One last pet peeve I forgot to mention is the smokers. I dont mind smoking, but geez if you're going to take a few minutes to take a smoke, dont be upset or demand to be dealt in. Go, smoke, and come back. Dont go out to where the ash trays are, take a few puffs, see that the action has stopped while waiting for you, run back, and then fold . This was especially annoying at the older Aladdin setup on the second floor next to the bar.
Joined: Sun Feb 11, 2007 6:27 am Posts: 233 Location: In the Box
I'm pretty easy going and just have 1. It is when a player never stops talking, even when they ask you a question. Grange - you probably know a guy named Shane that plays at PM (upper 20s/early 30s and almost always wears a hoodie). Talks 100 mile a minute and can't stand getting beat. He talks a good game but is one of the players that will moan every time he gets drawn out on even though he gave the player odds to draw.
I've met this guy, even when listen to your ipod to try to escape him he still just talks away at you.
1. The "high rollers" that sit at the $1/2 NL game. People that talk about playing for high stakes at the Bellagio or Wynn but out of the goodness of their hearts, their playing with me at the MGM Grand. Either go to the fancier joints or up the stakes.
I was playing 1/2 NL at MGM with this guy who looked like a Nascar driver or something out of a country music video. He was there playing with us because he'd been kicked out of Binions where he'd been playing with "the old man's son". He was quite pleased when an off duty dealer identified "the old man's son" as Todd Brunson for the rest of us.
My second favorite thing about him was his story about playing a regular game of 1K/2K NL. "But we cap the buy-in at 5K so no one loses too much". We simply couldn't convince him that playing any stakes with 2.5 BBs was retarded.
My favorite thing about him was how he pushed in with AK on a AQx flop when I had QQ.
Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 394 Location: Chatsworth, CA
...I dont mind smoking, but geez if you're going to take a few minutes to take a smoke, dont be upset or demand to be dealt in.
At Commerce and the Bike where I play there is thankfully no smoking allowed indoors, so anyone gonig out to grab a smoke is going to be gone a minimum of five minutes.
However, anyone leaving a table for even a trip to the bathroom will always instruct the dealer to deal them in the next hand. This is done so that even though the hand will be automatically mucked when it's the player's turn, the player will still be eligible for a share of a jackpot should it hit that hand. I have no idea why that's allowed by the casino since normally you must be at your seat when the cards are dealt to be allowed to participate in a live hand.
Dont you love it when people are eating at the table and they have to be be reminded that it is up to them to act...and they always check with a mouth full of food and go right back to their plate while the dealer and half the table shouts ... 'no, it is $35 dollars to you, you idiot'...then he looks at his hand while getting fried chicken grease on the cards and mucks it? Just wondering, because i heard this has been known to happen once in a while. people who eat at poker tables are slobs.
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:37 am Posts: 111 Location: Exit 239
Players who leave the game for at least one orbit, return, rack-up and leave without playing another hand.
When requesting a rake reduction and needing floor approval. Why can't the room just have a standard policy that when a rake reduction is requested, the dealer is empowered to grant it based on the number of active players.