Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 11:16 am Posts: 509 Location: Louisville, KY - Waiting for the next open seat
However, I am going to talk with the poker room manager over the weekend, and will ask him if this has been a recurrent behavior for this player. If it has, I may change my mind and punish the guy for being a repeat offender. If not, I'll just let it slide.
I have an issue with this...why should you be the judge in his case? You don't own the casino or make the rules...you abide by them. Sounds like they are trying to make you the bad guy.
I agree with Ad Rock. I couldn't sleep at night if I took money from a guy when we tied, plus it is bad money karma. I would attempt to give him the $325 after the decision was made because he showed me his hand. I would also tell him that not everyone is as nice as I am.
Almost the samething happened to me this weekend at Foxwoods except on a much smaller scale. I have J-10 of diamonds on a flop of 3-3-10. Turn comes a 7 and a King on the river. After the river check\check I turn over my J-10 and the villian says crap you have me out kicked and mucks as he has 10-9. Then he realizes that it should be a chopped pot as the King would play. He says "hey buddy I made a stupid play the pot is yours." He understood the rule, understood he did the wrong thing and was pretty gracious about it. He was just mad at himself for doing something he should not have. The pot was only $60 nowhere near the amount of the original poster.
I did approach him later outside while having a cig and offered him the $30 he said "Absolutely not. The pot is yours. I made the mistake"
Did he show anyone the hand? he is right, you muck, you muck.. a muck is a muck is a muck.
The simplest response I've heard someone tell me to say in any situation where the person mucks and it wasn't clear to everyone what he had is to say "I didn't see your cards, but I'll agree to whatever the floor decides".. then he can be mad at the floor/dealer, and not me.