Texas hold 'em
A "side pot" is made in this case.
That is, the last player to bust out is the second-place finisher. Players must continue to play until they run out of chips.
Only the two players were not All In can win this pot. Tournaments[ change change source ] Tournaments are what people often see when poker is shown on television. If a player goes All In and two or more players are still betting, the other betters can raise each other until they both call or one of them also goes All In.
For tournaments that last longer than a day, there will be a last level for the day, and the tournament will resume the next day. These players are said to "re-buy" and the money they use to re-buy goes into the prize pool with the rest of the buy-ins.
If there are not two player left who can bet, betting stops and all players turn their hands over. Usually, a small portion of the buy-in is kept by the tournament officials for their expenses and profit.
These are called "freeze out" tournaments. Spread Limit[ change change source ] In Spread Limit games, there is both a minimum and a maximum raise specified. The player who was the last player to finish without winning any prize is said to have finished "on the bubble. The player is given a table and seat assignment, and a certain number of chips - the same amount as every other player.
If the All In player wins the hand, he wins the main pot his money plus an equal amount from each other player and which ever of the other two players had the better hand wins the side pot. It is the difference between the final bet and the first person's All In. The tournament continues until one player has accumulated all of the chips.
Some tournaments allow players to buy-in more than once for the first few levels of the tournament. If player B wins, he wins the main pot and the side pot goes to which ever player has the best hand between players A and C.
When a player enters a tournament, he pays an entry fee called the "buy-in. He goes All In. That is, it is just like Spread Limit, but with no maximum. Every few rounds there will be a short break between rounds.
If a player bets all of his money, he is said to be "All In". In order to insure that the blinds do not become insignificant in the face of the growth in chip stacks, tournaments are played in timed "rounds. At this point, all betting stops and the dealer deals out the rest of the cards.
No Limit[ change change source ] In No Limit, there is not a limit of how much can be bet at any time. The first-place winner usually gets a much larger share, with the prizes diminishing until the prize pool is empty.
In an eight player game, it is possible to have several side pots with several people being All In at the same time. A player can bet up to all money as he has. If a player bets more money than another player has, the second player can call by going All In.
The order in which people lose all their chips or "bust out"is their finishing order. Unlike normal chips, these tournament chips have no cash value though they often are referred to with dollar amounts.
If only those two players stay in the hand all other players foldthe first player takes back any money that is over the amount the player going All In has.
Most tournaments only allow a player to buy-in and receive chips once, at the beginning.