re: Poker & Chat abuse at the table?
Don’t tap on the aquarium – It disturbs the fish
I like the phrase “Don’t Tap on the Aquarium”, originally coined by Phil Gordon.
Some players can’t help themselves and must express their contempt of poor play. Doing so is a mistake and totally counter-productive. You want other players to make mistakes when playing poker.
If players are making bad calls, it is most likely they will suck out on you, or someone else, during the game. The last thing you should do is abuse them. You do not want them to start playing better or leave the table. It would be better to joke around with them, and make them feel as relaxed as possible. This greatly increases the chance that they will stay in the game until they go broke.