Floorpeople must consider the best interest of the game and fairness as top priorities in the decision-making process. Unusual circumstances can on occasion dictate that decisions in the interest of fairness take priority over the technical rules. The floorperson’s decision is final.
-- POKER TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS ASSOCIATIONOnce this rule was the last rule on the list of WSOP rules. By popular demand of the players, this rule was moved to the top of the list. It is a very simple concept. The decision of the floor person, right or wrong, is the final word on the subject. Now move on with the game.
Rules Version 2013 TDA Rules Version 1.1, released August 11, 2013
This helps the poker tournament move smoothly. This eliminates a debate on what a rule really means from holding up the poker tournament.
The rules can bend a little at the discretion of the floor.