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Manthra Koliyer
Posted on 25 Jan, 2022
By Manthra Koliyer
On 25 Jan, 2022
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By Manthra Koliyer
On 25 Jan, 2022
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Poker Dictionary – Jammed Pot


Poker terms help you during gameplay and after gaming sessions to discuss hand history among other things. Familiarizing yourself with important poker terms will surely help you with the game better. We recently came across the term ‘jammed pot’ and here’s what you must know about this poker term.

What Is a jammed pot?

A pot that has been raised for the maximum number of times allowed. You often see a jammed pot when many players shove or go all-in, putting all their chips in the pot. Jamming is also known as pushing, shoving, raising all-in. 

Winning a jammed pot offers an impressive pay cheque. But it’s not easy to participate in a hand like that as it can be risky at times. Your rivals in the game in all probability  have stronger hands. Jamming the pot is the opposite of slow playing in poker. The first thing that players must remember is that once they have committed their entire stack to the pot, they cannot take any more actions in hand. In Texas Hold’em players can go all-in when it is their turn to bet. 

What happens when you go all-in:

  • When you push for all-in, you usually make a polarized statement that you have a strong hand and double up. 
  • If you are grinding against players who chase draws no matter the circumstance, then going all-in is the only way to take the pot down before showdown. 
  • Opting for an all-in bluff usually with a small number of chips is not advisable, as even if you get away with you hardly gain much. 

Remember, going all-in usually simplifies the game, and you will end up being in a hand where you no longer have the choice to decide. So, always have a solid all-in strategy or you will end up losing out. Compared to cash games, all-ins are very frequent in tournaments. So, if you are a tournament player or a cash games one, remember that you need to be aware of the massive decision you are making. We hope all of this info about going all-in helped you. 

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