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Tournament Director Big Decision - Thu Dec 08, 2011, 06:25 PM
jamesthefish's Avatar
Since: Jul 2011
Posts: 30

I was acting as a tournament director for a £5 buy in with 8 friends. The following hand occurred and I wnated to check that the decision I had made was fair / correct.

One player raised UTG and was called by UTG+1. The player in the SB then shoved all-in. At this point the player UTG asked UTG+1 will you call and UTG+1 replied with yes I will if you fold.

At this point I stopped the game as this is collusion (SB had the shortest stack as was at risk).

I decided that both UTG and UTG+1 hands should be dead, so offered the SB the pot as it was or whether he wanted to accept the all-in call.

The player in the SB took the pot and both UTG and UTG+1 cards were mucked.

Was this the right decision? It is a friendly match, but I felt that the 2 players were teaming up against the short stack and this influenced their decisions.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thu Dec 08, 2011, 06:57 PM
roomik17's Avatar
Since: Aug 2010
Posts: 4,556
good call I think!
Thu Dec 08, 2011, 07:05 PM
JWK24's Avatar
Since: Jun 2010
Posts: 24,862
From what I know, I think you did the correct thing.... there are others that know more than I do on this though. They should be posting to this thread soon.
Fri Dec 09, 2011, 06:40 PM
PanickyPoker's Avatar
Since: Sep 2010
Posts: 3,168
Here are the Rio's official 2011 WSOP tournament rules:


Collusion is on page 3. Hope that helps. I've never directed a tournament so I can't personally offer advice, but I imagine Joe might have...?

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