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The Imperceptible Check

"I have dealt tables, usually finals, where everybody knows what they're doing, and nobody's trying to look 'cool', they just state their action, and the game moves quickly."

The Opinionated Boob: A Dealer’s Shame

I'm the world's best NLHE dealer. I'm fast, I'm accurate, I control the table, I'm strict, I know the rules and I can get the players chatting to eachother. In addition to all those honed technical and social skills, I have... Continue Reading →

What Were You Thinking? Seriously. What?

"I know there’s been a lot of ranting about tanking recently, and everyone’s all about the shot-clock. I’m very much on that band wagon, because live poker is slow, too damn slow, and in danger of being really boring, not just to recreational players, but to half-competent online grinders playing even low numbers of multiple tables."

Can’t Care. Won’t Care! Is That Fair?

"There was a sense of shock when she left the table. The Re-Raiser was apologising profusely. I don’t think one player there thought he had made anything but a genuine mistake, his integrity was not in question at all. The soundness of the ruling came under serious fire."

Chip And A Chair? Wrong Chair.

"They want to give the impression that they had the transgression in hand, when the time for that had passed, they had the opportunity to "have it in hand" at the registration desk, and they didn’t. Now, they’ve made themselves backers to a low-stakes guy playing in a high-roller event on a 99.5%/0.5% split in their favour."

Slow-Rolling: Skillz Or Schadenfreude?

"I want to consider whether a slow-roll is always a slow-roll, even if the intent to slow-roll is missing from the scene of the crime."

I Am The Law: Poker Judgement Dread

"I know that clever players angle-shoot, it’s part of the game, and it’s part of a TD’s job to make sure that players are not angle shooting to the extent that the integrity of the game is compromised."

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