Sunday, June 28, 2015
Things we hear at the poker table
In a tournament, when a short stack goes all in, you almost always hear someone say, "Good luck, all in." Isn't that effectively the same as wishing the other person bad luck? And while the person who says it is trying to be polite, does he really mean it?
What about this expression: "I never win with pocket kings." In fact, Rob calls them the "dreaded" pocket kings. My feeling is give me kings every time -- oh, and aces, too.
Here's another one. A player just had his pocket aces snapped off by a short stack who went all in with ♣7 ♣6. "Nice hand," the loser says. Does he really mean it? Of course not.
"I had pot odds," is also often heard at the poker table when a donk makes a bad call. Most of them wouldn't know pot odds from a tuna fish sandwich.
What are some other ritualistic comments you hear at the table?