Tunica- The live one
I'm filing for bankruptcy and I just got in a wreck but my lawyer says I have to spend the money from the wreck before I can file for bankruptcy. Isn't that fucked up?
-Seat 10, NL$1/3, Horseshoe Tunica
TUNICA, Miss. -- In the evening, I sit down at a new NL$1/3 game at the Horseshoe. It turns out that the dude in Seat 10 is a total live wire, betting out $6 at a time and playing any two cards.
It certainly gets everyone's attention, especially mine and I know I'm not going to be going anywhere anytime soon. He keeps talking about his bankruptcy and how he has to spend his money anyway. All of us are licking our chops.
In between us is "Tank," a dealer at the Gold Strike who sounds a lot like Mike Sexton. He fills me in on nice pros (Sexton, Negreanu) and ones that aren't so cordial to dealers. He tells me that the best time to play cash games during the January tourney series is in the beginning of the month, because that's when, in his opinion, the worse players turn out for the cheaper tourneys.
The guy to my right in the 7 seat, an older guy, keeps being critical of the hands the live one plays, especially when he loses one to him. I smile at him and try not to make a big issue of it, although I am screaming SHUT THE FUCK UP in my mind. It's not everyday you end up at a table with a huge donor, and you certainly don't want to chase him away.
Eventually, at the three hour mark, the live one busts out, and everyone wishes him well. I spank a dude who flopped a set of 2s but didn't bet the flop when I make my str8 with 78o on the turn.
And that's pretty much all it took to finally bring me up for the trip. My Cali shirt (2-0) did a wonderful job and I am beaming right now that I'm ending another Tunica trip up money. Although it's not as profitable when the cash drops from the ceiling, I love ending a trip up with a come-from-behind victory.