The Muck: Poker Players Sound Off on Their Cheap Peers
Poker players can be a spendy bunch when the heater is rocking. Many are the tales of unchecked spending and lavish living after a big score or a cash game win that needs five racks for the pick-up.
However, when the downswing inevitably hits, many of these same players can turn into penny-pinching misers.
Just ask their friends. Melissa Burr did so this weekend on Twitter, and the responses proved as amusing as expected. The impetus came from a Luke Vrabel tweet in which he related a story of a friend who won $500K, only to request $7 for an Uber shortly thereafter.
Tales of Cheapness
Scores of tales of lifestyle nittiness followed. From players trying to save a dollar here to collecting tax receipts for pennies there, PokerNews collected some of the best responses:
@burrrrrberry Playing 400-800 with jimmy “riendeer”. He looks at a half eaten Caesar salad on a table behind him,… https://t.co/X1HDe8lUoO— Todd Brunson (@ToddBrunson)
@burrrrrberry The first time I went to the casino in Costa Rica with @tchanpoker in 2003, we were in a foreign coun… https://t.co/AVIthGAUTg— David Ottosen (@dottosen)
@burrrrrberry I genuinely gave a guy a £220 ticket for a live tourney as he was broke, he won the tourney (3 way ch… https://t.co/grzHFVW55f— Gary Walsh (@GaryWalsh16)
@burrrrrberry At grocery store in Vegas, pro (who owns multiple houses in Vegas) 2 ahead of me in line, cart full o… https://t.co/tDTS3W8iV6— Dan Ross (@HoldemMedia_Dan)
@burrrrrberry Went on a double date. All 4 of us "pros". Me and male friend never played lower than 100/200. Our gf… https://t.co/pJVE22PXJP— Sean Snyder (@seansnyderpoker)
@burrrrrberry Bud wins NL tourn at S. Point for 5k, joins me in racebook, takes 50% of my Pick-4 (10-1 winner alrea… https://t.co/yXkNcaiPaJ— Greg Sellgren (@underweargreg)
@burrrrrberry I know somebody who walked from Aria to Rio every morning (obv heat is ridiculous) for 3 weeks during… https://t.co/yTDifGzGkd— Patrick Leonard (@padspoker)
@burrrrrberry This is @quadfours_kin fav story. He once saw me drive my car back in reverse to a tollbooth to get a… https://t.co/0SY4mKvmlE— Ada❌ Fried❌an (@AdamFriedman119)