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Old 05-11-10, 04:21 AM
robert ross
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Confussion about blinds in tournament play

Hey everyone,

I have holding tournaments at my house for awhile. I always thought that while in tournament play blinds could not be skipped. If someone got knocked out there is either a dead blind or dead button. We get into arguments everytime we play on which way is right. They say that if someone gets knocked out that the next person post the blinds. Can someone help me out?

When someone who previously was calm, makes a bet and have him suddenly begin to shake hands, it is hardly a conscious action. It is also not a bluff. Many people think that shaking hands - that is suspicious and indicates the nervousness associated with the bluff. It is not. Players who are bluffing tend to stand still, without betraying his nervousness. They are afraid that they would not "read", and therefore behave in the hands and try not to do anything unusual. It is also not a conscious action - is an instinctive reaction.

Your opponents are conscious when they decide to convince you of something. Usually, their actions take the form opposite to the situation that prevailed in reality. That's why you often can see how the players with an ideal combination, shrug, sigh, or are reluctant to make bets. They try to convince you that you do not have to worry about their maps, but it is a lie.

In short, your first task - to identify whether there was an opponent conscious. And if so, to understand what he is trying to force you to do and disappoint him.

It is more likely that players will act consciously, if they think that you are watching them closely. Consequently, if the player is prone to "replay", you must be very specific to make him understand that you're being watched.

Very often, when I can not see any clues, the player's body movements, it appears as soon as it becomes apparent that I was watching him and thinking what to do next. The more closely I was being watched, the more likely that he would give himself in an unsuccessful attempt to hide the truth.

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Old 05-14-10, 03:12 AM
VA Poker VA Poker is offline
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From my experience if the BB is left vacant by a knockout, it is passed on to the next player instead of being left dead. If the SB is left vacant, it is left dead. That is pretty much how every online site does it. I think its pretty standard in most casinos as well but its been a while since Ive played a live tourney.
Old 06-04-10, 05:36 AM
pokerrocker pokerrocker is offline
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You have to decide two things regarding the blinds: 1) the size of the blinds and 2) the frequency with which you will raise them. A typical schedule for a tournament of 14 to 16 players using 800 chips would be:

* $ 10 - $ 20
* $ 20 - $ 40
* $ 30 - $ 60
* $ 50 - $ 100
* $ 75 - $ 150
* $ 100 - $ 200
* $ 150 - $ 300
* $ 200 - $ 400
* $ 300 - $ 600
* $ 400 - $ 800
* $ 500 - $1000
* $ 600 - $1200
* $ 700 - $1400
* $ 800 - $1600
* $1000 - $2000
Old 03-23-11, 05:04 AM
LongIslandPoker LongIslandPoker is offline
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every player has to have the small blind and big blind. if a player gets knocked out, one player might get the dealer button twice in a row. thats how it has always been in every tourney i have been in.... whatever you decide...be final in your decision and stick with it...you cant change rules.
Old 03-29-11, 07:52 AM
Sublime72 Sublime72 is offline
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Its not like a cash game where u have money on the button. IE small big big. The button will freeze in tournament play

If you have ANY tournament questions I can help. Trained by wsop directors. Currently working at hustler casino

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