Originally Posted by albedoa
Bo, none of this makes sense. It's strange to want to verify the integrity of the deck during all-in hands unless you insist on checking it every other hand as well.
This is a waste of time.
We don't do it in a tournament to verify the integrity of the deck. We do it in a tournament because the player isn't allowed to muck his cards when there is an all-in and no further action.
Sure in this case it wouldn't matter because one player had the nuts .... but having the dealer make that decision is bound to create a problem one day when he stops dealing because he thinks one player has the unbeatable nuts and he is wrong.
As a dealer i generally don;t even pay attention to what the cards are until the river is out.