Showing A Bluff - Opinions
I watched an old episode of a WPT final table this morning where Phillipe the Frenchman played Mad Man Marvin the German. One of the first hands in heads-up the Frenchman showed Marvin the bluff.
What are your opinions on doing this? I think it's despicable personally. I like to take anyone's money, but this is a downright insult IMHO.
When I was at one of my first casino cash games, a Vietnamese guy was sitting to my right, a big gambler and liked to play lots of hands. There was this one pot where 4 players were in big, and by the River, only the guy next to me and a guy across were left in, when my neighbour shoved into what had to be a $600 pot. The other guy took a long time before folding and the Vietnamese guy jumped up, started screaming and shouting and ceremoniously threw down 7-2 face up that was beaten by the board. The other got up with a smile on his face, walked around the table, held out his right hand to shake the hand of the guy next to me. Once hands clasped, buddy caved in the bluffers face with one huge left fist. He hung on to the hand keeping the guy from falling and said "You can win money off me any time, but don't ever insult me."
He went back to his seat, handed the dealer enough cash to top off his stack to $200 and played on. The pit boss asked the bleeding guy if he wanted the cops called, he said no, but I'd appreciate it if you could have a cab called to get me to hospital.
My thought to the other guy "Well played".