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Old 11-30-2007, 11:56 AM
zunni74 zunni74 is offline
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Default Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

Was just at my fav. B&M yesterday for a 2/5 limit game (yes that was 2/5) and the guy 2 positions to my left would pause and stare at his cards for 45-60 seconds pre-flop EVERY HAND!!!

It just got annoying and people (to his left) actually started acting out of turn and folding their hands (as they were going to regardless of his action).

It got even worse because he stayed in 90% of the hands (usually raising) and would proceed to do the same bit on every street, hollywoodin' it up like he had a really hard decision to make.

The dealer didn't seem to care, the players obviously did.Comments like "Willya hurry up!" and "Dealer, how long do we have to wait for an action?" were heard (though not said by me, I suffered in relative silence [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] )

What should we have done?
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:02 PM
Howard Beale Howard Beale is offline
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

Say 'Thank you, TV poker!', spit on the floor, and call the floor over to tell him he can have only 3 seconds from then on. Or change tables. Personally, I like to laugh at and ridicule people like that but I'm a bastard sometimes.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:24 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

Wow. I'm usally an impatient jackass when this happens at my B&M. "It's YOUR ACTION", "Fast game is a good game", etc. I can't stand those WPT types, especially when they're in their 40s wearing dark sunglasses trying to imitate the guys on tv they want to be like when they grow up.
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Old 11-30-2007, 12:47 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

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especially when they're in their 40s wearing dark sunglasses trying to imitate the guys on tv they want to be like when they grow up.


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The sad thing about it is he's 100 % right
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Old 11-30-2007, 01:59 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

I was in the exact same situation, and I called the floor. The floor asked him to keep up with the game. He didn't. What can the floor do in this spot? Do they have discretion to just boot the guy?
Personally, I don't care how bad the guy is. If it means I only get to play 10 hands per hour, he's killed my winrate.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:04 PM
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I was in the exact same situation, and I called the floor. The floor asked him to keep up with the game. He didn't. What can the floor do in this spot? Do they have discretion to just boot the guy?
Personally, I don't care how bad the guy is. If it means I only get to play 10 hands per hour, he's killed my winrate.

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That's why I laugh at and ridicule them. I'm trying to drive them off the table and they deserve it anyway.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:08 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

Try ridiculing the guy (without getting kicked out yourself). Don't know why the dealer doesn't push the action - his earn rate is getting killed. Your earn rate is getting killed too. Every casino has a time limit. You can call "time" every single time. But this won't help - could even make it worse since now he thinks it's "in the rules" for him to take up to 2 minutes or whatever.

Move tables if possible. But if I were that guy, if 2 or 3 people told me "it's your turn" every single time it was my turn, I'd get awfully sick of that.
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:09 PM
SellingtheDrama SellingtheDrama is offline
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

Sounds almost like the guy was on a power trip - making all of you wait for him to make himself feel more important (to himself).
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:20 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

1)Mock and ridicule him relentlessly until he realizes how much he is pissing people off

2)Ask dealer or call floor to see if anything can be done

3)If 1 and 2 don't work within 10 minutes get a table change
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Old 11-30-2007, 02:27 PM
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Default Re: Low Stakes Limit Game - Guy Hollywooding every hand

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What should we have done?

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I would have asked if it was his first time to play live poker.

Maybe he's been watching in on TV for a few years, and has developed an idea about how the "pros" do it. If so, you could point out that TV was just TV, and it was really OK to play a little faster.
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