From the floor - live - part deux
Ok, here is one for those who play arrogantly.
This happened at one of our local casinos
$1-$3 NLH cash game
Player A is in middle position and shoves AI for aprox $150 preflop. Player B is in the BB and has been arrogant all day. He says call and hasn't even looked at his cards. Board comes. Player B, still without looking, slides his hand to player A and says ' you flip it over, I haven't looked yet'. Player A throws player B's hand into the muck without turning them over.
Sorry player B your hand was called dead, and you have no recourse to the pot.
Now, this would have been a tricky one if player B had actually looked at his hand . First and foremost it is a players sole responsibility to protect their hand. BUT, there is a general ruling clause that says in the case of an accidental mucking of cards, you can retrieve them from the muck if you can 100% verify what they were. Since B didn't look he could not say what they were. Too bad for him, hope he learned a lesson, but that's doubtful.
Also, was this an accidental mucking? That would be a tough call to make.
To top it all off, I would have issued B a warning for his actions to add a kick while he was down.