Poker morality is an interesting beast- a few years ago, playing a crazy low stakes tournament at the Gutshot (sigh, I miss the sausage and mash...) the guy next to me was basically exposing his hand every time. I could literally see his cards without making any particular effort. On this occasion, I said to him, actually he was showing me his hand, and he then wised up and sorted it out.
Last year I was playing $2/$5 at the Bellagio and this drunk, loud American kid was sat next to me with a mega-stack. He was also literally showing me every hand. Lets be straight, I wasn't making ANY effort whatsoever to 'peek' at his hand, he was literally lifting the cards off the table right in front of my face. Tbh it was rather nice because he was also trying to bluff every hand. This time, instead of pointing out the obvious, I quietly double and then quadrupled up. Fortunately for him, perhaps, his girlfriend showed up and convinced him there were finer things to do in Vegas then give me his money and off he went.
Wondering what you guys would have done- would you tell somebody if they are unknowingly exposing their hand? Would it depend on who they were? On how high the stakes were? Do you consider it part of the game to take advantage of whatever information somebody chooses to give you, even if that is their exact cards?
There was also a time at the Flamingo where I was playing a local in a 6 or 7 player game of $1/$2. I had seen him lose a hell of a lot over a couple days (I can't remember his name, but he reminded me of the frog from the Budweiser advert- if you've ever met him you'll know instantly what I mean...). He was a nice old guy, and it appeared to me that he shouldn't have been playing. I deliberately did not take a cent of him during the game. I just didn't want his money.
Then there's the infamous Jamie Gold talking his way out of losing 'too much' against AA with KK on high stakes poker (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erNjXtuKawU
) LOL at Doyles comment 'we're playing poker here boys'. Interesting what they talk about.. is it masterful pot control by Gold or just begging?
Or Benyamine being given a $1m dollar rebate by Laliberte 'this represents one day in his life.. it represents your life' (Doyle, again lol)
So is a poker player with morals a bad player?