Event 10: Penalty Leads to Frustration and a “Forfeit”

$250 Buy-In H.O.R.S.E.
Level 12: 1200/2400 Limits

Earlier we had mention a player chasing a draw and building the action.  As it turned out, she may have been actually trying to get knocked out of the tournament and it showed on this hand.

Hold pocket 9’s, she showed her cards prematurely but managed to win the hand and still hold around 4-5 bets.  The floor was called the the tournament director had no choice but to issue a one-round penalty which equated to about six hands.  After leaving the room angrily and the table shaking their heads in disbelief, she came back and asked the TD if she could forfeit her stack because she wanted to get into Flight 1F of Event 8.  He told her she could leave and be anted and blinded out so off she went.

Play continued on Table 66 with an empty seat and people asking to hop in and play the vacated stack.