Don’t worry, staff aren’t chasing an escaped, rampant simian terrorising the players, but in the early stages here, as you might expect with deep stacks and low blinds, a cautious atmosphere is prevailing – players looking for robust holdings and situations before electing to play out any big pots.
Obviously as the blinds rise, there’ll be an unshackling of the players’ intent and an ensuing increase in the aggression levels. For now though, the pace is sedentary as the players gently work their way into the day.
This is poker however, we’re only ever one big cooler away from an elimination. Keep your guard up players! – it could all go bananas at any moment.