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Is player A a nit if... - 08-05-2020, 09:32 PM

he wins 3 sets, $20 a set. Player B wants to play one more set for $80, but A will only play for $60. B calls A a nit.


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08-05-2020, 09:40 PM

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he wins 3 sets, $20 a set. Player B wants to play one more set for $80, but A will only play for $60. B calls A a nit.
No.

Why should the winner have to submit to the whims of the loser?

If the sets were close, the law of averages will eventually kick in and the odds will favor the player who hasn't won a set yet.

If the matches were not close, then the winner may want to go ahead and take his other $80.


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08-05-2020, 10:05 PM

Calling their opponent a nit is the last resort of many a losing player.


  
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08-05-2020, 10:08 PM

No

If a player wins three sets in a row and is up $60 why play the last one for $80. Player A has spent all this time getting ahead why throw it away and come out loser after you have worked this hard to get ahead. Even at $60 on the last set he might just break even and lose money on the table time but that’s the same as just practicing. Even though it’s not a lot of money if I’m ahead I’m not going to throw it all at one set when it took me three to get it.
  
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08-05-2020, 10:14 PM

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he wins 3 sets, $20 a set. Player B wants to play one more set for $80, but A will only play for $60. B calls A a nit.
if he can't afford to risk losing 20 for a chance of winning 140, maybe he shouldn't be gambling to begin with
  
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08-05-2020, 10:23 PM

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if he can't afford to risk losing 20 for a chance of winning 140, maybe he shouldn't be gambling to begin with
If you are playing sets for $20, that isn't gambling to begin with.


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08-05-2020, 10:32 PM

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if he can't afford to risk losing 20 for a chance of winning 140, maybe he shouldn't be gambling to begin with
Nope..he's already up $60...he's now risking $80 to win $80.
  
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08-05-2020, 10:37 PM

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Nope..he's already up $60...he's now risking $80 to win $80.

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I was going to point that out, too.


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08-06-2020, 01:20 AM

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Nope..he's already up $60...he's now risking $80 to win $80.
That's nit logic.. he's risking 20 to make 140 !
  
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08-06-2020, 01:30 AM

it has no bearing whether you are up or down if a proposed bet is a positive one for you you should take it. unless you can steer him into a better one for yourself. that is smart gambling to give yourself the highest expected win rate.
  
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08-06-2020, 02:09 AM

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if he can't afford to risk losing 20 for a chance of winning 140, maybe he shouldn't be gambling to begin with
Your math is strange to me? If I have $60 winnings IN MY POCKET, and I gamble someone for $80- I risk losing all $80 for an additional $80 IN MY POCKET- so my gamble is now $80 for $80 not $20 for $140! Somehow you consider money won as NOT real money in your pocket? No wonder some gamblers are always broke!

You owe the guy nothing- but to offer someone an opportunity to win back money lost in 3 matches all in one match is a very fair offer. Any confident person would accept that offer if they wanted to get back to even- at their own risk of losing an additional $60.

Now we get into someone in a pool room making personal remarks to another person's face, see, all of this kind of stuff is why we are sitting here online instead of playing in big beautiful 40 table rooms spread out across the entire USA. Most people have no tolerance for so many of the idiots who inhabit the world of pool.
  
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08-06-2020, 02:22 AM

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it has no bearing whether you are up or down if a proposed bet is a positive one for you you should take it. unless you can steer him into a better one for yourself. that is smart gambling to give yourself the highest expected win rate.
So the guy who is up 60 wants to bet 60 and not 80..why? Is he scared to gamble 20 if he loses which is what each set was worth in the first place? Who's the gambler and who's the nit?
  
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08-06-2020, 02:26 AM

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Your math is strange to me? If I have $60 winnings IN MY POCKET, and I gamble someone for $80- I risk losing all $80 for an additional $80 IN MY POCKET- so my gamble is now $80 for $80 not $20 for $140! Somehow you consider money won as NOT real money in your pocket? No wonder some gamblers are always broke!

You owe the guy nothing- but to offer someone an opportunity to win back money lost in 3 matches all in one match is a very fair offer. Any confident person would accept that offer if they wanted to get back to even- at their own risk of losing an additional $60.

Now we get into someone in a pool room making personal remarks to another person's face, see, all of this kind of stuff is why we are sitting here online instead of playing in big beautiful 40 table rooms spread out across the entire USA. Most people have no tolerance for so many of the idiots who inhabit the world of pool.
Spoken like a true nit!
  
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08-06-2020, 03:20 AM

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08-06-2020, 03:51 AM

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If you are playing sets for $20, that isn't gambling to begin with.
Maybe $20 is a lot for them.. it's all relative.


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