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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 stars 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 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 (two hole cards and 3 community cards) are to be used for deciding the winning hand.

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