Backup Internet Connections FTWPublished on 2010-09-28 03:10:00
It's tilting enough to have Internet connection issues on a normal night.. I can't imagine having them while 10-handed in the WCOOP main event.
Here is a hand that took place just a few minutes ago in the WCOOP main event:
PokerStars Game #50285246166: Tournament #2010090062, $5000+$200 USD Hold'em No Limit - Level XXXIX (50000/100000) - 2010/09/28 2:26:36 ET
Table '2010090062 211' 9-max Seat #9 is the button
Seat 1: gray31 (4423205 in chips)
Seat 2: carryhero (3789378 in chips)
Seat 5: dazzy2004 (4355576 in chips)
Seat 8: POTTERPOKER (11442901 in chips)
Seat 9: joeysweetp (6834832 in chips)
gray31: posts the ante 12500
carryhero: posts the ante 12500
dazzy2004: posts the ante 12500
POTTERPOKER: posts the ante 12500
joeysweetp: posts the ante 12500
gray31: posts small blind 50000
carryhero: posts big blind 100000
*** HOLE CARDS ***
POTTERPOKER: raises 106650 to 206650
joeysweetp: raises 219350 to 426000
POTTERPOKER: raises 529050 to 955050
joeysweetp: calls 529050
*** FLOP *** [7d Qs 3c]
POTTERPOKER: bets 988550
joeysweetp: calls 988550
*** TURN *** [7d Qs 3c] [9d]
joeysweetp is disconnected
POTTERPOKER: bets 180550
joeysweetp has timed out while disconnected
Uncalled bet (180550) returned to POTTERPOKER
joeysweetp is sitting out
POTTERPOKER collected 4099700 from pot
POTTERPOKER: doesn't show hand
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot 4099700 | Rake 0
Board [7d Qs 3c 9d]
Seat 1: gray31 (small blind) folded before Flop
Seat 2: carryhero (big blind) folded before Flop
Seat 5: dazzy2004 folded before Flop (didn't bet)
Seat 8: POTTERPOKER collected (4099700)
Seat 9: joeysweetp (button) folded on the Turn
"joeysweetp" got disconnected before the turn card was dealt, "POTTERPOKER" led out with a tiny bet of just 180,550, and "joeysweetp" insta-folded.
As if that wasn't bad enough, the connection issues for "joeysweetp" persisted during the final table bubble, and he folded a couple of big blinds while disconnected.
Having Internet connection issues is tilting at the best of times - I can't imagine how horrible it would be when you are nine players away from taking home over $2 million...
Edit: "joeysweetp" apparently had AK in this hand (according to him).
Edit: "joeysweetp" ended up finishing in second and is now $1.4 million richer.
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