Originally Posted by psandman
many players will complain that as the end of the reentry period comes along players start playing wildly.
One other thing. You will run into a player who decides he wants to renter even though he still has some chips. Prepare for the whining and arguing when you tell him "no."
Kinda hadda love the Sahara dailies. It was always entertaining when someone with a small stack would try to lose it on the last hand or two before the first break when the re-rentry period ended, but they'd keep winning the blinds. Guy loses with AA vs JJ with 2 minutes to go and has 4BB, so he blind shoves UTG+1 and gets no callers. He does it on the next hand UTG, and gets no callers. And time expires. He's just tried his hardest to lose 4BB then 5.5BB and nobody would take it from him and he's stuck having to wait through the break and return on the BB with 3BB.
Or on the very last hand before break someone loses all but one chip. Nope--can't re-enter, sir. So sorry. This resulted in tables often having small dead stacks after the break--people wouldn't stick around to play their 1BB to 3BB stacks.
And like Gutshotjeff I've seen a rule in some other re-entry tournament where players were allowed to forfeit their chips and re-enter if they chose to after the last hand before the re-entry period expires. That seems ok. Not perfect, but ok.