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chet

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Player absent, dealer skips on the deal
« on: September 20, 2015, 10:33:48 AM »
I know that mis-deals should be avoided to the maximum extent possible, but what about the following:

1.  Full table (10 players)
2.  Button is on seat 2,
3.  Seat 3 is SB and seat 4 is BB.
4.  Seat 7 is absent.
5.  Dealer skips seat 7 entirely, deals cards to only seats 1-6 and 8-10.
6.  Before seat 5 can act (UTG), it is brought to the dealers attention that seat 7 did not get cards.
7.  It is unknown whether any players have looked at their hole cards.

Question:

What is the correct resolution:

A.  Seat 7 (which is a dead hand regardless) gets the top two cards off the deck, which would preserve the integrity of the flop, etc. OR
B.  Dealer declares a mis-deal, OR
C.  ?????

Chet

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Re: Player absent, dealer skips on the deal
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2015, 06:57:15 PM »
Chet,

 Before substantial action...I call for a misdeal.

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Re: Player absent, dealer skips on the deal
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2015, 07:06:09 AM »
Ditto.

And after substantial action, play it out without changes. IE, don't kill cards to preserve the board.
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Re: Player absent, dealer skips on the deal
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2015, 02:22:08 PM »
First two answers are both completely correct.