Villain is an epic loser. Just a horrible poker player, but can't bring himself to give the game up. He generally buys in for the minimum and plays like dog crap. 90% of the sessions I've played with him are under 1 hour long, and end with him leaving broke.
I don't remember exactly what happened, but Villain went broke. And he wasn't happy about it. Clearly tilted. Clearly frustrated. Then he does something I've never seen him do.....he pulls a full buy-in, 150BB, out of his pocket and lays it on the table.
I said a little prayer asking if I could please please please be in the hand when he decides to light it on fire.
Hero over-limps with 87ss. Flop 8c3x7c. Villain leads $10. One caller. Hero raises to 30, both call. Turn 8h. Villain leads $95. One fold. I'm sitting there trying to keep my boner from knocking the table over.
What follows would later be described by the dealer and other players as "Best Hollywood I've seen"
I tank tank tank shoved, and he tank tank tank called. All the while I jabbered in his ear and convinced him I wasn't very strong.
Another player who knows the villain better than I do just kind of shook his head and told me all of that was unnecessary. Claimed he was sure that the villain had nothing, maybe not even Ace-high and that he just called me to save his ego. His theory is that the villain would rather pay me off than experience the shame of spewing away almost half his buyin and then folding.
Is that a thing that actually happens? For 80BBs?