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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 player stands up when the BB gets to them then sits back down when the SB passes. If they don't pay to play then they have avoided paying the binds. If you ...


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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. If after action has been closed for the betting round, there is one or fewer players who are not all in, then any surplus bets would be returned to the non-allin ...


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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 blinds are the players to the button's left). After each hand, the (actual) dealer has the responsibility of moving the button to the next player. Often the ...


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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 player posts the big blind, and the button is moved under the small blind.


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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, thus (in the long term) would never lose money. Now, there are different setups to achieve that, like big and small blinds, two big blinds, blinds with antes, ...


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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 limp, and $6 to (min) raise rather than $2 and $4. Having 2 blinds gives 2 players equity in the pot rather than just one presumably creating more action. A ...


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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 stories of players passing away at the table and still making the money. If you pick up a players chips for absence it brings up the question of a refund. If ...


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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 potentially miss a hand. In order to participate in a round of poker (one full revolution of the dealer button) you must post a BB and a SB. If you skip this ...


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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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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 only two players at the table. The player on the button is always due the small blind, and the other player must pay the big blind. The player on the button ...


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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 continue in a hand. You can also raise the blind just like any other bet. If the blind has been raised you may fold, call or re-raise just like with any other bet. ...


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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 $3000--the first player's $1000, $1000 from the small blind, and $1000 from the big blind. The rest of the money goes to the big blind player immediately, and ...


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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 an ante. Furthermore the WSOP, especially in the opening week, has a huge amount of unexperienced dealers due to how they hire which are dealing slower, so ...


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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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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 goes down, the average stack size in BB will increase if all else is kept the same. As the size of the blinds increases, the average stack size in BB will ...


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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 your program did not know at this point to have a side pot and did not know there was supposed to be a side pot. You just need to branch off to create a side ...


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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 stack to pot ratio and then use some overbets. In these situations, players do not want to risk too much without premium hands or even nuts so you will get more ...


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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 in slang or other wise. The forward moving button is increasingly rare. It has been extinct in Las Vegas poker rooms for at least three decades. It is used ...


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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 a hand. Posting Blinds in Texas Hold’em House rules vary. Some places don't require you to post any blinds at all when sitting down at the table, other ...


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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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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 blind With opt B there is no sb paid Option B - just post a BB is the common approach dead button


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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 will have an option. I have seen this happen recently at Crown Casino (Melbourne, Australia) where four players returned at the same time. Dead blinds will have ...


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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 their cards. It just means that the players that act after the straddle need to match that bet to continue with the hand.


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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 even dealt cards. Same if you skip the SB. You are absolutely not getting a free ride through. Sometimes it may seem like you get by without paying, but it will ...


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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 rooms, a chop will still incur a rake, usually taken from the small blind. You should know these ahead of times because it has an impact on your EV during a chop. ...


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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 rules of poker has formalized allowing of chopping blinds.(Section two Procedures 15). Chopping blinds at least in Nevada is possibly against gaming regulations ...


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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 anything but optimal play what would be the optimal strategy in a game without blinds or antes? What hand would motivate one to put any money at risk in a pot ...


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