re: Poker & Leaving table after a big pot.
Okay lemme explain better. It was awhile back, so I'm not properly remembering the specifics. At any rate, it was just a 1c/2c table. I was practicing two things at once. Phil Gordon's advice in that article on Full Tilt. The one where he explains how to raise based on position. Also a friend's advice on how to play according to position + extract the maximum amount of money.
I'm not a wiz or anything so was practicing ya know? Earlier that evening I wigged someone out with a pre-flop raise. I had 10/9 but it was heads up. I was catching in that hand and betting/raising and she had I think it was a pair. After all was said and done and my cards were face up because of the win, well, she freaked. Started ranting about how I raised with 10/9. "Do you always raise with 10/9?" "Ya never know".
I was still trying to figure out what's so bad about raising with 10/9. At a new table because she left. I guess she thought I was being a maniac. And maybe I was. I dunno.
Anyway, there I was, and everything was going swimmingly. I didn't win every hand, nobody does. I was polite, "nh" here, "gh" there. The thing is, I was using the advice I had gotten earlier, both Phil's from his article, and my friend's. So when I won, I won quite a bit(just pennies, but you know, comparatively speaking).
Some folks left after I won a good sized pot(only hey, I hadn't bluffed it, I won it fair and square, except bluffing's fair and square too, hmmm). I guess they figured I was a luckbox(hey some nights I am, everybody gets lucky nights). But there was a straggler.
He stayed, rebought, went all-in with his hand and I called but only because I had a call-worthy hand and I won. Oh like I can help how the cards fall?(but he'd been playing poorly even b4 straggling) Anyway, he wigs out on me. Cussed me out, called me a racist, if he could think of it, he typed it. I should have put him on ignore. But no-o-o I didn't wanna miss out on any info and I'm an idiot. I just am okay?
He started calling me a bluffing stanky assed bitch. I'm sorry, that's abusive. It's also half true. I do bluff and I do have an ass. But I don't bluff crazy-mad. Only if I think the table's telling me it's okay(and sometimes I'm way wrong).
I figured it wasn't worth risking any money I had won, heck, I'd earned it by then, on his being nuts. So after he rebought, I let him have a blind and left. I guess a pro or even a very good player would have milked him dry. But I'm not a very good player, and I'm still learning. Also I didn't figure it was worth the abuse.
I still can't wrap my brain around it, because, if someone has my money, I'm either very quiet or sweet as maple syrup. I want them to stay, give me a chance to win back. That's just how I am. Oh I'll have the occasional hissy-fit, but I'm not that bad. More often I'm yelling at myself for playing wrong.
I gotta learn how to get every last penny out of someone on purpose(not gunning, but you know). I've done it a lot of times on accident. But I wanna do it on purpose. I'm ever so slightly evil.