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Guy trying to make it playing poker in Vegas

Discussion in 'The Poker Room' started by blahblah, Jul 26, 2015.

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  1. blahblah

    blahblah Tourist

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    Long time lurker.

    I've been getting super hyped for my trip to Vegas in August. I mostly play low limit poker and have been looking for anything to scratch the itch until I get there. I stumbled across a vlog of a guy that moved from the east coast to Vegas to try to make it playing poker. He has his ups and his downs, but his attitude and humor makes for great watching. He has some great shots of the strip and some not so great shots of living just outside of downtown. Just thought I would share. Hope you all enjoy.

    His channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuEenMfggk8oU2A7ZBsg5Kg

    A vid of all his hands in an hour of poker:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDXH0bVF3NQ
     
  2. whaler55

    whaler55 Tourist

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    I started watching these videos in January or Feb after seeing a thread on 2+2. At first I thought this guy was a tool, but watched a few of his videos and am now a pretty big fan. I look forward to when his new videos come out, which is about two a week. Funny guy and I hope to be able to sit at his table next time i'm there in Sept.
     
  3. VegasBJ

    VegasBJ VIP Whale

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    Yeah, this has been on 2+2 for a while now
     
  4. celticnoel79

    celticnoel79 Low-Roller

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    Great video, like his little drop chip trick aswell
     
  5. Kingbarkus

    Kingbarkus Low-Roller

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    I also follow the Trooper and I don't play much poker. Dude is honest. I know exactly where he lives too. Ghetto.
     
  6. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    Interesting. A few things I liked. More things that I didn't like though.
     
  7. tipdrill

    tipdrill Low-Roller

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    Trooper!
     
  8. johnvic

    johnvic VIP Whale

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    It's the Trooper! I also watch it, think I found it on VMB. I'm sure it's a tough life.
     
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  9. Gator5220

    Gator5220 Low-Roller

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    whaadup!
     
  10. chef

    chef Resident Buffetologist

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    Wouldn't it be better to try to make it somewhere other than Vegas. I would think Vegas has less saps to take money from than other places, like Los Angeles.
     
  11. zing

    zing Low-Roller

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    vegasnut Low-Roller

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    Great videos..that guy is real and no bs
    In some ways he reminds me of someone
    I guess i have to call myself the pokermonk as wel:evillaugh
     
  13. mwig

    mwig High-Roller

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    I've never played in LA but I can tell you the games in Vegas can be very soft. Not so much the downtown games but if you can catch the poker room at Mandalay during a convention you will see what I mean. I have zero experience with higher limit games.
     
  14. blahblah

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    Ha. Yeah, I like the fact that he is open and honest. Not everyone will like his take and personality, but it seems real which is a big selling point for me. And all the Vegas scenery is nice too! :p
     
  15. kingpasty

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    Check out his latest Vlog. I'm a huge fan. Unfortunately he's gone broke again and is working on a backup plan. I'm pulling for him but short of getting a job I don't know how he's going to keep it up!
     
  16. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    Did no one notice that Gator5220 responded as if that poster was Trooper?

    That user posts a lot in the poker room section on VMB and seems to troll 2+2 from references to 2+2 on this forum.

    Could it be one and the same person?
     
  17. yoyoseven

    yoyoseven Low-Roller

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    Yes, it's the Trooper97, and yes he posts on 2+2. So what?
     
  18. undathesea

    undathesea Grandissimo

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    You ever have someone sitting at your table and you and your friends have a conversation about that person like they're not even there?

    This whole thread is kinda like that.
     
  19. Gator5220

    Gator5220 Low-Roller

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    I'm not the Tropper lol. I play craps and blackjack and don't like Starbucks coffee.

    As for the "Whaadup", I just like his catch phrase.
     
  20. blahblah

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    Maybe I'll send him this thread on twitter so he can give us a classic IT'S THE TROOPER!
     
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