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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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### 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?

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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### 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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### 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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### 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 variation of Poker that force each player call the blind every hand?

A "blind" that must be called is not, in fact, a blind. You probably played with an ante, which is a mandatory preflop bet that is equal for all players. This does not have a separate name ...
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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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