Originally Posted by jbutler16
over time i expect to make a lot more than $5k from the fish. do you think that other fish who see/hear about sh*t like this still want to play? i do feel sorry for the guy - and if you don't i think you have a serious empathy deficit - but my rationale has zero to do with that. from a completely selfish perspective the ruling and the actions of the players is horrendous for the game.
I see your argument if the table is full of regs. Completely valid. What if the guy calling him on it is either a recreational player or is from out of town and won't capitalize on the anticipated revenue from said fish going forward?
I don't feel sorry for him one bit - don't f#ck around with the words "All-In".
I think that other fish that hear about this realize that you shouldn't say the words "All-In" unless you're all-in.
It'd be an entirely different argument if he hit his chipstack and it fell into the middle or there was any question that he didn't utter the fateful words.
....also, you're assuming the Asian guy is a fish. Obviously what he did was stupid, but that doesn't necessarily
translate into him not being a winner player at the game (or a regular, for that matter - unless I missed something in the OP)