Earlier I was playing on a table where several people were playing slowly. I play fairly slowly myself. I wait until the countdown starts, usually about 10 secs depending on the site, so that I take the same time regardless of if I'm raising, calling or folding.
Anyways these guys were all taking the max without using the time bank. Another player started whining about it. They started with the usual subtle "zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz" comments, several of those, which I ignored. Then stuff about "watching paint dry", which I also ignored. Finally "These guys must like their little boxes flashing" and I could resist it no longer.
"My ex got arrested for flashing her little box" I wittily replied.
Joined: Nov '11
Age: 26 (M)
i hate guys that like to play 'fairly slow' at under 8m blinds type of tourneys especially when im not a big stacker, blinds growing fast without seeing many hands then im out because of two guys that are thinking in slowmo. if you know you dont want to play a hand, the room created for you a shortcut fold button, you only have to click on it and stop being a pain in the ass for people that actually play. when you are in a hand you should take time needed to make decisions(and i mean to do something, not to wait until time ends to automatically check) and nobody will complain. when we are a total of 50 out of 1000 players, again its ok to double-think any decision because final table is a step away. but if you are doing this always at any tourney, i understand that comments from 'miserable people' and actually im one of them. guys that are taking the full time allocated + timebank doing nothing are not very frequently at $10+ buy-in because they are and forever will be freroll players. you also must have tons of patience to stay 10sec every hand before acting. with 2 guys like you per table half of the blind will be eaten by these 'decisions' and a fairly 5h tourney will extend to 7h.
Posted by zeroster: Whenever I come across an impatient player typing "zzzzzzzz" in the chatbox I join in with running the clock down. It's obviously tilting them and if I can help to make it worse.....
Joined: Sep '11
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Age: 33 (M)
Many people play poker simply because they like the game.
They either see it as no different from a game like chess or backgammon, where different skill levels create a fun and interesting challenge, or they view poker as they view blackjack and craps, an opportunity to gamble and if you get lucky, win a little money.
If you are a "fun" player, that's fine. However, you should play to give yourself the optimal chance to have fun.
That means playing with a bankroll that you can afford to lose. If losing your stake makes you miserable all day, you may not be having as much fun playing poker as you think you are.
If you think an opponent is playing for fun, it's very important not to berate them for a perceived bad play, even when they suck out on you.
If you do, they may stop having fun and either leave or start to play more seriously, in both cases depriving you of an opportunity to win back your money by taking advantage of their bad play.
Some people are really a pain to play with, they screw up the whole game and indeed it mostly backfires on them. But sometimes they run really good and they keep everyone frustrated. I found that the best thing you can do is just close the chat because if you keep calm while everyone keeps screwing eachother then eventually you will come out the best while waiting for your monster hand