Player interaction with the audience

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SheldonMS

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Scenario. FT live tournament.
A player gets up from the table all the time and goes to discuss hands with people in the audience. What do you think? I don't think it should be allowed.
 
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I think he knows them or just trying to make new friends. Why not?
 
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Scenario. FT live tournament.
A player gets up from the table all the time and goes to discuss hands with people in the audience. What do you think? I don't think it should be allowed.
You're probably right. Who knows what information is being passed around the audience and then back to the other players.
 
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Scenario. FT live tournament.
A player gets up from the table all the time and goes to discuss hands with people in the audience. What do you think? I don't think it should be allowed.
I haven’t seen this before on a video, didn’t see anyone doing it at my last tournament, I imagine it would annoy the game directors and the players alike for many reasons, but I could be wrong. I’m sure there is even rules against doing it, but I just don’t know…I think it’s one thing If you have to go to the bathroom etc, but to constantly get up and chat, that sounds like a tall order for everyone at the table to cool with lol

I know I would hear comments from players if I kept getting up during a game and left the table, no matter the reason lol
 
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So I saw this in a big tournament (+-$100k for the champion) and no action was taken against it. I found the player's attitude unsportsmanlike.:mad::mad::mad:
 
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As long as the player does not overly impact the speed of play, this activity is fine. It does not violate the one person to a hand rule. With higher $$ tournaments where participants are likely to have a supporting rail, it does happen a bit but remember that televised tournaments only show the 'big' hands where a player may end up out of their seat and at the rail.
 
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