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We are not that good and it is not that serious. Today something happened
Me and some friends get together and play poker once a month.
We are not that good and it is not that serious. Today something happened that i did not like, could be beacuse it happened to me, but i still would like to know what you guys think.
We where heads up after a preflop raise.
I called him on the river and he showed , i then asked him if that was all he had and he replied that it was. I showed my cards:￼￼, then he shows . How would you react if someone did this to you?
We always played cards speak for themselves & I can remember the odd situation where what you described occurred, but I only played with friends & this sort of thing, while it didn't happen often was taken good naturedly. Someone I didn't like did it prolly would have been upset, but that's why I only played with buds.
I don't seem to have accomplished much with my life so far-----------, but I'm sure making good time.
I mean , you're playing with friends so me Id take it like my friends just being a dick and I'd brush it off. If it happened at an actual table Id be pretty pissed but I also would make him show both cards before I did anything.
In a professional playing environment you have to show both cards. But in a house game you can do whatever you want. If this happens again and you don't like it, have a majority vote about this, that's what you do at house games.
Oh the love/hate relationship I have with this move.
I would ask you to ask yourself what the purpose of the home game is. If you are all trying to be better players, trying to have a bunch of drinks and fun-times at each others expense, trying to make money off of one another etc. etc. and then balance the rule accordingly.
In a casino setting just don't fall for the trap. If your opponent has to show first; make them show both or muck. Just that simple. What you may not realize you did was give away valuable information to the table about your range and how you play the situation.
When I play with friends for low stakes (and the purpose of the game is to have fun only); we throw this rule (and a few others) out the door. I love trying to put people on tilt and using moves like this to get a little extra read is great. If it's that type of game next time he shows just one you could respond the same, or if you really want to go for it try claiming a hand you don't have (e.g. flush) to see if you can get him muck. **Beware** - I have seen these moves in casino games too; and, if what you are doing is against the meta of the game this can be seen as being done in poor taste.
Something like that should never happen in a casino, since the dealer should force the player who must act first to show both cards. In a friendly home game, your friend may have been messing with you to get your blood pressure up. If you're truly tight, you call him a jerk and go on; if it is a friend of a friend that you don't like, let him know that his play was boorish.