This is a discussion on GAH! What a mistake.. within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; I was in a hand, had zippo, zilch, nada, nothing. The person directly to my right goes all in. I was in the process of
I was in a hand, had zippo, zilch, nada, nothing. The person directly to my right goes all in. I was in the process of clicking on the "check" when the screen changed the instant I clicked, and instead of checking I called his all in.
I felt like a total moron. In an instant, hours of poker winnings gone. POOF!
2nd August 2006, 5:39 AM
I always - ALWAYS - keep my cursor well away from the buttons until it is my turn so as not to make mistakes like this. This is where online poker can really be a b*tch....gotta be careful dude.
2nd August 2006, 12:39 PM
Jack Daniels [13,426]
Poker at: home.
Game: Da Bears
Yeah, I used to use the act in turn buttons (especially when playing several table simultaneously) until I did pretty much the same thing in a cash game. The guy was short stacked and pushed all in with a decent hand. I was going to fold my two rags and wound up calling by mistake. And I didn't even get a fair chance to suck out on him, because to make things worse, another player had a real hand and reraised all in (which was a lot more than I could bring myself to call with garbage).
On the positive side, I've noticed that most software these days now lines up their check boxes with where their buttons will be, so it is a little more difficult to make this kind of mistake. So when I'm at a site like that, I will still occasionally use the act in turn boxes. But for the most part, I still click the button when it is my turn (which buys me the benefit of timing how fast I react to make it consistent or mix it up). Many sites still act on your act in turn selection immediately without randomizing the response time. This can give away a lot on someone's play.
2nd August 2006, 3:06 PM
Online Poker at: Not Banned
re: Poker & GAH! What a mistake..
It happens to everyone at least once. You should always take some time to make a decision and make sure the cursor is completely on the button you want. Luckily for me, it has only happened to me on freerolls and sit n gos. It happens a lot when you are multi-tabling.
2nd August 2006, 3:18 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: Texas Holdem
Oh yeah I've done it. The latest PokerStars release has a good feature, it takes two clicks to activate the window. So if you are about to click one screen and the other pops up the first click does nothing, saving you from this hardship.
Off topic: Like your new avatar Chuck. Back to NWA, much better than Tucker!! lol
Almost bought NWA greatest hits at A&B yesterday just cause of you!! lol