re: Poker & DISABLED CHAT IS SO ANNOYING.
Originally Posted by gtrippp
Is it against the rules to agree to check down?< Yes!! There'll often be 'implied collusion'.. ie. where a couple of players check it down to KO a SS... but it is for sure against the rules to verbally suggest doing this. I'm not too good w/ the specific rules, but I could swear I've seen players do that on TV. I do know that ppl can get in trouble if they tell others what cards they have during a hand, if ppl report them.< they shouldn't need to have to have people report them... it's really poor etiquette to say what your hand is... 'piss poor' actually (and yah, I do report the ones who do it more than once & who don't realize they should just shut the hell up). A bit heated about this because last night a friend of mine was deep in an MTT ITM & this one goofball kept saying shit when the flop would come down 994.. he'd say.. Damn man.. I had a 9.. meanwhile player in hand has just check-raised tryin to rep. the 9 from the blinds, lol.. but not too funny at the time. This guy kept doing it over & over & over again. Wanted to hit him thru the puter screen. They can still do that if nobody's all-in, tho. I agree with the hillbilly, ppl shouldn't talk about their hands until after the hands over. The chat isn't disabled in some of the private tourneys during all-ins.
Pretty sure the chat 'is' disabled in all priv. tourneys once a player is allin... unless you're last to act (& are still in hand). The guy who's allin can't say squat, nor can any of the others. (had a guy reraise me allin in a priv game the other day (CC game),I lead out & he made a HUGE reraise overshove on turn when 4th club hit the board & said to me just before he shoved, "no.. did you just make the flush there?" then he shoved (& could no longer chat), holding the Ac I responded, "yes, actually I did".. and called with the nuts. (this is the only sort of situation where you'll be able to chat once someone has gone allin).