What’s the worst you’ve been angled?

I once made the mistake of not protecting my cards. Neighbouring player mucked their hand onto mine. Which grilled my play. After rivering a boat versus villain across the table who simultaneously likely made Broadway. First time at that particular poker room. So unsure who the regs were. Or who's who's.

Took it in stride. Lesson learned.

I should have known better; "protect your hand at all times".

Then again I may have been graciously saved if villain had made quads on the river.
Instead of the more oblivious straight. {perhaps only the actions of a poor sport; not angling?}
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  • Once at the casino I had a guy "accidentally" say he had a full house at showdown in an attempt to try to get me to muck my hand without showing. I refused and waited for him to table his hand and he was like "oops, sorry I have trips actually". Guy next to me later told me this asshole tries that all the time against players he doesn't know.
    MrCaspan
  • That would piss me off. I get bluffing before showdown and saying what ever you want. But once it comes to show down its time for truth. game is over now. That is a dick move, i almost think I would call the floor.
    thisORthattrigs
  • Going to @trigs game and not winning a pot for 6 hours. Obviously Trigs game is rigged...lol
    thisORthattrigs
  • edited April 30
    trigs wrote: »
    Once at the casino I had a guy "accidentally" say he had a full house at showdown...

    Not uncommon for 'casino' play. Being aware of angles from unknown players may use is helpful.

    trigs
  • Last month at a home game of buddies? down to 4 players and guy in BB motions chips to the center out of turn and then draws back to protect his BB from a raise, did it twice.
    Other guys didnt catch it, THC LOL
  • Sgt.Rock wrote: »
    Last month at a home game of buddies? down to 4 players and guy in BB motions chips to the center out of turn and then draws back to protect his BB from a raise, did it twice.
    Other guys didnt catch it, THC LOL

    That guy (perhaps after 1 warning) wouldn't be invited back to any game that the great tournament hosts on here host.
  • There will be a new rule run down at this guy's game from now on for sure, but sucks that guy's try that garbage.
    Cheers
  • Is he the actual host? If he does that, what else (that your don't know about) is he doing? Personally I would stay away from a game like that. Plenty of good games to go to around here.
  • Maybe raking $$$ out of the prize pool as well?? Have you checked the math?
  • Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.
    thisORthat
  • JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    That is 100% an angle.... and that person should be spoken to. (No, I don't believe it's me everyone).

    Mark
  • DrTyore wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    That is 100% an angle.... and that person should be spoken to. (No, I don't believe it's me everyone).

    Mark

    Agree. Definitely an angle.
  • JohnnieH wrote: »
    "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.
    Not sure exactly as stated this is an angle, wouldn't it only if he was saying it before action was on him?

  • compuease wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.
    Not sure exactly as stated this is an angle, wouldn't it only if he was saying it before action was on him?

    I misread. Didn't realize action was on him. Does that mean he'd say this and people still to act would fold out of turn? Not sure how him joking about raising and then not raising would get others to fold otherwise.
  • compuease wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.
    Not sure exactly as stated this is an angle, wouldn't it only if he was saying it before action was on him?

    As stated in the post originally he'd say it "to get people to fold". That's an angle.

    Mark
  • Just to clarify, I picture this....

    I'm in BB, people are making their decisions as they go around, gets to the late position, and I start word play like "Oh! Careful! I've been known to raise" or "I swear to god if you try and steal it I'm gonna shove" --> Fine

    On me, people still in the pot (whether to act yet or have acted and may have to act again if I did raise), I say something insinuating raising, wait a beat, hoping that someone acts on auto-fold? That's an angle. If he claims "Lol, I meant like a dehydrated grape!" I give him one. I say, "Oh, I mean, lame... don't do it again". Any further fruit based jokes are going to be penalized, or I'm going to make any of his nonsense a nightmare.

    Mark
  • JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    I was referring to JohnnieH's situation as to not being an angle. Aren't you supposed to say you are raising when action is on you? lol, Is there any other choice?
  • compuease wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    I was referring to JohnnieH's situation as to not being an angle. Aren't you supposed to say you are raising when action is on you? lol, Is there any other choice?

    https://media.tenor.com/2xtf-2xuu7kAAAAM/irony-ironic.gif?c=VjFfbWljcm9zb2Z0X3N3aWZ0a2V5X2FuZHJvaWQ
  • JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    There's a fine line between just "joking" around and crossing the imaginary line of civility.
    Or, in this case. The unspoken or implied agreed upon rules of engagement (etiquette).

    I've noticed that some tolerate unlimited folly from a few. Yet have zero tolerance for silliness from others.

