Posted by Dr Fro 10:33 AM
Last night was my last night in the Great North, eh.
We went to a very nice dinner at the Petroleum Club in downtown Calgary. By the time I broke away from coworkers to hit the casino, it was late (9:30). By the time, I left the casino, it was very late.
I found one of two casinos that spread NLHE. All tables were $1-$2, which was just fine with me.
My image could not have been better. I show up late, dressed like a travelling whale (suit, tie) and holding a beer. I straddle the first hand and get AK. I raise with it. Oooooh, they were salivating over me.
I basically played up *that* image all night, and I managed to get two huge calls that I think were due solely to my image. In short, I turned a $500 profit. That makes $900 over two days.
The quality of players was much higher than on Monday night. However, there was still this strange propensity of the players (even the tight ones) to blow the whole stack on one hand, right before they left. I must have seen 7 guys try to "double or nothing" their stack only to felt and bolt. Fine with me.
They loved me, mainly because I played a lovable part. Even when I accidently said something dickish (more on that in a later post), they responded in kindness. They hated to see me leave; I know they assumed their chips would boomerang back.
I kinda hated to leave, which is why it took me so long to do so. I got to bed at 5a.m. This may be routine behavior for Junell, but it was tough on Dr Fro to get up the next day and go to work.