Originally Posted by Effexor
I'm sitting at a FR $25 NL table and this guy sits down and proceeds to blow through 3 buyins in about 30 to 40 hands. His stats were 90+ VP$IP and 0% PFR, and he basically bet pot, or more, every hand he was in.
Pretty much the absolute ideal person you want at your table right? He paid off everyones good hands without fail.
So what do 2 or 3 at the table start doing? Berating him for his play! Pointing out he has no skill, it takes no skill to smash the bet pot button until your mouse breaks etc etc. W.T.F. !@!!!
I don't get it. Make the guy feel like he's your long lost best friend for petes sake!
So the next time you have a total idiot at the table. PLEASE be nice to him. He may just double you up like this guy did for me tonight.
I had this idea for my next blog post. I think the biggest problem relating to this situation is that berating someone for bad play is a disservice to the other players who want him to stay and keep playing badly. People (read: children) seem to think it's more important for them to get their immature frustrations out by typing insults on a keyboard. I get really ticked off when jerks do that, especially when they've busted and are about to leave the table. The only thing they achieve is they prompt the bad player to play better or to leave, which is money out of my pocket.
I had thought about this issue just a little until I read a poker book that actually mentioned the affect it has on ALL the players at the table. I thought it was pretty cool for a book to mention this.