This is a discussion on Need help with a table ruling within the online poker forums, in the Live Poker section; Encountered this problem at a live tournament:
No limit holdem
A small blind 200
B big blind 400
C bet to 1200
E raise to 3200
B goes all
Well, depending on stack size relative to others: FOLD, CALL, RAISE, or ALL-IN.
It's a no limit tournament, the player has all these options available.
which option to take, well that depends on whats happened thus far within the tournament against these players.
( FYI : if they have aces, All-in is the option. Unless it's a final table, and a player knock-out jumps them to a higher pay-out, then FOLD )
C can do whatever they want - their original raise was to 1200 and now they're facing a raise to 3900. That's more than enough for a valid raise so they can call, raise or fold.
It's player E that might have restricted options, based on what player C does. If C either folds or just calls the 3900, then E's options are limited to either fold or call since 3900 doesn't represent a full raise over their previous bet of 3200.
In my momia. he can call or call all-in. He doesnít seem to be able to re-raise. But Iím not sure, so Iím happy to read about it in the comments and on the forum
This was the situation when C first acted:
The bet is 400 (the big blind). He's made it 1200, a raise of 800.
If any other player makes another valid raise (which would need to be another 800, to at least 2000 total) before the action gets back to Player C, then Player C has the option to fold, call or raise.
Player E's raise to 3200 total is a valid raise, and that's what reopens the action for Player C. As far as Player C's available options go, it doesn't even really matter that Player B went all in for 3900. Player C was going to have the option to re-raise as soon as Player E made it 3200.
Player C can fold, call or push all-in because Player E did a complete raise. If Player C just call Player E have the only opportunity to call because Player B at the small-blind did a incomplete raise.