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+ 1 to HC bow ties. +0.8 to ET
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+ 1 to HC bow ties. +0.8 to ET

Just bought two HC bow ties, including the challis @Coxsackie suggested above. Many thanks for all suggestions....
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Holy shi....

Things have gotten expensive in my absence. 15-20 quid per drink!!!!?

 

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Go on a holiday first, and live like a regular person. London is a fantastic city, but it's also insanely busy, overcrowded and extremely expensive.

I like to drink as well, but I've actually cut back my drinking considerably since coming here. Those £15-£20 drinks get expensive real fast. Let's break down the average night out costs:

£20 entry
4 drinks at £15=£60
£25 uber back home
+
£105

Want to have dinner and maybe a drink during dinner with friends beforhand?
£100 for a decent restaurant
+
£205 ($320) for an average night out. Add another £100 for a special night out or if you go to multiple bars. Anything in zone 1 and 2 (look at the tube map) will be roughly equally as expensive, with some areas being even more expensive.

Anyways, I don't want to discourage you too much, but make a budget before you go, add 25% to that, and that's probably how much you'll end up spending each month. If you can stay at friends/family for free for an indefinite period it would definiyely help, as at the moment 45% of my post tax monthly income goes to rent and other related costs.
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idk, usually my 100 pound night out budget goes at least 70% to sashimi.

 

Actually my friend is neighbours with Blom. I'm somewhat in touch with the local scene, or at least I'm known, you know, in a facebook friends who don't ever talk to each other way. Not super into the whole scene though, there are some smart and great people in there but the culture can be a little bit too crowding for me. + they all wear dad jeans and washed out hoodies, can't associate with that kind of attitude towards clothing right?

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idk, usually my 100 pound night out budget goes at least 70% to sashimi.

Actually my friend is neighbours with Blom. I'm somewhat in touch with the local scene, or at least I'm known, you know, in a facebook friends who don't ever talk to each other way. Not super into the whole scene though, there are some smart and great people in there but the culture can be a little bit too crowding for me. + they all wear dad jeans and washed out hoodies, can't associate with that kind of attitude towards clothing right?

Haha ... yeah, I used to be more into poker than I am these days. I'm still friendly with a few players who I respect a lot, mostly for what they've chosen to do with the money they've won from poker.

I agree about the average poker player's wardrobe, too - save for Tony Dunst, but he just wants to play James Bond dress up.
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The first self-made millionaire in my uni's graduating class was a professional poker player. Made several hundred thousand online in his last years at college and the success later translated into actual tournaments.

I briefly was involved with his ex who broke up with him when she realized that given his new financial security, he'd never have any need to grow up. Which he didn't. But a really chill, good guy.
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Yeah, £10 is the minimum for a mixed drink in East London, and it goes up the more you go West. Go out in Soho, Mayfair or Kensington and £20 drinks are not uncommon.

The influx of the world's wealthiest, especially during summertime, tends to drive up the prices. Of course bars need to pay rent/mortgage as well, and when housing prices are increasing 20%+ every year, the rest goes up as well. Some areas have seen 15%/month price increases.
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Yeah, £10 is the minimum for a mixed drink in East London [...]

 

What's a pint go for?

Cheers,

 

Ac

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The first self-made millionaire in my uni's graduating class was a professional poker player. Made several hundred thousand online in his last years at college and the success later translated into actual tournaments.

I briefly was involved with his ex who broke up with him when she realized that given his new financial security, he'd never have any need to grow up. Which he didn't. But a really chill, good guy.

Ha. Curious to know who that is because chances are I'd know the name.

Doesn't matter, though, because that actually describes quite a number of kids who went through that experience for better or worse.
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That generation (of which I am semi part of) are dropping like flies with the changing times. Poker after the poker boom with internet poker was an extremely inefficient market, and it allowed lots of people with some knack for developing new skills and strategy to take advantage, but over the years it's become a lot more competitive, and a lot of those first wavers or second wavers who seemed to have been rolling in money have been pushed out, some in good shape, taking their profits to other endeavours, but a lot of them have fared not quite so well.

 

When money seems so easy to get, it's easy to think that it'll always be like that. I bet this is true in other worlds and industries too, but at least from what I can see, maturity is quite lacking, even in talented minds, and very often this becomes one of those things that let them down. Once you've had a taste of effortless success, it's hard to buckle down and put in hard work for much less than what you've achieved before.

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+ 1 to HC bow ties. +0.8 to ET

 

You can always recognize the guy who has recently entered or re-entered academia:   he starts quantifying stuff like this.

 

:)

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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What's a pint go for?

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

A bit more reasonable, between GBP5-10, depending on location and the kind of pint you're having.

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What's a pint go for?

Cheers,

 

Ac

 

A bit more reasonable, between GBP5-10, depending on location and the kind of pint you're having.

 

Thanks.  That's not bad.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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A bit more reasonable, between GBP5-10, depending on location and the kind of pint you're having.

You are drinking some swanky beer. Plenty of pints in sw3 for around a fiver.
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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post

That generation (of which I am semi part of) are dropping like flies with the changing times. Poker after the poker boom with internet poker was an extremely inefficient market, and it allowed lots of people with some knack for developing new skills and strategy to take advantage, but over the years it's become a lot more competitive, and a lot of those first wavers or second wavers who seemed to have been rolling in money have been pushed out, some in good shape, taking their profits to other endeavours, but a lot of them have fared not quite so well.

When money seems so easy to get, it's easy to think that it'll always be like that. I bet this is true in other worlds and industries too, but at least from what I can see, maturity is quite lacking, even in talented minds, and very often this becomes one of those things that let them down. Once you've had a taste of effortless success, it's hard to buckle down and put in hard work for much less than what you've achieved before.

Yep - poker is more and more about GTO now. The top online 6 Max 5/10 grinders these days are way better than the top 25/50 players used to be. Limit Hold Em was basically mathematically solved. NL is insanely tough as you move up - PLO is still very viable but that game is getting more and more figured out.

I know quite a few players who amassed 6 or 7 figure bankrolls and went broke. Sounds impossible, and you do sort of have to try to go broke ... but they did.
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