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Is the dealer expected to stop dealing if all players at a table are sitting out? Does this behavior differ depending on the type of game? MTT / Ring Game / SnG?

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    At least two players must be present in order for the dealer to start dealing. I can't see what other options we have here. – yazanpro Mar 12 '16 at 23:56
  • @yazanpro I think that comment qualifies as a (good) answer – paparazzo Mar 13 '16 at 0:50
  • How could you deal to no players even if you wanted to? – paparazzo Mar 13 '16 at 0:53
  • What if a table agreed to all sit out at a MTT? They would be guaranteed to last longer than any other tables still in play. – Scott McDermid Mar 13 '16 at 1:55
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    If a whole table in a tournament agreed to not sit down that would be player collusion and they could be subject to disqualification. – paparazzo Mar 13 '16 at 13:46
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I don't have much experience live, so these answers only apply to online poker, but I believe the answer should apply the same either way.

I'm not sure how this works in ring games, I assume that there is no dealing while everyone is sitting out.

Tournaments and SNGs are different. Players can't truly sit out, as they can in a ring game. The deal continues, with blinds and antes being taken from the players, as necessary.

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  • In a tournament if you deal and take blinds who would win the pot with no one at the table? – paparazzo Mar 13 '16 at 12:24
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    The pot goes to the big blind. – Herb Mar 13 '16 at 19:29
  • I guess that makes sense – paparazzo Mar 13 '16 at 19:32

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