re: Poker & Whats the best (winning) personality to have on a poker table?
Bonus question or just a seperate question, whats you poker table personality?
Not sure whether you're referring to live poker or online.
Live I tend to smile sweetly when the mouthy person at the table starts giving me unwanted advice, but say nothing. Generally say nothing. If I'm sitting next to friendly people I might exchange a few words with one of them about big hands that happen.
Online generally I say nothing, except when I'm at a friendly table. If someone says "gl all" I will say "ty u2", for example. There are certain specific tournaments that are more friendly than others, and ones with a lot of UK players are much more likely to have conversation that interests me, which usually has no relevance whatsoever to poker.
My main online weakness is that if there is somebody that is constantly doing the same sort of annoying thing, after they have done it a lot of times I will respond.
I deliberately take longer to make decisions if they are in a hand, or are behind me and haven't folded.
2) Constantly criticising weak play by other players (when they appear to know what they're talking about).
I point out that we're not playing WSOP
, it's either a freeroll or microstakes.
3) Constantly insulting weak players and calling them a donk, only if it's a tournament that we have paid to enter.
I point out that donks are what make poker profitable, so I like
having them around.
4) People I knock out, who then spend the next five minutes hurling abuse at me, as an observer.
Try to occasionally give a little dig as they are waffling, to intensify the tilt that they are suffering. For example, somebody who slowplayed AA and I played 76s from the button and ended up stacking them, after about 4 minutes of me ignoring their abuse they said "what the hell were you doing playing 67s?" and I simply said "suited ", which then set them off with another deluge of insults...
Probably shouldn't, sometimes can't resist though.