  • edited July 29
    I've learned to like all of the 'overused jokes you hear at the poker table'.
    At least then I know when to pretend to 'be easily amused' (laugh).

    BlondeFish
  • DrTyore wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    That is 100% an angle.... and that person should be spoken to. (No, I don't believe it's me everyone).

    Mark

    Didn't you say something similarly stupid to me in a hand to make me believe you were all in?

  • moose wrote: »
    DrTyore wrote: »
    JohnnieH wrote: »
    Not an angle, but there used to be an asshole at BCC that would say "I'm a raison" when the action was on him to get people to fold.

    That is 100% an angle.... and that person should be spoken to. (No, I don't believe it's me everyone).

    Mark


    Didn't you say something similarly stupid to me in a hand to make me believe you were all in?

    Absolutely true. Unintentionally angled you. I use that as an example now of what NOT to do

    Mark
  • I posted before about my WSOP Tbilisi trip where two members & 1 other player agreed to a swap for the ring & other events that all three of us played. That player cashed in an event all 3 of us played, so DirtArse & I would get a % of his winnings. I played in an event that neither of them played & made it all the way to heads-up for the WSOP ring. DirtArse obviously knew that I get to keep the cash to myself, but villain tried to angle me & refused to pay me any of his swapped winnings. He tried to insist that the agreement was to split cashes from every single event even if one bought in for the High Roller Event & the other two stuck to the lowest buy-ins, which obviously doesn't make any sense.
  • edited August 4
    Yes.
    TLDR: The last poker trip that DirtArse & I travelled to in November, it was the poker tour that angled the players!

    ————————————————————

    I had asked for the tournament structures after DirtArse wanted to go to the Caribbean Latin Series of Poker in the Dominican Republic for our first flight after 20 long months of lockdowns. I never got the structures, even after I asked the Playground Poker Club dealer in the tournament room who had a supervisory role, then the TD 😔 whom I had met at PokerStars Panama.

    Unlike Playground, there was minimum information displayed in the tournament screen, with slow updates.😴 When the prize payout was finally shown, I noticed that the players’ prize pool was low, as the undisclosed rake was higher than any of the tours we have played at! DirtArse really wanted to cash to earn the Dominican Republic flag on HendonMob, where we both have seven flags, but we both decided to just enjoy the Punta Cana beach resort instead of being angled with secret bad structures. We met pros & other players on the beach who also minimized playing the badly-organized tournaments.

    It was still a fun vacation after COVID-19 lockdowns, but the lesson I learned is to not travel to a series where the organizers are unwilling or unable to disclose the structures. I was all set to travel to WSOP Africa & Colombia, but when their bad organizers never replied to me with structures, I cancelled my flight & played somewhere else.

    Next is the FRE* poker vacation at Pearl River Resort in Mississippi on September 8-19, which has many similarities to Playground like f*** meals & f*** alcohol, along with a f*** room for 7-14 days.

    compuease wrote: »

  • compueasecompuease Admin
    edited August 4
    I think I'll stay closer to home with the many no rake, well run tournaments here in Southern Ontario or perhaps aPlayground trip in the fall. It's certainly not free to get to Mississippi, 17 hr drive or $600+ flight, then there's the covid risk. Sorry Blondefish, thanks for the info and good luck to you. Perhaps another year. Free hotel is only worth so much.

    Most of my travel points for hotels/flights are being used on following grandkids and their sports around.
  • home cash game a few weeks ago... (or so-so)

    I flopped top two pair and a villain that had been bullying me most of the night

    (I'm not knocking the *bullying* as it can be part of the game. Up until then nothing out of line or side stepping common courtesy---real gent; alll is fair in love and poker?)

    Pot was between three player after the flop [8KQ]rainbow. Villain was last in line to act and blurted out "all-in" as UTG cbet $50 into maybe $100 pot. I in mid-position instantly _muttered_ "all-in" to sound no so confident. And pushed my remaining stack of about $120. My best guess was correct. Villain hesitated then called and UTG folded. I showed my KdQd villain showed AKo. Turn and river and bricked.

    Perhaps not a deliberate **acting out of turn** but I'm aware that's a common angle. And given the history from that night likely thought I was a push-over. A mistake which costed him just close to $150.
  • Not sure what you mean. When you went all in, you changed the action to the guy who acted out of turn. He could have taken back his bet. You should have called, then his all in would be binding - then you should have called his all in.
    compuease
  • I guess my explanation was convoluted. The player in question announced his intent before it was his turn to act.
    compuease
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