My roommate and I loaded up in the truck and made the 45 minute drive to the Staple center to see the Clippers take on Lebron and Company. After Elton Brand/Corey Maggette laid the smack down on the Cavaliers, we decided it’d be fun to stop at Commerce with a couple hundred bucks and play a little no limit hold em. After about a 15 minute wait, I get sat down at a table with a bunch of talkers but no real talent. My seat is directly to the right of the dealer, and besides the 2 guys who seemed to be playing a tight/aggressive game, just about all 7 others were trying to limp into every pot, and called 15 dollar raises with any two cards. I take down a few pots with top pair, but other than that my pairs are missing and so are most of the cards I get dealt.
About an hour into my session I’m sitting with about $85 in front of me, and look down on the big blind to see Ah-Qh. All eight players have limped to me, and I decide to make it $20. 4 people call to my surprise before it gets back to this Mexican dude who had just sat down. He sat down and started running his mouth instantly with “tilt-like” references. It seemed as if he had watched his first episode of EPSN WSOP 2005 today and wanted to give poker a go. He goes all in for his last $60. (It was $42 for me to call if I remember right.) Theres roughly about $150 in the pot, and I figure I’m at the worse in a race with this guy. My roommate had busted on a couple bad beats at the table next to me and was ready to go, so I felt pushing my last $60 in is the right move as it should isolate me against this guy. 2 of the 4 people call my all-in, and now the pot is at around $300. The two guys who had me covered agreed to check it down and the board came: Ac-2h-8c turn: 8s river: Qd The two guys who agreed to check down showed Q-K and 10-J (?!?!?!?) and the Mexican dude mucked his cards. I scooped up the $300 and told my roommate I’d play one more round before we got out of here.
The Mexican dude comes back to the table about 3 hands later with another $100 and buys back in. 3 limpers (including the Mexican dude) come into the pot when it gets to me and I find Ad-Kd in my pocket. I make the table standard raise to $15. The blinds both fold, and so does the 1st position limper. This solid Russian player makes the call, and the Mexican dude decides to make it $30. (Tilt??) I debate pushing right here, but decide to cold call and so does the Russian. Before the dealer could put down the Flop, the Mexican gangster dude declares he’s all-in in the dark (out of position). The Russian dude laughs and checks in the dark, while the Mexican dude sat there, arms crossed doing his best to to act like he has a big one. The flop comes down As-Ks-4(x). I cold call the all-in bet, and the Russian thinks it over and folds. The Mexican dude flips over Qs-Js, and starts yelling 10 or spade baby! Unfortunently for him, the turn and river were blanks and I picked up another nice pot. Here’s where things get a little weird. I just decided to play agen judi bola to gain more experience and have fun at the same time.
This Mexican guy is in a full San Diego Chargers get-up and quite frankly looks like one scary dude. (Your typical big southern California Mexican gangster)
The following dialogue was exchanged after I busted him a second time: (I’ll let you guess who is who)
“You better fuckin have security walk you out to the car motherfucker”
“Hey dude, sorry, but it’s just a game”
“Nah, don’t fuckin’ apologize to me motherfucker. You better sit at this table all fuckin night cause I’ll get you motherfucker”
“Relax man, lets just keep playing. I suck, and I’m sure I’ll give most of this back.”
“Look at you. I bet $200 doesn’t even mean shit to you. “
(At this point the table realizes there is some conflict and all look to see how I react)
“Dude, $200 means just as much to me as it does to you. Lets just drop this”
“Nah, fuck you. I’m not afraid to go back to fucking jail.”
When I heard him say “BACK TO JAIL” I realized I needed to get out of there before I got stabbed with an ice pick or something at the table. I tell the dealer I need to get a chip rack, gather my chips, apologize to the table for leaving so soon after winning big pots and went to the Cashier. I cashed out $484 from a $100 buy-in, and told the cashier what happened at my table. She said if he got up from the table Security would step in and get the guy. Not exactly what I was looking for but I quickly put the money in my pocket, grabbed my roommate and headed out of there as fast as I could. I looked over my shoulder every few steps, but never saw the guy.
Since Checkraise motivated me to start getting back into Poker I’ve been doing pretty well for myself. I deposited $200 on December 1st, and am attempting to run up a decent roll playing out of my bankroll initially with $15 turbo SNG’s and some 2/4 limit if I find myself a very donkified game. After Sunday was over my new roll online is $650, and I won $350 at commerce on Saturday.