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.
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.