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whitelime 12-25-2005 08:24 AM

A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
It's 6 AM and b/c I'm an insomniac, I'm playing HU 10/20 NL. The player is really really terrible. I'm being really nice to him in chat and find out he had a big tourney score. Anyway, he bad beats me horrendously and gets very apologetic about it. I didn't type anything in the chat and didn't even show my hand so he doesn't even know for sure that it's a bad beat (it is). Now, a few of the railbirds start talking about christmas spirit and what not and are cajoling him into sending me the $1200 back that he won from the bad beat. He then types "OK, 'insert SN', sent. Merry XMas". I look at my account balance a couple minutes later and he actually sent it. We continue playing and chatting it up and of course within 20 minutes or so I have cleaned him out. He lost $3,000 in all, including the $1,200 he transferred. He is out of money and can't reload because it would "overdraw" his bank account. I don't know what his financial condition is or what he does for a living.

Does anyone feel obligated to do anything?

If you do, would you bring it up and send back the $1,200 on your own, or wait for someone to suggest it, or only send it back if he asks for it?

Would you then accept a rematch? (Unless he hit and runs which is unlikely, this is a virtual guarantee I will have the money in the end)

Or just let him keep the $1,200?

Or leave without saying anything and keep the $?

Yeti 12-25-2005 08:25 AM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
Man, that ZeeJustin is a nice guy.

ShortySaurus 12-25-2005 08:35 AM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
well i think its safe to say that the person who gave u 1200 is financially stable. 1200 is obviously not that much to him. I dont know your financial situation but if you are pretty well off that 1200 isn't that significant an amount, then xfer it back.

I personally however, would keep it because i've been running bad and my bankroll needs it..

emil3000 12-25-2005 08:36 AM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
Weird as hell. I'd like to believe I'd send back the 1200, but you certainly aren't obligated to do so.

Ghazban 12-25-2005 08:59 AM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
I would transfer it back without needing to be asked. If he's going to reload it immediately and lose it back to you anyway (less rake), you don't lose much financially by doing so and maybe he'll seek you out next time he luckboxes his way to a tourney win. Good karma move, too.

fsuplayer 12-25-2005 12:09 PM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
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Man, that ZeeJustin is a nice guy.

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this made my christmas. ty.

BobboFitos 12-25-2005 12:18 PM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
send him back his equity share of the bad beat

ggbman 12-25-2005 02:37 PM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
I would send him the money back. I also a "good karma" nit. You are not obligated to do so, but then again, i dont think accepting it in the first place is completley kosher, we both know you wouldnt give someone back their money because you put a beat on them. I dunno, thats a weird [censored] story, but if you kept the money i dont think it's immoral.

HoldEmKillah 12-25-2005 02:39 PM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
Send it back. You should have done so right after he transferred it in the first place.

Voltron87 12-25-2005 02:41 PM

Re: A crazy holiday poker story and an ethical question (low content)
 
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You should have done so right after he transferred it in the first place.

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uh, why?


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