Table bangers are many people's pet hate.
Just cos someone else does it doesn't mean you gotta lower your standards to their level.
Saw a guy bink quads on the river to outdraw a set (same tourney) and he was straight round the table to shake the other guy's hands - no drama, just felt for the player and how sick he must feel.
Very classy guy IMO.
Norrrrrrrrr - this tilts me way more than table bangers. It's the ultimate rubdown - 'not only did I suck out on you but I am now going to patronise you by pretending to empathise whilst I internally fistpump'
Just scoop up the chips as if it was a hand where you just picked up the blinds and get on with the game.
this was simon deadman. he was not being patronising, it was clear from his face (and from his personality to those who know him) that he clearly felt awful for the other guy. simon is a classy player and a top guy, to suggest otherwise is ridiculous
I was the one on the wrong end of that beat...! I agree, under the circumstances it was a reasonable thing to do and despite being a little shell shocked when i departed the table with a bemused look, i was grateful that Simons response was to ackowledge his good luck with some obvious empathy. I would have preferred for him to go on and win then send me a massive cheque but that didnt happen....
Just to be clear, I wasn't explicitly referring to the hand from the weekend (as I wasn't there) but talking about my general experience of the hand-shakers.
All luck in poker, whether good or bad, should be treated with indifference.