About an hour later we are at about 68 and our table gets accused of folding around to sneak into the mone
y (not true, but def playing very very careful). Tournament director comes around and we to keep our cards in front of us after we fold to make sure we are playing straight up.
I've chipped up a little and now dread looking down at a hand. Utg short stack looks at his hand and sighs, limp utg, I have aqd in the small and call. Flop comes a72 and i check, he is absolutely not betting anything except ak so it gets checked around, turn is 4c (second club) and i min bet, the bb calls and the other guy folds, later he has to show 1010. river is a 7 and i check, the bb checks and my aq is good and I'm in great shape.
Scott Clements is trying to organize a deal and they pause the tournament for about 10 mins of absolute chaos, everybody agrees to a deal and then the chip leader states he wants 12k now. So no deal and after tons of yelling we get back to our seats with no deal in place. Director is loosing his mind, tells Clements if he gets out of his seat one more time he's out of the tourney (def wasn't nice about it). Clements manages to get a bunch of guys to chip in $200 apiece for the bubble, totalled $4400. At this point we are down to 64 I think and the short stack at our table picks up 1010 from early, he folds and at the conclusion of the hand is giving a penalty of once around the table. Buddy loses his mind and is threatening a lawsuit, "you can't make me play 10's in that spot!". He decides his best option is to walk away.