Getting the Correct Share of the Pot Through Side Pot

It’s time to go deeply into the matters of side pots. First, how important are side pots? Well side pots are used as one medium to give correct share of the pot to every player involved in a game. In a game, there can be one side pot or more than one side pot, it all depends to the number of players going all in with same hand.

Presence of side pots in a game make things a bit complicated. They contain the money that players who continued betting against each other as normal. They are not for the player who opted to go all in. Such player will only be entitled for the main pot.

Nevertheless, player who opted to go all in will actually win the main pot if grabbed the best hand. However, player is not eligible to win the side pot/side pots though with the best hand.

According to the rules, there can be more than one side pot in a game. And yes, it all depends to the number of players going all in with same hand. If there are several of them, then there will also be several side pots. Having several side pots in a game can be little confusing particularly to the players playing. It’s a bit complicated to know how much goes to what pots and how much then goes to whom. But most likely, the poker client will take charge of everything, of all the calculations, that would eventually grant correct share of the pot to every player involved in a game. The poker client holds liable for the computation of how much goes to what pots and how much then goes to whom. There is no need for any human computation as the poker client can be relied upon for the computation.

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