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Effective Stack

Effective Stack

When two players are involved in a pot, the most any player can wager is restricted by what they have in front of them. Thus if one player has more than another, he can only risk what is in his opponents stack. This value is referred to as the effective stack.

Example: 1) Player A had $40 and Player B had $300. The effective stack size for these two players is $40. 2) Player A had $2 , Player B had $5, Player C had $8. You wouldn't say that the effective stacks for all the players is $2. The effective stack size between Player A and Player B is $2. The effective stack size between between Player B and Player C is $5. The effective stack size between between Player A and Player C is $2.


Created by JKDS on 22 Jul, 2009
Last updated by celtic123 on 15 Jun, 2011
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