Tonight I was going to play at Harrah's 6 p.m. tournament. I got there a little early and took some photos (see below). When I went inside, I found out the tournament was canceled this week because they just finished the WSOP Circuit Event and they were giving the staff a break.
I decided to go over to the Goldstrike to play some $1/2 NL. When I got there, I got on the waiting list and played some $4/8 Limit while I was waiting. I bought in for $100 and worked it up to $130 when my name was called for the no li. I normally buy in for $200, but decided to just play the chips I already had. I settled in and after an hour, I was about where I started. The game was okay, but not great. There had been one fish had rebought twice and left. I didn't get any of his chip$ -- too bad.
In the key hand of the night for me, I checked my hole cards to see K-K, sweet. I bet $11 and a guy raised to $25. He played loose, but was running hot. In fact, he's the guy who busted the fish by playing J-4 offsuit and catching runner runner. My stack was around $112, so I shoved. I was pretty sure he would call, and if he had A-A, so be it. First he asked for the dealer to count down my stack. Then, he called.
The flop was 4-4-6 rainbow. The turn was some other low card that I don't remember, and the river was another unimportant card. I turned my hand over. Now the other guy looks at the board, studies it for 8 or 10 seconds, and then turns over A-A. Gimme a break.
Now he says, "They can't beat me. They try, but they can't beat me. I'm just unbeatable. It's unbelievable."
This guy couldn't play his way out of a paper bag. He's not a regular, but I've seen him before. He's awful. A complete tourist might not know enough poker etiquette to know he shouldn't slow roll anyone, but this guy has played enough that he should know better. And what is this asking the dealer to count my stack down preflop? He's always calling with A-A. Then the tirade about how he's unbeatable was over the top.
He's really lucky I'm as easy-going as I am. He would have received a good cussing-out from most guys, or maybe even an invitation to step outside.
Below are some of the photos I took at Harrah's Casino tonight (click to enlarge if you wish):