What would you have done if you were in my shoes?
Yesterday morning,very late,when most poker players are sleeping,I was watching the sport news.
I follow Aussie and European sport.
The interesting result was Germany versus Sweden in a group game to make the next World Cup.
I also Australia beat Iraq in a great finish to win 2-1.
Back to Germany and Sweden game.Sweden was down 4-0 and came back in the last minute to draw 4-4.
A great game to watch and an amazing comeback from theSwedes.
Anyhow,I returned to my club in the afternoon to see my players watching the game on the TV.
Germany was leading 4-0 at this stage and the players went crazy taking bets on how many goals Germany would win by.The favourite margins were 5-0 and 6-0.
They knew I like a bet and asked me to get involved.
I said that I would like to put a few thousand on Germany to only win by one goal or the game end in a draw.
I was swamped with bets as Germany was looking like they were going to add a few more.
We settled for a small fortune but before there was another score I told them that it was not fair andall bets were off.
I told them that I saw the game and that there was a surprise result.I didn't tell them the score incase others wanted to bet.We watched the rest of the game and one by one Sweden clawed back to an exciting draw.
After the game the players all comented that I could have made a fortune if I had not told them I knew the result.
Aussies have a good reputation in Rusia and I could sense just a fraction more respect from the Russian players.
I felt I did my little bit for poker.
I put respect before monetary gain.
What would you have done?