get soembody to shut up
The trouble wasn't that the guy wouldn't shut up; the trouble was that everybody at the table (except for me, obviously) was EATING UP everything this guy was saying. "I'm a professional gambler. I'm a sports bettor. The reason I look ten years younger than I am is that I sleep with a different woman every night." That sort of thing. And EVERYBODY was buying it. At first I assumed they were just egging him on, but it soon became clear they were drinking the Kool-Aid. The guy won about $100, but he was VERY, VERY lucky. Catching all sorts of good cards. The end.