Originally Posted by Steve Haris
I'd love to see people tell me berating/demeaning/talking **** to players isn't +EV. You just have to pick the stereotypical types of players to do it too so they take it personally and then spite donate to you like this guy.
First off, this technique is not for everyone. You have to be a natural born a-hole to pull this off, and make it convincing. It's just too difficult to fake it. Civilized people who make it a practice to treat others and the game with respect will never get away with it.
Second, berating opponents in not and has never been part of live poker, despite what people new to the genre might think. Live poker is not anonymous... cyber-bullies may need to back it up when they try it in real life..
On top of that, it is most definitely against the rules..
45. Rio prohibits the use of obscene or foul language in any public area of the casino at any time. Any Participant who uses such language or makes a foul, profane, obscene or vulgar statement, or speaks abusively or in an intimidating manner to another Participant, a dealer or a Tournament staff member, will be penalized. These penalties will be levied based on Rules 39, 102 and 103.
46. Any Participant who taunts another Participant through theatrics or gestures or engages in any form of inappropriate behavior intended to disrupt other players in the tournament will be subject to penalty in accordance with Rules 39, 102, and 103.
47. Participant or staff abuse will not be tolerated. A Participant will incur a penalty up to and including disqualification...