Texas Holdem Side Pot
Have you heard about texas holdem side pot? If no, this article will help you to get a clear picture on texas holdem side pot.
So, imagine the scene.
You are sat at a cash game with 6 other players, the action comes around to you and you call with a low pair.
You flop 3 of a kind on a board with no flush or straight draw and seem to be in pretty good shape.
There are 2 others in the pot with you, one of whom has around the same number of chips as you, one of whom seems to have a lot less.
The guy with the small chip stack puts all his chips in and you and the other player call.
The turn gives you a full house as it pairs up from the flop, the player still in the hand who has chips puts all his chips in and you call to see him.
As the player with the short stack has invested less into the pot than you and the other player, it wouldn’t be right for him to win an equal share of the entire pot as you have invested significantly more.
This is where the texas holdem side pot comes into play.
After the 3 of you have bet the flop, meaning one player is all in, the chips made up the ‘main’ pot of the hand.
After this, any further chips that are bet make up a separate pot, known as a ‘texas holdem side pot’.
There can be as many of these as necessary to ensure that players who bet all their chips cannot win more than they have invested off each player in the hand.
Once the hand is over, the last active side pot, between the 2 players with the most chips, is decided, the best hand from those players wins that pot.
That winning hand is then compared with the hand of the player with the next highest amount of chips and so on, until the player who had the shortest stack to begin with has the chance to win the ‘Main pot’.
Don’t worry too much about this, if you play in a live casino the Dealer will sort this on behalf of the players, if you play online at Poker Stellar, this is done automatically, so relax and enjoy yourself! Hope this article helped you to get a clear picture on texas holdem side pot.