- Dec 29, 2014
- Reaction score
- Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Very much so. I was in his wedding party. We've been friends forever. That is why I have brushed off so much from him over the last 9 months.Beyond this recent behaviour is he normally a great person?
He's one of those bust or big win kind of players. When he gets stuck, he tends to just dig a deeper hole by over betting constantly. And he gets stubborn. Let's say that I have a premium hand (KK for example), I limp and he raises 12x. I will then pop it to 24x or something and he will ALWAYS call. Always. Never seen him fold even once in that scenario. He spite calls because he hates being played back at. He's his own worst enemy at the table. He tends to do way better live than online. He has not adjusted well at all. Live he is one of those guys that loves to talk in a big hand. Lie about his holding sometimes to induce a call or a fold, etc. Online, he does not have that aspect of his game to rely on. The fast pace of hands makes it so much easier to just fold and move on to the next one.
I'm the only one who ever says anything to him about anything. If there is anything like an alpha male in our group, it would be him. But not usually in a bullying kind of way. He's a big guy (6'4) with a big personality. Very affable, gregarious and generally quite fun to be around. It's only lately with Covid and late night drinking with online poker that has revealed some nastier aspects that I had never really seen before with him.