The Ignition software has a bug with regards to players sitting out when cards or dealt .
If a player is “sitting out” after all cards are dealt, their hand should be folded and dead.
Rule 30 of the TDA says, "30: At Your Seat and Live Hands
To have a live hand, players must be at their seats when the last card is dealt to all players on the initial deal. Players not then at their seats may not look at their cards which are killed immediately. Their posted blinds and antes forfeit to the pot and an absent player dealt the stud bring-in card posts the bring-in. “At your seat” means in reach of your chair. This rule is not intended to encourage players to be out of their seats while in a hand."
Currently, in the Ignition software, if a player is sitting out pre-deal as well as after all cards have been dealt, he is allowed to act on his cards in turn.
This is in direct violation of TDA Rule 30 stated above.
Consider the situation where an EP player bets while seeing a player behind him is “sitting out”. Then, what is allowed by the Ignition software is that the sitting out player can all of a sudden become “live” and respond to the bet.
This is obviously wrong in relation to rule 30 but also in general terms of fair play and best interest of the game. This provides a very unfair possibility of angle shooting by the “sitting out” player.
I don’t believe there is a poker room in the world where a player not at his seat when the cards are dealt could, in the midst of action, walk up to his hand and sit down play with live cards.
If you are “sitting out” when the last card is dealt, your hand should be killed.
This needs to be fixed.