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Jan
8
answered Inactive player problem: Where should the money be distributed in this situation?
Jan
8
asked Potential all-in rules, does any game use this rule?
Jan
5
comment What is the purpose of blinds?
not with blinds only. Often play is without an ante, only blinds. I agree it's a bit silly to have antes and blinds.
Jan
2
asked Name of five card Texas Hold'em game?
Jan
2
comment What is the purpose of blinds?
Jack: It's not particularly unfair because it rotates, also often you're forced to post a big blind when joining the table, so you can't join/leave to pay less blinds. It's just different. Also, in live play it's simpler, only two players have to worry about playing with their chips each hand, not all the players.
Dec
18
awarded  Nice Question
Dec
5
awarded  Supporter
Dec
5
comment Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?
Thanks for the answer. I think it gives too much advantage to short stacks, short stacks already have an advantage beyond their chips. Firstly, a short stack doesn't have the risk of being re-raised, and secondly, in a tournament that pays beyond 1st place, short stacks have an expected return beyond their stack size. To add the ability of being able to win three stacks in a one-on-one contest I think goes too far. Not that it bothers me too much, I'm much stronger in the push/fold stages of a tournament than I am when the stacks are deeper, so this rule helps me chip-up.
Dec
1
awarded  Critic
Dec
1
comment Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?
This doesn't really answer my question of "why". All I can see is that it is "one of the rules of the game". I think my question made it clear that I knew that, so this tells me nothing new.
Nov
30
asked Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?
Nov
25
asked Simple final table tournament play including push/fold
Sep
29
awarded  Student
Sep
29
asked Texas Hold'em: Heads up pre-flop probabilities