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Big Blind

  1. Noun

    The position required to contribute the largest blind, usually located two seats to the left of the dealer.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: In order to prevent players from gaining extra hands without the risk of contributing to the pot, most cardrooms require players who are joining a table to pay the amount of the big blind regardless of whether they are joining the game in the actual big blind position or in another seat.

    EXAMPLE: "I decided to wait for the big blind before joining the table, since I'd have to pay it anyway."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

  2. Noun

    The player in the big blind position.

    EXAMPLE: "The big blind folded when I raised on the flop."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games

  3. Noun

    The size of the bet required of the player in the big blind position, usually twice the size of the small blind.

    EXAMPLE: "The big blind is $30."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues

    GAME CATEGORY: Shared Card Games




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