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"S" Terms

Straddle

  1. Noun

    A voluntary blind wager twice the size of the big blind and that may be made only by the player to the immediate left of the big blind; restraddle. Placing this wager entitles that player to act last in the round while retaining the choice to raise or reraise.

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This additional betting option is not used in all cardrooms or all blind games.

    EXAMPLE: "I was under the gun but gained some position by making the straddle."

    APPLIES TO: Online and Land-based Venues




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