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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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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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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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The logic is that you can't win more against any other player than you bet, and when you fold you forfeit all bets you have made into the pot. For any given pot the best (or last, if everyone else has folded) hand that has an interest in that pot (has money in it and hasn't folded) wins that pot. Your amounts of 120 and 200 are correct. To break it down: ...

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No, B folded. They are no longer in the hand. Cards are tabled, main pot of 75\$ goes to A or C, depending on who has the best cards. If a side pot exists it goes to C.

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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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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). again,...

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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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No matter the subsequent actions of player 1, as soon as player 2 folds, player 1 should be awarded the side pot, even if his cards are never seen by anyone. Player 3 should never, ever be awarded the side pot, since he didn't have enough money in the pot to earn that from the other players. He was all in for less than the others had, so he should never be ...

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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 am a little confused about your described hand action. The fact that you use A, B, and C to denote players implies to me that they're acting in that alphabetical order. If A bets 1000 and B calls 1000, then C calls all-in for 500, there's no reason for A to fold, because he owes no additional money to stay in the hand. Can you please clarify that action? ...

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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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Player three wins the money from the other players that match player three's money. In this case player three is going to get the main pot, which is seventy five. That is twenty five from player one, twenty five from player two and player three's original betting. Player one or two only wins the seventy five in the main pot if he can show down a better ...

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In these types of all in situations, first identify the shortest stack that is all in--in this case 4k. The main pot will include up to that amount for each player that participated in the hand. If somebody puts in less than the shortest stack but ends up folding, that amount goes to the main pot. If anybody matches what the shortest all in stack put in, ...

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You have 3 pots \$40 - player1, player2, player3, player4 \$120 - player2, player3, player4 \$100 - player3, player4 Hand order 1 - Player1 Player2 tie 9933A 2 - Player3 Player4 tie 3322A Player1 and Player 2 split the \$40 pot Player2 wins the \$120 pot Player3 and Player4 spit the \$100 pot

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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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I find the simplest way to remember the side-pot rules (at least an equivalent version of them...your naming conventions may vary as TacticalCoder remarked). Whenever a player goes all-in a side pot is immediately created and the portion of any players total bet (past or future) in excess of the total bet of the all-in player becomes a bet in the side-pot (...

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Player E shows the hand first, and then players reveal their cards in clockwise manner. The dealer selects winner(s) of sidepots and main pots. "Players are encouraged to show their cards promptly to avoid delaying the game, but if there is any reluctance, they are required to show them in clockwise order, beginning with the last player who bet or raised in ...

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In poker you don't play against a single opponent you play for as much as the biggest stack among all the players that want to play against you or your stack, whatever is smaller. Folding is interpreted as "forfeiting" your hand and any pot in the table to your opponents (note you can do that even if you have the winning hand and in fact I've seen players ...

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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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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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Like you say it's important that one or more players is all-in (AI) for a side pot to be possible. How many side pots depends on how many all-in players there are and how many players put in bets/raises that cover the all-ins of the preceding players. e.g. Four players (A,B,C,D). Player A goes AI for \$1; Player B goes AI for \$2; Player 3 goes AI for \$3; ...

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