Two Plus Two Publishing LLC Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Casino & Cardroom Poker Discussions of the activities, rules and etiquette of Live Casino and Cardroom Poker Venues.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-03-2017, 08:53 PM   #51
pilliapina
grinder
 
pilliapina's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 447
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

You do the same thing as you do with any s*** tests, you guys should know this, women s*** test men all the time. You simply accept what they say and exaggerate it playfully, like saying "ok i'm gonna stop folding kings preflop"
pilliapina is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2017, 11:52 PM   #52
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Humor is always a good way to deflect criticism.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 12:47 AM   #53
javi
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,419
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

I just usually say something like "man im not good enough to play all those hands " or "I havent gotten to the chapter on that yet".
javi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 09:08 AM   #54
bigpeen
journeyman
 
bigpeen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: New England
Posts: 231
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Just get up and take a 30 minute break lol
bigpeen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 05:51 PM   #55
JoseJohnnyJimJack
centurion
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Walking back to the casino ATM
Posts: 148
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by javi View Post
I just usually say something like "man im not good enough to play all those hands " or "I havent gotten to the chapter on that yet".
It's in the 1st chapter, bud. lol jk.

Whenever I make a funky play and tell them that's what the book says to do, and they ask me which book, I reply, the Bible.
JoseJohnnyJimJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 06:18 PM   #56
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

I'm going to steal that line.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 07:40 PM   #57
leavesofliberty
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,790
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Strictly speaking, the fish influencing the action is not within the rules.
leavesofliberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 08:53 PM   #58
leavesofliberty
Pooh-Bah
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 5,790
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by leavesofliberty View Post
Strictly speaking, the fish influencing the action is not within the rules.
I meant, if it were during the hand, it's not within the rules. For example you say, "Uh oh, tighty raised, must be AA." That's not within the rules, though it's virtually always ignored.
leavesofliberty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 09:34 PM   #59
jtm1208
centurion
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Posts: 121
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

I like saying something along the lines of, "damn right I'm a nit, better fold when I'm in the hand or I'll bust your ass" and then wink at him.
jtm1208 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2017, 09:49 PM   #60
javi
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,419
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

To be honest I've had players enter the pot with me stating they wanted to bust me just to teach me not to play tight. I specifically remember this one fat donkey literally saying "you need to learn how to play like a man" and then proudly show his bluff with 52o in a single raised pot I opened from UTG scooping a whole 5BB from me when I whiffed completely and checked it to the river.

So you really shouldnt worry too much about looking tight lol
javi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 03:42 AM   #61
borg23
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 7,079
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve00007 View Post
If this bothers you then you're probably too nitty.
this

if you're gonna play super nitty at least don't be a buzz kill at the table and attack the fish.
borg23 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 01:29 PM   #62
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

I've been the object of some fairly nasty remarks along these lines and, as friendly as I try to be, it's when I use my line #1 bec if you don't shut them down they're going to keep it up and then THEY become the buzz kill.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2017, 05:20 PM   #63
WereBeer
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 6,807
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by javi View Post
To be honest I've had players enter the pot with me stating they wanted to bust me just to teach me not to play tight. I specifically remember this one fat donkey literally saying "you need to learn how to play like a man" and then proudly show his bluff with 52o in a single raised pot I opened from UTG scooping a whole 5BB from me when I whiffed completely and checked it to the river.

So you really shouldnt worry too much about looking tight lol
Justice version, I had a guy call like T5ss in a 3bet pot for the same reason and spike bottom two but I flopped top set.
WereBeer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2017, 11:44 AM   #64
wrapdraw
centurion
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 156
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

he is probably tilted from losing. I would just shrug my shoulders and ignore him. If it's really bothering you then I guess the only thing you can do is table change or start raising more hands. I would personally just stay at the table and keep playing my game
wrapdraw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 12:38 AM   #65
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

A brand new game gets called at Talking Stick. We don't even have all of the players seated yet, some are getting their chips or moving from other games. Guy on my right says 'Oh, great, the guy that never plays a hand.' I say 'I play EVERY hand.' 'Haha, yeah, you fold most of them.You play too tight, you only play good cards.'

