All-in Cash Out – Another innovation by PokerStars
PokerStars introduced another innovation for the cash game tables – All-in Cash Out. Check out what is it all about and see whether you like it or not.
All players will find themselves in an all-in situation at some point, with all their chips at stake and no way to further influence the hand.
When there are community cards still to come, even a big favorite will get unlucky and lose the hand sometimes.
All-in Cash Out is a feature that gives eligible players who are all-in the option to collect the value of their hand without having to play the hand to its conclusion.
How All-in Cash out works?
When an all-in situation occurs in a cash game and players’ hands are revealed (before the river and with no more action pending), PokerStars calculates each hand’s probability to win the pot and assign cash out valu and any side pots in which they are involved) as usual.
Once a player chooses to cash out they will no longer be eligible to contest any portion of the pot. They will receive the offered amount added to their stack immediately.
Players declining the cash out option will still need the best hand at showdown to win the pot, even if all their opponents have cashed out.
Calculating the Cash Out Amount
The cash out value offered is calculated per the formula below:
Hand value = (pot size – rake) x probability of winning
PokerStars apply a 1% cash out fee on the value of your hand (not the entire pot), deducted prior to offering the cash out amount.
You can opt-out from the All-in Cash Out feature entirely via the ‘Settings’ menu.
Game: 0.5/1 No-Limit Hold’em
Pot: 100 (rake 2.5)
Pre-flop, Player 1 has a pair of aces and a winning probability of 81.95%, while Player 2 has a pair of kings and a winning probability of 18.05%.
Player 1’s cash out value will be: (100 – 2.5) x 81.95% x 99% = 79.10
Player 2’s cash out value will be: (100 – 2.5) x 18.05% x 99% = 17.42
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