every gambler thinks he has an edge
No one has ever gambled on pool expecting to lose.
Everyone thinks they're the top gun- that's why they're willing to gamble.
The hustler only plays against their own conceits.
Remember, every gambler is trying to separate the hustler from his money also.
Not every hustler sets out to break every mark- I've stated repeatedly that I'll try to keep each marks 'contribution ' small in order to ease the pain and KEEP THEM COMING BACK!
Do you truly believe that telling the marks my true speed would allow them to make a match they could win?
I dunno, could you beat Thorsten Hohmann even if he was giving you the breaks and the seven????
Because that's a fair comparison of me vs. The Average Bar Player.
I love when they call in their local "ringer" to have him play me and "clean me out".
I can usually tell when he walks in the door from their reactions.There's never a whole room full of poker faces- someone's reaction will identify him.
Then I let him beat me- heck, ill let him trounces me for up to 70% of what I've earned from them before crying 'uncle '!
Because now, in their eyes, I am fallible.
And that means that they're ready for a whole new round of gambling, because "he's not so tough after all. . . "
Some call it "the mark's paying for an education".
I can't call it that, because in my experience, they don't learn.
Some say I'm a sleazy, bad man because I use their weakness to earn my living.
Is a bartender a sleazy b*stars because he'll sell a drink to an alcoholic?
Is the clerk at the 7-11 a sleazy b*stard if he sells a working man $100 worth of powerball tickets (NOW THERE'S A SUCKER BET)
Is the Preacher a sleazy b*stars as his flock tithes 10% in the hopes of divine intervention in their daily lives, and the hope of a blessed afterlife?
Is the Baker a sleazy b*stars as he sells the 60yr old fat man a cheese Danish, knowing it's terrible for his cholesterol?
Should Rosie O'Donnell's hair stylist and make-up artist be ashamed of accepting a paycheck, KNOWING that there's nothing they could do that would make THAT b*itch look good?
In my opinion, those are all "theft by deception" careers also.