I was watching the live stream of the $600 Deep Stack being played at Foxwoods Saturday and Sunday, March 17 – 18, 2012.
On Saturday, there was a man at the table who was drunk. He refused to stack his chips. The other players complained and mostly, nothing was done. He delayed the game a lot by not putting in his antes and blinds. The dealer would have to ask him twice for the antes, and, bang the table two or three time for his blinds… every hand, every round. Oh – he would get on the phone and get up and walk away from the table.
The other players were visibly upset and voiced their objections. The players on either side of him kept putting in his blinds and antes in order to speed the game up. The floor had no response.
I watched the other players exasperated for two hours. Then it occurred to me that this is epic.
Late Saturday – early Sunday morning… examples of his stack
Sunday, March 18, Noon play resumes…
The guy returned, apparently sober and was at the featured table in seat 3. His behavior was exactly the same. Sloppy stacks. Slow action with the antes and the blinds. Both players on either side reaching over to get the correct amount of chips. He was talking on the phone. Got up and walked away during live play 2 or 3 three times and then wanted to play his hand. Called a guy’s All In, then changed his mind. When the floor came over, he ruled that he hadn’t called. (In fact, he had said it twice…).
After 28 more players had been busted out…
At about 4:45pm, players redrew and seat 3 was moved to another table.