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General dead-button or forward-moving-button rules apply when three or more players remain. When you get down to two players, whoever most recently paid the big blind posts the small blind, the other player posts the big blind, and the button is moved under the small blind.
Can anyone raise the blinds without seeing the cards? Yes! and if so does everyone have to match that blind to see cards ? Yes! Blinds are bets like any other. You have to call the blind to continue in a hand. You can also raise the blind just like any other bet. If the blind has been raised you may fold, call or re-raise just like with any other ...
Anyone who sits out just to skip the blinds doesn't understand what's really happening. If you sit out and miss both blinds, once the button gets to you, you'll have to pay both blinds before you're even dealt cards. Same if you skip the SB. You are absolutely not getting a free ride through. Sometimes it may seem like you get by without paying, but it will ...
You can always bet blind. This can/should be done on your own turn to act. There are different type of straddles which are blind bets but it does not mean that the players need to pay more to see their cards. It just means that the players that act after the straddle need to match that bet to continue with the hand.
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