Originally Posted by Stu_Ungar
We want to hear this story!
I was playing at a small private game, tournament format, just a $10 buy in and I was shortstacked so I made a somewhat loose call on the flop that put me all in. The better was the big blind who had only min raised preflop. I had a strong flush draw and a straight draw but I knew I was behind. I'll even admit my preflop call with KQ suited and with less than optimum position was not a great play. The guy who went all in had pocket aces and the board gave him a set. He was a little ticked when I hit my flush on the river. Didn't knock him out but crippled him and he quickly went on tilt. He spent the rest of his very short tourney whining and crying about the bad beat. I ignored it for a while and then, when I got tired of it, told him to stop crying and learn to take a beat without going on tilt. He then starts yelling and screaming and threatening me until the host made him leave.
When the game was over (I finished 2nd) and I went out to get my bike for a long ride home this idiot was outside waiting for me. Yelling and screaming that he was gonna kick my "fat, old man ass". I didn't want to fight, it was 5 in the morning, I was tired, he was drunk and I was perfectly willing to let it go. But he wasn't.
Long story short, he quickly found out that youth is not enough to negate 6 inches, a hundred pounds and twenty more years of experience. I actually feel kind of bad about it. And I hurt my shoulder...I took a header off my bike a few years ago and injured it, and of course, not having been in a fight since then, threw several punches with that arm. Hurt like hell.
So yeah, I prefer online poker. When someone cries and whines I can mute them. Nobody ever tracks me down after a bad beat online looking to kick my ass. And I never have to ice my shoulder the next day.