- Aug 10, 2014
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In an episode of 'The Big Game', there's a pot between Tony G and Jason Mercier. On the river, Tony G checks and Mercier bluffs at the pot. Tony G calls and Mercier mucks his hand saying "you got it". Tony G tells the dealer to open the hand.
The players seemed to agree that this is bad etiquette. But when someone bets and you pay to call their hand, shouldn't you get to see their hand by default? Not showing your hand when called keeps your game disguised, giving you an advantage (in theory). I don't get why it's so bad to want to see how your opponent played the hand, especially when you paid to call his bluff. Or is this just a difference between live poker and internet poker?