re: Poker & Table Manners
You are right (read the story)usually you get abuse when you bad beat someone. Still I think in either case it's ridiculous.
For instance, I remember a hand where I had j6. Stay with me I'm a newbie. I know J6 in itself is probably not a good starting hand, but it was suited. I must admit I'm a sucker for suited(does get me in trouble sometimes-lol). Anyway. This guy was leading all the betting I was just following. I ended up with 3 Js and he literally had nothing. He goes ballistic on me "Who plays a J6, that's absolutely dumb, etc., etc., Why didn't you just fold". I held my temper tried to explain to him it wasn't about the J6, it was about the fact that they were suited. I wanted to take a chance, then when I saw my J flop, nothing bigger and heart on the board - didn't look like anything better was going on so I rode it out. He goes suited "aint ****" All the while I'm thinking to myself well sure you have A high in your starting hand (cards not suited I might add), but no match on the board, why were you so aggressive. Finally when I figured there was no reasoning with him, I simply replied, well it won didn't it so let's just get over it and play poker. He didn't stay in the tourney long and to think he was criticizing my motives - I just thought it was funny and of course ridiculous
Bye for now.