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What is your Pet Peeve - Poker only

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Krafticus, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. Krafticus

    Krafticus Well-Known Member
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    After replying in another thread, I thought I would start a new one. I searched, and found some old stuff, but figured I would start a new one.

    What are some of your pet peeves at the poker table?

    Here are some of mine: (all from home games, as I don't get to the Casino much)

    - People who insist on using larger valued chips to make small bets when they have the most of the smaller value chips on the table. For instance, blinds are 100/200. Player B tosses in a T500 chip to call, even though he has 1-2 barrels of T100 chips in front of him.

    - People who use their smallest value chips to make a big bet, but then don't have any remaining and request change on the very next hand.

    - When dealing, it drives me silly to see people burning a card right after placing either the flop or turn. I know the rule, and why it exists, but I can't seem to get that through to some of my players.

    - In general, people not paying attention to the game, and never knowing when it is their turn. once or twice, no problem -- it happens. Every other hand, it is is getting out of control. Pay attention, or don't play. Same thing when it is their turn, and they always ask what the bet is??

    I'm sure I have others, as I am anal about rules and procedures.

    What else gets you worked up at the table?

    Mark
     
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    Those that seem to want to educate me on when to fold when I call their min bet on the flop into a 20xbb pot and catch my draw. If you didn't want me to call you, then bet enough to give me poor odds!

    Players that fold WAY out of turn...EVERY hand!!

    Not following house rules. If the dealer/host calls for a redeal and you have AA, then its useless to ***** about it for an hour and a half. Move on already.

    Collusion on the table. Not sure what can be done about it, but those playing in teams on the same cash table just tilts me to no end. I know why you're doing it, and I can tell when you're doing it, but I just can't do anything about it, and that tilts me.

    Excessive Rake. If I'm playing an underground, I know you're taking a rake, but be fair about it. 15% with no cap is just too freakin much! And forget the damn HighHand and/or BadBeat Jackpots...that only takes more money off the table and you'll never convince me it gets ALL paid out. 10% max $15 is as much as you need to take in a 5/5 cash game.

    Players who don't tip. I've occasionally dealt cash games in some undergrounds, and when a player rakes in a $2000 pot and doesn't tip EVER...well you're just one cheap bastard!! Throw the dealer a buck or two, in most undergrounds its their ONLY income.
     
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    - stringing betting ticks me everytime.

    - donks acting out of turn (too anxious in betting, yes we know u have something), folding early, or not "getting" the betting cycle.

    - overbetting, when in limit games.

    - Players who don't understand the "split pot".

    - obnoxious or drunk players that yack and yack dumbsh*t.

    - Players who think or state they are better than they actually are; Usually the post-moneymaker babies.

    - Any donk or fish trying to give me "good" advice, when they don't have the stripe to.

    The list goes on... Good post btw Kraft.
     
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    Great thread, Mark. I can already feel my blood pressure rising. Here are some of mine:

    -"...Oh it's to me? How much to go? 200? Who raised? 200 right? Who else is in?"

    -dealers that allow a disheveled table: chips from previous betting rounds still in front of respective players, messy community cards, 3 piles of muck, chips not raked into a pile, etc.

    -dealers that "re-arrange" the community cards by suit, numeric order, or group the pairs together...

    -V (1st posn at full table): "how could you have called my PF raise?
    H: you raised it .50 and everyone at the table called and I was BB.
    V: You don't get it... I RAISED!

    -although in the (distant) past guilty of this, playing with a .50 chip;

    - players not rsvp'ing and showing (not bad if I need the numbers) or those who do and don't show;

    - those that take a beat personally...at all.
     
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    It bugs me when in home games, the players don't push the last round of bets into the main pot. Then on the next round of betting, their new bets are mixing in with the old bets. It can make it very confusing.

    In my last game, a player that just sat down ended up going all in on the first hand and he pushed his chips right into the main pot. Luckily the table remembered how much he bought in for and I didn't need to straighten it out. This is similar to splashing the pot. I like to make sure my opponent is putting in the right amount of chips before the card is burned and turned.

    It can be pretty annoying when players are watching tv (I have done this too) and it takes a second to snap them out of it.
     
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    Oh, yeah, and those that sing non-stop at the table :)

    and one more:

    when someon'es in the middle of conversing, action happens to exactly fall on that someone who happens to say "call, raise, fold", while conversing...at that exact moment, which did not, in any way, shape or form, reflect action/intention of any sort, and that "call/raise/fold" becomes binding.....haven't forgotten, Mark....haven't forgotten
     
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  7. Krafticus

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    I don't know how the heck I left this one off. My tournaments are fairly large (43 at the last game). I have the tables setup and ready to go. Stop assuming that I knew you were coming, when you don't come often enough that I count you as a regular.

