This is a discussion on Early Registration vs. showing up late - within the online poker forums, in the Tournament Poker section; Not sure if this is standard tournament rule but seems strange -
Saturday I went to Seneca Niagara to play the $225 NL Holdem tournament
Not sure if this is standard tournament rule but seems strange -
Saturday I went to Seneca Niagara to play the $225 NL Holdem tournament - I got there and I ran over to the poker room and registered around an hour before the tournament. I went to kill time and sat down ad the bar to play some video poker. Time went by quick and before I knew it I was around 15 mins late. I prefer waiting for a few rounds to sit down anyways so I wasn't too concerned.
By the time I got over there the 2nd round was just ending and when I sat down I noticed that they were blinding me since the beginning of the tournament. Meanwhile, the players that registered late were sitting down with their whole stack.
I asked the tournament director and apparently, that is their policy - I find it strange that they would basically punish early registers? Has anyone else experienced this?
it varies from casino to casino, but i think this is a standard practice. Basically it would be the same if you played one hand and got up and left for a couple rounds since you already registered, while late regers just bought in