Originally Posted by Four Dogs
The reason I'd like to hear some other opinions on this is that in retrospect I'm not sure what he did was all that bad.
It wasn't, and it looks like someone learned something from that movie, The Cincinnati Kid
. Eric (the Kid) says something very much like that to Howard (the Man) Lancey. Then Lancey shows his queen high straight flush, and tells
the Kid he owes him $5,000. I saw right off that, no actually he doesn't because the Kid never called!
He never said "I call", he never made a move to put the call money in the pot. The Kid could have said "I fold". Just one of many problems with that movie.
When you say something like, "OK, let's see it" or "Show me a flush", that's just table talk. If someone tried something like that, I'd make very
certain that they were actually calling before showing them.
We had a similar problem crop up at the local card room. One player was sitting with a wife or girlfriend. His opponent shipped it on the river. As the SO was leaving, he said something like I'll call you tomorrow. Since the AI had the nuts, he demanded that the other player pay him. The floor manager had to be called in and decided to let it slide this time, but gave a stern warning about using that word while actively in a hand, and that if it ever happened again, he wouldn't be so understanding.