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Old 11-27-2007, 10:49 AM
Bluegrass Poker Bluegrass Poker is offline
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Default Re: \"In the dark\" and bad form

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This is totally home game dependent. We use to do all sorts of things that would be horrible form in a casino or in some games. Slowrolling was especially common (like making the other guy turn over your cards to see if he was good or not). Surprisingly though we never lied about when we were acting in the dark, and I think if someone had it wouldn't have gone over that well. Nothing serious but it would have gotten some comments I think.

[/ QUOTE ]Ditto. I guess it depends on the type of home game you have. I play in 2 fairly regularly and both games are full of guys who have been good friends for a long time.

Harassment, playing "in the dark", etc is part of the fun. Hell, it's not been a good night unless everyone at the table has been called a donkey at least once.

I see nothing wrong with the play described in the OP if it happened in my home game but I could see it causing problems in a home game where everyone was so comfortable with each other.
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Old 11-27-2007, 08:08 PM
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Well, I seem to be running counter to the general sentiment. I thnk if somebody claims to be playing in the dark and is lying, then that person is an asshat.

It's not against the rules, and it may not be unethical, but its just shady in my view, and if not an actual angleshot, is closer to an angleshot than to acceptable poker game deception. In my view at any rate.

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Old 11-27-2007, 08:55 PM
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Add me to the list of people who always assumes it's a lie unless I know the person well enough to know it's the truth, or if I've watched the cards the entire time. It may be a stupid move, but that's all it is.
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:19 PM
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I think this is player dependent.

If I say "In the Dark" I mean it. Seriously. But I'm the only one I know who does it.

Everybody else IMO is lying. If you catch somebody pulling that 'ITD' crap who looked before you can safely assume he ALWAYS is looking.

Maybe I should start looking in my home game. Hey, OP, thanks!
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Old 11-27-2007, 09:53 PM
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When I play in the dark, I don't say anything about it. I find that works better.
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Old 11-28-2007, 12:12 AM
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When I play in the dark, I don't say anything about it. I find that works better.

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But thats no fun! I want people to know I'm a donkey.
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