Poker rooms are always great places to people watch. I'd bet every room has guys like this.
Happy Bob (HB)
HB is a late 40's short dumpy guy that probably owns/runs some kind of small business, say parts supply, office supply, furniture rental, etc. Not quite blue collar but not executive either, he can mix with either crowd though. Today he's wearing a golf shirt and slacks but he's a lotta rumpled and it appears he never combed his hair after getting out of bed and has day old stubble.
HB comes to the poker room with his buddies and they are joking about a last-longer bet for the tournament. HB suggests that the 1st out should buy everyone dinner and then he laughs that it'll be him and all his buddies laugh along too. You just know that you want HB on your table and the poker gods are kind and sit him in the 1 seat with you in the 9.
HB is a non-stop talker, playing almost every hand, asking everyone what they had after a hand, bemoaning the fact that he didn't play his 74o from UTG when the board flops 774 on the one time he did fold preflop. HB's hitting a few nice river cards to rescue a few hands but also paying off some obvious value bets saying he just wanted to see what you have as he knew he was beat. HB gets a nice run and chips up to an above average stack. All this is in the 1st hour and a half. Then the big hand happens, UTG+2 opens for a minraise, HB 3-bets from the BTN, UTG+2 minraises again and HB happily over shoves his 50K stack into a ~6K pot. You can hear the sonic boom as UTG+2 snap calls his 45K showing AA and HB has KQs. HB laughs and says 'Oops'. An orbit later someone else takes HB out and HB laughs over to his buddies saying 'Yep, I'm buying dinner.'
Later that afternoon/early evening, guess who strolls back into the poker room, yep HB, only now he's Even Happier Bob as he's spent the afternoon getting loaded. The poker gods smile on you once again, HB sits at your $200NL table, buys in for $100 and drops that within 2 orbits of which we get just a small piece. HB rebuys for $60, wins a hand and then another. HB starts chattering away about how he's never won 3 hands in a row but says what the hell I'll blind call from UTG and wins this 3rd hand. Now HB can't be stopped, he's bouncing in his chair and going a mile a minute (kinda like Donkey in Shrek). HB proceeds to win 6 more hands and
chips up to about $425, yep 9 hands in a row, he's completely bonkers now. HB is now on the BTN and announces that if anyone raises him he's likely to just shove since he can't be beat. Yep you guessed it, someone does raise and HB happily shoves and again is snap called by AA and loses his entire stack (unfortunately it wasn't to us). HB laughs, stands up, says 'Guess I need to have a few more drinks.' and that's the last we see of HB for the night.
Tomorrow, the story of Steaming Stan.