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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Feb 26 21:47:21 UTC 2015


A resurgence of an old usage. See HDAS I.

JL

On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 4:00 PM, Jesse Sheidlower <jester at panix.com> wrote:

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> 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.
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> 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.)
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> 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...?)
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> > Neal
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> > > 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."
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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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