# Questions tagged [side-pots]

A portion of the pot which is unattainable by at least one active player, due to said player not having enough chips to call the full bet.

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### What is the pot split in this scenario?

I'm trying to understand as many pot scenarios as I can, and this one is troubling me. Can someone explain to me what would happen in this scenario? If needed, increase the bet amount of Player 7 so ...
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### Side pot rules on not equal hands

I've played Texas Hold'em and came to next situation. This were the community cards (I can't remember the cards but this was more or less the situation): 7♠K♦A♦9♦6♣ ...
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### Poker hand pot split rule [duplicate]

I have a simple question about a hand play in poker. Below is the situation: Player 1 cards - A3 Player 2 cards - AJ 5 cards on table - QQ995 Who wins? Do we split the pot or there is a winner here?
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### Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won

So the title might be confusing, here's the scenario assuming a standard Texas Hold-Em game: Player 1 is All-In with 100 chips in play Player 2 is All-In with 200 chips in play Player 3 has raised to ...
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### Online Software Tournament Test Case

I am working on online poker software and there is 1 issue we faced when testing with tournaments. Let me explain the case There were 6 players in the hand p1 (SB) 2820 chips p2 (BB) 100 chips p3 ...
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### Why can't folded hands compete for sidepots?

I'm just wondering the rationale for preventing folded players from competing in sidepots. My feeling is that once a player has as much in the pot as an all-in player, they should be allowed to ...
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### Side pot with fold

Player A all in for 40 Player B raise to 80 Player C raise to 200 Player B fold Player A wins hand Player A would get 120 ? Player C would get 200 ? Just checking? Is there some weird logic ...
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### How are pots built with folded players

I am trying to implement how pots are built involving folded players. Any additional examples that demonstrate all the edge cases are appreciated. For example: A is all-in with 100 B is all-in with ...
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### How many side pots possible in case of n player table (assuming n to be any number)

When number of players are 2 then there is only 1 pot possible that is main pot but as the number of players increases there can be more pots possible, So my question is how many pots are possible in ...
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### Player allowed to play for main pot after folding during side pot action?

There are three players: A, B and A has \$25, B has \$50, and C has \$100 A goes all-in B and C call Later in the hand, C makes B fold Now, as B folded, will B be allowed to play for the main pot?...
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### Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

I am the player with the hand Q♠T⋄. After the turn, I was thinking that anyone with a 4 would win the full pot. I am surprised that I won 286 of the pot. Can someone please explain how ...
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### side pot scenario

What happens if we have 4 players at the table with the following bets -player1 10\$ - all-in - Cards: 9d, 5h -player2 50\$ - all-in - Cards: 9h, 4h -player3 100\$ not all-in - Cards:2d,Kc ...
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### Poker side pots and dead money

I m wondering something about side pots calculation. I m gonna explain with an example to make it clear: Player 1 (stack 100) | Player 2 (stack 100) | Player 3 (stack 25) --- Flop Player 3 goes all ...
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### Order for revealing hands with multiple side pots in play

The scenario (6 players): Flop: Player A is all-in (\$50) Player B is all-in (\$50) 4 others call. Turn: Player C is all-in (\$100) Player D is all-in (\$100) River: Player E (the button)...
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### All-ins and folds: what happens to folded money?

I am trying to write a small, but complex, Texas Hold 'Em game in C++. I've come very close to the end. I'm at the part of determining winners, and payouts. Suffice it to say, I underestimated the ...
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### Who gets the side pot?

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 ...
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### Side pots without eligible winners

If player A and B have bet \$1000 and C is all in for \$500, and then player A folds, does B win the side pot of \$1000 instantly or does he have to play it to the end first? If it's the latter case, ...
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### How are side pots built?

While playing online, in a lot of situations side pots are built. This happens if one or more players goes all-in but I can't figure out the rules on which these side pots are built. The only thing I ...
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### All in situation with side pot [duplicate]

Following situation: Player 1: 100\$ Player 2: 100\$ Playe 3: 50\$ Player 1 makes "all in" - all other players call. So I guess it's main pot: 150\$ Side pot (for p1 and p2): 100\$ Player 3 wins. ...
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### How would the main and sidepot split in this situation?

This is suppose a timeslice stopped at the showdown, to calculate the pot split and side pots and all.. Player A: 200 staked, folded in earlier rounds (not eligible to win) Player B: 600 all in ...
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### What happens (or is it possible) when there's sidepots that have no players competing for them?

I'm wondering let's say this situation: at the flop: (mainpot: 400) P1. All in 100 P2. All in 50 P3. Rise 200 P4. Call 200 If I'm right, that would give us: Mainpot: (400 + (50*4))-> p1,p2,p3,...
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### Are sidepots created at each turn, or at the end of the round? [duplicate]

Im wondering, in hold'em, when sidepots are created/calculated, is it at the end of each player's turn or at the end of the round? thanks!