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Angle Shooter Turns Thief

What do you do when you suspect an angle shooter has crossed the line into out right theft?

The player in question has been shooting angles all night.  That is an old term for bending the rules of poker nearly to the breaking point.  Let me give you an example, there was a board where a single trey made a straight.  This player declares “I have a three” and flashes his hand: Ace Deuce.  The Two is cleverly behind the Ace peaking over so it mostly looks like a three.  Thankfully, the dealer caught the players ‘mistake’, and the pot was pushed to the intended victim.

He was betting out of turn to influence the action, or hiding his cards and playing slowly so the people in front of him would act out of turn to his advantage.  A general scumbag really.

Then it happened, the older gentleman to his left realizes he is missing two black chips.  Accusations are made, the floor is called, security appears out of nowhere.  No one saw him do it, but I took the floor aside and made sure they knew the history this guy had developed at the table.  I did not want to escalate the conflict, but I thought it was important information.  The most telling thing was that the guy offered to give him $200 “just to shut him up”, that money “don’t mean nothin’ to me, nohow!”   

Watch your chip stack, and bury the big chips at the bottom when you go off for a break! 

Doug Hull
Doug Hull
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