A poker player with a shred of decency ???
I just got back from Las Vegas today. I was very surprised by the actions of a fellow poker player. Tell me what you think ...
We are at the MGM Grand playing 2-4 Hold Em. The number of raises after the river is not limited.
The board reads 10-10-6-3-10. Player One raises, and Player Two reraises. Player One then reraises, then Player Two reraises. This goes on for a few rounds, and of course, I am wondering who has the fourth 10. Finally, Player Two just calls the bet. He had the 10. After winning, he tells
Player One, "I want you to remember this. Someday you may be in the same situation."
Now, I was shocked that he let Player One off the hook. I imagine that almost anyone would have continued to reraise until the other guy got the message. I asked him why he let the guy off the hook, and he told me that he suffered an extremely bad beat once and didn't want to wipe the guy out.
Funny thing - Player One did all this reraising with 6-something, so he had the full house. Not only did he risk losing to quads, but also to a pocket pair greater than 6-6!
Player one obviously needs lots of help. But tell me -- what do you think of Player Two????