But How Much Did You Lose
word type: poker slang
- This classically annoying question is usually asked of a poker professional by an outsider to poker, who is skeptical that poker can be played for profit.
- As an inside joke in the poker community, this phrase can be used as a sly (or snappy) way to indicate that someone isn't winning as much as he seems to be.
Example Conversation 1
Skeptic: "So you're a professional poker player? You mean...people actually make money doing that?"
PPP (Professional Poker Player): "Yes, in fact I made one hundred and twelve thousand dollars last year playing poker."
Skeptic: "Right, but how much did you lose?"
Example Conversation 2
PPP1: "Brian Townsend is the best poker player ever...he won over one million dollars last night."
PPP2: "Right, but how much did he lose."