Arriving at the table, Rainer Kempe sat with two cards in front of him but one of them, the was face up.
According to Kempe, the card had been dealt and deflected off his hand and was subsequently exposed. The floor was called and according to the floor, the hand would continue with the face up.
Kempe asked for the ruling to be confirmed, and upon returning to the table the floor informed him that the ruling was indeed correct.
"It's always been a new card," said Kempe. "I've had this situation like 15 times before. I mean I'm folding nearly always."
The floor offered to get EPT Tournament Director Toby Stone over.
"Yeah, can you get him," said Kempe.
Stone arrived at the table and reiterated that due to the card deflecting off of a player's hand, it wasn't the dealer's fault and therefore wasn't a misdeal.
"The rule is to protect players. Maybe they're trying to kill their hands with the card flipping over," said Stone. "I'm sure there wasn't any intention."
Kempe listened and nodded. "I'm just very surprised by the ruling." He rechecked his remaining hole card, and mucked it.