Tim “The Golden Boy” vs. Angel Eyes “The Bad”
- Tim is known for being a pretty boy, “The Bad” is known as “Angel Eyes”
- Both know how to close the deal once you give them an edge
- Both always seem to be the favorite
- Both will bend the rules when necessary
- Tim likes to look at my mucked preflop cards because it’s “not a big deal”
- Angel Eyes faked being in the military to get information on the hidden gold
- Tim is a safe bet guy, Angel Eyes always lets others do his dirty work; they both like to stay out of harm’s way
Introducing the Golden Boy
Sitting at the cash table of our monthly poker league game, I heard a bunch of footsteps stampeding their way from the upstairs tournament tables. “So let me get this straight, he has been passed out in his room for over an hour now, you can’t wake him up. He is in the big blind versus a player that is all in by calling the big blind, and you guys are in the money?” I was being asked for a ruling, I fully understood the scenario but was paraphrasing in order to stall a bit and gather my thoughts. The Luckbox had struck again. Tim had passed out in his room and was sleeping through the controversy. He had such a huge chip stack when he left the table that he had managed to cash in the tournament, and he was now dangerously close to denying someone a possible top 3 finish while snoozing away.
This is how the Lewisville Poker Tour’s Tim Rule 1.a was born (a player must be sitting at the table in order to claim a pot, regardless if he is in the big blind or not). It shouldn’t have been surprising. This scenario was similar to quite a few others we had encountered over the years. Like the time Tim called the clock on me in an all day 8 player tournament in a pot he wasn’t involved in. On that night, not only did he manage to throw me off and get me to lose that key pot and put me in a state of Monkey Tilt that had me firing shots at everyone in the room for hours on end, he ended up working his then short stack into another victory!
Just like Angel Eyes (the Bad’s character name in “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”), Tim is our group’s Golden Boy. He seems to get all the favourable bounces and is fully ready to pounce on every opportunity. As competitive as anyone I know, his refusal to lose really sets him apart. Sometimes he chooses not to run, sometimes he bends the rules slightly without breaking them and sometimes he works a technicality to his favour. Some people seem to always be handed the short end of the stick. Tim takes special care in assuring this never happens to him.
He has already established himself as a huge front runner to claim the loot of our next mega battle. Will Tim prevail once again? Or will our three way battle play out like most of these stories, with the heavily favoured Villain finally getting dethroned and losing the final battle?