I know, but there's some things money can't buy...
Turnin' the jackass who has to shoot an angle to beat a 'kid' into a spew fish, Priceless!
Originally Posted by AngusThermopyle
Hey, you're playing for real money here.
How hard do you think it would tilt Player 2 to not be Table Captain?
I wouldn't say anything to the dealer.
I wouldn't talk to Player 1.
I'd make sure Player 2 knew the rules.
He was obviously confused...
Another reason I'd make sure there was no question about OPTAH by not saying anything to Player 1 is everything
is subject to interpretation, and sometimes that interpretation varies within a casino, and even between two floors working at the same time.
Look at the 2 different rulings at the same time about the same hand
from the two different floors working together about 4 posts down the page in this thread: What is the Correct Ruling
It doesn't matter what anyone here thinks the OPTAH rule is.
It doesn't matter what's determined to be 'right' later.
It doesn't matter what the floor from the last shift thinks.
It doesn't matter what the floor next door would rule.
All that would matter is what the floor who was there at that time decided if there was a question, and no one can be 100% sure what that ruling would be, because the rules are definitely subject to interpretation... I would avoid having anyone being able to say I spoke to Player 1 during the hand.
Everyone can obviously handle a similar situation any way they choose and are comfortable with though...