This was pretty silly. Here is the timeline of events so far for my 75 minute in the commerce top section
10:35 - Arrive. List for 20 40 and 60. I'm 5th up for 20, 1 game, 2nd up for 40, one game, and 8th up for 60, no game.
10:40 - Ask Kim "don't you have a home" to which she responds "can't afford one." Buy coffee. Attempt google hangout with Danielle. Fail. Talk to Walter about the dusty ass Bike.
11:10 - Start new 20 game with Walter 6 handed. As we start they lock a seat in the main game deftly to protect out fragile rake machine.
11:12 - Called for 40. I am on the button and tell Walter "something bad is going to happen to this game"
11:13 - Floor claims it's a false alarm, guy is coming back. Obvious ploy to keep me in the fragile 20, but I'm on the button so it's OK. I won't take my blind again.
11:16 - Floor calls down the 60 asking if I want a seat. I look over for info but there is none. I'm unfamiliar with these parts, and recognize no one except 2-3 laggy pros. I declare "lock it" with non conviction, trying to buy time.
11:17 - Raul informs me I can have either game as 40 seats will be opening. I am still ambivalent.
11:20 - My blind is upon me and I rack up. Tony tells me "you're next up for the main game" and I just laugh. "Really? Can I move now?" He nods and says only "I saw the whole thing." I walk to the empty seat in the main and ask to be dealt in immediately UTG+2. Tony just angled a dozen people (the 8 in the main game and the 4 in front of me on the list) to keep me in his game for 5 more precious minutes, trying desperately to save his game. I oblige, pick up A9, flop 2 pair vs vs AT and AK and win a humongous pot. Two more uneventful hands later I leave the game. The must move 20 does not break; Tony wins. On my last hand the dealer somehow pitches my card to the guy on my left...he looks at it then give it to me. I protest, the dealer doesn't care, it's a 4, big shocker there.
11:30 - The 60 is 5 handed with no fish of note. I take a 40 seat. 10 minutes later Kim mumbles to me across the table "go play 60" and I laugh it off. "I'm dead serious" comes the reply. I glance behind me and two whales just walked in. I almost trip trying to cover the 9 feet between me and Raul but it's too late; I'm locked out, 2nd up.
And that's about that. 45 minutes later I'm first up for the best game in LA, but I'll be lucky to have a seat by 3.