Originally Posted by dmorris68
Two major things wrong with your post:
2) It is NEVER okay to play on someone else's account. Ever. For any reason. To do so is a blatant violation of every sites' TOS and is grounds for having both accounts suspended, banned, or even the confiscation of funds in the account.
Not quite true, there are exceptions made in cases of emergency where you can have a friend log into your account and finish your games.
Here's the TOS from pokerstars relating to this:
21. With some exceptions (described below), a player may play on only one account during a tournament and may not ‘hand off’ his seat in mid-event to a different player. Violation of this rule may result in penalties including a warning, disqualification from the tournament (with partial or full forfeiture of winnings), and barring from PokerStars.
Examples of permissible exceptions that we give below are intended to describe examples of unplanned but serious events which are beyond your control.
Examples of things which are not beyond your control and therefore prohibited include:
A. Going to bed and letting someone else finish the tournament.
B. Entering a tournament then getting on an airplane, or embarking on any other pre-planned trip, while asking a friend to play your account while you change location.
C. Deciding that it would be fun to finish the Sunday Million at Joe's house then asking Joe to take over your account, while you make the 30-minute trip to his house.
D. You and a friend are playing in the same tournament. You agree that if he busts out before you do, he will take over playing your account.
E. Your husband is out of town for the weekend, but gives you his password. You log into both his account and yours and play both accounts in the same tournament.
F. You have progressed to the final few tables of a tournament and somebody offers you cash equity for your seat. You allow the other player to sign into your account, or you continue to finish the tournament following the explicit instructions given by him.
Examples of things which are beyond your control and therefore allowed, subject to PokerStars being able to corroborate with evidence, include:
A. A thunderstorm strikes your location and takes the power down for the surrounding area, so you call a friend to take over your account while you make alternative arrangements.
B. Your child is taken ill and you have to attend hospital, so you call a friend to take over your account.
C. You are playing in a tournament and lose internet access in your home due to a failure of your ISP. You call a friend and he takes over while you make alternative arrangements.