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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:16 am
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That's really cool news... congrats.

Hey... do you think I could convince Microsoft to sponsor me? Bill Gates is a poker player... maybe he'd be up for that!

PS - This message was in no way posted to boost my 10 ten rating!



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 10:21 am
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Honest.

NB. This message was supposed to be part of the 'Mobs' sponsorship announcement thread but somehow became its own entity! Technology defeats me!!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 1:20 pm
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I have seen Bill Gates play poker and he only ever plays in the smallest games live $2/$4 limit. True.

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: Hey... do you think I could convince Microsoft to sponsor me? Bill Gates is a
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 2:22 pm
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Really? Is that true? I also heard that he uses cut -out discount coupons and drives an 11 year old car!!!

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: : poker player... maybe he'd be up for that!
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: : PS - This message was in no way posted to boost my 10 ten rating!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:32 pm
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It probably isn't true but a favourite poker urban myth of mine is that the big shots saw Gates playing 3-6 or something and challenged him to play in a bigger game. Gates says "OK, how about $1 million-$2 million ?". End of challenge Smile

FFFC1

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: : live $2/$4 limit. True.
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: : : That's really cool news... congrats.
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: : : Hey... do you think I could convince Microsoft to sponsor me? Bill Gates
: is
: : a
: : : poker player... maybe he'd be up for that!
: : :
: : : PS - This message was in no way posted to boost my 10 ten rating!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 3:59 pm
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I think that isn't quite as good as the Kerry Packer story.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/1967964.stm



"Uncomfortable with the attention a stranger was receiving from a waitress at a casino, Packer turned to the gentleman and asked why his presence was causing such a stir.

"I'm worth US$100 million," bragged the oilman.

" Really. $100 million?" said Packer, pretending to be impressed.

"Yes I am sir," grinned the oilman.

"I'll toss you for it," Packer replied.

The oilman walked away. "


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: It probably isn't true but a favourite poker urban myth of mine is that the
: big shots saw Gates playing 3-6 or something and challenged him to play in a
: bigger game. Gates says "OK, how about $1 million-$2 million ?". End of
: challenge Smile
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: FFFC1
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: : Really? Is that true? I also heard that he uses cut -out discount coupons
: : and drives an 11 year old car!!!
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: : : I have seen Bill Gates play poker and he only ever plays in the smallest
: : games
: : : live $2/$4 limit. True.
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: : : --Previous Message--
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: : : : That's really cool news... congrats.
: : : :
: : : : Hey... do you think I could convince Microsoft to sponsor me? Bill
: Gates
: : is
: : : a
: : : : poker player... maybe he'd be up for that!
: : : :
: : : : PS - This message was in no way posted to boost my 10 ten rating!
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RegressionToTheMean
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2003 4:01 pm
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: Really? Is that true?
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Actually, yeah I believe it is. There is quite an amusing story about Doyle trying to lure him into a $600/$1200 game, while Bill was playing $3/$6. I'm pretty sure it's true...

I refer you to Mike Caro's telling of the tale...

http://tinyurl.com/nyb3
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