One of the things I hate most in poker is amateur know-it-alls. You know the guy I mean, he's never played online, but plays some crappy casino tournament every night. He has some retarded wisdom shared exclusively for live gamblers.
These guys don't really bother me until they direct their criticisms towards me. Now, of course I'm not the worlds best player, but I'd challenge most people on my knowledge of the game. Certainly any of these guys.
A few months ago I was checking out the new poker club that's opened near me and had one of these guys at the table . He was berating everyones play, talking about how good he was and generally being a c***. I was totally card dead, so never really got involved, but there was a big hand at the table with 7s6s versus Ks6x (lol I know) where it was AIPF. The 76 binked a 7 on the river knock the other player out.
The annoying player piped up, sharing his wisdom that the 76s was the favourite. Wat? The rest of the table agreed, but I had to tell him otherwise. This guy would not budge though, laughing off my reasoning with the sort of confidence top salesmen would die for. Wanting to make my point, I cracked out twodime.net on my phone and but the hand in, showing him in fact the K6 was ~65% favourite. Here was his response:
'That is only pre-flop though. After all the cards are out, 76s is a favourite'
WAT?! How can you know that? What is your reasoning I asked him? 'It's just a fact, ask anyone' and again the rest of the table agreed. My god.
More recently, I was playing the small cash game I usually frequent. A player to my left was a complete novice, so was going by what the host, a real c*** (sorry to keep implying the word, I must be good at attracting these guys), said, which was a really bad idea as his knowledge is terrible. The novice made a raise and there was a flat call, with the host then shoving on the button (about 20bb's).
The novice insta-called and flipped his cards over, not realising another player was left to act. The host goes mental and announced that not only has this player killed his hand, he has to forfeit all his chips! What?! The poor novice accepts this but I had to defend him. I couldn't quite remember the rules, which only allowed the host to try and dominate me with his assured version. Him being in the hand obviously wasn't a factor. I since talked him down to the player being able to take his chips back, but losing his cards. Jeez.
On Saturday I played the Riley's game again and did quite well. Although small stakes, the game is so fun do to the completely unpredictable play. However, I was sat against the worst know-it-all I've ever met. I mean this guy would flash any suited hand before folding 'I bet that would win'. Then came a hand late in the game when a player was all in for 1bb in the BB. Two players including the know-it-all limped with decentish stacks and I found 88 on the button with about 4BB left. Now, for me, this is a totally standard shove, isolating the all-in player in the BB with and ATC range.
The know-it-all instantly berated me, saying anyone with half a brain would limp and the three of us could check it down to eliminate the player. What? Limp 1/4 of my stack and reduce all chances of winning? He went on about it for ages.
No real moral of the story here, just venting my hate as micro stakes games at the moment.
Had a good work week and there is some big changes possibly happening in PokerIdol which will only be a good thing. More about that soon but I'm excited.
Other than that, more work coming up. Taking a break from drinking so not much partying on the horizon.
Thanks again for reading.