Today's Day 1A of the Little One for One Drop is being played straight through, with 20-minute breaks punctuating the eight scheduled levels of play, which means the customary Day 1 dinner break of 90 minutes has been removed from the structure sheet.
Unfortunately, poker players are creatures of habit, and several runners have recently returned from what they believed to be a leisurely meal, only to find their chip stacks have been ravaged by the unending orbit of blinds and antes.
One unfortunate soul retook his seat to find just 150 chips left at his disposal, and the Frenchman remained utterly mystified despite the tournament staff's attempts to explain the situation.
"Uhh... 'ze dinner," the player said in broken English. "One hour and thirty, no?"
After being told that the announcement was made several times (in English of course), the player tried his best to turn the "chip and a chair" maxim into reality, but his failed to connect with the board and he hit the rail with a full belly, but an empty feeling in the pit of his stomach.