This is a discussion on Etiquette/Cheating Question within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; I was playing a heads up match with my brother for 5 dollars and we got it all in pre-flop while he was short-stacked. I
I was playing a heads up match with my brother for 5 dollars and we got it all in pre-flop while he was short-stacked. I had J10s and he had A2o The board ran out 10, 3, 3, 3, 3. I was pretty noticeably annoyed at the run out because the win was so close but the river gave him the pot. He started laughing so hard because he thought he had gotten very lucky to chop the pot. I started laughing extremely hard with him because he had not realized he won the pot. We played a few hands with the chopped money but the I felt bad so I decided to tell him that he actually won the pot and I would give him the chip stack he would have had from won from that pot and we would resume play from where would have been after that hand. Keep in mind in those few hands I had actually gotten him really short so this deal would give him more chips. He immediately was furious and said he doesn't play with cheaters, and was crying about how poor my etiquette was. He refused to play and took his money.
Obviously the money is not a big deal, and I should have told him immediately if I was going to at all. My question is if I hadn't told him would that be cheating, bad etiquette or neither?
20th September 2016, 5:30 AM
Online Poker at: fulltilt
Well, if you can't screw with your own brother, who can you screw with? I think if you're playing with family you should probably have told him right away that he had won that hand, just to keep the peace. That would probably have affected the outcome of some of the other hands you played before confessing. If you don't tell him at all, I'd consider it really bad etiquette, but not cheating.
20th September 2016, 11:09 PM
Guess it is on how you play the game. I have played where called hands is what stands. But agree if you can't screw with family who can you screw with.
21st September 2016, 12:02 AM
Online Poker at: Pokerstars
Game: Texas Hold'm
You'd have been better not telling him, he's obviously a bit too serious and if he's playing for money, he should really know the rules!!!
21st September 2016, 2:22 AM
Poker at: was Titan
its your brother so whatever, but yes it is against the rules to do this, so yes therefore it is cheating and terrible etiquette
21st September 2016, 6:11 AM
Online Poker at: ACR PStars
re: Poker & Etiquette/Cheating Question
I will agree that, up to a point, "if you can't screw with family who can you screw with" does have a certain value. However it's also true that if you screw with family too much you could wake up one day to find out you don't have one anymore.
It may sound cheesy/corny but Honesty really is always the best policy.
21st September 2016, 8:29 AM
... seriously anyone that doesn't take time to learn the rules and decides to play for money kinda deserves what they get ...
he's lucky he was playing with you