Another reason to not let others play ANYTHING for you
I signed up for the 9:40 $500 FR at Bodog, but before it started, my Internet went out (40 year old construction, cable piped in after the fact, unreliable at times). I live in a condo & get along with all my neighbors so I went to my buddy's place with my laptop.
Anyway, he & I start playing Halo 3 & we're owning up on people. The tourney starts & his wife lets me know. I told her to ignore it & that I'd just sit out since it was a FR and we were in a zone on Halo. She asks if she could play & I said knock yourself out, it's free I can't lose anything.
By 10:30, we tire of halo & I figured I'd check on my cable. Sure enough, I'm live again. She had quit playing by then, but she tells
me she won. Winning that tourney means playing until 2 or 3, so I figure she meant that she won an all-in hand. She says, "Yeah I won, I had A's I think, no Q's. Yeah Q's I went all in and won. Now I remember, it was Q8 BOTH BLACK!" I look at the screen and the tourney is on the first break, I'm on autofold because she stopped playing, but I have $1000 in chips. (I shudder to think what notes people have taken on "my" gameplay in the last hour).
I grab the computer & go home not really feeling like grinding it out for another 3 hours for $1.75, so I push with middle pair & lose. No big loss, I wasn't feeling the poker spirit.
As I go to close Bodog, I notice my balance was lower than I expected.
I check my e-cash statement to find 4 rebuys.