Originally Posted by onebourbon
I thought I'd share a bit of advice for the new online players vs live action.
I just got back from a local "barn" poker fiesta.
Rural farm boys....
Narrowly escaped unscathed after taking everyone down...not once but twice.
Smallish stakes too..$25 entry, 1 rebuy. 9 players first takedown...new set of 9 next game
If it wasn't for a local friend dropping in when he did - I wouldn't be here now.
No more live games for me unless in a casino. PERIOD
Originally Posted by jj48fan
You really think these "Farm boys" as you call them were going to do something so horrible for taking 25$ off of them?
Yes. I've heard of this happening occasionally at home games, as well. Some folks at some of these are used to playing donk poker and a new guy comes in and beats them all by playing good poker. So since they don't know any better or are maybe drunk, they probably accuse him of cheating or they just lost their only beer money or something. Or maybe they are just thugs.
BTW, $25 x 9= $225 + rebuys. If it wasn't winner-take-all, I'd say 1st place paid at least $150. And he won twice, so at least $300 takedown.
Also, I live in the city so I've been called a "city boy". Aren't guys who live on farms called "farm boys"?