Originally Posted by Genso Hikki
... given the way Scotty acted at the HORSE event without drawing a penalty ...
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought about this.
If we use Scotty's free ride as a guideline for penalizing bad behavior, any insult that doesn't draw blood or result in broken bones is fair game.
My preference is to watch poker and not meltdowns.
If the tournament officials were consistent in enforcing the rules from the beginning, it would have set the tone for the whole WSOP season. A few high profile penalties early on and a zero tolerance policy going forward would have made all the difference in the world.
Putting Scotty on the sidelines on the final HORSE table would have set the tone for the rest of the current year and all future WSOPs. In my opinoin, demonstrating the enforcement of the rules on CNN would add credibility to the tournament.
None of this would have prevented the Helmuthish antics in this video but, let's face it. Phil's whining
is as much a part of his trademark as his winning