I just had a weird experience;
I was in a freeroll Omaha tournament (I haven’t played much Omaha but I know how to) and I had been leading the bets (RFI) for several hands. Nobody seemed to want to start and I’d had some really good hands in a row. People would call but I was betting and winning, as I had the hands. I folded when I didn’t. Usual stuff. After a while I was leading a little and I made bets on each street on what I considered an increasingly good hand but it didn’t work out and another player won the hand.) I was fine with that. It happens.
A third player decided to comment on that, saying I was “out of the game”.
I smiled to myself and said “possibly”. I’d lost a lot but still had a few chips and got an OK next hand.
I’m not normally fussed if people want to gloat so I shrugged it off as bad sportsmanship or just an observation - although I don’t need a commentary on my chip situation. I decided to just ignore it.
This third person then told me they would try to “help me out”.
I was a bit confused but I said “no need” and carried on playing.
Firstly, I didn’t need help and secondly, gloating and then patronising me is really not a great combination.
But they insisted so I said something along the lines of “no really, it’s fine”.
I thought that was the end of it. I had an OK hand which I played.
A few more hands and I’d recovered a bit but the other player was not doing so well.
I had got my chips back up to a reasonable amount (through my own choices) and they, apparently annoyed about the situation, told me I was meant to “thank players when they gave me chips”.
I wasn’t even aware this person had “given me chips”.
I was really distracted by then. I might go back to turning player chat off.
It seems a shame but I don’t need gloating, charity or a guilt trip while I’m playing, let alone all three in quick sucession.
Anyway, it’s not the most riveting story of poker experiences but I’ve not encountered chat like it here.
Has anyone else had anything like that happen? I don’t think I’d do anything differently because I was cordial about the initial gloat, clear about not wanting help, and unaware the person had tried to “help” me (despite me saying I didn’t need it).
It just left me bemused.
I went back over the hands - it was bothering me. Lol.
The conversation went;
ME: Nice hand (to the player I had lost to)
PLAYER 3: ohh fishcer out of the game
PLAYER 3: it is correct you say
Next hand was dealt and I assume Player 3 felt bad for gloating;
PLAYER 3: sorry sorry
PLAYER 3: i will try help you
ME: no need
PLAYER 3: no?
ME: it’s the game
ME: no, not at all
Now the kicker is - the “help” this fool gave me? After everyone folded, Player 3 called my all-in (I was low on chips and it was the only way to proceed) with two pair! I won because I had a set!
They didn’t call with no cards to help me out!
So yeah - some help! I’ll chalk it up to one of those things.
I’m glad I reviewed the hands because I was doubting myself.
I will turn off player chat. I don’t need some ridiculous distraction from some child riding an emotional rollercoaster.