Please don't scare the fish away
Yesterday I sat down at a table, waiting for the blinds to come around to be dealt in, and a big hand took place.
Player A limped, B made a 3XBB raise, one of the blinds called and player A called. Flop came A3Q or something like that (I don't have HH because it was before I was playing). Blind and A checked to the preflop raiser B, who made a pot sized bet, obviously trying to chase drawing hands out. Blind was short stacked and called all-in, player A didn't have much money either but thought about it, and pushed as well, so B called A's small raise.
Turn was a 4, then a blank on the river. Preflop raiser did have TPTK or some decent hand, but player A, the limp/call/pusher had hit a gutshot baby straight with at 25o on the turn after pushing.
The preflop raiser proceeded to abuse the winner, saying how can you call with at 25, and on and on. The winner finally apologized saying he had just learned to play last week and left the table.
I searched for him but couldn't find him after that.
If you are a better player, how can you expect to win if you chase the bad players away? You're definitely not going to get your money back from that player if you abuse him and chase him off the table.
Apparently the abuser was on tilt because later they won a hand and said, I'm so happy, I haven't won a hand in ages. Well, no wonder, if you chase the weaker players off your table.
Please, for the sake of the rest of us at your table, don't chase the fish away.