Thursday, October 30, 2008

GOING TO FUCKING KILL SOMEONE

Today was the maddest I have ever been at a poker table. I don't give a fuck about bad beats or about bubbling the stupid tournament. I'm partly very mad at myself for being an idiot and allowing this bullshit to happen, but moreso that some jackass actually pulled this on me. The story is coming shortly let me begin at the beginning. So I run/play bad for a bit and get down to 200K, then double with TT vs 22 blind vs blind and I think win some other pot I can't remember. Then this hand happens:

6k/12k a1k I open to 32K UTG with JJ and the BB who is bad defends. The flop comes J87 with two hearts, he checks and I bet 56K which he calls. The turn is an 8 he checks and I bet 86K and he calls. The turn is a Q, he leads out for 125K, I say all-in for his roughly 200K more. I hear him almost immediately say call and turn over my hand. At this point he says "What are you doing I didn't say anything yet." I ask the dealer "didn't he say call?" The dealer obviously doing his job well says "I didn't hear anything." At this point I fuck up really bad since I don't know what is going on. Instead of calling over the floor I just kind of end up going with it and letting him fold his hand and keep the last of his chips. I don't know why I did did that, it was one of those situations that kind of happened so fast and I was obviously pretty excited about having the effective nuts that I can't even remember exactly how things happened. Also, who the fuck has the audacity to say "Call" in front of a table of people and then be like "No wait I actually didn't say that"? It certainly made sense I could be the one who fucked up. So the hand ended and we go on break (which also could have added to the confusion).

The guy sitting directly between me and my opponent at the table now comes up to me and says "Why didn't you call the floor? He definitely said call." The the dealer who was waiting to rotate into our table also says "Yeah I heard him say call. I think you even asked him "Did you say call?" and he said yes before you turned your hand over." Obviously at this point I am pretty fucking livid but it's too late to do anything. The rule apparently is that if the dealer doesn't hear anything two people have to have heard him say it, so if I'm not an idiot he wouldn't have gotten away with it which makes me feel even worse.

Anyways I have my break and am able to accept what has happened. As a poker player I am trained to ignore things outside my control and just focus on making good decisions in the future, it's all I can do really. I'm still pretty pissed though because the whole thing was so fucked up and I can't believe this scumbag actually did that that I was sitting there steaming for most of the next level just planning how bad I was going to slowroll him when I finally bust him and take MY chips back. I'm very card dead for a while though and end up folding all the way back down to around 440K when this hand happens:

15k/30k a3k I'm UTG with KK and make it 77K. Folds to angle shooting scumbag in the BB who has folded his way all the way down to 225K playing like a fucking genius after having chipped back up earlier. He thinks for a minute or 2 then makes the brilliant play of flat calling. The flop comes A73r, he checks and I check behind since nothing worse calls and I can let stuff that's drawing basically dead catch up a bit. If he has me beat he's going to get my money regardless. The turn is a J, he checks and I check behind again. I can probably just move in here and hope he calls with a J but if he's behind he can't have more than a few outs and giving him a chance to do something stupid on the river is fun and I'm still getting called by a J on the river usually anyways. The river is a T, he checks and I finally bet 100K of his 150K. He moves in, I cry but obviously have to call and he has JT....

I don't think I had ever thrown cards or chips in anger at a poker table before but that streak is now over. I would never get really mad over just a bad beat but given the circumstances I think it's pretty understandable why I was furious. Our table breaks after this hand and I have a meager 210K at my new table. I move in with A7 on the first two hands and get back to around 350K. Then I pick up 99 UTG and move in again, Kathy Liebert calls with AK and I lose. I tell her nice hand, wish Adam good luck, and make my exit.

So in the end I don't know what else to say. I could have done a lot of things differently after the fact but it's just not me. In the future I'll just have more confidence in myself and less faith in the poker community, not that I didn't know it has more than it's fair share of liars and cheats to begin with. That being said the great majority of the people I've met in the poker world are incredibly honest and good people (especially the newer younger generation), but you do have to watch your own back. Still, I'm not going to stop believing that most people are good honest people and giving everyone the benefit of the doubt until proven otherwise. You can't be so naive as to let yourself get taken advantage of, but I sure as hell am not going to go about living my life being paranoid and not trusting anyone, I'd rather risk getting angled once in a while than live my life that miserably. So there you have a rare Watts emo rant. Peace y'all,

Mike

16 comments:

Colin said...

God damn.

Anonymous said...

Wow, got me mad just reading that, any idea what the name of this angle shooting piece of shit was?

I hope what goes around comes around for that cunt!

Eugene said...

I don't get why more players didn't speak up? Same thing happened to me a week ago in an omaha tourney, I missed that the board had trips and my obvious A high was just that, but still good enough to win the hand. The guy shows me his "2pr" I flip my hand over to show how sick it was that I missed all my outs. The dealer says nothing, the scumbag says nothing, 3 other players who see that my A high is good only speak up after the new hand is dealt. I've stopped being a nice guy.

Anonymous said...

I now officially curse that D-bag with shit luck and bad beats the rest of his dog existence. People like that won't be around long, or be successful. Chalk this one up to a learning experience and be happy knowing I have cursed him for life.

-CK

Colin said...

I don't know who you are, but you took my initials and I hate you.

Wanna buy fancy underwear together?

Ardyth said...

Not to spam this shit up, but watson: come through on that maybe for Saturday night. I dare ya.

DJELove said...

The thing that gets me is the MORONS who say LATER "Oh, he said call, I heard him." and you are telling me this why exactly? this info doesn't do me any good NOW. thanks for nothing punks. and be sure to remember who both of those dealers were and never tip them a nickel. that being said, if I were ever in that situation I would immediately call the floor and make sure NOBODY left the table until I had enough "witnesses" to ensure that every one of donkey-boy's chips were pushed my way.

Memphis MOJO said...

Players at the table are required by the ethics of the situation to speak up!! Period, it's not an option.

Michael said...

i found your blog based on the fact that we share names.

why blog about your playing styles and experiences? seems like if you wanted to be respected and feared, you would not give competition an understanding of your methodology.

plus, stories about card plays are booooring.

David said...

To the last poster plz stfu and don't read about it if you think it's boring retard. And wowowowo that is so sick man, what a freakin d-ball.

Anonymous said...

What a scum bag. He'll get what's coming to him (having already been cursed not only by karma, but CK). If you show at Goose`s tomorrow night all my dreams will have come true.

-milley

Dave Churchill said...

@Watson: That fuckin blows man :(

@Michael: Why would you visit, read, and comment on a blog you find boring?

Mike said...

That's messed up Eugene. If you table your hand it's the dealer's responsibility to award the pot to the winning hand period. It doesn't matter if you can't read your own hand. Everyone is so bad at Omaha I wouldn't be surprised if the dealer actually just didn't realize you had the winner the same as you though, but you'd think someone would say something I mean the game should be run right.

MikeWhite said...

What crap. That's terrible :(

Eugene said...

My had reading abilities become dull after playin 12 hours of Omaha8 lol. On the other hand I did bust that dush on day 2, so that was vindication enough for me.

Foucault said...

"I'd rather risk getting angled once in a while than live my life that miserably."

Shitty situation but this is absolutely right. Well said.