    Mark
     
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    I believe that was a "CHECK" with your pocket Kings ... which got cracked..., and we STILL laugh about that one. :)

    Mark
     
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    Here's another big one, when players can't count their stack. Instead of making stacks of 4 to 5 chips or large ones of 20 they count the chip stacks in 1's and 2's.
     
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    getting slow rolled

    people having to stack all their winnings perfectly before they'll even look at let alone act on their next hand
     
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    -- oh, and people that keep their hands over their cards so that you cannot see them. They get skipped in the action, and b!tch about it ... EVERY TIME!

    -- and then there is this line .. " I put you on XX (a hand that beat me), but I had to call"... I STILL don't understand this logic.

    -- Splashed pots are pretty annoying. I've told people that if they don't announce a bet (or raise) and throw chips into the main pot (and cannot be easily identified)... they are dead, and don't constitute a bet.

    -- People that tap the table when it is their turn, as if they are checking.. and then state that they didn't realize they were doing that...

    wow, I can still add more. I'm more anal than I thought.
     
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    String betting and people telling everyone what they folded (esp. when they "would have had" a huge hand).
     
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    Splashing the pot with my expensive chips then giving me crap for saying something when I've stated that bets are to be put in front of you so everyone knows the action. Biggest pet peeve ever....

    Then just about all others you have listed Mark - I'm the most anal person in my game so a lot of things like that bother the heck out of me.

    The worst other than splashing, not knowing what your hand was at showdown and throwing the winning hand in the muck instead of just letting the cards speak for themselves, then having someone go "If you had a Jack you would have won" and the guy going, I did, and taking his cards from the muck and showing expecting me to give him the pot now, ain't happening. I have a guy that has done this multiple times, against chip leaders, etc.... idiot!! I play you mucked you're F***ed.... and have since the beginning of my league 8 years ago.

    BPT
     
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    ^^ 10x! Especially when two or three callers do this and I have to make change from my own stack (as one of the dedicated dealers) to cover everyone's change.

    Also, excessive "I put you on __" --Oh yeah? :neutral: I wholly and honestly don't give a crap what you "put" me on.

    One more: in the age of email and cell phones asking people to take 5 seconds out of their super-busy week to say "Sorry, I can't make it to the game" (instead of me wondering if they'll show up at the last minute) seems like a small request. Just let me know, you know?
     
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    Have to be careful here - glass houses and all that, but...
    slow rolling - because it's just f'n rude. if you're a novice and don't know any better, ok, but I rarely play with beginners and that's a basic etiquette that ought to be learned early.

    players who, (a) won't stack their chips neatly, and (b) keep dirty stacks.

    players who take FOREVER to make a decision, especially in a tourney where the levels are shorter than 30 minutes. Now and then is fine, and when there's a big pot, or an all in decision, ok, but i've played with people that do it on literally every hand. played a turbo once (15 minute levels) where a guy took 12 minutes of the level on two hands. got so bad another player called the clock on him every hand until the table broke. got a little tense...

    players who critcize other players - you play your game, i'll play mine. don't tap the glass...

    incessant talk about how good you are, how big your bankroll is, how much money you've won, etc. no one cares, and btw, what are you doing at a 1/2 table then, or in a low buy-in tourney???

    overall rudeness - i play in home games to have fun, and maybe win a little money. lighten up.

    And finally - cheap chips and cards!!!
     
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    A few of the biggest ones for me, some were already mentioned, are:

    Anyone using the phrase 'I put you all in'. First of all, that's not a valid action imo since you can't put me all in, only I can. Bet an amount or check or fold. You have no other options.

    People who bet the river, get called and then want the caller to show first. I make them show or muck
     
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    Oooh almost forgot the biggest one - sunglasses!
     
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    Only things that bug me at this point are people that don't give me room to sit comfortably and shuffle chips and people that smell fantastically bad.

    People that stare at their cards for an eternity after the action is over before mucking are mildly annoying if it's a big pot. I played 5/10 for the first time last weekend and this happened to me in a $2100 pot and it was stressful.

    People that slowroll you are just trying to get under your skin. You beat them by authentically laughing your ass off and completely ignoring that they did it. Verbally riding them like a pony after you felt them is optional, but always recommended, unless they give signs of rebuying.

    People breaking the rules or not paying attention will always annoy people. So will dealers that don't enforce the rules or floorpeople that make bad rulings.

    Also - getting moved from the blinds to the blinds in a tournament pisses everyone off. I'm bringing in a tournament director for the Bounty Battle just to basically ensure that this doesn't happen. I'm the worst TD ever.
     
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    those who that stare at their hand forever when faced with an ultra-obv fold
    while the rest of the table is openly begging for a fold already
     
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    In a rotating deal game: players that get up to use the bathroom during their deal.
     
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