Вот, более подробное пояснение от саппорта 2008 года:
All-In Protection at PokerStars
When PokerStars first launched in 2001, around 80% of internet users used a dial-up connection. At the time, it was important for us to provide a system that would protect players who were disconnected during a hand, through no fault of their own. We did so using a system of ‘all-in protection’, which treats a disconnected player as ‘all-in’ and allows them to win the pot if they can show down the best hand.
Gradually over time, we introduced tables without this protection, known as ‘no all-in tables’. In these games, players who are disconnected are given extra time to reconnect, depending on how large the pot is at the time. At present, all No Limit and Pot Limit ring games, and all tournaments use the ‘no all-in’ system.
PokerStars recognises that all-in protection has become less relevant as internet connections have improved, and that there is a perception, real or not, that the system can be abused.
Consequently, PokerStars plans to remove all-in protection from all of our games. Instead, a player who becomes disconnected, regardless of the type of game, will be given extra time to reconnect and play out the hand (the bigger the pot, the more time will be given). A player who does not reconnect in time to act on their hand will be folded.
A player who requires more thinking time in a ring game (not time to reconnect) can use the ‘Time Bank’, already in place on our tables. In ring games, a Time Bank of 30 seconds is provided, which increases by 10 seconds with every 50 hands played at the table.
We have started the process of adding ‘no all-in’ tables to all games, and from August 23rd we will begin gradually removing tables with all-in protection altogether. Once all tables have been converted, we will also remove the misleading ‘no all-in’ designation.
We believe these changes are for the best, but we are always interested in hearing your feedback on these issues. If you have any questions, suggestions or concerns, please feel free to write to firstname.lastname@example.org, and our team of support staff will make sure your voice is heard.
PokerStars Poker Room Management Team