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We all know that we have a lot of players who register for tournaments, but for some reason they can't play and
I've done quite a few silly things just because I'm on auto mode. I've clicked on auto-fold from the button or sb when there was a sit out behind me just because it was a hand I would typically fold, and then it folds to me. I've clicked check/fold on the bb only for a player to jam for 1.1 bbs and it folds to me, only to give up great odds with .10 bbs more to call and I snap fold.
I've seen players check to sit outs before. Maybe they don't understand the rules or understand that they can bet and take the pot. If they have a hand like 27 on a board of AKJ95, they might not understand that they don't need anything to take the pot and might think they need at least something to win.