“What is this ‘2k thread’ I keep hearing about?”
I thought I was getting out of poker back in 2012. I’d had enough of the traveling, the variance, and for sure the environment… The Med-High Full Ring sub-forum of Two Plus Two Poker Forums had long been my sanctuary in between sessions, so I decided to give something back to the tiny (but amazing) community there on my way out.
I dropped the original post of 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv)—in the hidden little Internet town the locals simply call “MHFR”–on the morning of 2-15-2012. I thought my little farewell gift (my 2000th post on Two Plus Two/my poker story) would help/entertain a few people and then just disappear into the archives within a week or two (two weeks was a long time for a thread to stay current there). And I thought I would be out of poker altogether in the coming months.
6+ years later and I’m STILL trying to get out of poker.
2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv) is STILL active! Not technically a book (you can’t buy it anywhere/it’s still being written- probably for as long as I live), what started out as my poker story and turned into my life story/a real-time documentary of variance and human nature [as well as a “How To Win At Poker (And Life) Long-Term” guide- in case that sort of thing interests you] is still very much a story worth checking out.
If you are obsessed with poker as I was for many years- and especially if you are considering “going pro”, or if you just really like the idea of reading a real-time documentary of variance and human nature, filled with long-term poker (and life) strategy breakthroughs, darkness, humor, optimism, ugly truths, COMMUNAL behavior, nit behavior, Internet trolls, etc, I suggest you read 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv) cover to (endless) cover.
If you love poker but don’t really care for all that other stuff and/or you don’t have a zillion hours of free time, I suggest you navigate my 2k thread via the “Pranqster Highlights“.<– Every 1k posts or so, I go through the thread and index/link every post that I think is a highlight (and I do so while drinking Pranqster beer).
And if you are more of a casual poker fan/you just want to dip your toes in a little to see what all the fuss is about, I suggest you start with the “Top 10 Spews“<– what I’ve decided (sober) are the ten most notable posts from the entire thread.
However you approach 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv), I really hope you get something out of it. I never meant for it to become “a thing”, it just happened over time (640,488 views and counting)- I think because people just really love
poker real, no matter how ugly it can get…
The 3 ways to check it out:
- 2k- a poker story (wtmfl;dr obv) (the entire, endless thread)
- “Pranqster Highlights” (all the highlights, none of the BS)
- “Top 10 Spews” (the starter kit)
Want to buy me a beer?
My poker/life story, written over 6 years- with no ending in sight, is free to read any way you like (“Top 10 Spews”, “Pranqster Highlights”, or the whole damn thing in all its guts and glory). If after reading it you decide you want to buy me a beer (countless people have messaged me saying exactly this), here is your opportunity. 3 bucks should get me a beer at the bars I like to go to… Much appreciated, DGAF
Folks who “bought one” after checking out my thread: Jacob Pavelich (10 beers), sarganaga, Ernesto Vasquez, RC Thomasmeyer (5 beers), Bryan Lawell (5 beers), Bryan Lawell (another 5 beers)