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Tristan

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Missing Chips
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:25:24 AM »
Nightmare situation. 

Basically 2 players came back late from break, Player A took Player B's seat and had been playing with Player B's chips.  Player B came back and could not find his stack.

Luckily Player B was Ben Tollerene and he kept cool, calm, and collected the whole time which helped everything go very smooth during the process of trying to remedy the situation.  Surveillance was contacted and things were fixed.

http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/2013-world-series-of-poker/event-22-1-500-pot-limit-omaha/post.217056.htm

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Re: Missing Chips
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2013, 03:07:55 PM »
Yep.  Nightmare indeed.

It has been said that one of the most difficult situations to deal with as a TD is one involving wrongly-seated players playing the wrong stack. 

Good on Ben for being a true professional and not going berserk.

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Re: Missing Chips
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2013, 08:33:10 AM »
Bad situation for sure. It could have been a lot worse, and it can happen in any tournament until we come up with a solution. IMO, the unacceptable occurrence was; the time it took to sort it out...1 hour?

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Re: Missing Chips
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 12:45:16 PM »
Nick:

I certainly wasn't there, but don't you think the following sentence explains the delay (1 hour) it took to resolve this:

"Surveillance was contacted and things were fixed."

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Re: Missing Chips
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2013, 07:53:05 AM »
Chet,

 I still think one hour is too long and what about the tournaments that don't have surveillance? Pull the two players in question out of the game until it's sorted out and let the tournament continue.

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Re: Missing Chips
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013, 07:52:39 AM »
From what I understand, I do believe that the tournament kept going and it was only the player(s) in the article that missed an hour.
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