Is straddling on the button a good idea? The answer to that question, like most things in poker, can be answered with, "it depends.". The other common straddle, albeit less common than the UTG version, is the Mississippi straddle. This gives the button the option to straddle for 2x the big blind. My casino just added a button straddle. The say it acts like an optional kill on the button. Action starts UTG, skips the button straddle to the.
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In fact, if they seat me at his table at our local casino, I request a table change. But first things first. In tournaments with such a rule, any player in the big blind with insufficient chips to cover the small blind will be eliminated with their remaining chips being removed from play. But regardless if the button straddle can be justified by the person using it, it really changes the game for the other players, especially if you happen to be unfortunate enough to be one or two places directly to the left of a person using the button straddle every damn time he has the button. The term kill , when used in this context, should not be confused with killing a hand , which is a term used for a hand that was made a dead hand by action of a game official. And based on your posts, as you feared, it appears that this damn thing is becoming more and more common. They may now hold onto their cards for the remainder of the deal as if they had called every bet, but may not win any more money from any player above the amount of their bet.
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