Poker Etiquette Question

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mikego

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Had a situation at a home game tonight and want some feedback. Player A moved All In. Player B, next to him, which had enough chips to cover, came over the top and moved All In.

Player C & D had already folded, player E was the next to act. Before player E could act, player F started asking what the main pot was, and what the side pot was.

There was no "designated dealer", and the dealer at the table took no action to count out the chips for the main pot and the side pot. I scalded player E for asking about the hand before it was there turn to act.

Was I out of line or did player E have the right to clarify the pot amount before it was there time to act??

Any all feed back would be appreicated.
 
tenbob

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As far as I can see this player F did not make a move out of turn,but jusked asked a question regarding the pot size. In effect he did not move out of turn, were you involved in this hand ???

Now unless you are player E, or the dealer, you had no business scalding anyone.

BTW your home game sounds like a bit of a crap shoot ! What limits do you play, maybe its time to stiffen your game a bit, make it worth your while playing, and you need a buy in that is meaningful, (ppl dont care about a €1 buy in but may just care about €5) The level of skill should go up .
 
Dorkus Malorkus

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Player F is stupid, that's all really. If he wants to give another person information about his hand before it's his turn to act, let him. You're right though - it's generally frowned on.
 
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mikego

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Yes - I was involved in the hand. I was Player B and had moved over the top of player A by moving all in. I was mad because by player F acting as if there were considering calling, it could sway player D out of the hand when I wanted him to call to make the pot fatter and possibly eliminate 2 players.


B.T.W. - Buy in at my house is either $40 or $60. Normally between 12 - 30 players, average is about 18. The blinds increase regularly. So this isn't a crap shoot.
 
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Being involved in the hand makes a difference as far as i can see. Sorry about the reference to the crap shoot, just sounded like there was a lot of all ins for a high buy in game.

We have one player who nearly always is rattling his chip if he is about to push. But at the same time unless he actually ACTED out of turn, then he didnt do anything wrong. Not a nice play but none the less a legal one.
 
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Legal, but extremely rude, and also stupid. This guy's gonna lose out on sweet pots if he keeps acting prematurely. Definitely goes against etiquette, but what are you gonna do? There is always at least one dolt in a live game. But I would have scolded him too if I was in the pot.
 
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