Originally Posted by bav
Had a dealer a while back refuse to muck a hand in such a situation. Player shoves, I snap call, and the other guy snap folds. Dealer just leaves his cards there face down and says "ok--I will deal it out now". "He folded." "I know--and now I'll finish the hand." "No, take his cards and muck 'em and gimme the pot." "I can't--I have to deal it out." "This isn't a tournament, just kill his hand and push me the pot--it's over; I have the only live hand so we're done." "I have to finish dealing the board." Other player at this point reaches out and takes his cards back and tables them. Sigh. No, he's not drawing dead. He didn't get there, though. This dealer later grabbed me and apologized, saying she checked with the floor and was told she blew it.
In a cash game, it's over when you're down to one guy holding cards. You do not deal it out--that's the equivalent of rabbit hunting. No good can come of it.
Good story, Bav. Eloquently illustrates why the mucked hand should be mucked and the hand ended immediatly...in a cash game.
In a tourney, though, I'm with Bo: You can't muck during an all-in, hands should be tabled, and the board run out. Collusion, chip-dumping, yakety-schmakety.