Originally Posted by PooffyFooffy
Have seen ppl post in chat about cheaters doing it on purpose but didn't understand it. I think I do now let me know------ If you allow a disconnect after betting into it, if you disconnect you get back the money you put in?
If you disconnect, the money that you've put in the pot is considered "all in" for you and the hand plays out as though you had just gone all in. What it does for scammers is makes it so that they don't have to put any more money in to see the turn/river if they're on a weak hand, but want to see if they could still win it.
player 1 ($10.00):
player 2 ($15.00): :?: :?:
both limp for $.25 PF
player 1: bets $2.00 (weak A and backdoor flush draw)
player 2: re-raise $ALL IN
player 1: (thinks to himself "I don't want to pay to see anymore" - unplugs internet from computer)
Bodog puts player 1 AI for $2.25 and lets them keep their remaining $7.75, plus gives player 2 back their re-raise. Hand still plays out.
player 2 turns over:
(hit a set, but never got paid from player 1)
translation: disconnect protect screwed player 2 out of $7.75.