In Poker, the pot is the sum of all the chips paid in by the players. At the beginning of a game round, the pot is filled with the so-called blinds. This is a minimum Bet in poker, so to speak, which is intended to prevent a pot from being created in the first place. Whoever holds the best hand after the river, i.e. after the fifth face-down card has been turned over, wins the entire pot. This is also called the winning pot or simply the pot. If all but one Player folds before the river, the remaining player wins the pot.
In the event that two or more players hold the same hand, there is a pro-rata payout of winnings. In this case, it is also called a split pot. Furthermore, there is the so-called side pot. In this case, at least one player bets all his chips, i.e. goes all-in. At the same time, at least two other players want to bet an even higher amount. The difference then ends up in the so-called side pot. Only the players who have not gone All-in then play for this pot.