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No, it is absolutely not rude to leave from UTG. Frankly, it a crazy suggestion. What right does anyone have other than yourself to compel you to spend your own money against your will! From any position, it's still your money. I'd suggest they were the rude one for proposing it. Not only is it fine, it's strategically best as it minimizes the cost per hand ...


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When you sit down, one of three things happens: 1) You pay the big blind because you are in that seat, and then start playing. 2) You wait one or more turns until the big blind comes around to you, and then start playing. 3) If you want to start playing immediately, out of position, you "post" an amount equivalent to the big blind bet to get into the game. ...


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In 15+ years of playing in casinos and home games, I have never encountered a rule regarding when one can leave the table. Also, in looking at Robert's Rules of Poker by Bob Ciaffone, I can find no rule regarding when one can leave a game. So, you can get up and leave a table anytime you choose to and it's not rude. Leaving from UTG is a good plan as you ...


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There is nothing "unfair" when it comes to the blinds, because the blinds "go over" all the players at the table in a Round Robin method. The blinds have some purposes, the most important of which are: causes at least one player (the small blind) to lose chips in the hand and by doing that, it gives him/her motivation to participate in the hand. (in ...


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When else would you leave a cash game? By paying a round of blinds, you've paid for the right to play a round of hands. If you don't want to play another round of hands, don't pay another set of blinds. Always be wary of players who say it's rude to not throw your money away.


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Although physically the dealer is in place, the symbolic dealer is one of the players. They don't deal the cards but they have a "button" in front of them, indicating they are the dealer (and the blinds are the players to the button's left). After each hand, the (actual) dealer has the responsibility of moving the button to the next player. Often the ...


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If you're approaching a game already in progress, you've got a few different scenarios: 1- Open seat is one spot after current big blind -- If you sit here, you will be the big blind on the next hand and no one pays double blinds. 2- Open seat is between current small blind and current big blind. -- If you sit here, you can either sit out the next hand, ...


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A quick Google search gave me this article called How to Set Up a Poker Blinds Schedule which is a good start for helping you decide your blind structure. The most important factors in how long your tournament will last are what your starting blinds are as percentage of starting chips, how many levels you will have, and how long each level lasts.


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there is a very clear rule regarding pots and side pots: you can earn according to the chips you risk. Lets assume that the chips you put in the middle are no longer yours... in the scenario above villain1 risk 45$ (40$ as an ante and 5$ as the big blind). If villain1 was the winner, he would have won 335$ (8*40 of the ante and 3*5$ from the pot). ...


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You are correct. The blinds are usually paid in advance by either waiting for the button or posting from somewhere in the middle. Therefore, the optimal money management is to leave after your UTG hand. That said, if the game you are playing in is a private game and the players and/or host don't like you leaving in that spot, you probably have a decision to ...


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Dead button - Spots vacated by leaving players who would pay the small blind or get the button during the next hand remain open for the purposes of shifting blinds and button. Thus, the small blind may not be paid in the subsequent hand if the player due to pay the small blind has vacated the spot and, therefore, is considered "dead". However, there is ...


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In a tournament when a player joins as the big blind they can play straight away. Otherwise I dont think they are allowed to play until after the Dealer button has passed. Might be slightly different in cash games. Online you get the option to post the BB straight away, not really sure if that counts for all positions though. More information can be found ...


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You are entitled to win only as much as you put in times the number of players who match your bet. Building side pots as each player goes all in looks like this: Everyone antes and the pot is now 8*40 = 320 villain1 bets 5 and is all-in which starts the first side pot. villain6 raises 1606 to 1611 putting 5 in the first side pot and 1606 in the second. ...


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You can leave a game (permanently) at any time. We're not talking about taking a few hands off to take a smoke - if someone does that in my game, they post their blinds automatically. The only (unwritten) rule we have in our game about leaving is that it's not cool to win a giant pot and then get up right away and leave the game. Of course, some of the ...


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Well... There is no rule regarding when to leave the table. You can leave at any moment. I think there is no "one correct answer". For example, I play in few home games - In one of them there was a rule (unwritten one) that whenever someone wants to leave, he/she announce it a round before. In other home game we set an exact hour to finish. In other ...



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