I was dealing in a live private game...NLHE... Three players were in a hand. One shortstacker (player3) was already all in preflop. So after the flop the other two players took action and built a side pot. On the river player1 bets and player2 folds. A problem begins when player1 throws his hand face down on the middle of the table because he forgot about player3. Are the cards mucked? Who gets the side pot then?
I solved this problem..by declaring hand mucked and side pot goes to player3. Some player disagreed..that I haven't touched the player1 hand so it is still alive?