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Poker Dictionary - Blind Raise Poker
Amarylisa Gonsalves
Posted on 11 Jan, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 11 Jan, 2022
By Amarylisa Gonsalves
On 11 Jan, 2022

Poker Dictionary – Blind Raise

Ever felt lost during a poker conversation? Don’t worry we have all been there. The world of poker is so vast that it’s difficult to know every single thing. However, it is not impossible. Through our Gutshot poker dictionary series, we are making sure you know every or at least most (because the game is ever-evolving) things that you must know about poker. 

In this article, we will discuss the term – blind raise. You sure must have heard the terms ‘blind’ and ‘raise,’ but what’s a ‘blind raise’? Let’s find out!

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What is a blind raise?

The player to the left of the dealer, i.e., the small blind puts a predetermined amount into the pot (say for this example, one chip). The next player further to his left adds two chips into the pot. This second player to the left of the small blind has gone for a blind raise. The action of raising the small blind is known as blind raise. 

Blind raise generally is a forced raise that the player has to make. The next player in action can then either call by placing the same amount or re-raise the bet by adding a higher amount. It is to be noted that blind raise and blind re-raise can only happen in the initial rounds of betting. 

Significance of blind raise

As mentioned earlier blind raise is a compulsory bet. This is done to have more player participation and to make sure that players have some stakes in the game. If this is not done, there will be no or very little money involved in the game and thus little or no action at the poker table. 

If you are interested in learning about more poker terms, then head to our poker glossary page. Keep reading Gutshot Magazine. Also, follow us on our social handles FacebookInstagramTwitter, and Telegram.

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