Posted 28 June 2005 - 04:05 AM
Prty:Was this live or online? I ask because, IMHO, in an online game, for the most part table image is highly overrated, and generally unimportant because A. the turnover is usually so high and B. only at higher limits to most people pay any serious attention to what you are doing. If you really, truly believe that they were buying into your table image and completely disrespecting your raises, AND villain was playing semi-loose to loose aggressive, I think a call would be necessary. That's the whole point of building your table image as a fish, right? However, I think it's more than likely safe to fold here and to pick a better spot to put all your chips out there. Without a good read, I think it's generally incorrect to call an all-in without the nutz or pretty close to it. But I've been playing pretty tight in my NL games lately, so maybe that's wrong.
The recent legislative history of internet gambling legislation reinforces the Court's determination that internet gambling on a game of chance is not prohibited conduct under 18 U.S.C. § 1084. So you can SIIHP.