JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.

Home \ Community \ Blogs \

Smunk aka Paul B. Omaha NE

/Dec/2010

Poker Etiquette where has it gone?

By: smunk @ 01:33 (EST) / 218 / Comment ( 2 )
I was reading a Bad Beat thread in the PSO forum and was critiquing the play when the last line caught my eye. The person that supposedly gave the bad beat called the loosing player a "donk". I have come across the same experience several times online.

I have also seen poor etiquette in live play as well. Slow rolling, trash talking, and people trying to get others to show their hand out of turn on the river to gain information or not have to show their hand. 

This is why I usually avoid viewing the chat window online. I do jump in to chat to say good game, nice hand, good luck etc or sometimes have a good conversation.

At a live game I will ignore the trash talk I will wait my turn at show downs and show my cards in turn. I will even flip them up if someone flips a winner out of turn just to try and set a good example. I never rag on a player for their play each player plays different and some players will make bad plays its part of the game. Use it to your advantage instead of letting it get the best of you.

So don't feed the monster and try and keep Poker etiquette alive.
In order to comment, you must login or register.
Take Quiz
New here? Take our Poker Assessment to start your education.
already a member? sign in here
JavaScript must be enabled for Sign In.
Please check your broswer settings.
Learn From basics to advanced strategy
Practice Improve your skills with our trainers
Win! Establish yourself as a winning player
/Featured Promotions/
Progressive Jackpot Progressive Jackpot Playing our new 'Scratch & Match' game is free and very easy. If you match 3 symbols you win a prize!!!! View details
Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Earn 10 Tournament Tickets Today! Invite your friends to join Poker School and you could earn up to 10 tournament tickets as a reward! View details

Getting PokerStars is easy: download and install the PokerStars game software, create your free player account, and validate your email address. Clicking on the download poker button will lead to the installation of compatible poker software on your PC of 51.7 MB, which will enable you to register and play poker on the PokerStars platform. To uninstall PokerStars use the Windows uninstaller: click Start > Control Panel and then select Add or Remove programs > Select PokerStars and click Uninstall or Remove.

Copyright (c) PokerSchoolOnline.com. All rights reserved, Rational Group, Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ. You can email us on support@pokerschoolonline.com