Originally Posted by andressoprano
Disagree, villain is 40, too old to fold an over pair...
So I'm newish to posting but have been playing and lurking quite a bit over the years. I don't want to be an ass or anything and I definitely think it must be tilting as **** to be a good player that is older than the mean age of this board. In fact, reading this board everyday probably tilts you or at least causes a non-zero amount of eyerolls at the supposed old people hate in threads.
Honestly though, when you play a live tournament and see other players at roughly your age what is your first thought.
is it: "He seems like a reasonable person and is probably a strong player/reg/thinking player until proven otherwise"
or is it: "probably a standard bad person who knows little strategy and seems like an obvious spot for me to punish and win lots of chips from until proven otherwise"
I have to think its the latter. Look at paulgibbo. Nice dude, not in the 18-28 range that a lot of this site is. Solid contributor and solid player live (never played him online). My first thought when I see him at a table is going to be the same as when I see anyone else who looks like him. "Probably a soft spot."
Now after playing an orbit or two, it should become fairly clear that he is both not terrible, and actually probably thinking, might read 2p2, etc. I have no dislike for older players and respect many considerably older than me (25), but they certainly don't get assigned any degree of skill above mouthbreather status until they show me they actually know whats going on.
Does that still seem offensive or are we good here?