[Ads-l] People used to go "all out."

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Feb 26 20:57:08 UTC 2015


At least the way we play pot limit table stakes you can be all in if you don't have enough chips/money to match the bet or raise when it's your turn to act; whatever you can't cover is in a side pot to which you don't have right of salvage.  So you can win (or split) the main pot and the others can retain rights to the side pot(s) even if you have them beat.  And it's recursive:  there can be side pots to the side pot and so on.

LH

> On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:48 PM, Neal Whitman <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:
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> I'm assuming this is at least partly due to the increased visibility of poker, and the dramatic move of saying "all in" and pushing all your chips into the pot. (Somehow you can do this even if you don't have enough to make the pot right...?)
> 
> Neal
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>> On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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>> "We went _all in_ with our partners and threw everything at this campaign."
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>> from a Daily Kos e-mail
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>> -Wilson
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>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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