Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:25 PM
I listened to your (DN's) first rant on this subject. I think I have the jist of it, sir; you do not like this rule, and how dare they place in a new rule or modify any of them without consulting your highness and other gods of poker like you, first. Sorry MR N, only now you have gone to describing "other players" generally and distanced yourself from "those of you who are high rollers" (paraphrasing, sorry) in your first posted rant. The one you opined in that top tier customers like you should be, basically, placed above mere mortal players and be first consulted with, before any rules that affect you are put into place. LMAO. Sure, how dare DN not be allowed to hold up a game if he decides to walk away from the table to sign a fans tee-shirt during the game and the table has to wait on him. Come down off the horse a minute, will you? You sounded like an incredible snob, IMHO.
So, you then decide to push it as far as you can deliberately (come on DN, who you think you are kidding? Like you did not do this on purpose? Please!) and get smacked for it. Then it's down to the old reliable "take my ball and go home", drawing attention to how unfair this rule is. Despite acknowledging a clear part of the rule that leaves judgement to the house, you still whine on about it worse than Phil Hellmuth getting beat by a lesser hand. Nice try, yet I am not buying this. You knew what it could mean, yet you basically stuck your tongue out at the teacher while her back was turned and got caught. Now you cry how unfair. Look, If your intention was truly just to stretch your legs as you claim, you could have pushed the chair back and stood up right there in front of your spot at the table. You still could have said hello to your buddy at the other table (Seriously? Where is your head at? Are you saying you are such a poker master you do not really need to pay close attention to your own game?). No, instead you walked around your chair to push the rules envelope...come on, get real. I was born at night, not last night.
So, to hell with the reason this rule has come about in the first place? Lets face reality here; numerous players, unable to any longer drag out the game and run down the timer at the table (lest they face a penalty), abuse every opportunity they can to otherwise achieve the same result. Then the "little people" playing get sick of the stupid crap, complain and BAM! New rule. I am certainly not accusing DN of this cheap tactic, however, you cannot be placed above others in the game just because your absence might be legit.
Maybe the reason you and other players were not first consulted, was that the players are not in charge of running the game - the house is. Sorry, DN, but someone has to have authority and make the call on the rules as well just what the rules are and where they will come from. Stunning that they would not consult the great DN first as it may be, let me clue you in on something; you nor I run the damn game or decide on any rules whatsoever. In other words, stay in your own pay grade, because in this case, it isn't a democracy.
Honestly, I am surprised you can sit at a table with only one chair, Daniel. You need at least two more; one for your ego and another for your pacifier. A world class successful player such as you, unable to contend with having to be at the table on the first card dealt out and having to follow the rules like the rest of the players. I really feel for the dealer in this created debacle of yours. I mean, I hope to God she doesn't get reprimanded or worse because of your silly fake-as-can-get rebellious attempt to put yourself above all others. I only know one thing; as of yet, I have not heard anyone else crying about this as much, if at all, as you.
Get a clue, Daniel Negreanu!
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