Poker players are rarely on time, certainly not for a tournament where they start with 300 big blinds and as a result most tables are playing short handed. At its most extreme some players only have two opponents, three is the minimum number needed for action to begin. John Eames finds himself at one such table, whilst Dominik Nitsche's table is positively bursting at the seams in comparison, there's a half dozen players at that one.
Likewise UKIPT3 Nottingham runner-up Iqbal Ahmed finds himself up against five opponents as does Fergal Nealon. whilst Irish Open champion Ian Simpson is at the same table as Eugene Katchalov as are two other players.