Ok, so its WPT at Foxwoods. I decided to play some cash games Sunday. I took a couple weeks off from work, and if I do well in cash then I will probably play a couple of the tournaments coming up. I'm looking to play the $400 PLO, and maybe a $500 NLHE coming up in a week or so.
I sat down at a pretty good table. There is a french guy who I have played with several times. We've always been pretty friendly when we play. Today he must have been having a bad day, because he was being cold/rude at times. He had a habit of straddling every time he was UTG, and then iso-raising to 30-40 every time there were 3-6 limpers. After the 3rd time of seeing him do this, I decide to call in position with anything playable. This time I have 62cc on the button. Theres 3 limpers, I overlimp. He iso-raises to 30, everyone folds to me. I have 350+ behind me, and he has about 800. I decide to call and see a flop in position. Pretty loose call but its fine.
Board is 943cc. He donks 30, I call. I contemplated raising, but he isn't folding anything here usually. Turn is a 7. He leads for 65. I know very well that he spazzes out every time he has a straddle, so although he could have a big hand, theres a much better chance he is spazzing with air. I decide to call and shove most rivers when checked to. I have 13 outs, and I am getting over 3:1 to call on a pot of about 200.
River is an offsuit deuce. Not the card I was looking for. Board is 943cc72. I have bottom pair. He thinks for a few seconds, and checks. This is kind of weird. I assume he is checking a marginal hand to try to get to showdown. I know from the past he has the potential to spazz out postflop, but I don't think he would call a shove here generally. I push out about 230 into the middle. He takes 10 seconds, and calmly says "I call".
I sigh and say "Nice call, you're good". He doesn't turn his hand over. No motion. I turn my hand over and show 62cc. He immediately slams his fist down. "I called you with ace high, I knew you were bluffing". I tell him that it was a sick call. He generally has good composure, I've never seen him get that upset. I can't believe my hand is good, and the table is completely awestruck as to what just happened. I calmly scoop in the 720 pot, trying not to laugh.
So now French guy is berating me and saying how I'm going to go broke. Theres this young kid who is needling me for no reason at this point either. He's equally horrible, and plays quite bad postflop. He donks mediocre holdings into preflop raisers in 5 way pots with top pair no kicker, etc. He has been limp/calling every single hand I raise preflop. Limp/calling with K4s and spiking a king on the turn vs my QQ. He is bragging about how he is being staked in cash and tournaments, and he obviously thinks hes god's gift to poker. I take note of this.
The table is 6 handed at one point, and young kid is on the button. I raise 33 utg to 10. He calls. Flop comes K33. I usually play my hand straight forward, but he has shown that he will bet when you show weakness. I check flop, and he bets 20, I call. Turn is K334. I check again, knowing he has c-bet every street in position when I check. He bets 40. I flat call. River board is K3342. At this point I know he saw the last hand where I shoved with bottom pair versus the French guy. I took about 15 seconds and threw out two 100 dollar bills. "Do you have AK?". I don't say anything. I look up 15 seconds later and see that he has put out 200 for the call.
I'm the nicest guy when it comes to poker/life in general. I am not nice here. "Good call", I said as I flip over quads. "Good call? What did you just say to me?". He is flipping out, and asks me why I said good call. "Well I said its a good call, because if you fold I don't get your money". He didn't like hearing that, and proceeds to ask where I live, makes fun of the dress shirt I'm wearing, etc.
Usually its pretty good to have a friendly table image, but I realized that if everyone berates you and hates you then you get a lot of really loose calls that you normally wouldn't get. Interesting session for me.