Three players are all in, and two tie for the win. Does the loser pay both players the full amount of their chips bet?
The answer will depend on who has the most chips. Let's assume that there are 3 players, A, B and C.
A has 100 chips, B has 50 chips, and C has 10 chips. All three go all-in. There will be two pots.
The first pot, called the "Main Pot", will have 30 chips in it, 10 chips each from A, B, and C (the value of C's all-in). A, B, and C are eligible to win this pot.
The second pot, call the "Side Pot", will have 80 chips in it, 40 from B and 40 from A, the value of B's all-in. Only A and B are eligible to win this pot.
A still has 50 chips on the table that is not in a pot.
If C loses:
- A and B split all of the chips in both pots evenly.
- C is eliminated. A has 105 chips. B has 55 chips.
If B loses:
- A wins the 80 chip pot, A and C split the 30 chip pot.
- B is eliminated. A has 145 chips. C has 15 chips.
If A loses:
- B wins the 80 chip pot, B and C split the 30 chip pot.
- A has 50 chips. B has 95 chips. C has 15 chips.