re: Poker & Angle Shooting
Originally Posted by detroitjunkie
One way to help this along, is that a dealer is required to read the hand out loud no matter what the player says it is (by rule, from left to right), so he/she best correct it asap as soon as they are tabled.
In my play, I always demand my opponent to show his cards when he is first to showdown. No matter what he says.
And I always say "Don't touch the chips", if someone more bold would say "Flush" and try to move the chips to himself.
And also, I love those primitive angle shooters who think that yesterday I graduated kindergarden and today I am playing poker... (well, I played my first 5-card draw hand when I was a 10 year old 4-grader at school... but this was long ago...)
Especially, those with AA/KK pre-flop who want to look weak and try dirty tricks...
Once, I raised from EP to 2,5 BB with 10-10, and a guy with A-A deliberately said "I raise", but 2 seconds later he only put chips for a call. Then some "vigilant" players who were not even in the pot, protested and the dealer required that if a raise is announced verbally, then at least a minimal raise should be put in the middle... The floor manager confirms, and the Villain "reluctantly" puts more chips in the middle...
I calculated my odds
to catch a set, then I compared the required chips to call versus the effective stack.
Since his "minimal raise" meant that I had to make a "minimal call", I estimated that this was well worth the try.
Flop 10-8-2. I checked, he made C-Bet of pot size. I raised 1,5 times to simulate "top pair good kicker". He bought it ! He went all-in with his A-A, and I called with my top set...
He then tried to protest that I "angle shooted" by getting information from his "innocent mistake" and that I "dishonestly exploited that information"...