re: Poker & staling to the money?
If I'm playing in a satellite tournament in which "x" number of seats to a larger tournament are being awarded, you better believe I'll stall to make the cut. Let's say I'm sitting in 30th position with 40 players remaining and the top 35 move on to the big one. I'm milking that clock big time, baby.
If it pisses off the rest of the table, screw 'em! The guy who's sitting in Top Five position with a cod lock on winning a seat, but keeps pushing chips and raising into the blinds is a far bigger asshole in my book than the guy down at the bottom of the ladder who's just trying to hang on for dear life.
Now, in the context that cash rewards are distributed among the field on a graduating scale from first place down, that's a different story altogether. I agree with the earlier posts about "playing to lose". Slow players in cash tourneys are mooks of the highest order.