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Straddling is a voluntary big blind made pre-flop (hence 'dead raise'), but is depreciated these days. A good link for Poker terms: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_poker_terms and Straddle betting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betting_(poker)#Straddle_and_sleeper_bets Most online sites only play straight THE with a few others.


From what I have heard , a "Dead Raise" its when you raise without any change to get the pot. You trying to bluff your hand its sure they will pay.


It's when the UTG player posts an additional blind and thus is given the chance to act last. This action is not considered a raise to the rest of the table.


When you straddle in the traditional sense in a poker room that allows them, it's considered a "live" straddle. Several popular variations of straddling exist, but one common element is that they're "live." This means that the straddler is paying for the privilege of acting last in the pre-flop round of betting. If the dealer in your example is saying that ...

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