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Contracts and Poker: Waiving Rights

by Scott J. Burnham |  Published: Apr 06, 2022


Card Player Magazine, available in print and online, covers poker strategy, poker news, online and casino poker, and poker legislation. Sign up today for a digital subscription to access more than 800 magazine issues and get 26 new issues per year! In a previous column (Card Player Feb. 9, 2022), I queried whether Scotty Nguyen’s famous line “All you can eat, baby,” should pass muster under Tournament Directors Association Rule 3, which states in part: “It is the responsibility of players to make their intentions clear: using non-standard terms or gestures is at player’s risk and may result in a ruling other than what the player intended.” A faithful reader then asked, “If Scotty pushed out a chip as he said it, and the other player said he had no idea that Scotty meant all-in, would the TD rule against Scotty? Furthermore, would it be considered angle-shooting if the player ...

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