Late Again? Poker Players Who Couldn’t Care Less

Do you know an insufferable poker player? The kind of person who:

  1. is always late for the game,
  2. never apologizes, and
  3. always wins?

You know the type. We all do. And it’s a wonder that anyone can stand to play poker with him. But for whatever reason, poker players don’t seem to mind when their fellow player is constantly late — the show must go on, after all.

Losing your Shirt to Tardiness

The truth is, tardiness can have major repercussions on the outcome of a game. For each minute that passes, the bets become higher and higher, and late players can find themselves playing in games they have no chance of winning.

But that doesn’t seem to worry the most careless poker players. Late? No problem. Just join in the game, pay your dues, and start bluffing. What could go wrong?

In fact, the more experienced players may even view the tardy players as a bonus. If they are willing to pay the extra money for being late, then the other players are more than happy to let them.

Time Flies When You’re Bluffing

To the best poker players, time seems to stand still. And since most poker games last for hours, it’s easy to lose track of time.

But for the tardy players, time is money. And they’re not too keen on wasting it. So, instead of showing up on time, they’ll often just show up when the game is almost over.

After all, why bother getting there early when you can just jump in at the end and cash in? It’s a great strategy for the lazy poker player — they don’t have to put in the time and effort, and they still have a chance of winning.

So, the next time you’re playing poker and someone is late, don’t get angry. It might be the best thing that’s ever happened to you. After all, there’s always a chance that the tardy player will lose his shirt — which could be your lucky day.

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