Originally Posted by Anexa
lol... love the responses. I'm glad I didn't break some poker code or anything because if it was live, I'm pretty sure they all would have been giving me icy cold glares. I guess the nice girl in me wants to be friendly with everyone, but I just couldn't pass on the money that he was practically shooting in my direction. I kinda felt bad for the guy but my B/R was feeling pretty good, so I chose the B/R I guess. I wonder how many people would actually just leave the guy alone since he was losing so much. Anybody out there?
Seriously, if you're going to win you have to get those thoughts out of your head. At the poker table, it's just you vs. them. You have to get inside their head, but if you start feeling sorry for anyone you're hurting yourself. You can bet no one's going to give you a break if/when you go on tilt. You've gotta be selfish when playing. Even when playing with friends, it's a nice friendly game and we talk and joke around a lot, but during the play, there's no f***ing around. You have to be competitive and you have to want to win, and that includes taking someone's money when they'll so willingly give it to you, regardless of the reason. Don't feel sorry for anyone, just know if you don't take it, someone smarter than you, and soon to be richer than you, will.