Bad judgment. But... don't you worry, son. It will all be over soon. Okay. Check. No check here. I tap you. I'm laying this down, Teddy. Top two pair. It's a monster hand, and I'm gonna lay that down... 'cause you got two-four, and I'm not gonna draw against a made hand. Lays down a monster. Should have paid me off on that. Why the f**** did you lay that down? Wow. Not hungry? Mr. Son of a Bitch. Let's play some cards.
Thanks for the responses. I will in a 1-2 NL game last night and had a guy way covered when I hit the nut straight on the turn. He bet, and I almost said "I tap you" but caught myself. I said I'm "all-in" like I will always do now.
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Did this happen in a european casino? I know in some parts of continental europe 'tape' can mean the same as 'all in'.Having said that I have never heard 'tape' or 'tap' used in any game I've palyed in. However I would guess that where used in a casino then it is well known to all staff and players. It is obviously not known at the casino you were playing in. Why you didn't just use the term 'all in' is beyond me.
This discussion came to mind tonight as I watched a rerun of an old WPT event hosted by the Aviation Club in Paris. It is the episode where Tony G is a total jerk, and Allen Cunningham is playing but had hair and wore ugly sunglasses. In any event, several times you hear the French players and the French announcer say "tapis" ("tap" + long E) for "all in". A quick bit of Googling came up with some pages where it is pretty clear that "tapis" is in fact French for "all-in" (see here and here for a couple of examples). This might be where the East Coast term originated, with European visitors or immigrants using the word and having it adopted by locals in a corrupted form.
Regardless, I have never heard the term used in live play in any casino or home game. But interesting that Rounders, set on the East Coast, uses the term.
Now, is there any truth to the claim that Phil Laak first used the term "felt" to describe stacking an opponent?
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the brush is the person who works the podium at the front of the room, they usually run the list and sometime get chips for players. More info can be found HERE I am not 100% sure where the term comes from, hopefully someone knows....excellent question
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