# How to divide an irregular split pot?

There's a 3 way all in pre-flop. The stacks are 50,000, 25,000 and 10,000. The big and small stacks both have AQ, middle stack has KK. Ace comes on the river (of course!) to knock out the middle stack. How are the middle stack's chips divided?

• Do you know what a side-pot is and how it works?
– Nij
Nov 11, 2016 at 1:05
• @Nij The wording isn't the best, but I imagine the question would better asked if there were, say, 10000 chips in a four way pot, one person folds, and it chops 3 ways, with all players having chips behind.
– user1934
Nov 11, 2016 at 1:33
• That would make it a completely different question, though. This is a three-way with two different all-ins and one covering; you describe just a regular chop.
– Nij
Nov 11, 2016 at 1:38
• Yeah it isn't a typical chop, 3 different sized stacks, 2 with the same hand.
– Kev
Nov 11, 2016 at 7:33
• In practice that is just two pots. The last 25,000 from the big stack should just be immediately returned when betting closed for that round rather than pulling to the center as no other player was competing for that money. Nov 11, 2016 at 15:02