re: Poker & What If ....
Originally Posted by BobTheBiller
I agree, has this ever happened?
I believe something close to this has happened a few times at the WSOP.
One time, a fellow had a heart attack during the ME, he was ok and was refunded his $10K buy in by Harrahs (even though they didn't have to).
There was a pro (can't remember who), who suffered a seizure during a WSOP event either in 07 or 08 and was pretty deep (final 3 or 4 tables). I believe he left and was blinded down.
Vinnie Vinh an apprentice of Men "The Master" Ngyuen was chip leader going into day 3 of a WSOP event. He never showed and was blinded out finishing 20th. He allegedly has some personal issues and while he was alive, no one heard from him for a few days after he cashed.