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

Jesse Sheidlower jester at PANIX.COM
Thu Feb 26 21:00:16 UTC 2015


You _never_ push your chips into the pot. You announce your bet and push
your chips forward, and the dealer confirms that what you said matched
what you did, and then the dealer moves your chips into the pot. To
place or throw your chips directly into the pot is known as "spashing
the pot", and will require a long pause while the pot gets re-counted to
confirm how much you actually put in.

And yes, you can go all in with less than the existing bet, in which
case the pot will be divided and you can only win the value of what you
covered with your all-in bet. (If you're playing head-to-head, there's
no need for a separate pot--your opponent can only bet up to the maximum
quantity of your stash.)

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 03:48:27PM -0500, Neal Whitman wrote:
> 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
> 
> > On Feb 26, 2015, at 3:30 PM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
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> > Poster:       Wilson Gray <hwgray at GMAIL.COM>
> > Subject:      People used to go "all out."
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> > "We went _all in_ with our partners and threw everything at this campaign."
> > 
> > from a Daily Kos e-mail
> > -- 
> > -Wilson
> > -----
> > 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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