Posted by Johnnymac 8:27 PM
This is short and random, but in my opinion, one of the rudest and most annoying things one can do in poker is to critque other people's play and make other comments while sitting at the table. We all do it quietly as we play, but to say things out loud is just plain rude. I say this because I just finished a SnG on Pokerstars that featured one of the most talkative players I have ever encountered - "Bong2eho". Every single bit of action was met with a comment like, "medium PP, huh?" and "I just bluffed you good, Johnny" and "Bad, Johnny, Bad! You need to learn to play shorthanded."
Wouldn't you know that we ended up heads up? And at one point I finally managed to get him all-in with a dominated hand (T3 v T8) and yet he hit is bottom pair on the flop. That hand generated the comment, "Ho... HA HA! Take that!".
I was pretty much crippled after that pot and just gave up because it was so unpleasant.
Also, I won't name names, but there was a player at our home tourney two weeks ago whose running commentary pretty much earned him the label of, "Mr Tool".