Sometimes, poker players are late. In fact, lots of times poker players are late; they aren't known to be the most punctual lot. Many simply don't care if they miss the first level or two, as blinds are often so small as to be inconsequential. Knowing they will still have plenty of big blinds if they miss the first bit of a tournament, many prefer to get some extra rest, so precious if one is playing a packed tournament schedule and/or spending late nights grinding cash games.
However, one consequence of late registration is that a player sometimes ends up at a table with a bunch of other late registrants. Sometimes, that can mean getting sat a table full of lions in a field composed of mainly lambs. This is not such a field, but there's still an especially tough bunch gathered at Table 403: Brian Rast, Erik Seidel, Dan Cates, Matt Marafioti, and Chris DeMaci. Each player there certainly has his work cut out for him, but luckily for them it will likely be an early breaking table as it's located near the back of the tournament section.
For the time being, Cates grabbed a bit of early chips when he bet 1,175 into a multiway pot after two checks on a board of and was called by DeMaci on the button. On the turn, DeMaci folded to a barrel of 3,100.