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May 28, 2009 – Comments (6)

After blogging here of a bit over a year and developing cyber perspectives on a few of you, I started thinking who would Alstry want to spend an evening playing poker discussing the world's political and economic issues bantering back and forth as the chip stacks ebb and flow amongst the players.

What qualities about the person would make the evening interesting and entertaining???

First, the individual would have to be able to think on his own and not be easily swayed by public opinion.

Second, being an innovator would be an attractive trait and a strong ability think on their feet would round the person off.

Third, taking one's self too seriously would be a buzz recker, as a result, no tattle tales, whiners, or too tightly wound need be present....as what is stated at the poker table....stays at the poker table.

Fourth, a Black Swan perspective might be fun so as simply not play the game as presented but come up with unexpected actions that can be game changers and make the evening exciting.

Fifth, a community perspective, playing the game so it is fun for all at the table and not just a self centered night for collecting chips....but not forgetting that in the end, the game is all about collecting chips, but the evening is not just about the game.

If any of you have some additional traits.....I would love to hear them.... furthering a very fun night at the poker table.....but maybe not such a fun morning after....but the memories would last forever.

6 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On May 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM, biotechmgr (36.35) wrote:

Persons who are willing to engage a discussion without needing to defend an ideology or go on the attack, such as a pure Democrat or Republican, would be most welcome. In fact transcending politics altogether is best - discussing what is really going on in the world without labeling it. This might just be detail encompassed by point number 3, "too tightly wound".

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#2) On May 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM, luckybychance (39.37) wrote:

"playing the game so it is fun for all at the table and not just a self centered night for collecting chips" = soft playing. Anyone who expects less than an opponent's best game should question his manhood. Alstry, I appreciate your contribution to CAPS but clearly I am not a good fit for your poker table.

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#3) On May 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM, Deepfryer (27.77) wrote:

Marcel Lüske  always seems to make the game interesting whenever he's at the poker table. He might even serenade you... "give a little bit, give a little bit of your chips to me"

And if historical figures are allowed, then Einstein would be a great choice... he certainly fits all of your criteria. Just try not to get distracted by his crazy hair.

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#4) On May 28, 2009 at 12:24 PM, alstry (36.12) wrote:

lucky...why would you leave out  the next sentence????

As you can see from our comparable scores...I not sure you would have the skills yet....but no doubt you will eventually get there.

Keep up the good work and keep serving the community.

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#5) On May 28, 2009 at 3:55 PM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

I'd like to fill out an application to join this table game.  My focus would always be having fun.  Seriousity is banned from my character.  Discussions would be unlimited, that is, not limited to world economy, govts, and other stuff like that.  I'd be mildly ranting about a wide range of subjects (like a very dry witted comedian)

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#6) On May 28, 2009 at 4:22 PM, Varchild2008 (84.06) wrote:

New Traits to add:

1)  Must not use exclamation points as if they are going out of style.

2)  Must see the glass half full, otherwise they'll fold and quit when the game barely started.

3)  Must not have any debt.  Poker players with debt are desperate Poker Players who may resort to cheating to win.

4)  Must not have a criminal record...or a loaded SMG at the table.

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