1. The Deck
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1. Betting Basics
1. Hold'em FAQ
2. Betting FAQ
Why don't players just fold until they get pocket aces?
This is prevented by forcing each player to pay a "tax" on the hands he plays. This tax comes in the form of blind bets commonly called blinds. Each hand, one player at the table puts in a big blind (BB), and the player in front of him puts in a small blind (SB). In most games, the small blind is half the size of the big blind. The big blind is usually the size of a small bet in a limit game.
For example, in a $2-$4 Limit game:
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