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Old 11-26-2007, 11:36 PM
playtowin playtowin is offline
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Default Need Help - Staking/Smoking Pot Question

I am currently staking a close friend of mine. After agreeing to stake him, I also asked that he does not smoke pot while playing. He said that he believes that smoking pot has no negative influence on his game, and that I shouldn't worry about it (citing a few top players on this forum as an example). Should I make this an issue, or should I not even worry about it? Thanks guys.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:39 PM
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o god, this thread is going to be huge.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:44 PM
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was I one of these names?
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:53 PM
IWEARGOGGLES IWEARGOGGLES is offline
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He said top players, Shaun.

I'm assuming he means the likes of Mario, Ray, and others.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:55 PM
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You are probably better off doing a little research on studies that have been done on the effect of marijuana on cognitive function. You are never going to get an objective answer here.
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:58 PM
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Default Re: Need Help - Staking/Smoking Pot Question

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He said top players, Shaun.

I'm assuming he means the likes of Mario, Ray, and others.

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Srsly Shaun, you should not be the poster child for why "pot" smoking is good while playing.

That said, I think I probably make some mistakes because I'm high, but I also think I make some plays I wouldn't have otherwise which are +EV for sure.

Also it keeps me sane, and I think this is the number one issue. If it helps me handle bad beats, etc. while multi-tabling and not tilting, it's +EV to me overall even if it makes me slightly worse at any individual decision (which I don't think it does)
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:00 AM
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Default Re: Need Help - Staking/Smoking Pot Question

I could do studies - but I'm sure the validity/objectivity of them would be in question as well.

I can't remember whether he mentioned you or not, shaun.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:02 AM
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That said, I think I probably make some mistakes because I'm high, but I also think I make some plays I wouldn't have otherwise which are +EV for sure.

Also it keeps me sane, and I think this is the number one issue. If it helps me handle bad beats, etc. while multi-tabling and not tilting, it's +EV to me overall even if it makes me slightly worse at any individual decision (which I don't think it does)

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agree with this word for word
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:03 AM
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Well, put it this way. If you owned an airline, would you allow your pilots to smoke pot while flying?

I mean, this discussion will go nowhere. I have yet to meet any poker player that smokes pot that will say it impairs their decision making.

So, let me spare you a ridiculously long thread that will derail into a drug usage argument. A bunch of people will say it doesn't effect them, or even helps. A few people will come in and say, WHAT? Drug use is for stupid people. This will go on for like 8 pages. You won't be any better informed then you were when you started the thread.
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Old 11-27-2007, 12:12 AM
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Hey I'm the friend he's staking,

I suppose I would agree in general that it would not be good to be extremely high before playing poker. If there is people around me and [censored] is going on I personally don't feel quite on my game. However with that said, I think I have played extremely good when I'm high when I'm by myself and can listen to music and really focus in on the table.

But even not considering that, after an hour after I've smoked and I'm still technically high, my game is sharp, I'm confident in this.

This is just my personal experience with smoking and playing poker. I'm interested to hear other people's experiences though.

Shuan I didn't mention you but I didn't know you smoked, we'll smoke down sometime.
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