All-in is a term often used in poker and other gambling games to mean that a player places all their available chips or money into the game. When a player goes all-in, they can no longer make any additional bets in the current hand.

If other players want to continue playing after one player has gone all-in, they can only bet up to the amount of the all-in bet. All subsequent bets and winnings are limited to this amount.

Players often go all-in when they have a small amount of chips or money left and decide to bet all their remaining resources at stake, hoping to win a large pot or recover their losses. It’s a strategic decision that can raise the stakes and excitement of the game.

Example of term All-In.

All-in in Texas Hold’em

In Texas Hold’em, going “all-in” means betting all of your chips. This is a risky move, but it can be a good way to win a big pot if you have a strong hand.

To go all-in, simply push all of your chips into the center of the table. The other players then have the option to fold, call, or raise. If they call, the pot will be split into two parts: the main pot and the side pot. You can only win the main pot, but the other players can compete for the side pot.

Going all-in can be a good strategy if you have a strong hand and you want to force other players to make a decision. However, it is important to be aware of the risks involved. If you lose the hand, you will lose all of your chips.

Here is a simplified example:

You have $100 in chips and the pot is $200. The player to your right bets $50. You decide to go all-in by betting all of your $100 chips.

The other player now has two options:

  • Fold: They forfeit their hand and any chance to win the pot.
  • Call: They match your $100 bet. The remaining $50 from your initial bet and the $50 from the other player will be set aside, and you will compete for the main pot, which now contains $200.

If there are additional bets after the main pot is established, those will go into a side pot that you can’t win, but the other player can compete for.

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