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Exceptions to the value of betting in each round:

A player who does not have enough chips to call a bet, but still wishes to be involved in the hand, is declared All-In. The player is eligible for the portion of the pot to the point of his final wager. All further action involving other players takes place in a "side pot", which is unavailable to the player who has gone All-In.

When a player goes All-in, the pot currently at the center of the table, which has contributions from him/her as well, is treated as the main pot, over which the All-in player has rights. After the player goes all-in, all the new bets are placed in a side pot, over which only the contributing players have rights. The All-in player does not have any rights over the side pot. The side pot is then given to the next winning combination.

As this is a multi player game, the players are expected to play within a set time frame, the actions during their turn. On Pocker star we provide players with approximately 30 seconds to play with. Initially the player is given 10 seconds, after which there is a timer countdown, which is displayed on the table for 20 seconds.

 The user goes all-in if he has contributed some money to the pot; otherwise his hand is folded in case he/she does not respond in time. The system is intelligent in detecting if the player has been disconnected. This means if a players gets disconnected and reconnects back and it is still his/her turn, then he is given an additional 20 seconds to play his turn. If the player is not able to connect back to the table before the time elapses, then the player goes All-in.

All-in basically means that the player is in the game, but would not be an active player (placing any bets). Whatever pot is collected till this time is referred as the main pot, and the all-in player has rights (if he wins) to this pot only. After this the money that is bet on the table is added to a side pot, over which the all-in player does not have any rights (if he wins).

After the final round of betting, it’s time for – the Showdown. This refers to the action of deciding who the winner of the pot is and the final displaying of the cards by all players (though this is optional for the player; he/she need not show the cards). Five cards out of the hole and community cards are to be used for deciding the winning hand. A combination of the following may be used-

Both hole cards and three community cards
One hole card & four community cards
All five community cards (playing the board)

On the final round of betting, the player who bets first (or checks first if no one else bets) is required to show their cards first at the showdown. If they have the best hand, the remaining players may/may not show their cards as they wish. The aggressors’ hand is only turned over first if he was the last to initiate action on the river.

There is a set rank of cards, which is used for deciding the winning combination. To view the various hands that are possible, click here

If two or more hands are the same ranking, the winner is the one with the higher cards. For example, a Flush with an Ace high beats a Flush with a King high. If the poker hands remain tied, then the highest card not being held in common (the kicker) determines the winner. The suit order of the cards is not taken into account while deciding on the winning cards. BahaPoker.com follows the standard rules of poker. Should poker hands be absolutely identical in ranking, the poker pot will be split evenly between the two or more winning players. If there is an odd chip remaining from the split, the winning player to the left of the button/dealer will receive it. This applies to both play money and poker for real money.