A previous question on this board asked: In Texas hold'em poker, if a player doesn't have enough chips to pay the big blind, what happens if the next players want to call? Must they pay the entire big blind or not?
For example, a tournament starts and after some time, the SB/BB is 50/100 but the player who must pay the BB has only 60. Other players want to call only.
- Player A (SB): mandatory bet 50 and is waiting.
- Player B (BB): mandatory bet 60 chips and all-in.
- Player C has more than 110 and wants to call, must they pay 100 or only 60?
The answer was YES they do have to pay the bb. But how is that fair for player C? For instance, if Player C folds, then player A only has to match Player B’s all-in at 60. So Player C is the only person who was forced to match the bb.