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UWPoolGod
07-03-2003, 08:43 AM
If you are losing a match/set for money and you are down for the night...how much money do you have to lose before calling it quits and walking away?

I only ask this because of a guy I played Tuesday. I have played him $5/rack straight-8 before for an hour and won $30 off of him. Tuesday he wanted to play so I got there earlier. He won the first, then I ran off 12 straight wins to be up 11 games. Then he wanted to play 1 game for $20. I said fine, and broke and ran the rack. So now I am up 15. Eventually I get up to $100 owed and he pays up. We keep playing until he says that he does have a limit and it is $40 on top of the $100. So now that I know his limit...I want it all and keep going until I reach it. $140 on a game that he was far outmatched. I won 28, he won 3.

Now at some point you have to realize that if you are down that much, you either have to be confident and raise the bet, or walk away WAY prior to losing that much at $5/game.

Your thoughts?

Todd

Nostroke
07-03-2003, 08:50 AM
Plenty of idiots around. I saw a guy lose 13 games in a row @ $100 a game to a guy 2 balls better who never ever could have more than $150 in his pocket. I dont gamble much but i've never lost three sets, I quit if i lose 2.

Wally_in_Cincy
07-03-2003, 09:07 AM
Maybe someone told him that gambling makes you a better player and he was just trying to improve /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

HTH

Cueless Joey
07-03-2003, 09:11 AM
Just enough not to go to the nearest ATM for me. /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif

Qtec
07-03-2003, 09:36 AM
Word of caution , there,s no such thing as easy money .

I would also be thinking 'WHY'.
Strange . /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif

Q

UWPoolGod
07-03-2003, 10:00 AM
Don't know exactly what is strange. I have played this guy for 6 months now and only the last two times has he wanted to play for anything, that is only because he beat another guy out of $40. I have seen his best game. He hates to lose as I do. But he hasn't played in 10 years and his game shows, the above-average bar player who beats most everybody else.

I would just think that at some point he would think to stop...but maybe that never realized to him after 7+ beers.

griffith_d
07-03-2003, 10:54 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Wally_in_Cincy:</font><hr> Maybe someone told him that gambling makes you a better player and he was just trying to improve /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

HTH <hr /></blockquote>

I know that he would never hear that on the CCB.

Griff

griffith_d
07-03-2003, 10:55 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote UWPoolGod:</font><hr> Don't know exactly what is strange. I have played this guy for 6 months now and only the last two times has he wanted to play for anything, that is only because he beat another guy out of $40. I have seen his best game. He hates to lose as I do. But he hasn't played in 10 years and his game shows, the above-average bar player who beats most everybody else.

I would just think that at some point he would think to stop...but maybe that never realized to him after 7+ beers. <hr /></blockquote>

He was probably hoping for a quick turnaround in his game and get his money back on a couple of games,.....you said he won three,..at $40 a game, he could get it back quick.

Griff

Hopster
07-04-2003, 02:22 PM
If you are losing a match/set for money and you are down for the night...how much money do you have to lose before calling it quits and walking away? &lt;-UW

Its called HOPE. Every gambler thinks the tide will eventually turn for them. Some have discipline, some just lose all control. In pool its different in the respect that the guys beating you right in front of your eyes and you should be smart enough to see it. In casino gambling, they always think the next shoe or the next shooter will get them out. But they always have hope dangling in front of their eyes, always.