September 07, 2011
We give away Ipads and 3 - $100 gift cards every Tuesday (and now starting Friday nights), so usually I expect to play in some amazing games that go long through the night, since we usually get a large group of dedicated 40/80 players coming in. Last night was no exception, I got a seat right at 3 in the must move, which broke down around 6:30 or so. After the players settled into the 40 main game, it became an all-time lineup, and of course I was locked out until almost 11:30. At least I got to play 20/40 the whole time, but that 40 game consisted of some of the current LA gambling mini legends.
Most tilting story of the night:
There is a 3 person list (AA, ED, and BY) for the 40 and both AA and BY are listed on the 20/40 table. The floor man comes to inform AA he has a seat if he wants it. He calls for AA several times, but no one answers. He then informs ED he has a seat, which ED takes after playing to his BB. 30 minutes later, this old Chinese gentleman bitches to the floor about not getting his seat. The Chinese gentleman turns out to be AA. He says he was never called and skipped over, I say I'm sorry but I heard the floor man call your name several times. 10 minutes later he bitches to another floor man. 10 minutes later, there is an open 40 seat. He is asked if he wants it and AA declines the seat. Since I'm next up in the rotation, I rack up. I start to pull my chips off the table and MK (vietnamese gentleman to my left) says, "where are you going," I respond to the 40 game, he asks, "how many seats?" I can immediately see where this is going and just try to answer his questions tersely and to the point and not offer the seat (though technically if he wants it is his). He gets a little sad or whatever but I don't care I'm getting in that 40.
The chips start to move off the felt and AA speaks up, "where are you going," I respond to the 40 game, he asks, "how many seats?" By this time the floor man is walking by the table (presumably to make sure someone is taking the seat) and hears this dialogue with AA. Of course I'm not directly offering my seat, especially not after this guy bitched for 20 minutes then declined the seat a few minutes after. But, the floor man offers the seat and AA takes it. Which sends me into my internal stratosphere of tilt. I play another hour in the 20 before getting my 40 seat, in which I promptly lose a very large pot with KK the 2nd hand and never get ahead until I racked up at 4:30.