Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Psychology Discussions of psychology as applied to poker and other gambling games.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-13-2018, 05:38 AM   #26
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

It's been 3 weeks now and i think he's gone for good!

I think the fellow had been kicked out of several casinos before ours and he may have to drive to Milwaukee if he still wants to play (i hope).
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:14 AM   #27
uradoodooface
banned
 
uradoodooface's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 2,381
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

You let a dude touch your mouth and go "shhhhhhh". That's what I got from this thread.


I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're a doormat. That guy isn't your problem, the doormat thing is. Step your self esteem game up.
uradoodooface is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 04:07 AM   #28
KGAA
centurion
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: London, UK
Posts: 169
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by uradoodooface View Post
You let a dude touch your mouth and go "shhhhhhh". That's what I got from this thread.


I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're a doormat. That guy isn't your problem, the doormat thing is. Step your self esteem game up.
I'm guessing that being confrontational with a character like this wouldn't lead to much good. It's not really a question of self esteem - more self preservation sometimes!
KGAA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 06:57 AM   #29
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by uradoodooface View Post
You let a dude touch your mouth and go "shhhhhhh". That's what I got from this thread.


I'm gonna go ahead and guess you're a doormat. That guy isn't your problem, the doormat thing is. Step your self esteem game up.
What i got from this is that you have 0 reading comprehension ability. The guy touched his mouth and said "shhhh" which is what I wrote. I'm no doormat but you sound like a dummy with what you wrote.
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2018, 07:00 AM   #30
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by KGAA View Post
I'm guessing that being confrontational with a character like this wouldn't lead to much good. It's not really a question of self esteem - more self preservation sometimes!
Yeah if somebody comes across as a psycho i avoid them. I do not argue with them or "try to win them over." You can't win them over. They're nuts. Also, I'm not going to get in a physical fight with someone unless my life is threatened. Further, I don't want to get kicked out of a poker room.

I think the commenter above just inserted something into my post that wasn't there and then responded to it. We see this a lot in society. Some people have these emotional reactions to things and then start to spew.
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2018, 10:44 PM   #31
OVER3BET
newbie
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: São Paulo - Brasil
Posts: 47
Thumbs up Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagodude View Post
I play at a smaller casino in Indiana.

I know about 200 people there and I like (a lot) about 15 of them. I try to get along with everyone though. About a month ago I sit next to a 50 yo WG with a shaved head and average build. I ask him a question and he puts his finger to his mouth and says "shhhhhhhhhhh."
He adds, "I may speak to others here but never you. You, I don't like. I don't like you. I'm going to take all of your chips."
He said nothing for the next hour. I left the game up and I thought he was casting a dark presence at the table. I felt the guy's speech was so odd he may have been a paranoid schizophrenic. Before I left he got stacked for $300 by another player after calling down with 2nd pair.
I've seen him twice since at other tables and didn't look at the psycho.
Yesterday he sits in our game and doubles up off a maniac and then won't stop talking. He's telling everyone he used to be a professional boxer. He ignores me and I ignore him. I'm not sure if he remembers me though. He's definitely not a schizophrenic--too much affect...but very sick I felt. Brain damage from boxing?

My best friend at the casino is a 74 yo WG legend of the game. Yesterday the psycho starts harassing him about being a rock. My friend says, "You shouldn't talk about my game during a hand?"
Psycho says, "what are you going to do about it? I don't like you. I don't like you."
My friend says nothing.
Psycho adds, "Yeah we'll you're not going to do anything about it. Want to go? Want to go?"
He ruined the mood at the table.
Then he got up and started shadow boxing. I am not making this up. Seriously, my friend then left in disgust. He felt the guy was so unhinged he might get up and whack him.
I was revolted. The guy was threatening a 74 yo man. WTF?
I left shortly thereafter. This guy is radioactive. How do I handle this? Any advice? It's a small room.
the casino has to take charge of removing the citizen, a person not adds nothing
the game demands respect, we're no longer in 30 years
OVER3BET is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2018, 04:24 PM   #32
WorldzMine
old hand
 
WorldzMine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,407
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

The shadow boxing stuff in regard to the old man is a bit over the top, but what's wrong with telling people that you don't like them and don't wish to talk to them? Maybe you send out bad vibes that he picked up on?
WorldzMine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #33
felixxx1021
journeyman
 
felixxx1021's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spewtard City
Posts: 220
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

There's a similar guy at the poker room I used to visit in my country
90% of players/dealers hate him so when he sat down everyone sat out
so the host ended up banning that guy, easy game.
felixxx1021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 07:46 AM   #34
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by WorldzMine View Post
The shadow boxing stuff in regard to the old man is a bit over the top, but what's wrong with telling people that you don't like them and don't wish to talk to them? Maybe you send out bad vibes that he picked up on?
what about calling a 70 yo woman a b**** and threatening a 74 yo man? Did he do that due to my "bad vibes" LOL.

The tool is long gone. Haven't seen him in 2 months! SWEEEEEEEEEET!
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2018, 07:47 AM   #35
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by felixxx1021 View Post
There's a similar guy at the poker room I used to visit in my country
90% of players/dealers hate him so when he sat down everyone sat out
so the host ended up banning that guy, easy game.
WOW! It's the same guy. They told me he spends most of the year in Costa Rica!
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 03:49 AM   #36
felixxx1021
journeyman
 
felixxx1021's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spewtard City
Posts: 220
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chicagodude View Post
WOW! It's the same guy. They told me he spends most of the year in Costa Rica!
Lol you kidding!
felixxx1021 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2018, 05:05 AM   #37
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

No man, he disappeared for 2 months and was back on the day I posted that comment. He's catatonic now and says nothing. Both times I got seated next to him and changed seats. All I've heard from him is asking a guy yesterday, "are you imitating me with the way you check?"
The guy was like "No" and that was the end of it. We'll see. When he's here he plays everyday.
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2018, 04:33 PM   #38
robert_utk
veteran
 
robert_utk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: ValueTown
Posts: 3,153
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

Sounds medicated, likely with multiple diagnosed mental issues. Let us know if the skill of this player increases or decreases, purely anecdotally of course, small sample size yadda yadda.
robert_utk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2018, 06:05 AM   #39
Chicagodude
veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,172
Re: How to Deal with a Psycho Player

it's funny he looked as if he was on Thorazine last week, but i heard him ask another player, "are you imitating me by the way you check?"
Chicagodude is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:53 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online