Playing for money

Discussion in 'MINUTE MAN Dart League (MMDL)' started by Chitown599, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Chitown599

    Chitown599 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Here is just a hypothetical question. I was talking to other players, and asked them this question.

    When playing a friend for money, do you continue to play him, when he is obviously not throwing at his level, due to drinking.

    I say no you don't. A true friend would never take advantage of a friend like that.
     
  2. rob

    rob New Member

    definitely dont play chitown when he is drunk... he gets better! :wink:
     
  3. Tracy

    Tracy New Member

    If it is Hooley I say YES :wink: :wink: :evil: :evil:
     
  4. kirby

    kirby New Member

    Kinda like at the Eagles a few years back.. :wink: Even though I was'nt exchanging cash, one of the most well respected guys there was, and he was hammered, along with my partner... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    I say if its head to head and you're being needled constantly sure, clean his clock..But if its a one time instance and the person is gassed a true friend would not take advantage...Besides payback could be a b-t-h.. :lol:
     
  5. Shannonmiles

    Shannonmiles Active Member

    Lessons learned hard are learned best. I guess all the money I lost at Stamford playing poker that Sat. night should be returned to me because I was blind drunk? :wink: If someone's ego gets the better of him when he is drinking then he has two choices......don't drink or deal with the consequences. I've been on both sides of this situation more than once. There is no need to play for outrageous stakes when playing a "friend" you can just as easily play for beers or whatnot. However in the final analysis if someone wants to play for money and I think there is a good chance I can win..... I will play (and depending on the stakes I may play anyway even if I think I have no chance to win and then look at the money lost as paying for lessons). I will not feel the least bit guilty nor should anyone taking my money when I lose regardless of the "whys" or excuses. The same also goes when my kids want to play for money. If they have it to lose I have no problem with them playing as long as their opponent fully realizes that I expect the kids to pay up if/when they lose no questions asked. People should ask for no quarter and give none when it comes to playing for money.
     
  6. Chitown599

    Chitown599 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Larry, as one who can attest to what I would do, as I gave your son back his money, that time we played. I don't take pleasure out of beating a friend out of his money, if it were obvious he is not capable of playing his best.
    If it is not a friend however, I would take him for what I could. I'd still feel bad, but not that bad. :lol: :lol: As you say, a hard lesson, is learned the best. I just wouldn't do it to a friend. Friends are suppose to look out for each other, not take advantage of them. JMHO.
     
  7. Shannonmiles

    Shannonmiles Active Member

    Frank....It's not that I don't understand and appreciate where you are coming from. However. exactly what are friends for if not to teach lessons? What did Miles learn from you by you giving him his money back? In my view he learned nothing. What he SHOULD have learned was that getting in over your head can cost you! That life lesson for a five spot is a huge bargin in my opinion. My job is to raise my boys to be men. Life lessons like losing a bet you should not have made is just one lesson in a list of many that they should learn. Perhaps the fellow you refer to in this post should have learned his lesson early as well. :evil: :lol:
     
  8. DEREK

    DEREK Active Member

    I like Frank...would not do it out of respect for a friend...but if that friend kept at it nagging and such..play it once..keep the money aside and some night down the road put it towards their tab at the pub.Sometimes the best way to keep a friend from preassuring you into a money game, when the chips are stacked well against him, is to beat him in a quick game and call it a night. or just humor them with the games and then don't take the cash...just call it even after the games are done. If it is someone that i don't know or have no relationship with...I will take everything they have if I can...and that is a lesson learned the hard way.
     
  9. rob

    rob New Member

    and i can attest that larry didnt want you to give it back to him! :wink: :lol:
     
  10. kirby

    kirby New Member

    Joe M??????????? Derek is going to give you all the money him and B-na robbed you of.. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  11. DEREK

    DEREK Active Member

    Joe is my golf partner...and he has gotten most of his money back at the bar in the numerous rounds i have bought for him...he is one of the few I will always play because he nags the hell out of you until you play him....
     
  12. LaujThoj

    LaujThoj New Member

    LMAO I agree with Derek. If you don't play the guy he'll probably pick a game with someone else anyway. I'd rather play him til hes out of pride then tell em to keep his money. Keyword: his. The ladies should gamble too once in a while. :lol:
     
  13. Shannonmiles

    Shannonmiles Active Member

    Yes! I was less than pleased. :evil:
     
  14. Chitown599

    Chitown599 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    Larry, 1st off, this is just a hypothetical question. I am referring to no one in particular. I have just seen this done from time to time, and I just wanted to know others thoughts on it, that's all.

    As for Miles not learning anything, I think he did. If nothing else, he learned not everyone takes advantage of kids, and hopefully, that will follow him throughout his darting career.

    I do understand your point about a lesson learned, but to me a friend doesn't teach a friend lessons, he has their back.
     
  15. DEREK

    DEREK Active Member

    And Joe's biggest problem was that he chose you as his partner :lol: and then covered Byers too....
     
  16. BlackHorse

    BlackHorse Moderator Site Moderator

    I am a horse of a different colour when it comes to this subject. I simply don't see the need to play for anything except the love of the game, the companionship of friends, or the challenge of accepting a match from another player.

    I personally don't like taking money off of friends and don't like the probable (continuing) confrontation from taking it off of other shooters.

    I'm not talking about chucking in a buck to shoot around with your buddies, of course.

    I also understand that many people don't shoot as well unless they are playing for 'something', so I make sure not to play into their game. :wink: :D
     
  17. Shannonmiles

    Shannonmiles Active Member

    If he learned anything..... is that some people can be big softies!!!!!!!!!!!! :wink: However, what he didn't learn is most people are not. I feel that was a opportunity missed for a great life lesson. O' well there are many other chances to learn that particular lesson. I also feel you WOULD have had his back by teaching him a lesson. Because you are not always going to be there to bail him out....nor am I....so you see where I'm going with this?
     
  18. Shannonmiles

    Shannonmiles Active Member

    Great topic by the way!!!!!!! Finally something interesting to debate!
     
  19. kirby

    kirby New Member

    Not me!! I got out of Dodge.. :lol: :lol: I played 1 game with Cahill.. :lol: The AARP boys got plugged and you started tossing 20's around cause you know Lisa would'nt let the B-NUS carry anything over a buck :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Joe took that hook line and sinker.. :lol: :lol:
    I do have to admit though 10 years ago there were loads of money games at the Bird and "EVERYONE" would be gassed..Don't remember anyone ever giving it back though :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
  20. Chitown599

    Chitown599 Administrator Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    I see your point Larry, and I apologize for not keeping his money, wow, did I just apologize for not taking a kids money? Anyway, it's not in me to do something like that, sorry.
     

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