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Stories of cheating

Discussion in 'Home Game General' started by brains613, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. brains613

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    I have been fixated on home game cheating for a while now. Not the mechanics of it, but actual INSTANCES of it. (this started from a thread a while back about whether or not customs would prevent cheating.)

    So here's the point of the thread: Tell your story of home game or casino cheating. First hand would be great!

    Couldn't decide if this goes here or in the "poker stories" forum...

    Here's the thread that sent me on the path...
     
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    Video I found while searching for cheating stories. This guy obviously is a 2+2 member, and must have linked to the vid from there. (And yes, I know it doesn't actually qualify as a story)

    Ways to cheat during shuffling and dealing.

    Thought it was interesting, nonetheless.
     
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    Splashing the pot in order to camouflage shorting the pot. You catch them with an eagle eye and the willingness to stop the game so you can check to make sure the pot's right. Usually met with an "oops, my bad." The hit rate is low enough that when you do catch it, it's blown off as an honest mistake.
     
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    define cheating: is it the ability to defeat your opponent (ie win)?
    (devil's advocate here) :wink:
     
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    Get some of your poker pro friends to start an online site, advertise the hell out of it, then "borrow" all the cash in the site's bank until the feds shut you down.
     
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    Used to play with a guy who fanned the corner of the deck when he dealt. He still somehow managed to lose money so I never called him out on it.
     
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    Should I be worried tomorrow night... :laugh:
     
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    Poker is rigged. :wink:
     
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    i would say cheating is going outside the written rules of the played game. easy enough. must stay within the set parameters of the game.

    no first hand stories of cheating BUT...

    ......I have to admit at the end of the night at one of my home games i noticed a very small mark (VERY SMALL) on the back of the ace of clubs..I think I noticed it right at the very end of the last hand ( I am an honest host and would change the deck or remove the mark if possible before play resumes). But before a few guys left, 2 of them wanted to play high card takes pot. so all 3 of us put in 5 bucks and picked a random card from the pile. I had my eye locked on the 'mark' and magically pulled the A out of the line up.
    This was NOT poker or a game. I compared it to a shell game or another hustle type game so any edge I had is fair game :wink:

    sure I felt kinda bad but these guys are super loose players and 5 bucks to them was a straddle in 25/50cent blind game lol. I had a good internal chuckle as they left.

    I would NEVER cheat in the game but picking cards.... gimme an edge :wink:
     
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    ewwwww

     
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    Wow. If I were one of these players, or a bystander in your game, and found out you did this, I'd rightly conclude you were dishonest and willing to rip off your players and never set foot in the game again. I'd tell everyone I cared about to avoid the game too. If you're willing to cheat at this, how would I know you'd not cheat me out of more in your game?

     
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    You need to give that money back to them. What happened there is the textbook definition of cheating. Lose it back to them on purpose with another high card draw if you have to; but give that money back!
     
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    Negative. I couldn't do it even if I wanted to, which I don't.

    Also, this thread kinda derailed...
     
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    Foxwoods 10/20 Stud game a few years back.

    Two elderly regs are sitting almost across from one another. They're involved in a hand with a third guy who's between the two of them.

    On 7th street one of the old guys picks his hole cards up and starts shuffling them above the table, faced downwards, but high off the table.

    His buddy is leaning down and across the table, trying to view what his buddy has in the hole (his buddy had made his straight)

    Myself and another guy are sitting next to the old man who's lifted his cards up and we both mention that the other guy can see his cards. He responds "so? You aren't in the hand, it's none of your business"

    Dealer didn't speak up, but these guys were so blatantly obvious and terribad at cheating in this manner it was pretty laughable. They stopped doing it while we were there, but wow, just wow :sorry:
     
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    to be honest guys, there was no mark. I actually picked the ace out by pure luck. I was looking to see the reactions of people on here in this circumstance. Call it an experiment if you will

    there was no mark obviously on my good copag cards lol. I added that in on the 'cheating' thread to see how people would react to something that happend outside of the poker game but still gambling.

    sorry. but no, I am VERY moral and would never cheat in sports, poker or anything really. I was raised with great parents and I thank them for that.
     
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    My dad's Italian, so we used to gamble on like, everything growing up. We'd sometimes bet on horse races.

    One time, my siblings and I taped a game on VHS and got my Dad to bet on it, thinking he was watching a live race, nyuk nyuk nyuk!

    Also, whenever my pops won all my money I'd cry and my mom would make him give it back (that doesn't seem to work at the casino though..sigh)
     
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    Good grief! So which story is the fabrication? The "I cheated" story or the "I lied" story?
     
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    Oh, well that explains it. Of course. I believe you... srsly. LOL

     

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    THIS is what I was looking for. Thanks for the story.
     
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    I also got angle-shot by that kid they've been showing a bit more on the WSOP broadcasts lately that plays at Foxwoods.

    Ronnie or Donnie Bardo I think is the name? Younger kid, sunglasses, really short haircut.

    I was in a tournament many years ago at Foxwoods and he had raised preflop and I shoved and went into Hellmuth mode.

    He said "your kings are good" and I looked up...........then he called with his 10's against my AK, I flopped an Ace, but he flopped a Ten as well. He got a warning, I got sent to the rail. :disappoi:
     
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