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Why to post big blind in online poker?

It is just a rule of poker. When you take a seat you must wait for the BB to come to you before you can start playing. Or you can post a BB to start playing immediately. Imagine this scenario. A ...
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In Hold'em games, how do the blinds move if the dealer is stationary (house)?

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 ...
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Rules when blinds are all-in

In all games I've ever played, if a player is all in for less than one big blind, players must still call an amount equal to one big blind and the minimum raise is still to two big blinds as usual. ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

There are multiple problems with the proposal that 1 player put up 1.5xBB rather than as it is actually played. a $1-$2 game would then just become a more expensive game as now it would cost $3 to ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

They must include this button. Imagine the scenario, you sit down at a table and someone comes to the door. Without this button the game would force you to pay the BB out of turn. And you could ...
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Why to post big blind in online poker?

This is to prevent people from gaining an advantage by coming in for free than not playing the blind when it comes to them. Common rule, although not particularly standard in all venues.
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Eliminating two players from a four-hand hold'em play

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 ...
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Why are there two blinds in Texas Hold 'em instead of just one?

Blinds are the essence of poker games. All strategy is built on the basis of stealing the money that are already in the pot (Dead money). Without the blinds, a player can fold every hand but Aces, ...
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Chips for player not attending?

It is standard procedure to simply chip off a tournament player away from their seat. The player qualified for the tournament and may play it anyway they want including not showing up. I have heard ...
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Going from two to three players and back again. Texas holdem ring game

When a player in the blinds leaves the game. And a quote that caught my attention: When there are only two players The normal rules for positioning the blinds do not apply when there are ...
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Can I raise the blinds without seeing my cards?

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 ...
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What happens to the small blind ante?

Your description is unclear, but I assume you mean that both blinds are posted complete, the third player (acting first) goes all in for $1000, and the small blind folds. In this case, the main pot is ...
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What is the Big Blind Ante?

So for those who want to know the background behind the logic behind this decision, a lot of players don't pay attention to what's going on, and are in constant need of reminding that they need to pay ...
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Ante and Blinds

in a game with blinds and antes, all players pay the antes and the blinds put out their blinds after they have paid the ante.
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How does average stack size (in BBs) change throughout a tournament?

There are two factors that effect the average stack size in BB given how many chips are in play: The number of players left in the tournament The size of the blinds As the number of players left ...
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Dealer and Small Blind go bust - how does Dealer button move in this case?

It depends on where you are playing. There are two distinct sets of procedures for moving a button. One is called forward moving button, the other set of procedures does not really have a common title ...
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Is there any rule for the structure of blinds in poker tournaments?

No, that is not a rule. About 15 years ago I talked to a guy who was pushing (like trying to sale) his tournament structure. He called it "Tears". Having the blind structure, and limit times ...
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Blind period suggestions

There are a lot of things that effect the time it takes to play a tournament to the end besides the time of each round. Starting blinds compared to starting stacks, adding antes at a certain point, ...
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Online Software Tournament Test Case

Treat the antes like a bet. And/or always set up a side pot whenever a player hits zero chips even if the side pot is zero. Looks like what is going on is that there was no side pot at this point and ...
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How to handle tiny blinds where everybody bets

Wow, 1000bb deep, you will not see that every day :) if you want to put more pressure on your opponents the best way to do it is by using proper bet sizing. You can raise bigger preflop to lower ...
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Dealer and Small Blind go bust - how does Dealer button move in this case?

This situation results in what is called a "dead button" where the button rotates to an empty seat. I am not sure exactly what happens in edge cases (like small blind, big blind, and utg all busting ...
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Posting Small and Big Blinds simultaneously

At a casino, when you first sit down at a Hold’em table, the rules vary as to whether you have to post blinds (even if you’re out of the normal blind positions for that hand) in order to be dealt ...
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Missing out blind seats

If he busted the hand he played as the UTG player then the BB goes to the next person. If he busted in his BB then there is just one BB next hand
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Missing out blind seats

Look up dead button rule 1 2 3 4 5 bnt sb bb utg utg+1 co btn xx sb bb opt A co btn sb bb opt B The problem with opt A is 4 does not pay a big ...
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Does the order of posting the missed blinds in texas holdem matter?

To answer the question: Are all blinds posted clockwise starting from the dealer button regardless of the blind type (missed or not)? Action would be clockwise regardless, each player who posted ...
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Can I raise the blinds without seeing my cards?

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 ...
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Missing the blinds in heads up play

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 ...
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Is chopping the blinds accepted everywhere?

While chopping the blinds may be widely accepted, it does NOT mean that it's handled in the same way. For example, in most NV cardrooms you can chop with no form or rake or penalty. But in most CA ...
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Is chopping the blinds accepted everywhere?

Blind chopping is typically allowed in most brick and mortar card rooms. Online I am not aware of any card room that has gone through the trouble of implementing a blind chopping feature. Roberts ...
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What is the purpose of blinds?

The sole purpose of antes and blinds is to give every hand equity. That is short and curt, but consider if a poker game has no ante or blind no hand has any real expectation. Without consideration of ...
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