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Willing to Be Wrong

by Gavin Griffin |  Published: Mar 14, 2018


I was talking to a floor man recently after he had made a decision in a pot I was in. This casino has some interesting rules around out-of-turn action in a heads-up pot. Most places, out-of-turn action is binding if the action in front doesn’t change. Here, you have to verbally admit to accepting the action instead of it automatically standing. That means that if you instead check, the opponent has all actions available to them. It’s a small distinction, but it’s one nonetheless. In this instance, the floor man ruled that I had to leave the $25 I had bet on the turn in as my action because he thought the opponent was acting on it by betting $75, even though I was just putting in the bet from the previous street that I had made verbally with an oversized chip. I felt it was an unfortunate ruling for ...

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