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Side pots develop from the fact that players can only win a maximum of the amount that they wagered from each of the players who call them. Thus any wagers above that amount are placed in a separate pot which is competed for by everyone except for the all-in player. As to your specific questions: The amounts in the main pot or in the sidepot are not based ...


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you can only win a pot that you are in you cannot win anything if you fold before the showdown the player in each pot with the best hand wins that pot if a pot is tied that pot is split between the tied players


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There have been several posts already here explaining how to compute side-pots (note that the subject of penalty blinds has not been dealt with but that is another topic). Here's one such topic: How are side pots built? Question. Is the ratio against the total pot... or the other winners? Is this correct? Get a ratio compared to others? The ...


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there is a very clear rule regarding pots and side pots: you can earn according to the chips you risk. Lets assume that the chips you put in the middle are no longer yours... in the scenario above villain1 risk 45$ (40$ as an ante and 5$ as the big blind). If villain1 was the winner, he would have won 335$ (8*40 of the ante and 3*5$ from the pot). ...


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I liked your question and will try answer it from a different angle. Basically we all agree that when a player fold his/her hand, he/she cannot win any pot. BUT, one of the major concepts of the game is that one can only win according to what he/she risks. That's why there are side pots, and I think that's why the question was asked - if a player risk ...


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If you fold for what ever reason before the hand is finished you forfeit your right to compete for any pot on the table. That is simply one of the rules of the game. So, that is where strategy comes in to play. If there are three players in a hand with one of them all in, I always try to bet the remaining player out of the hand. That way I am only ...


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You've left out a crucial fact to answer your question. You stated "C and E won the hand" but did they have equal hands, or did E's hand beat C's (meaning C won by virtue of having more interest in the pot)? If C and E had equal hands, then they will chop (split) the main 1000 pot, and C will take the side pot completely. If E's hand beat C's, E will take ...


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Most online pokersoftwares work with the same rules at this point: As soon as you disconnect or quit your timebank will be activated. If it runs off, you check or autofold on raise. So P3 or P4 would get this pot - depends on their cards. And on next hand they just autofold and blind down until they've no chips anymore.


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Sidepots are created at the end of the round (preflop, flop, turn and river). Because each player has the amount of chips that he put into the game in front of himself. And as soon as the round ends and the dealer collects all the chips the dealer has to build sidepot(s). Example: P1 has $500 P2 has $1000 P3 has $1000 We are in flop: P1 bets $250. P2 ...


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I agree with the other fine answers, but I want to add something regarding the "uncalled bet". As far as I know the rules states that uncalled bet aren't part of any pot. But in practice, players may be surprised should they open the hand histories from some sites... First I'd like to point out that, in the end, the results are exactly the same (so I'm ...


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Folded hands can't compete for side pots because of historical reasons. Many experts in the game believe today that that rule is being exploited by professional short stackers (mainly online) and would like to change it. There's very little good reason that folded hands can't compete for side pots, except that it would make managing the game a little harder ...


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Coding sidepot management from "sidepot rules" is not very easy. Having done this myself, I'll give a general algorithm in two phases. This approach doesn't care about pot sizes, so any overlay to the pot, such as penalty blinds, is irrelevant. You will also be able to rake sidepots in proper sequence if you need to. Manage Sidepots Manage the sidepots at ...


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Me (140$) You (100$) Jon Doe(33$) First what need to be said is that you can't win more then you bet times the number of players who call you. That being said let see what happens if we all go all-in. Jon Doe has 33$ and can get "only" 33 from each of us. This forms the MAIN POT of 3 * 33 = 99$ Now you have 67$ left and I have 107$. Because we are all in ...


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You are entitled to win only as much as you put in times the number of players who match your bet. Building side pots as each player goes all in looks like this: Everyone antes and the pot is now 8*40 = 320 villain1 bets 5 and is all-in which starts the first side pot. villain6 raises 1606 to 1611 putting 5 in the first side pot and 1606 in the second. ...



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