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Stars shows wholecards when allin in cash games now

    • Joronamo
      Joined: 17.10.2008 Posts: 649

      Thank you for contacting us about this feature.

      In a tournament, it has become tradition to have all players turn up their
      cards when no more action is possible, and one is all-in. Mostly this came
      about from the World Series of Poker and other televised shows, but it is
      also because all players at the table have a financial interest in the
      outcome. It also increases the drama, and adds excitement to tournament play.

      In a ring game, however, poker tradition says that the last aggressor shows
      first, and the showdown proceeds clockwise around the table. A player does
      not have to leave the game if he loses an all-in confrontation in a ring
      game, since he can just buy more chips.

      There is far less urgency in a ring game all-in and therefore far less
      drama. There is no need to create extra drama (for the cameras) in a ring
      game, and therefore the player's right to muck their losing hand unshown is
      preserved in such games.

      Having said all of this, in response to player feedback we have implemented
      a new feature to allow players to show their hole cards during ring game
      all-ins if they wish to do so. This new feature has been automatically
      enabled for all players. To ensure it has been enabled, please go to
      ‘Options’ in the main lobby and make sure ‘Show Hole Cards When All-In (Ring
      Games)’ is checked.

      When this feature is selected, if all players participating in the all-in
      have this feature enabled - the system will automatically show both yours
      and your opponents' hole cards face up.

      If one or more of your opponents does not have this option selected, they
      will not be able to automatically see your hole cards and they will also
      have the option to muck their hole cards on showdown.

      I trust this has answered your question completely. Please feel free to let
      us know if you have any other questions or concerns.


      PokerStars Support Team
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