Worst Live Experience
Scarmaker just posted a great blog about this recent Malta travels that went pretty well. But what are your worst experiences with either travelling or playing poker? Let us know in this group!
I have another one from a tournament. Here we have a rather small poker community and daily tournaments usually gather anything between 20-40 people. So basically we all know each other, and some of the regulars have been known to dabble with crime, to say the least. So we get down to last few players, one of whom is a guy that plays every day and is pretty terrible, uber tight nit. However, he also has a long rap-sheet. So he plays his usual tight game and gets down to like 3 bigs and show on my big blind, I call with Q9 and he turns over pocket Queens. Long story short I river a straight to bust him. For the next couple of hours before I was able to win the whole thing, he is there sitting on the rail, threatening me to break my legs, shoot me and whatnot. Casino staff does nothing, of course. Although I knew it was mostly empty threats, it was not nice to hear it non-stop for two hours, while also trying to play winning poker.
I was at a local 1/2 game with a sizeable stack and the guy next to me had ordered some greasy chicken wings which had just arrived mid hand, as the flop came down. I had aces on the button and it folded around to me where he defended in the big blind. The wings came and to my surprise this guy started eating them right away, greasing up his cards as he checked to me and looked at what he had. Of course I made a continuation bed and as he bit into his first wing he casually called. Turn came and really changed nothing, he calls my second bet. At this point the pot is about $85 and I check the river to him. This entire time he has not put down the chicken wings, and I am about to ask for a wash, literally his cards are a mess. To make things worse he casually makes an overbet while sipping his drink. About $100 into a pot of $85. At his point I am half tilted that this guy can't wait 5 seconds before eating his wings, and the other half wondering why he is so casual. I end up making the call and he turns over a set of Deuces that he flopped. No doubt, well played by him... seriously though m8, can we get a wash on those cards?
I was playing in the local 1/2 game and there is this huge fish who just plays any two for any amount of money basically. I pick up pocket Aces and limp in UTG. Somebody raises to 10, few calls and I make it 105, with about 130 behind. As expected everyone folds but the fish, who calls from the big blind. Flop comes K 3 5 and he jams. I snap call obv, turn is a 7 and river is an Ace from space. I am thinking to myself, finally I get lucky even if he drew out on me on the flop, when I hear laughter and the fish saying "straight". It takes me a moment to process the information as he turns over 24o. Not the worst bad beat in my life, but that ace on the river was pretty brutal.
I was in a hand, betting big and waiting for action.....Chuck the sheriff deputy was on my left. A fight broke out behind us. I ignored it and focused upon the other players at my table. I saw Chuck wince and thought, "this pot is mine" as I was clobbered by an unopened beer bottle on my left forehead. It "exploded and rained beer and glass" all over the table. I've never been hit so hard in my life. Because it severed the nerves in my forehead, my eye went numb as the blood poured out. I thought my left eye was knocked out. I bent down, and through the periphery of my right eye, saw 2 bodies flying into a table smashing it to bits. I stood up, reached into my pocket and hit the 911 button on my cell phone. A waitress rushed me a towel as I began talking to the 911 operator. I thought "if I can keep talking then I can judge how bad this is" but, when they asked me the address I started stammering "fuck"..."fuck"..."fuck".
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