Monday, January 23, 2017

It's Called Table Talk


Matt @PokerNews916 Boddorf and Shawn @Sac_Poker Roberts have a very polite Kassouf-session going at an outer table. No, this is not Speech Play, it's been around for decades, known simply as Table Talk, where players banter back and forth during a hand.

Here's how it works, courtesy of Matt (above) and Shawn.

The talk begins preflop, both players laughing as Boddorf raises and Roberts calls from the BB.

The Kc Kc Kc  flop draws a check from Roberts, who gathers a few 100-chips in his hand at the same time. Boddorf asks how many chips he has, Roberts says three, and Boddorf bets 300, with Roberts snap-calling.

"He didn't even look!" laughs Boddorf.

The turn is Kc and both players check.

"No heart," says Boddorf before the river, and poor George Cabrey - caught in between these two - asks for a table change!.

 The river is Kc. Roberts tosses out two 500-chips and says, "I don't think you wanted a heart."

"I didn't," says Boddorf, who bumps it up by sliding 6 1000-chips onto the felt.

Roberts asks what the bet is, then flips out a single-chip-call while turning over Kc Kc for trips.

Boddorf, however, turns over Kc Kc for a boat, and Roberts is out a few hands later, back to registration for his one $125 re-entry today.

Cabray, meanwhile, doesn't get a lot of help, and the draw sends Roberts back to the same table, but now there's an extra player separating Boddorf and Roberts. Good luck, George, they really mean well.

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