Side Talks - The Way You Play
I have often wondered whether the non-strategy way of playing is ever a consideration for other players. For example.
- Do you have a nemesis or two? I have 2/3 players I will mercilessly hammer whenever I can. This is due to events of the past. (one of them pushing me to 5th in a CF event, at the exclusion of everyone else. I was 18-0 initially then he found a better hand and decided I was not his bestie). I never have any retribution regrets ever.
- Do you try to break a players unbeaten run if they are 15-0 etc? Rather than play sensibly and beat those around you who are easier opponents. I used to do this a lot but rarely do anymore. I play the hand in these cases now.
- If you are winning an event and comfortably clear do you shut down or play to last minute? If I am in no danger I stop, as I do not want to be the factor at the end that stops someone missing out on gold, or a pack, or a prize car. This has been a habit of mine since early on.
Any other personal reasons make your playing decisions?