I liked your question and will try answer it from a different angle. Basically we all agree that when a player fold his/her hand, he/she cannot win any pot.
BUT, one of the major concepts of the game is that one can only win according to what he/she risks. That's why there are side pots, and I think that's why the question was asked - if a player risk ...
If you fold for what ever reason before the hand is finished you forfeit your right to compete for any pot on the table. That is simply one of the rules of the game.
So, that is where strategy comes in to play. If there are three players in a hand with one of them all in, I always try to bet the remaining player out of the hand. That way I am only ...
You've left out a crucial fact to answer your question. You stated "C and E won the hand" but did they have equal hands, or did E's hand beat C's (meaning C won by virtue of having more interest in the pot)?
If C and E had equal hands, then they will chop (split) the main 1000 pot, and C will take the side pot completely.
If E's hand beat C's, E will take ...
No matter the subsequent actions of player 1, as soon as player 2 folds, player 1 should be awarded the side pot, even if his cards are never seen by anyone.
Player 3 should never, ever be awarded the side pot, since he didn't have enough money in the pot to earn that from the other players. He was all in for less than the others had, so he should never be ...
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 $300 (minus rake) total.
It might seem funny to you that the side pot might be bigger than the real pot, for example, if the other two bigger stack bets $2000 ...
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 can only occur when involved active players are all-in or under special circumstances in the table rules or online poker services.
Disclaimer: With such ...
Most online pokersoftwares work with the same rules at this point:
As soon as you disconnect or quit your timebank will be activated. If it runs off, you check or autofold on raise.
So P3 or P4 would get this pot - depends on their cards.
And on next hand they just autofold and blind down until they've no chips anymore.
Sidepots are created at the end of the round (preflop, flop, turn and river).
Because each player has the amount of chips that he put into the game in front of himself. And as soon as the round ends and the dealer collects all the chips the dealer has to build sidepot(s).
P1 has $500
P2 has $1000
P3 has $1000
We are in flop:
P1 bets $250.
In poker you don't play against a single opponent you play for as much as the biggest stack among all the players that want to play against you or your stack, whatever is smaller.
Folding is interpreted as "forfeiting" your hand and any pot in the table to your opponents (note you can do that even if you have the winning hand and in fact I've seen players ...
You have 3 pots
$40 - player1, player2, player3, player4
$120 - player2, player3, player4
$100 - player3, player4
1 - Player1 Player2 tie 9933A
2 - Player3 Player4 tie 3322A
Player1 and Player 2 split the $40 pot
Player2 wins the $120 pot
Player3 and Player4 spit the $100 pot
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, twenty five from player two and player three's original betting.
Player one or two only wins the seventy five in the main pot if he can show down a better ...
In these types of all in situations, first identify the shortest stack that is all in--in this case 4k. The main pot will include up to that amount for each player that participated in the hand. If somebody puts in less than the shortest stack but ends up folding, that amount goes to the main pot. If anybody matches what the shortest all in stack put in, ...
I am a little confused about your described hand action. The fact that you use A, B, and C to denote players implies to me that they're acting in that alphabetical order. If A bets 1000 and B calls 1000, then C calls all-in for 500, there's no reason for A to fold, because he owes no additional money to stay in the hand. Can you please clarify that action?
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 the rest of the chips in the pot forms a side pot. The side pot is then awarded to the player with the next best hand, in this case player B.
as an example:
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 one to get to the right amount of pots. If there are three stacks, substract two etc. This rule always holds except when the two, not more, largest stacks ...
I find the simplest way to remember the side-pot rules (at least an equivalent version of them...your naming conventions may vary as TacticalCoder remarked).
Whenever a player goes all-in a side pot is immediately created and the portion of any players total bet (past or future) in excess of the total bet of the all-in player becomes a bet in the side-pot (...
Player E shows the hand first, and then players reveal their cards in clockwise manner. The dealer selects winner(s) of sidepots and main pots.
"Players are encouraged to show their cards promptly to avoid delaying the game, but if there is any reluctance, they are required to show them in clockwise order, beginning with the last player who bet or raised in ...
Coding sidepot management from "sidepot rules" is not very easy. Having done this myself, I'll give a general algorithm in two phases. This approach doesn't care about pot sizes, so any overlay to the pot, such as penalty blinds, is irrelevant. You will also be able to rake sidepots in proper sequence if you need to.
Manage the sidepots at ...