Originally Posted by klezmaniac
This person should not be invited back; and whoever brought him should be told to never bring him to the game again.
The person who brought him should be warned that HE might not be invited again.
BTW, do New Player and Folded Player know each other?
Originally Posted by kingslayer11
It was obvious he was a competent, experienced player. Definitely shady as he was caught twice shorting the pot and played dumb both times.
I guess my question is: did he break any rules?
Home poker etiquette rules, for sure. Technical rules, not really- definitely sounds like an angle shot.
But YOU broke a huge rule- don't let an angler work his bull**** in a game you're in.
At that exact point, when he showed the hand, you should have demanded that he show the table. If you get lucky and host rules in your favor, raise.
If you didn't want to match fire with fire, call the host over and show him your cards, see if you can get a ruling your way.
After that, I'd move forward in one of two ways:
a) Preferably, I'd continue playing, with the primary goal of watching everything Ahole Angler does and interfering as much as I could, with his plans, until he left.
b) Announce loudly that you won't play with a poker cheat, leave the game, and decide whether to come back another time.
If you don't feel like being a troublemaker.... you're just going to have to be careful when playing with this clown in the future.