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  8-Jan-12, 02:27   #1
Empty chair leads the PCA Main Event. 0 
gazza2009 
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I appreciate this is hard to believe, but an empty chair is currently runaway chip leader of the PCA Main Event. Alex Repik had such a good start to his tournament that he has not bothered coming back from the dinner break, which finished well over an hour and 20 minutes ago. Now his giant stack of 180,000 - around 100,000 more than anyone else - sits proud but unattended at the table. Only the dealer taking off an ante every hand, and the blinds every orbit, disturbs it.

Repik is no stranger to big tournaments, and has clearly taken the view that you cannot win an event on Day 1, so his work is done for the night. He'll no doubt now be getting some extra rest that could prove very useful in the days ahead. This, after all, is a marathon not a sprint.

And that will please others at his table no end, perhaps sick of him running over the table. Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown sits on the direct left of the empty chair, but he is not fairing as well as the green-cushioned piece of furniture. Brown has around 12,000, and while having position on the big stack would normally be good (if the big stack was there), Repik is a shrewd Russian businessman and not one to give away his profit easily (if he was there).

     
  8-Jan-12, 09:04   #2
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Posted by gazza2009:
I appreciate this is hard to believe, but an empty chair is currently runaway chip leader of the PCA Main Event. Alex Repik had such a good start to his tournament that he has not bothered coming back from the dinner break, which finished well over an hour and 20 minutes ago. Now his giant stack of 180,000 - around 100,000 more than anyone else - sits proud but unattended at the table. Only the dealer taking off an ante every hand, and the blinds every orbit, disturbs it.

Repik is no stranger to big tournaments, and has clearly taken the view that you cannot win an event on Day 1, so his work is done for the night. He'll no doubt now be getting some extra rest that could prove very useful in the days ahead. This, after all, is a marathon not a sprint.

And that will please others at his table no end, perhaps sick of him running over the table. Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown sits on the direct left of the empty chair, but he is not fairing as well as the green-cushioned piece of furniture. Brown has around 12,000, and while having position on the big stack would normally be good (if the big stack was there), Repik is a shrewd Russian businessman and not one to give away his profit easily (if he was there).


As much as it's the rules of poker, I still think that him sitting out because he has such a big stack is arrogant, and shows contempt for the rest of the players. As much as I'd love it if I was one of the players at his table getting a break, I'd still be insulted by him sitting out.



     
  10-Jan-12, 15:13   #3
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pochui 

Joined: May '08
Location: Lithuania
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Posted by gazza2009:
I appreciate this is hard to believe, but an empty chair is currently runaway chip leader of the PCA Main Event. Alex Repik had such a good start to his tournament that he has not bothered coming back from the dinner break, which finished well over an hour and 20 minutes ago. Now his giant stack of 180,000 - around 100,000 more than anyone else - sits proud but unattended at the table. Only the dealer taking off an ante every hand, and the blinds every orbit, disturbs it.

Repik is no stranger to big tournaments, and has clearly taken the view that you cannot win an event on Day 1, so his work is done for the night. He'll no doubt now be getting some extra rest that could prove very useful in the days ahead. This, after all, is a marathon not a sprint.

And that will please others at his table no end, perhaps sick of him running over the table. Team PokerStars Pro Chad Brown sits on the direct left of the empty chair, but he is not fairing as well as the green-cushioned piece of furniture. Brown has around 12,000, and while having position on the big stack would normally be good (if the big stack was there), Repik is a shrewd Russian businessman and not one to give away his profit easily (if he was there).


nice title of the thread Thumbs Up . well this is an obvious strategy imo, i see some logic behind this- you are fresh enough for the later stages, which are more important, you do not have to take tough decisions like being dealt KK and call an all in from a dude with AA, you can have some great time with the local chicks Spank, aah well he is having a great time Thumbs Up

     
  10-Jan-12, 17:30   #4
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Flippedchips 

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lol funny thread, fair play to him he can go take it easy with cadbury's caramel Big Smile

     
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