Originally Posted by baby kahuna
Hey life is sometimes funny and not perfect. You make plans and allot time for some poker playing and you get a call from a family member who says they have an emergency and need you. Ok since to most "normal" people family is more important than a $5 SNG. Do you just dump the tourney. I tried that going all in with junk and kept winning.
Which brings me to another point. Im reminded when Bobby Baldwin bought Stu Ungar a seat in the Main Event of the WSOP and Stuey wouldnt come down from his room. Could Bobby have sat in instead. What happens in a live tournament when your partner has a pain in his chest and has to go to the emergency (which has happened to several friends) could you sit in his place or does his stack get blinded off. When I bought in to the WSOP I had to register under my name.
During a MTT tournament at Caesar's in Elizabeth, Indiana, a player at my table was experiencing signs of a heart attack. Excessive sweating, tightness in his chest, etc.
As the paramedics tended to him tableside, we continued to play with his stack being blinded off. He wanted to sit back in and play but they insisted he go with them for more tests.
One floorperson initially told the dealer to deal him out and not take his chips for the blinds, but was over-ruled by the shift manager. He was dealt in and blinded off 'til all his chips were gone.
This was a satellite into a bigger tourney that was to begin in about 4 hours. The guy had already won his way into the big tourney and was just playing the satellite for the cash value.
He never came back to the table and I assume they took him to a hospital.
Don't know if he made it back for the big tourney, but if not, was probably refunded his entry fee.
Tough break, but the tourney had to go on because the clock was ticking.