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Straddle - Thu Oct 04, 2012, 05:04 AM
tkj123's Avatar
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What is a 'straddle' in poker terms
Thu Oct 04, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Since: Sep 2012
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Straddle is when the person UTG (right after the big blind) doubles the big blind before knowing what his 2 cards are, you can have double and triple straddles (need to be the next person to act in order to put a straddle) and so on

It's meant to increase the main pot preflop to induce action on the next hand
Thu Oct 04, 2012, 01:12 PM
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Hi tkj123,

Welcome to the PSO forum. This is where you can find poker terms definitions: Link Straddle - An optional extra blind bet, typically made by the player one to the left of the big blind, equal to twice the big blind. This is effectively a raise, and forces any player who wants to play to pay two bets. Furthermore, the straddler acts last before the flop, and may "re-raise."

Good luck at the tables.


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Last edited by wiltshireman; Fri Oct 05, 2012 at 05:30 AM.. Reason: made link live
Fri Oct 05, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Hi Hi tkj123

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Again welcome, and good luck at the tables.

Sun Oct 21, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Thank you

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