Season 8 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European PokerStars Grand Final Main Event winner Mohsin Charania is in the field today, despite staying up late to watch his hometown Chicago Bulls defeat the Miami Heat last night.
Charania has stumbled out of he gate unfortunately, and just lost another pot when he bricked both straight and flush draws. Charania fired out 4,800 on a board of , only to be called by Elie El Feghali. Charania showed for a swing and a miss, which Feghali had beat with for a pair of fours.
There was then a conversation after the hand between David "Doc" Sands and tournament directory Toby Stone.
Earlier, the players at said table requested that the table should break out of order because several late registrants who stood in line with one another were seated together. Stone and the PokerStars staff investigated the issue, and found that the players at the table all registered at various times, with several other players registering in between.
Stone informed the players that the breaking order would not change.
"We were told something different," Sands objected.
"We didn't make that announcement," Teresa Nousiainen, another tournament director, added. "It was the players who said this table would break earlier."
Minutes later, Nousiainen reiterated the point, announcing over the PA system that the breaking order would remain unchanged.