Questions tagged [blinds]

Forced bets before a hand of play that entices players to stay in a hand.

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What happens to the little blind ante?

Three players left in the game. One is all in with $1000. Big blind is $4000. Little blind $2000 and decides to fold, pre flop.
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What is the Big Blind Ante?

The WSOP is instituting the Big Blind Ante in many of their tournaments this year (2019). What is it and how does it work?
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Ante and Blinds

I am familiar with antes as well as blinds but after doing some reading I've seen that sometimes there are both (surprise!) Been trying to search for more info but can't find any. So, in a game with ...
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Rules when blinds are all-in

What are the rules if the small blind and/or big blind are all-in preflop because they have less than their respective blind amounts? Say the SB = 50 and BB = 100. If the both blinds are all-in with ...
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What s the bb/100 from BigBlind from a NL25 online reg? [closed]

I m watching my bb/100 NLHE stats sorted by position at the moment . The bb/100 is positiv from every Position , only BigBlind is -22.7bb/100. I think it s normal that I have a negative bb/100 from ...
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Missing out blind seats

Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere, couldn't find any search results that relfect my query. Recently joined a local texas no limt poker league competition. During one game a player was ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

If the primary purpose of blinds is to build pot equity for the pre-flop betting round, why are there two blinds (Small Blind and Big Blind) instead of just a one? Would not a single blind accomplish ...
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Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

I know the small blind is posted firstly and big blind secondly, but what about the missed blinds. Say the current hand has players which missed the small and/or the big blind and they all join the ...
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Eliminating two players from a four-hand hold'em play

A four-person hand, say Alice (Button), Bob (SB), Carol (BB) and David, ends with Bob and Carol eliminated. Who will have the button in the next hand and how blinds will be posted among Alice and ...
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Can I raise the blinds without seeing my cards?

In texas holdem Can anyone raise the blinds without seeing the cards ? and if so does everyone have to match that blind to see cards ?
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

Depending on the blinds positioning system, i've seen situations when a player can miss either the small or the big blind alone or both. Pokerstars (and not only), due to it's forward button system, ...
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Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

In a heads up game, the dealer is also the small blind. Because of this, when the game goes from three to two players or from two to three players, separate rules apply in order to accommodate for the ...
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Is chopping the blinds accepted everywhere?

Chopping the blinds is a practice when everyone folds, the small and big blinds can mutually agree to take back their blind bets and move to the next hand. Is this a universally accepted rule? Or ...
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In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?

What if the dealer is stationary, not changing its position at the end of a game? In a normal game, as I know, the small blind is the first person from the left of the dealer and the big blind is the ...
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Position when joining a Texas Hold'em table

Is it allowed to join a Texas Hold'em table as the Dealer, the Small Blind or the Big Blind? If it is, are there any rules to avoid players having to pay the blinds twice?
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What is the purpose of blinds?

I understand the purpose of an ante: it stops people from constantly folding until they get perfect cards. But what's the point of having different players bet different forced bet amounts? It just ...
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How do I structure the blind levels of a tournament to run for a certain length (on average)?

I'm hosting a poker tournament with 10 people and want it to go on for 3-4 hours. I'm bringing a 500 piece poker set for the event (5 colors). What blind structure should I use for this? In general, ...
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Ante + BB all-in, what can the BB win?

How are the pots computed when in a tournament deal when the big blind posts his full ante but then doesn't have enough to post his big blind? To take a concrete example, here's a hand history from a ...
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Is it impolite to leave a cash game when I'm about to be the big blind?

In games with a small blind and big blind structure, I've always thought that the blinds are a kind of fee you pay to be allowed to see the next round of hands until your next blind. Therefore, I ...
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Correct (preferred) blinding in NLTE tourneys when blinds or the button bust out

What is the correct process in moving the blinds when either the next dealer and/or the next blinds get busted out of the tourney? A good description of how dead blinds work would be greatly ...