Currently 103 players and we've lost 10 on level one today. Not coming in as late as yesterday of course, so things are more steady, but still seeing the lemmings do their thing. One guy on another table just dusted off his stack with AK and came over to tell his buddy how unlucky he was to bust out 2 hands into the day. I wonder sometimes, I truly do.
A bit of early larceny with Q4s makes me a flush and I'm up to 14k. Now 109/124 left.
Down to 10 again when JJ couldn't beat 73 and QQ on a Q77 flop. Lost the minimum and the 73 was telling his pal he was unlucky because he flopped a set (he didn't).
Won a race and back up to 15k
I fully understand that everyone has to start somewhere when learning their trade, but some of them are clearly out of their depth or don't really care about doing the best job they can. It can be a stressful job granted, but sometimes I wonder how some people make it through an audition.
This might sound harsh, and I'm NOT talking about the regular or established ones, of which there are many in the room. Maybe these ones are temps. Maybe they're fresh into dealing, but it shouldn't cost the players in an event where money is involved, and indirectly sometimes, it does.
The girl I've just had on my table hardly spoke. Just sat and smiled looking a little lost and out of her depth. Every time there was a raise she wasn't even looking, so she didn' t announce anything. She didn't collect the 25 antes in order, so kept confusing herself when someone hadn't posted. When we helped her by getting the exact amount for her she glazed over and looked even more confused than before. A player got up and folded out of turn and just walked off, she said nothing at all to him on his return. In fact I'm pretty sure she has no idea he's done anything wrong even. She dealt at a snails pace, and then when my AQ just lost to KQ, she pushed the pot to me, instead of to the winner.
I don't want all this to sound like sour grapes. It isn't and most dealers know me as someone who tries to always make their job easier, not harder. There are enough dicks in the poker room so I make an effort to not be one more of them to the staff or other players. Having said that, no limit tournaments are literally the easiest thing on earth to deal, even for a competent beginner, so I get pretty irked when they make something so easy into something so difficult. That's my 10 cents, or 30 dollars if we're paying by the word.
After all that typing my AQ<KQ hand has shredded me down to 3k.spin up or use the 2nd bullet in the next 45 minutes.