Tuesday, October 05, 2004

He Hate Me

I have always found it refreshing when someone takes to disliking me or putting bad names to me at the poker table. I know, I know, where am I going with this? Well it's very simple my friends, I hate haters!!! Everyone and there mother knows good poker manners, so why don't all these tough macho guys practice them at the table?

It makes me sick to my stomach when someone sucks someone out and the loser gets pissed at the person or the dealer. Hey Guy, this is called poker and sometimes that happens, even to the best of them...and in this game everyone thinks they are the best. So yes, it happens to everyone and one day the bad beat will hit you. Most of the time some five minutes later you have moved on...yet, I have to admit, there are those bad beats that just leave a bad taste in your mouth for the entire day.

Reminds me of the line in rounders when Damon's character, Mike states the following:

In Confessions of a Winning Poker Player, Jack King said, "Few players recall big pots they have won -- strange as it seems -- but every player can remember with remarkable accuracy the outstanding tough beats of his career." Seems true to me, 'cause walking in here I can hardly remember how I built my bankroll, but I can't stop thinking how I lost it.

I full heartly agree with this statement. I remember the hands that I thought were locks and fell apart at the river and ended in heartache. Just thinking about it now kind of brings back some of the sting. Yet, there is no room for some of these jerks stating, "you got lucky asshole" remarks that are made these days. Remember this and remember it well...we all get lucky in this sport...all of us, not today, not tomorrow, but someday soon we will all get lucky. And you should take personal refuge when you take a bad beat...that you, yes you, will put a bad beat on someone soon on the river. It's a fact of life.

I know that we all try and learn from a player here and there throughout our lives. I think the one person that I have really taken to is Doyle. Just a class act...period! Always nice and humble and even when he gets knocked out he smiles and nods. What about TJ who always says when gettting knocked out, "that's poker...won't be the last time." Just men who know how to conduct themselves.

So if you are to get sucked out on the river don't get all pissed and start to cuss. Say nice hand and move on to the next deal. I know, I know this sounds idotic and not realistic....well my friend, we have all been through some bad beats and there will be plenty more to come in the near future. That one I will bet the home on. So be a class act and say nice hand and move on.

I guess this rant started because at a ring game I sucked some kid out and he was done for the night. I didn't mind the suckout and the hand isn't really needed here...the whole time after while I'm trying to play my game he's typing: moron, lucky piece of crap, and you can't play. I didn't really pay him any attention, yet I thought, "was this guys life on the line for a 20.00 ring game?" I don't know, but he seemed to think that me hitting the house on the river to beat his flush was in some way luck. I don't know, but to piss him off more I went and won the tournament. Just some odd people who have nothing to do...he could have went to a 4/8 table and picked up a pot and got into another 20.00 ring game...but no, he had to sit there and moan for about 1/2 an hour of how awful I played. O.K. now you got my rant...sorry!

In closing, have a great day and make sure to flop da nuuuutzzz!!!


At 12:32 PM, Blogger Dr. Pauly said...

Great point! I recall when Phil Ivey got Ko'd by Moneymaker in 2003 WSoP he was wicked pissed, but just walked away. Others like the Hellmuths & Matasaws went off the edge. Act like you've been there when you win too. Ivey's face looked stoic when he won that Turning Stone LIVE event. He almost looked pissed off that he won! No gloating on his end. Just another day at work.


Post a Comment

<< Home