Poker is a skill-based game. You can understand the game once you’ve decided to dive deep into the game. But to know every poker term, poker hand, poker strategy, and slang out there, it could take a while. Today let’s take a look at the word ‘blinds’ in poker.
Depending on the style and limit of poker games, blind and ante structure will vary.
In a limit game like pot-limit Omaha, the small blind is the lower bet of two limits i.e. minimum bet while the big blind is the double of a minimum bet. Let’s take an example:
In a USD 8/ USD 16 limit game, the small blind is USD 4 and the big blind is USD 8. On the contrary, in a USD 4/USD 8 no-limit game, the small blind is USD 4 while the big blind is USD 8.
In No-Limit Hold’em, the position of the small blind, as well as of the big blind, is considered to be one of the most difficult positions to be in. The small blind position is mainly considered to be challenging because of the following reasons.
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Yes, they do! Blinds affect the size of the bet. For example, if the small bet is USD 6 and the big bet is USD 12, then the next player has to either call and place the same amount of USD 12 or raise the bet to USD 24. Lastly, to defend your blind, you must understand the situation and the players that one is up against. Observe your opponents on the table and defend your range accordingly.
Manthra Koliyer is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She has an affinity for seeing the world through people’s eyes. With a bubbly fun personality, you can always catch her chatting with anyone she comes across. Holding an English Literature degree from Wilson College, Mumbai, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Journalism from Asian College of Journalism, this pop culture fanatic is ready to take on the world with a pen, paper, and microphone. She also actively works on her personal blog called namasteyconvict.blogspot.com, where for a moment she lets you into her drama-filled world.
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