Bettin’ Benny vs. Slow-Playin’ Seto Sbobet

Last time, in Part I, I told you a little bit about Slow-Playin’ Seto. Slow-Playin’ Seto played in the first house game I ever played in. Wait, he didn’t exactly “play.” He sat there most of the night waiting for the nuts! Yet, night after night, Seto chalked up winning sessions. I learned how important discipline and patience are by watching Seto rake in the bucks, and I knew I had to do the same thing. Although it wasn’t easy at first, I was finally able to deal with the boredom of folding. It was from watching Seto that I actually became a winning player in the game. And just when I’d figured out everything there was to know about poker, in walked Bettin’ Benny … oh, boy.

Benny was very loud and intimidating. He was an Italian with lots of hair and a big voice. He also had a goatee, which made him look even more intimidating. His hands and neck were covered in lavish watches, rings, and necklaces. He’d played poker before for higher stakes than we were playing, for sure. We played with a $1 ante, $1-$5 anytime with anything up, and $10 on the end. It was a game in which nobody could get hurt too badly; losing $200 was a pretty bad night. That was soon to change.

Benny jumped right in and started betting and raising, appearing to throw caution to the wind. None of us had ever seen anything like it before. We were used to a game with a more normal pace. All of a sudden, the pots were twice the size as normal, and Benny appeared to be invincible. He didn’t often start with much of a hand, but by the end of the hand, he’d hit some miracle card and taken down another monster Sbobet pot. He had all of us shaking our heads. Not only that, he convinced us all to make it $20 on the end – and $20 was a big bet to us, but not to Benny. Benny knew that, and he started betting the maximum …