Posted by Dr Fro 8:05 AM
Regarding my Winstar post, two more thoughts:
First, from the mailbag, a reader writes:
Was the K2 at least suited….. That sounded rough.
The K2 was not suited. One thing I can say in his defense is that he was last to act, so he called $30 into a $150 pot. Five to one can justify a lot, but it still begs the questions of 1) why call the $5 bet initially and 2) doesn't it bother him that the raiser is sitting to his left? I am highly likely to have AA, KK or AK, all three of which are way ahead of his K2.
Second, I forgot to tell the most interesting Winstar story: A fight broke out. A punk kid got up from a short-handed table to move to another (but less so) short-handed table. This is against the rules and his orginal dealer told the floorman. When the kid comes back, he asks, "Who told on me?". A Regular stepped in for the (female) dealer and said that he did so. The kid spits in his face and Regular grabs him by the throat and throws him to the ground. Punk got ejected, Regular got moved to my table. Evidently, spitting is considered "assault" so the kid went to jail. I am surprised that the retaliation (while understandable) wasn't also penalized. I am no criminal lawyer, but I would think that if you attack someone and walking away is a viable option, you are also committing assault. At Paul Rever Middle School, they never differentiated between the starter of the fight and the other participant!
Regular moved to my table and told the story about 200 times over the next couple hours. This was hard to do since he kept getting up from his seat to tell the story to other tables. So, the 9-man table (standard at Winstar) was really an 8-handed table. Just one guy goes on a smoke break and it is 7-handed. This freaking sucks. And while it did not piss me off enough to illegally switch tables or to spit in a man's face, it did bother me.