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Why did i win a portion of pot in this hand?

TL;DR A side pot is a pot when certain players have no participation due to lacking the required amount of chips. It is the way to accept bets when players have different chips amounts. This situation ...
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Side pot rules on not equal hands

It's very easy to understand if you think about it this way. You can only win as much money as you put in from each player. So if you win a three-way pot with $100 investment into the pot, you get $...
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About to be knocked out, all in

Yes, you wait. Nobody should never reveal their hand, or any part of it, until no more betting can take place, for exactly the reason you state - it could easily influence the other players' action if ...
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Side pot rules on not equal hands

this is only possible if player A was all in, and player B had more chips in the pot after he bet with a third player (player C). Player A can only win the amount of his all-in from each player, then ...
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side pot scenario

You have 3 pots $40 - player1, player2, player3, player4 $120 - player2, player3, player4 $100 - player3, player4 Hand order 1 - Player1 Player2 tie 9933A 2 - Player3 Player4 tie 3322A Player1 and ...
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Poker side pots and dead money

Player three wins the money from the other players that match player three's money. In this case player three is going to get the main pot, which is seventy five. That is twenty five from player one, ...
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Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won

There are three different pots in this situation: One contains 400 chips and involves all four players. This is split between players 1 and 2. It's 400 chips because Player 1 bet 100 and four players ...
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How many side pots possible in case of n player table (assuming n to be any number)

The answer: n - 1. If all n players go all in and all n players have unequal stacks, then there will be n - 1 different pots. If there are two stacks that are equal to one another you must substract ...
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How would Texas Hold'em strategy change if it was possible to fold only in relation to a side pot?

It would make it pretty much always a mistake to not call a small all-in with any two cards. Like say a player is all-in for 1,000, and we have a stack of 10,000, and player C has 100,000 chips. ...
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Run it twice ONLY for side pot

The easy answer would be in the rules: Running it twice is an agreement formed between all players of the pot after players go all-in. A player being inactive (already all-in) doesn't make them ...
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What is the pot split in this scenario?

Andrew's answer is correct, and is an example of the bottom-up approach typically taught to casino dealers. Another way to look at it is top-down from the highest bet (sometimes this is easier for a ...
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What is the pot split in this scenario?

Players 1-3 stand to win up to 7, while Player 4 stands only to win up to 4. Player 7 will be returned 3 since only 7 is required to call the all-in. The main pot (28) will be split between Players 1-...
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Poker hand pot split rule

I'm assuming this is Texas Hold'em. In Texas Hold'em, you play the best 5-card hand you can, regardless of whether those cards come from your hole cards or the community (board) cards. That means a ...
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Splitting the pot between two players who have gone all in against two players with higher chip counts and won

Player 1 and 2 split 200, player 1 has only called/bet 100, that is all he is entitled to. Player 2 wins 300 more out of the pot. 100 each from players 3 and 4, plus his 100. (assuming his straight is ...
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Online Software Tournament Test Case

Treat the antes like a bet. And/or always set up a side pot whenever a player hits zero chips even if the side pot is zero. Looks like what is going on is that there was no side pot at this point and ...
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