Resigning in poker


Resigning in poker

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Christoph Schroeder    (2018-10-22)
Resigning in poker

Resigning in poker is absolutely uncommon. I cannot imagine any situation in which resigning a match or a round would be a reasonable option. Even if a player is trailing 0-2, he still has chances to win the match. So why would anybody consider to resign?

Moreover, the "resign" button is irritating, because it is unclear if resigning means resigning the current round or the current match.

Therefore, I propose to remove the "resign"-button completely.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2018-10-22 19:25:35)
Resigning in poker

Resign button gives easy way to get out of game, if one doesn't want to continue.

Without it the same thing is possible by betting all except one chips and then folding (and then hoping for 'unlucky' hand to get rid of last chip). And then repeating this process once or twice more, depending on the game score. :D

The option to resign is, imho, still better than this.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2018-10-22 19:32:28)
Resigning in poker

Of course, the opposing player can change this into antipoker game and do everything to lose himself instead... :D

I don't have understanding how that would work (strategies etc.), but I expect totally un-poker-like mess.

Thibault de Vassal    (2018-10-23 17:58:03)
Resigning in poker

Well, let's see how this discussion evolves (any other opinion?).

My first idea would be to let it like in other games for more coherence... but I'm not really opposed to remove it (maybe when there's no message from the opponent at least) if the most agrees with that.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2018-10-23 20:51:24)
Resigning in poker

Maybe take away the "resign" button but leave option to resign by text command? If one really wants to resign or leave the game, there should be some way. (Ofc, there's always option to just ignore the game and timeout.)