Understanding Bandits in games.
I have on several occasions complained about Bandits (Players just sitting and not playing).
My perspective has just changed as I explain before. I look at them in a different way now.
I finished 3rd as a Bandit. I say bandit because I complain often when players are on the felts and no action as they go around and around the table with only losing (possibly winning) blinds. My PC and Vonage phone system went down while I was in 5th place and going all in with trips or a boat (not sure). I had over 9,000 chips and felt I could double up. My computer locked up and I worked on it for 10 minutes and finally got back into the game and had dropped chips down to 7,200. Played a couple of hands (had already lost the other hand with the nuts) and the PC went down again. Worked and worked on it to no avail. I went to bed ticked and was not aware of finishing 3rd. I felt good and thought I had a good chance of placing1 or 2 at that time. This has happened on several occasions to me and I know it has happened to you. When I awoke the next morning, I had a congratulations from a fellow player on finishing 3rd and winning money. That made my day. I can now say I understand why there are Bandits and didn't realize it until last night. Good luck to all in these cases.