# Can you bet less than the big blind?

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You can bet anywhere from as little as the amount of the big blind, to the full amount of the pot (\$15). Any bet in between is a “legal bet.” You’re second to act on the flop with a pot of \$15. The first player bets \$10.

## Does the blind count as a bet?

Blinds are posted before the players look at their cards. Blinds are part of a player’s bet, unless the structure of a game or the situation requires part or all of a particular blind to be “dead.” Dead chips are not part of a player’s bet.

## How much does the big blind have to bet?

A bet on the flop in Limit Holdem is the amount of the big blind. In No-Limit it has to be at least twice the size of the big blind but can be as much as all of a player’s chips. In our Limit Hold’em game as described above, a player must put out 25¢ to make a bet in the first post-flop betting round.

## Can big blind bet before flop?

If everyone else folds before the flop, including the small blind, then the big blind not only wins his blind bet back, but also collects the small blind’s initial bet. Once the first round of betting is completed, the small blind acts first on every subsequent round.

## Do you have to match the big blind in poker?

To start a new hand the SB and BB players must put out, or ‘post’, their required blind amount, before the cards are dealt,. The blinds are forced bets and are required to remain in the pot. The blinds must be matched by the other players in order to keep and play their hands.

## Is dealer small or big blind in heads up?

In poker games other than heads-up the small blind is posted by the player positioned clockwise from the dealer (or nominal dealer in online poker). The big blind is posted by the player to the left of the small blind.

## What’s the point of small and big blind?

The small blind from the first player to receive cards to the left of the dealer. The big blind from the second player to receive cards to the left of the dealer. If only two players are to be dealt in, the button takes the small blind and the other player pays the big blind.

## Do you bet before the flop?

Rounds of betting take place before the flop is dealt and after each subsequent deal. The player who has the best hand and has not folded by the end of all betting rounds wins all of the money bet for the hand, known as the pot.

## How much should I pre-flop?

Here’s some quick tips for pre-flop bet-sizing. In general, you want to open raise 3 to 5 times the amount of the big blind. So, if the BB is 5 chips, raise somewhere between 15 and 25 chips. However, if there are limpers already in the pot, you need to add extra chips, generally one BB per limper.

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## What is the point of the small blind in poker?

The blinds have some purposes, the most important of which are: causes at least one player (the small blind) to lose chips in the hand and by doing that, it gives him/her motivation to participate in the hand. (in tournaments) Make sure the tournament will advance.