re: Poker & Home Game Ettiquette
Originally Posted by fletchdad
So when I announced raise and had counted out 2 stacks and put them in one at a time (I had a beer in the other hand), he (correctly) said "no" since I string string bet. All the other players were like "hey, its ok" and he was "No its not" and got all pissy - and he wasnt even in the hand anymore. So I could only call since the stack I put in was less than a min raise.
The person who thinks he's the "floorman" should check himself, if this happened like you say. A verbal declaration of action, in turn, is binding. Since he claims you were making a string bet, the amount of your raise is now out of your control. BUT, you still have to raise. In this case, you should have been forced to min-raise.
That said, I have seen some really dumb people in private live games. Especially from people who think they know what the rules are, but don't.