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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
Visible effects means it's sometimes very obvious when someone is high. Which led on to the question 'How would a situation be handled if it was thought that they were using these drugs?' I wasn't commenting on whether those drugs do enhance performance and that's not what this is about. The field of nootropics boasts some interesting possibilities that may introduce new synthetic PEDs in future, I'm wondering how drug taking in general, and particularly performance enhancing drug taking, is or would be handled in professional poker.
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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
I guess my point is perhaps they should be. The problem of course is that you can't tell rich people what to do because you might not get a tip. :) Anyway, I just wanted to pose that spin off question to you, thank you for discussing it. </lastcomment>
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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
I disagree, if there was a bona fide performance enhancing drug, that could have harmful effects (which arguably there are many of [not my point though]), you would be at a disadvantage because you aren't willing to risk your long term health for a short term gain - and it's unfair because to gain the equal advantage you will potentially sacrifice your health.
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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
I didn't actually ask if it was right or wrong, again: would anyone not using a 'bona fide' PED be at a disadvantage against anyone who is?
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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
Thanks for answering, does that not then mean that anyone not using a 'bona fide' PED is at a disadvantage against anyone who is? I'd be pretty annoyed to come back after a break to see some dude wired up on Cocaine who's just obliviated all of the possible tells I'd gathered. Moreover, in a game like the pokerstars 24 hour cash game (or longer can't remember) PEDs like Cocaine certainly would provide an unfair advantage.
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comment What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
I'm not sure what to tag this with and posting on mobile.
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asked What would happen in a professional tournament if a player was obviously taking performance enhancing drugs?
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comment Shuffle in middle of hand
I'm glad for you. I find it surprising that your 'experienced' playing buddies never make mistakes. Even dealers with 30 years of experience make mistakes / have accidents sometimes.
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comment Shuffle in middle of hand
@LeeDanielCrocker In that case, remind me to never play at your home games! :/ Poker is slow enough without adjourning a court session and debating a single hand. My rules are simple, and they avoid that silliness. And I'm not talking about high stakes or professional poker.
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comment Shuffle in middle of hand
@LeeDanielCrocker What if it's a 4 man game and everyone is in the pot? (As is common)
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comment Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?
@Jon thanks for you answer, generally I mean all three game types, but it's most common in tournaments, less in SnGs and even less in cash - but they do exist everywhere.
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asked Are there any good strategies for dealing with relentless bettors?
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted Simplest Way to Explain EV to Beginners
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answered How do you bet pre-flop when there's no action, you're on the button, and you have pocket rockets?
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answered What are the measures you should useto tell how well you're doing in a tournament?
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answered Dealing with final table shovers
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comment KQo on wet board
I think you've focused too much on trying to make a bona fide hand, instead of trying to work out if the villain will fold, and how much it'll cost to make them do so. You missed a key opportunity on the turn and another less promising opportunity on the river as Brent Morrow has explained well. The take away: focus more on sniffing out when your opponent is weak, and less on making strong hands.
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comment What kind of plays could I make to convince my opponents that I have a polarised hand range?
@ValentinGrégoire I like that kind of style as well but it can often make opponents play tighter. I prefer confusion to fear as it leads to my opponents making more mistakes.