Originally Posted by MrSticker
That may apply to the "discussion" part. But you can't sweat on CC. Freak and I have used it on a few occassions and it works great. Neither of us are experts, but it helps to get a 2nd opinion as a hand is happening. If we stumble upon an interesting situation, we would most likely post it here.
And don't worry, we steer plenty clear of collusion. Collusion sucks.
Actually, what you are calling "sweating" goes beyond what I understand that term to be (railing, or providing support as a spectator/observer). Discussing a hand in play with anyone else and taking action based on that is probably against the rules for your cardroom.
I'll pick on Pokerstars
, since I have their page handy:
Poker is an individual (not a team) game. Any action or chat intended to help another player is unethical and is prohibited. Unethical play, such as soft-play and chip dumping, may result in penalties, including seizure of funds from the offender's account and/or termination of the account.
What you are describing may be in violation of this rule.