I do support what they're doing and would love to help the cause any way I could going forward.

    I've always been a fan of Roman history. I took...
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    Nothing leaps to mind although plenty of...

    Nothing leaps to mind although plenty of awesome/funny things have happened. Hang out with Antonio or Phil Laak, you'll have a funny story :)

    I used to think I could teach a complete novice to be...
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    well, there's two kinds of poker pros, the ones...

    well, there's two kinds of poker pros, the ones that gamble to live and the ones that live to gamble. I feel like I can influence my fate and I embrace not knowing the outcome. knowing the results...
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    Thank you sir! You remind me of my mother with...

    Thank you sir! You remind me of my mother with that "sexual preference" phrase, lol, as though it's a preference for ice cream flavors. I don't think you mean anything bad by it, but that's my...
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    I left college at 19 to pursue professional poker...

    I left college at 19 to pursue professional poker as you might know - not at the peak after a big win but after I had lost 60-70% of my bankroll and then broke even for 6 months. I felt that if I...
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    ha, I doubt it, but fellow UFC lover and...

    ha, I doubt it, but fellow UFC lover and UltimatePoker pro Terrence Chan has been trying to get me to train with him, especially now that I'm much closer to his weight. I might do it!
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    I'm not too familiar with the poker HOF so I...

    I'm not too familiar with the poker HOF so I can't really answer there - favorite poker player, that's a tough one. Favorite to play with might be talkative Ivey, the rarest of rare monsters, haha,...
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    As far as tells go, nah, not really. Pay...

    As far as tells go, nah, not really. Pay attention though, you'd be surprised :)

    I definitely think the best years are in front of us in the US for online poker. I'm not sure what it's gonna...
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    Love it :) I started karate when I was 6 years...

    Love it :)

    I started karate when I was 6 years old because, umm, I wanted to be a Power Ranger, bitch. :) as I talked about in an earlier post, I started teaching when I was 13 and got more...
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    For a long time, I kept my bracelet right beneath...

    For a long time, I kept my bracelet right beneath my painting of Randy Couture winning the belt off Tim Sylvia (I was there in Colombus when it happened and I'll absolutely never forget it... "not...
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    As far as setmining goes, I don't really think...

    As far as setmining goes, I don't really think like that too often anymore but in the old days I used to use Barry Greenstein's rule of thumb of calling up to like 10% of your stack with pairs if you...
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    I absolutely love doing live videos like that and...

    I absolutely love doing live videos like that and The Final Table both behind and in front of the camera and plan on doing more and more going forward. I did an absolutely awesome video for...
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    pokerwise, my 2013 has been decent but not great...

    pokerwise, my 2013 has been decent but not great - I played maybe 15 events at WSOP but besides that I haven't really played a ton. The majority of my poker profit this year has come from backing...
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    I don't really think this is the optimal way to...

    I don't really think this is the optimal way to approach this decision - IMO, you should try to evaluate what frequency you should be checkraising given your opponent, dynamics, history, your range,...
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    Hey everyone! Very excited to be here answering...

    Hey everyone! Very excited to be here answering your questions, thanks so much for having me. Let's get started :)
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