Joined: Oct '09
Location: South Africa
Age: 35 (M)
ok, so I was playing the 0.10c / 0.20c on Titan Poker. Something just happened that is beyond me and I really need someone to explain it. I'm SirLexSteel,had $30 in my stack and was in the BB. palestinechamp joined the table with $10, didnt wait for BB and just posted:
I had Js Kd and palestinechamp had Qs Kh
Dealer: batenasko is the dealer Dealer: Starting a new hand (#2370816283) Dealer: shalter007 posts Small Blind $0.10 Dealer: SirLexSteel posts Big Blind $0.20 Dealer: palestinechamp posts Big Blind $0.20 and Dead Small Blind $0.10 Dealer: Dealing cards Dealer: Your cards Js Kd
Dealer: SirLexSteel checks Dealer: palestinechamp checks <-------- after waiting 30seconds, he timed out
Dealer: Dealing Turn 3c Th 9d Jh
Dealer: SirLexSteel bets $0.60 SirLexSteel: fffssss SirLexSteel: zzzzzzz SirLexSteel: hurry up Dealer: palestinechamp goes All-in $0 due to disconnection. <------- he times out again
Dealer: Dealing River 3c Th 9d Jh 2c
Dealer: palestinechamp shows Straight Dealer: SirLexSteel shows One Pair Dealer: Game #2370816283: palestinechamp wins the main pot ($0.57) with Straight - 9d Th Jh Qs Kh Dealer: Game #2370816283: SirLexSteel wins the side pot ($0.60) with One Pair - 9d Th Jh Js Kd Dealer: Game #2370816283: $0.60 returned to SirLexSteel
SirLexSteel: WTF Dealer: shalter007 is the dealer Dealer: Starting a new hand (#2370817243) Dealer: meskalina1 posts Small Blind $0.10 Dealer: zhoudeyuanhelin posts Big Blind $0.20 Dealer: Dealing cards Dealer: batenasko folds SirLexSteel: sorry someone please explain what just happened there
Now my question is: "palestinechamp goes All-in $0 due to disconnection"
What exactly does that mean, how exactly does it work and why did we goto a showdown? I dont understand how he 'won the main pot' when he was disconnected?
Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 32 (M)
It's called disconnection protection and some sites have it on certain tables. If you get disconnected you get a side pot with all the chips put in so far. Since there's only two of you in the pot it then goes to showdown.
Can be a bit unfair since the players gets the advantage of not risking anymore chips when he might have folded but if you had a great hand you'd be really annoyed if your connection failed. On some sites there are tables where there is no DP if you don't want it.
Yep, just like the first guy said, DP is what happened, although some people tend to use it to limit the damage when they have half a hand. I personally don't like playing tables that allow too many DP's per person.
Joined: Oct '09
Age: 30 (F)
Posted by SAMoh1: Yep, just like the first guy said, DP is what happened, although some people tend to use it to limit the damage when they have half a hand. I personally don't like playing tables that allow too many DP's per person.
Joined: Nov '09
Age: 51 (M)
I used to have a bad connection so tables with disconnection protection was REALLY nice to have, however I have seen many occassions where players purposely disconnected because they thought they had a good hand, but not a great hand, and the betting was getting fierce. I now have a rock solid connection which makes things less frightening when I get killer hands.
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 40 (M)
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