Originally Posted by MediaBLITZ
I gotta agree about brilliant move by the other guy flipping over. Angle shoot? yeah, but so terrible I'm going to hold it against him. I would have been pissed at myself for having those words come out of my mouth.
Can you please explain how it was brilliant? Because I can only see downside to it.
OP has already said what he's said. He can't un-say it, and it's what was said
that determines whether he's forced to call or not.
Whether the villain has turned his cards up or not has absolutely zero
influence on that decision. All flipping his cards up does is allow OP to make a correct decision if the floor rules that he doesn't have to call - if it's ruled that he doesn't have to call, in many cases he probably still will. But if he's already seen he has a losing hand, he's going to fold every time.
In some card rooms it may also open villain up to a penalty for exposing his cards during a hand.
I suspect villain turned his hand up in this case not as some "brilliant" angle shoot, but because he genuinely believed (with good cause, it seems) that OP had called and the hand was over. I can understand that. But suggesting that it should be done deliberately in situations where there might be some ambiguity, on the expectation that it's somehow good for the person exposing their hand I just can't understand...