This is a discussion on Angle Shooting? within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; Since I play most of my games online, I was not really aware that angle shooting was even going on. But I've recently read a
Since I play most of my games online, I was not really aware that angle shooting was even going on. But I've recently read a couple of articles and videos about the issue. At first blush, it seems quite unethical to me. But it wasn't that long ago that check raising was thought to be of bad form and was frowned upon. Now it is accepted and expected. So, I was wondering what people think of angle shooting? Do you think it is just another tool to be used in poker, or is it an unethical practice that should be punished, or some other opinion? What do you think?
Sorry, but I think the translation is bad and I can not understand the question.
August 30th, 2017, 5:36 PM
Poker at: PokerStars
Game: Hold 'Em
Well, I'm glad I now know about this! I've never played live, I'm a bit nervous to try to be honest, I suppose because I don't know all these little tricks. I don't think this is meant to be a part of the game and is probably mostly taking advantage of dealers who aren't making players follow strict protocol. If I play, I plan on only trusting information I get from the dealer, and running everything through them.
August 30th, 2017, 7:58 PM
Online Poker at: Sky Bet
Angle shooting is totally wrong and anyone doing it should be called out on it.
Def read a few articles on it or watch some YouTube videos before playing live to spot it if it happens to you.
September 1st, 2017, 5:05 PM
re: Poker & Angle Shooting?
It would be interesting to see what happens when someone does that back at them. There would probably be some kind of nuclear meltdown.
September 2nd, 2017, 10:59 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Angle shooting is definitely bad poker etiquette. People that angle shoot are usually the player no one at the table likes.
September 4th, 2017, 1:52 AM
Poker at: Full Tilt
Game: wild deuces
Angle shooting is an unethical practice that should be punished, for sure.
The best way to protect yourself against it is to make sure you know all the rules, and don't do things like leaving your hand unprotected or mucking it before you've been awarded a pot. Always check with the dealer or the floor if you're in doubt about something.
September 4th, 2017, 5:27 AM
Angle shooting is not acute thing to do.
September 4th, 2017, 6:24 AM
I didn't know about this, just finished watching the video. I cant believe this guy did it just to get a few more chips wow that's what a bad player is has no respect for him or others or the game to do this bait and switch on tv. Someone did something similar to me live, almost the same maneuver on me and they let him slide.
August 3rd, 2018, 3:36 PM
Online Poker at: PokerStars
re: Poker & Angle Shooting?
It may be unethical. It might really frustrate and annoy you. It might even push you to overreach on a given pot, but if its within the rules...oh well.
My usual casino has some good rules regarding this issue, like bets must be clearly displayed and/or announced (no hiding a large denomination chip under the others).
As usual in life though, caveat emptor.
Pay attention and don't be afraid to politely question anything through the dealer or a floor person. You'll get an official ruling and the angle-shooter will gain extra scrutiny and may end up getting banished.
August 3rd, 2018, 3:46 PM
Poker at: America'Card
Wow, good to know. The fake raise out of turn doesn't really bother me. It is a little dirty, but pretty much a bluff. The hiding of the chips and claiming to be in the pot when not and vice versa are worse in my opinion.