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Old 11-24-2007, 05:18 PM
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So I play 2-5 limit at my local b&m, and unfortunately that's the biggest game they have. You can't push anyone out at this level, and people play junk to the river every hand, so it's hardly even poker. People play there like they're playing slots, so I've found that the only way to beat the game is to play good cards and not get involved with the maniacs throwing $ at every pot. Well, it seems after a while of playing a session at a table (and usually successfully) some fish has to make some comment about me playing a limited amount of hands, and of course he's playing every hand and has usually already bought back in a few times.

So, my question is, do any of you have any witty retorts to the fish trying to tell me how to play? I asked a fish last night about his chapter in his book that states you should play junk to the river every hand. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:24 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

Don't tap on the glass. Why would you want to encourage people to play well?

I would just drink while you play. Folding will be less boring and the fish will think that you are loose.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

ignore it, or just make a comment like "i havent been lucky today, so why risk it" to make it look like youre fishy as well
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:29 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

You raise a good point, I don't want to encourage people to play well. However, when they make loud comments out of ignorance about my play, it annoys me. Maybe I should just ignore it.
I'd rather say something funny though. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:33 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

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You raise a good point, I don't want to encourage people to play well. However, when they make loud comments out of ignorance about my play, it annoys me. I should just ignore it.

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Yes, you should.
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:39 PM
Albert Moulton Albert Moulton is offline
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

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So, my question is, do any of you have any witty retorts to the fish trying to tell me how to play? I asked a fish last night about his chapter in his book that states you should play junk to the river every hand.

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I think that hinting at the fact that you actually read books about poker is probably bad. Making fun of your self is better.

I get some of those comments occasionally. And I just say something like, "Well, I played a pair of aces an hour ago, but only because they were suited."
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Old 11-24-2007, 05:59 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

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However, when they make loud comments out of ignorance about my play, it annoys me. Maybe I should just ignore it.
I'd rather say something funny though. [img]/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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If you want to enjoy your time in a card room you need to improve your annoyance threshold; i.e., don't let yourself get annoyed over what amounts to nothing.

Only say something funny if it is funny and doesn't point in the direction that playing fewer hands is the right way to play. Otherwise you can simply shrug.

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Old 11-24-2007, 06:08 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

God bless internet poker!!! Just be quiet or make fun of yourself, if you don't want to make money tell them to tighten up.
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:14 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

This always happens to me in my local $3-6 and $4-8 bingo games. I just loudly complain about being "card dead", and that usually takes care of it. "If I see another 9-2..."
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Old 11-24-2007, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: fish commenting on my tight play

Sounds like my $2/$5 spread limit Colorado B&M game - only casino game around. I usually just say something innocuous like "Whaddya do? Keep getting J2o or 10-4o every hand. Wait till I see any Ace." Knowing full well the next Ace I play will have the fish crushed. Easy money.
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