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luigirovatti's avatar

Do you think a poker player would be always able to catch angle shooting from a more dirty poker player?

Asked by luigirovatti (993points) 1 week ago

Like, for example, lying about the cards you have in your hand.

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Darth_Algar's avatar

I’m not sure I get the question. In poker you don’t announce your cards and don’t reveal your hand until the end of the round. Though part of the game does involve deception, as trying to make the other players think you have a better hand than you actually do is a common tactic. This itself is a gamble, however, as it often involves risky bets that will hurt you if another player “calls your bluff” (re: raises the stakes by betting even more). However there’s no lying about your cards, as you never actually say anything about your cards.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

The end is, “Read and weep!” When you have 3 Aces to the other’s three Jacks. You have to show your hand unless everyone else drops out.

luigirovatti's avatar

ERRATA CORRIGE: I’m gonna rephrase the question. Tell me what you think about this video (classic examples of poker angle shooting). Tell me if an experienced poker player can always pick off this type of deceit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SyvWlHJPbg

zenvelo's avatar

“deceit” is an incorrect term to use. It’s gamesmanship. If you don’t like it, don’t play poker,

luigirovatti's avatar

@zenvelo: What’re you talking about? There’s always proper poker etiquette, you know.

zenvelo's avatar

“Proper” poker etiquette has nothing to do with what that guy is doing. One should not believe another player at a poker table.

stanleybmanly's avatar

I don’t understand the question. You have an uncanny talent for asking questions at odd angles to my grasp of reality. Obviously the game only exists if there is uncertainty about the unseen cards of your opponent(s). “...would be always able…? is about as awkward a way as possible of asking “does angle shooting work every time?” But the phrasing is so cryptic that I can as usual only guess what you are asking. So my guess is no. Why do you address these convoluted questions to me?

luigirovatti's avatar

Lately, I’ve addressed few to you.

stanleybmanly's avatar

The answer is of course no. I hadn’t notice that you changed the question, but you shouldn’t need us to tell you that no one is capable of telling you who is lying at a poker table 100% of the time.

luigirovatti's avatar

That’s the whole point, of course.

kritiper's avatar

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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