In a 1/2 NL Texas Hold'em game with a $4 straddle on the button.

  • The original under the gun player places a blind raise of $10 before the cards are dealt.
  • The small blind who has only $1 in the pot raises to $14.
  • The big blind folds.

My question is what action does the next player, who had a blind $10 raise, have?

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    Straddle on the button? This does not make sense to me. – paparazzo Jul 1 '18 at 13:56
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    This is going to vary from casino to casino, and depend on whether or not the straddle is 'live' – Herb Wolfe Jul 2 '18 at 3:13

I would say that UTG should not be have been allowed to place the $10 raise here. He was acting out of turn as the SB needed to respond to the straddle.

However, assuming that was allowed, then the SB $14 raise was invalid as it was less than a min-raise.
If the $10 raise is $4+$6
Then the next min-raise is $10+$6 = $16

However, assuming that it was allowed, then I don't see why the UTG shouldn't have all actions available to him. He is facing a raise so he can raise/call/fold.


Im asumming there is nothing else going on (such as a player being all in) which might affect the actions

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