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Disqualification ruling

    • muel294
      muel294
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      £10 FO MTT SNG.

      Regional final for a pub poker league at a local casino. I make the final table which is live streamed on the internet, which for the record no-one is watching. The over zealous (non-casino employee) tournament director announces that swearing will result in immediate disqualification.

      So I accidentally swear which the TD hears and disqualifies me for.....on the bubble.

      Fair or over zealous?
  • 5 replies
    • bubzeh
      bubzeh
      Bronze
      Joined: 20.05.2010 Posts: 10
      Hmm, you did kinda break the rules.
    • Tomaloc
      Tomaloc
      Bronze
      Joined: 17.01.2011 Posts: 7,015
      well, you were warned.
      so...
    • muel294
      muel294
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      I'm not questioning whether or not I broke the rule. But is it a stupid rule?

      Sure I broke the rule. Rather whether or not the rule is a bit over zealous.

      For those who play live I'm sure you've sworn once or twice accidentally. Even for those who don't.

      What about imposing a chip penalty or hand penalty instead?
    • veriz
      veriz
      Black
      Joined: 20.07.2008 Posts: 65,504
      It should be rather hand penalty not disqualification, never seen such a punishment before. :f_biggrin: Are they even allowed to remove you from the table like that? What happens with the chips?

      I'd at least contact a guy who is responsible for the TD and find out if it even was allowed, imagine such a thing happening on some higher buy-in tournament. :D

      Of course you also broke "his rules" but you will see so often people swearing on the table and if casino would start banning them then they would lose a lot of customers.
    • muel294
      muel294
      Bronze
      Joined: 06.06.2009 Posts: 1,225
      I'm not really that bothered about it. Just ended up being a waste of time. Didn't know if I would be over reacting by complaining. I think its just poor customer service. I didn't kick up a fuss or anything.

      It's just a shame, since I could have gone back to back on it xD