Thursday, April 02, 2009

Shut Up!

Yes, I know it's 3am, but I have to tell you this story while it's still fresh on my mind.

Folks, I love a good fight, especially when it happens at a poker table. There have been some legendary battles at the Muckleshoot. It usually involves a drunk on tilt. I've seen a lot of pushing and shoving. There was a famous incident where a guy dropped his pants and mooned the dealer. Another guy deliberately poured his drink into the automatic card mixer. These antics usually attract security to the table pretty quickly. Well tonight there were no less than 15 security guards surrounding my 3/5 NL table. This was clearly an event!

Here's how it went down. We start this story 2 hands ago. The 5 seat pulls off a huge semi-bluff. When seat 7 says, "If I fold, will you show me?" seat 5 agrees. Seat 7 tables his pocket queens and seat 5 turns over AK suited for the draw. Seat 7 may be on tilt, but doesn't show it.

Yet.

There is one hand in the interim and then seat 5 gets involved in the biggest pot of the night with seat 1 and seat 4. With $1500 in the pot and seat 4 all in, seat 5 faces an all in from seat 1. He ponders a long time before seat 4 calls the clock.

Seat 5 asks the dealer, "How much time do I have?" Devin replies that he has 30 seconds. Seat 5 waits until 1 second left before folding.

Seat 7, who is not involved in the hand (but may still be on tilt from two hands ago), is chiding seat 5 for being "one of those guys who watches too much TV and is just wasting everyone's time before folding." After the hand is over, seat 5 says to another player, "I was just trying to piss off that guy," and points to seat 7. Seat 7 replies, "Me? You weren't just wasting my time. You were wasting everyone's time." Seat 5 looks at seat 7 and says, "Shut up." What happened next was unbelievable.

Seat 7 flips out. He leaps up causing his chair to go flying backwards. He slams a drink table out of the way and goes right behind seat 5 and says, "Get up." He didn't yell it, but it was quite menacing. Seat 5 stays right where he is, and that's when Devin calls for the supervisor.

The next 5 minutes were a bit of a jumble. Seat 5 was desperately trying to convince the dealer and floor guy that seat 7 was out of control and threatening and needed to be kicked out immediately. Interestingly, seat 7 never said a word. The floor kept asking Devin the dealer to tell what really happened, but seat 5 wouldn't let him get a word in edgewise. It got so bad that Devin got up and yelled at the supervisor, "Don't ever do this to me again! Take control!"

By this time, the entire security team showed up. The floor called in another dealer and said, "All right. No one is getting kicked out, but you all need to calm down and just play poker." At this point seat 7 finally spoke up and calmly said, "I would like to leave. Would you please have someone from security walk with me to the exit?"

Everyone seemed relieve to see seat 7 go. Still, it probably would have been more exciting if it actually came to blows.

Now, here is your test. Which seat was I sitting in?

Edit: If you are reading this on Google Reader or via RSS, you may have noticed a couple inconsistencies in the numbering. Hopefully that's all been fixed.

19 comments:

Five Play said...

Lucky 7?

KenP said...

Security get you to your car ok?

BadBlood said...

So seat 5. So!

BamBam said...

If you weren't in the 5 seat, I may just be crushed.

I call my brudder a Shit disturber ! (and I like it!)

BWoP said...

Seat 6?

SirFWALGMan said...

I gotta say the people who think you were 5 or 7 have to be wrong. I doubt you would stand behind someone in a threatening manor, let alone throw trays.. I also feel that you would not be an asshole to someone and slow down play. You also appear to be describing this from 3rd person perspective.

I would go with BWOP guess of right in the middle of the whole thing.

Instant Tragedy said...

I'm thinking Seat 1 or 9. Not in between but watching because they are right in front of you!

Sean

KenP said...

Definitely sticking with my first vote. He isn't 5. The only thing that points to that is the bluff success. Everything that followed isn't our guy.

Look at the title of the article -- it is the two words that caused it. Any of us can get to a break point over various seemingly small slights. What is small at one point is magnified in others.

The "Stand up" remark seems as likely to give 7 the opportunity to invade the other guys space as much as to go to fisticuffs. I think the intent was to put a nose in 5's face and make him back down.

The comment aside isn't doc either. But, the perceptive remark about all being affected is.

The remark about not quite thinking 7 is on tilt is solid analysis by a solid player of his own possible mental state.

Of course the overall description isn't as good as a YouTube video. There had to be 20 camera-phones in the room. Hopefully, we'll see that soon... LOL

DrChako said...

I love you people!

Seat 1 - Thanks Sean for picking that one! I was hoping someone would give me credit for winning the huge pot. Alas, it wasn't seat 1.

Seat 6 - Great choice, CK. If you like taking tests (and I know you've been studying hard), it's a good one to pick, based solely on the fact that I would have had the best seat to see the shenanigans. Well, I would have if I was sitting there (which I wasn't).

Seat 4 - All-in and calling the clock? That certainly could be me. I've done it before. Not this time.

Seats 2,3,8 and 9 - Nope. I wouldn't have asked the question to begin with.

That leaves seat 5 or 7.

-DrC

The Sister of DrChako and Mrs. Chako said...

I'm totally going to start searching YouTube...

Heather said...

People, seriously, he so sounds like seat 5!

1) bluff, and showing his cards (although the real chako doesn't like showing his cards so this threw me a bit)

2) Seat 5 waits until 1 second left before folding. He TOTALLY learned this from me and the stories I told him!

3) "I was just trying to piss off that guy," and points to seat 7. duh!

Plus, if it's between 5 and 7, chako is not going to flip out and throw chairs, he should know better.

pokerpeaker said...

Yeah, Chako definitely is not going to go nuts like that. I just don't see it. Seat 5. That's what I was going to say anyway. The bluff is just too much evidence.

Anonymous said...

Seat 7-- never say never

The Wife said...

As The Wife, left with a choice between seat 5 and seat 7, here are my thoughts:

* He rarely totally loses his cool, which means seat 7 is unlikely.

* However, he really respects dealers and the floor, so he would rarely talk over the dealer and the floor, which means seat 5 is unlikely.

* Which leads me back to seat 7, and while I don't frequently see him throwing things . . . him standing behind someone silently and trying to intimidate them is TOTALLY Chako.

* Then again, so is the seat 5 comment "I just did it to piss him off"

BamBam said...

"Semi-Bluff" = Chako.

Folding Q-Q does not.

This brudder...... rest's his case.

How's my read?

BRUDDER's rule.........

All udder's...... drooooooooool!

DrChako said...

"Reveal" coming in a new post.

-DrC

The Sandman Cometh said...

Rule 1. never start a land war in Asia.

Rule 2. never bet against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

Instant Tragedy said...

Seat 5...

If you didn't win the big pot...

:-)

SirFWALGMan said...

Wait don't you have to be seat five to know "Everyone seemed relieved to see seat 7 leave?"