Action folded round to Daniel Negreanu in the small blind in seat 3 and he suddenly realised that he had sat down in the wrong seat. He should have been in seat 4 which was currently empty. There was a slight problem in that some seats had stacks that were blinded off before players arrived and seat 3 was one of those, seat 4 wasn’t. Negreanu had sat down with 29,250 in seat 3 when his seat 4 stack of 30,000 was still in the dealers well.
The situation was explained to the floor who went away to seek clarification and in the meantime Negreanu raised to 375. His opponent in the big blind called and a hand of poker broke out. The flop was and Negreanu continued for 400 and was called. The turn card was the and a bet of 1,000 from Negreanu got another call. The river saw a bet of 1,600 from Negreanu and a call. The of Negreanu was good and the chips were pushed his way.
At that point the player who should have been in seat 3, Ayaz Manji, turned up. Manji had bought in yesterday and was just late, he explained. Negreanu moved to his intended seat 4 said Manji was lucky and may get the 30,000. The floor returned and ruled that Manji should indeed have been blinded down and had to hand over 750 from his stack to Negreanu.