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What constitutes a "different game"? Personally I think that the same form of poker with the identical betting structure and same stakes would be the same game regardless of which table you are at or the people you are playing against.
Quote from: Martini on Mar 15, 2009 at 10:14What constitutes a "different game"? Personally I think that the same form of poker with the identical betting structure and same stakes would be the same game regardless of which table you are at or the people you are playing against.So using my example above you would be okay when the casino makes you sit down at the new table (same stakes, same room) with all $1k from your previous table?
IMO, two cash tables are two separate games since you can't win money from the people at the other table. And when they "break up a game," they don't break up all the tables playing the same game and stakes in the room.If he comes back to the same table within the hour, then yes, he's required to buy back in for the amount he left with.Now, that being said, I think a house rule needs to be in place to clarify for future occurances since RR is geared more towards the larger card rooms because I'd be a bit peeved if somebody at my game of 8 players in my basement walked away and watched tv for an hour and then came back to the game solely for the reason of going south.Edited for fatfingered typos.
One reason to be moved in a casino is if one table loses enough players they will fill empty spots on other tables so you will not necessarily be moved to a table full of standard buy ins.There's nothing to stop someone from loading up on chips then moving to another table but then if someone can load up on chips at one table why would they want to move from it?Because maybe the fish have moved on and play has just gotten a lot tougher?Regarding your scenario of being sent to a different table than the guy who won chips off of you, you would be able to move to his table when a spot opens up.Even if there are people on the waiting list? Do I have first refusal rights at changing tables? Honest question since like I said, I've never played at a B&M.As for your house rule, if no one is there to make money then perhaps you should consider going with the casino rule. One of the reasons people advocate keeping the same rules for home games as for casino games is so that people will already be familiar with casino rules when they go play there. If players don't care about the money then keeping everything on the table shouldn't matter to them either.A fair statement. But trust me, being in Ohio (and under the morons who run Ohio), the chance of anybody at my game playing at a casino is very low. Most would rather play Let It Ride than play poker at a casino. I realize this goes against 90% of the people here, but our games are as much social events as they are gambling events.Your monkeywrench question would cover many situations but what if another big stack shoves all in and you pick up Aces? Are you going to fold to protect your stack? You could if you wanted to.If I wanted to go south, yes. There are other hands to be played where I will be able to risk a whole lot less of my stack. (Please realize this isn't what I think, just a hypothetical. I'd be calling until I was blue in the face.). I understand there's stupidity added to the equation, but what I'm saying is if people wanted to truly go south, they can. There's obvious ways around the rules (which drives me nuts). Much like two people checking down when one person is all in. Bad form, and we all know you shouldn't agree to check it down, but everybody does it.
Why don't we just let the dude with less than $30 move to the new table and call it a day? Simple.