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Live Poker - Talking about a hand - etiquette

    • darkpenance0
      darkpenance0
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.10.2010 Posts: 162
      I was playing a £100 buy-in at a casino I was unfamiliar with. I play a lot of pub games live where correct etiquette is followed liberally at best and I usually only manage to make a casino game 5 or 6 times a year and so I am often left unsure about the correct etiquette.

      I was heads up in a hand and I was leading out to hit my nut flush draw. When I missed on the river the player who was calling my bets said 'why can I never hit a flush?' I looked at him strangely, I checked, he bet small and I called. He had top pair on the flop. When I mucked my hand he said 'I knew he had a flush draw so I called to make sure he didn't hit it.' I said nothing.

      I started to wonder, though, if he was breaking any rules by talking about his hand in this way. He lied about his hand in order to induce me to call (which being the idiot I am, I did) but it seemed shady.

      Is a player actually allowed to do this? If not then what is the correct protocol for making a complaint and what should the punishment be? Should the cards just be turned over then and there?

      Any information about what is okay and isn't to talk about while in a hand would be useful for me in case something like this happens again.

      Thank you very much.
  • 3 replies
    • Tim128
      Tim128
      Bronze
      Joined: 29.01.2017 Posts: 324
      I think that's just a wonderfull strategy, if you can talk someone into making the wrong decision, for you, just know that he does this and next time you know what he's doing and you can adjust your decision on that. But be careful he might level you :p
    • Lazza61
      Lazza61
      Headadmin
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      Joined: 23.03.2011 Posts: 10,847
      Reminds me of this video of Daniel Negreanu :s_biggrin:

    • darkpenance0
      darkpenance0
      Bronze
      Joined: 02.10.2010 Posts: 162
      Ok. So he didn't do anything wrong. Should the general rule be when someone is talking about their hand to just put them on the opposite of what they are claiming? Also, I am right in thinking that you are allowed to talk about your hand but only if you are lying?