The ability to cash out is now available on micro-stakes Cash Games tables during any all-in hand with cards still to come.
For more information read the full rules All-In Cash Out.
Why would I use All-In Cash Out?If you're a beginning player, it allows you to practice the game for real, but decrease the risk factor during all-in situations.
⦁ Player moves all in with JJ and is called by AA. In this situation, the JJ hand has roughly a 18.8% chance to win the hand. Over 81% of the time they will lose their entire stack, the cash out option allows this player to at least keep some of their stack, rather than lose it all.
⦁ Player moves all in for $10 preflop with AA, their opponent calls with KK. The board runs out 33KJ4 and they lose their entire stack, due to variance. AA only wins 81.7% of the time.
If, however the player with AA opted to cash out preflop, they would still take a share of the pot based on their hands equity, minus the rake and All-In Cash Out fee.
⦁ From time to time there will also be situations where multiple players have been raising preflop, and two players end up all-in with a coinflip situation. There's a gigantic pot, but 50% of the time you'll lose. This is maybe a situation where you'd prefer to decrease your chances of losing the pot by taking a % of it using the All-in Cash Out feature.
Example $0.05/$0.10 No Limit Hold'em:
⦁ Seat 1 raises to $0.30
⦁ Seat 2 raises to $0.90
⦁ Seat 3 calls $0.90
⦁ Seat 4 folds
⦁ Seat 5 (SB) folds
⦁ Seat 6 (BB) calls $0.80
⦁ Seat 1 moves all in for $10 with JJ
⦁ Seat 2 calls $10 with AKs
⦁ Seat 3 & 6 both fold.
⦁ Pot $21.85
With the dead money in the pot, and only roughly 50% chance to win the pot for both players, they may in this situation both choose to use the All-in Cash Out feature, rather than risk losing the entire pot on a flip.
Read more: PokerStars launches new All-in Cash Out feature.