Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 12:07 AM
Recently I have played at a few tables and ran into some rather nasty players , a few of them repeat offenders . Normally I ignore them and if they continue this behavior over several tables of play I just block them . But yesterday I sat at a micro 2/4 FL game and a player showed up and started with his/her antics again as has done in a previous session . For awhile I played and watched him/her abuse myself and others , and also watched the responses he/she was getting from a few of the players around the table . Incredibale , amazing and quite frankly ridiculous display of aggression on all sides . To me it is unexceptable to use foul language , racial slurs and the recomendation of deviant sex acts one can preform to explain ones displeasure at the abuser or for that matter the use of same by the abuser . Anyways I ramble... normally I ignore this behavior but not this day. He\she was having a bad day and losing and it did not matter if you made a good play or a bad play or what he\she presumed to be a donk play if he\she played the hand and lost it started another round of trash talking . The last hand was when I had entered with a raise , bet every round he/she calling same and me winning the hand . well I had a ty ready to send so I sent it and what followed was a list of various forms of abuse and was ended with I hope you die . ...So for a few minutes I looked at the chat and then replied ..... yes , we are all born to do that one day..... you could hear the silence , next couple of hands and then the player typed ...your so cruel and left the table . No foul language , no racial slur nor any other form of abuse did I deliver , yet it had the desired result .
I believe that many players when they behave in this abusive manner think it is ok , mistaking it to be aggression . A little while before I even joined 888 I wrote a piece about aggression on my facebook page , and today decided maybe it needs to be seen here so I copied it to here ..
Aggression ....in its broadest sense, is behavior, or a disposition, that is forceful, hostile or attacking.We have all met with aggression at one time or another ( more often than not , I should say ) and sad to say it is mostly negative in nature . It is a word that is misunderstood and therefore widely misused . The good news is , aggression has a positive side and when applied properly can
be beneficial to you and those around you . Way to often , we are passive and laid back and give up (quit an ugly word ) when things get a little tough or start to seem impossible . ( Sad to say I was one of these people ) Did you know it takes a lot less energy to act in the positive rather than in the negative nature ? but I stray .....whether it's a chore or a goal , tackle (attack) it with vigor (forcefully) and determination . If it's a goal , keep it real and believe in it , there will be enough people out there to tell you it can't be done for multiple reasons of their own. (ignore them) Remember this , if you can think it ... you can do it ! So get out there be aggressive and get'er done . Being aggressive in poker , is not pyhsical or verbal abuse but rather meant as a way to play the hands you decide to enter into pots with .
Have a great day :)