Bizarre Mix-Up At WSOP 2010 After Player Loses Chips To Phantom PlayerJune 29, 2010 9:21 am
This year’s World Series Of Poker has not been without its dramas, with various incidences occurring throughout the tournament, ranging from one player being disqualified after trying to palm off another’s chips during Event 4, to a host of male pros lead by Shaun Deeb entering the WSOP $1,000 Ladies Championship.
In the latest bizarre incident to hit WSOP 2010, a comical mix-up took place when one player accidentally ended up playing in the wrong tournament. What’s more, he seemed to be doing rather well until one of his opponents picked up on something he said.
The whole incident was described in detail on Dusty Schmidt’s blog, in which he states: “The guy who he lost chips to was sitting at the table and right after he won some chips off of my buddy, the guy said, “Man isn’t this great to be only 5 handed in a shoot out?” My buddy said, “Uh, this ain’t a shoot out.” They called the floor over and sure enough the dealer forgot to check his registration card and the guy walked to a WSOP $1,500 buy in event when he was really registered for some shoot out that was on another day!”
After the tournament player who never was headed off, Dusty Schmidt’s buddy was obviously perturbed having been out played by an opponent who wasn’t even registered to play in the event. However, his state of perplexity was compounded still further after the floor crew ruled he could not have his chips back and that they had been lost “in good faith” to his phantom opponent.
In his blog, Dusty then goes on to explore the craziness of what took place and asks, “In golf, if I just show up to the Masters and make my way past the guards with my golf clubs, can I go out on the course and try and win the Masters?”
All in all, Dusty Schmidt acknowledges that the WSOP does a fine job keeping order at the enormous competition, but calls out for the organisers to produce an even more thought out rule book that takes account of “all of the crazy stuff that can (and likely will at some point) happen.”