OK, this thread doesn't like my first line 'So what, you'll call my raises anyway' so I didn't use that one, was going to go w/ 'How would YOU know what good cards are?' but let the thing slide.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 12:55 PM   #66
cxy123
grinder
 
cxy123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Where I am
Posts: 645
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

I go with the simple "lighten up francis"
cxy123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 12:55 PM   #67
cxy123
grinder
 
cxy123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Where I am
Posts: 645
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

and btw - play a couple more hands and stop being a nit lol
cxy123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 01:56 PM   #68
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

It was 8-16 0E. The reason the game is beatable is bec most of 'them' don't know how to play very well. No deviation from standard play is what gets the money and even minor deviation is a waste.

Last edited by Howard Beale; 10-11-2017 at 02:10 PM.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 03:21 PM   #69
callipygian
slowrolled by tpiranha!
 
callipygian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: but I don't know which
Posts: 18,301
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Beale View Post
I say 'I play EVERY hand.'
I don't joke around like this unless I know how I'm going to respond to a follow up comment. All you're doing is reinforcing his (correct) opinion that you play tighter than him. That's not super useful on a metagame level.

With the caveat that very few people think of me as a nit, I usually go one of two routes:

1. "Us vs them", e.g. "That ****er, let's raise his big blind every orbit!"

2. Disinterested, e.g. "If he wants to pay $10/hr [note I always intentionally lowball rake to avoid attracting attention to it] to fold and drink free coffee, that's cool."
callipygian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 04:03 PM   #70
PartyScout
veteran
 
PartyScout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: In Limbo
Posts: 2,675
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Just tell him you're waiting for a good opportunity to bluff ; )
PartyScout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 06:40 PM   #71
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

This player is the classic example of the type I'm addressing: He doesn't care if I'm in a pot w/ him bec he can't help himself. And I didn't like his tone.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 08:24 PM   #72
JoseJohnnyJimJack
centurion
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Walking back to the casino ATM
Posts: 148
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Beale View Post
A brand new game gets called at Talking Stick. We don't even have all of the players seated yet, some are getting their chips or moving from other games. Guy on my right says 'Oh, great, the guy that never plays a hand.' I say 'I play EVERY hand.' 'Haha, yeah, you fold most of them.You play too tight, you only play good cards.'

OK, this thread doesn't like my first line 'So what, you'll call my raises anyway' so I didn't use that one, was going to go w/ 'How would YOU know what good cards are?' but let the thing slide.
I would have followed up the bolded above with, I USUALLY play good cards, that's why I don't get called down the few times I bet out my junk (followed with a wink to him).
JoseJohnnyJimJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2017, 08:31 PM   #73
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by JoseJohnnyJimJack View Post
(followed with a wink to him).
I'm going to relate a phenomenon that happens to me at the table ALL of the time: I get a haircut, someone says 'nice haircut', it's a guy. I put on a good shirt, someone says 'nice shirt', it's a guy. I've lost 53 lbs in the last year, someone says 'you look great!', it's a guy.

I'm NOT winking at any guys.
Howard Beale is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2017, 11:31 AM   #74
JoseJohnnyJimJack
centurion
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Walking back to the casino ATM
Posts: 148
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Howard Beale View Post
I'm going to relate a phenomenon that happens to me at the table ALL of the time: I get a haircut, someone says 'nice haircut', it's a guy. I put on a good shirt, someone says 'nice shirt', it's a guy. I've lost 53 lbs in the last year, someone says 'you look great!', it's a guy.

I'm NOT winking at any guys.
Stop asking solely men how your haircut, shirt and body looks.

JoseJohnnyJimJack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2017, 01:46 PM   #75
Howard Beale
Formerly red
 
Howard Beale's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Doing what my dog wants
Posts: 19,942
Re: Fish of the table Calls You Out for not playing any hands/"Being a Nit" - what do you do?

Howard Beale 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 04:00 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2010, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online