Betting in poker
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The game of poker as played currently demands that players agree ahead of play on allowable amounts for betting (known as limits), and also the use and quantity of forced bets. They are collectively referred to as the betting structure … Read More

Open stakes in poker
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The alternative to table stakes rules is called “open stakes”, in which players are allowed to buy more chips during the hand and even to borrow money (often called “going light”). This may be appropriate for home or private games … Read More

All-in situations
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All-in before the deal If a player does not have sufficient money to cover the ante and blinds due, that player is automatically all-in for the coming hand. Any money the player holds must be applied to the ante first, … Read More

All in
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When a player is faced with a current bet amount that he has insufficient remaining stake to call and he wishes to call (he may of course fold without the need of special rules), he bets the remainder of his … Read More

Poker table stakes rules
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All casinos and many home games play poker by what are called table stakes rules, which state that each player starts each deal with a certain stake, and plays that deal with that stake. A player may not remove money … Read More

Poker limits
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Betting limits apply to the amount a player may open or raise, and come in four common forms: no limit, pot limit (the two collectively called big bet poker), fixed limit, and spread limit. All such games have a minimum … Read More

Poker forced bets
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All poker games require some forced bets in order to create an initial stake for the players to contest. The requirements for forced bets, and the betting limits of the game (see below) are collectively called the game’s betting structure. … Read More

Poker betting
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Players in a poker game act in turn, in clockwise rotation (acting out of turn is a breach of etiquette and can negatively affect other players). When it is a player’s turn to act, the first verbal declaration or action … Read More