Poker Blinds And Antes Explained


Numerous of the relevant online poker India needs the poker players to post blinds (initial bets) before the cards are dealt to fuel the game. Blinds are of two kinds: Small Blinds and Big Blinds in each of the game round. After each hand, the poker players posting small and big blinds shift one place to the left in anticlockwise.

At start of game, poker player who posts a small blind takes a seat to left of the dealer. Player who places big blind takes a seat to left of player who placed small blind. The blinds’ size varies depending on the poker table. However, normally the big blind is the least bet on the table and the small one is half of it. For instance: If minimum bet on table is ₹200, big blind will be ₹200 and  small one will be ₹100.

Post the big blind to play

While entering to an active Hold’em game, a player will be needed to post the big blind to play. If player takes a seat next to big blind on his right, he will want to wait till big blind is at his position. If the player is already at a table and he leaves and misses the blinds. He will be required to post both blinds to carry on playing; otherwise he can hang around until the big blind turns up at his position. A player has to keep all this in mind when he plays online poker India.

In contrast, an ante is a forced bet where all poker players put an equal sum of money or chips into the pot before the deal begins. Frequently this is small sum. Antes make certain that a player who folds every poker online round will lose money (though gradually), therefore offering all players with an incentive, though small, to play the hand in place of tossing it in when the opening bet reaches them.

Happy playing!