To Chat or Not To Chat?
I have started playing online again in the past few weeks. I used to always play with my chat off because I just get annoyed with online chat (live chatter never bugs me).
Last night I was waiting for an MTT to start so I was playing $0.02/$0.04 limit (yeah, penny poker ftw!). I posted the big blind when I sat as I didn't want to wait and was dealt 9/2 o. I checked and no one raised so I got to see a flop.
Flop comes 10, 8, J (rainbow). Player in front of me bets, I call and the two behind me call. A seven comes on the turn, player in front of me bets, I raise (it is only $0.04 after all), player behind me calls and the other player folds. River comes a nothing card and there are bets and calls. Player in front of me has a 9 so we split. Player behind me gets upset because I played 9/2 o and complains about it.
I reminded said player that I posted the blind so I had a free flop. I just get annoyed at the arrogance of the chatter in online poker. You get this in live poker as well, just not as much because some people are only gutsy in text not with words. =P
So my question is - do you keep your chat on or not? What are the chances that I'll be missing important information if I turn it off? People talking smack in live games won't send me on tilt but sometimes idiotic comments in chat will.